#2437 Starr mod 1858 double action borgerkrigsrevolver lagetfra 1858 til ca1863 i 23.000 eks. De aller fleste gikk til avdelinger i Nordstatene.

Denne her er i ganske urørt stand. Fortsatt noen svake rester av original blånering. Små felter med nålestikk av pittring. Meget fine skjefter med godt synlige «cartoucher» så denne har ikke vært tuklet mye med. Fin og skarp skrift. Gode inspektørstempler. Løpet på denne er så nær mint du kommer på et svartkruttvåpen. Blankt med god og skarp rifling. Du må lete om du skal finne en pittringsprikk eller to. Gode nipler og kamre på tønnen. Nummerlik

Mekanisk tror jeg denne er som den skal. Starr double action er et enigma. (se under) Den funker i Double action med den lille knappen på avtrekkeren oppe. Med knappen nede kan man spenne hanen ved hjelp av avtrekkeren men må da bruke den bakre avtrekker til å fyre med. Mener den er som den skal være. Sjeldent jeg får disse inn. Og jeg har aldri sett en med bedre løp! 16.400,-

The Starr DA differs from all other revolvers of its time in many conception details:

– Very complicated inner mechanism

– Closed frame but with a topbreak barrel that turns on a hinge located at the fore bottom of the frame, ahead of the cylinder (like on the later 3rd Models Smith & Wesson). That system allowed for a quite fast replacement of an empty cylinder by a full one. In closed position, the barrel is secured by a large transversal pin, which can be unscrewed by hand…and easily lost in combat situation or while riding a horse.

– A double trigger: the large foretrigger only cocks the hammer and turns the cylinder. Behind this trigger, in the very back of the guard, is a second trigger lever which is connected to the hammer through the sear. That second trigger is the actuated by the first one in the double-action mode.

– The revolver does not allow conventional single-action operation, for it is impossible to cock the hammer with the thumb. The user can only pull the hammer into the halfcock position but cannot bring it to full cock without using the trigger.

However, the double-action mode can be divided into two distinct phases:

On the rear face of the foretrigger is a small slide with a pin in the middle. When the slide is pushed upwards and the trigger squeezed, the small pin engages an opening in the frame and has in fact no effect at all. The foretrigger pushes the back one and the hammer falls down.

Double-action shooting requires a quite muscled finger, for the trigger is very hard to squeeze.

By squeezing the trigger carefully, the hammer can be locked in the fullcock position. The user can take his aim and fire the revolver by simply pressing the trigger a little further.

In the event the user needs a more accurate shot, he can push the small slide downwards. In that case the pin will come against the frame, blocking the course of the trigger right at the time the hammer engages the full cock notch while the cylinder is perfectly in line with the barrel. In order to fire the revolver, the user must now press the back trigger separately.

  Questions can arise about the utility of this curious configuration, which would rather be expected on a sporting weapon than on a heavy military revolver.