Starr 44 Caliber Army Revolver

Manufactured by the Starr Army Company of New York, the Starr Army .44 caliber, single-action revolver operated in much the same fashion as the Colt, using the same ramrod-under-barrel layout and the same size copper percussion caps on the nipples. Unlike the Colt it had a top strap, resulting in a stronger weapon which has a much more "twentieth century" appearance than contemporary Colts. The revolver was a particularly well-balanced weapon. It was made of steel, with a one-piece walnut butt held between two tangs. The Starr was used by some Union officers, even though it was a little more complex than the Colt and thus more expensive. It was also used in the South, although it was not manufactured there since the Colts were easier to reproduce.

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