Starr Percussion Breech Loading Carbine

Very similar to the Sharps, 25,603 were purchased. Single-shot -54 calibre; 21-inch barrel, 37J inches overall; it fired a linen cartridge by percussion cap. The rear end of the trigger guard was unlatched and lowered to drop the breech block backwards to expose the chamber. Barrel was blued, the other

Sharps Carbine

ABOVE: Union cavalry carbines: (,4) Sharps carbine; (B) Burnside carbine; (C) Smith carbine; (D) Starr carbine.

metal parts case hardened in mottle colours. Manufactured by Starr Arms Company, makers of the Starr revolver.

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    Who manufactured the starr carbine?
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