This is the
nicest Starr carbines I have seen in years. Most of
these that survive are ones that were converted to
cartridge in 1864 and a few were then sent to troops out
west. This one appears unfired. Lots of case colors are
still present. The barrel retains about 98% original
blue. Bore in near mint. The nipple looks like the
original and is un damaged from dry firing. The breech
block is like new with no rust or pitting and has case
color still on the breech face. Lock is crisp and has
turned grey from handling at the rear portion. The wood
has typical dents and dings from handling over the years
but no chips or cracks. Very clear inspectors marks. The
barrel band has dents and dings inconsistent with the
rest of the carbine but appears original to the gun.
Overall a very
nice carbine worthy of any Civil War collector.
This is an antique and
can be shipped directly to anyone over 18 years old.