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Title Cartridge back action lock, Starr carbine
Nationality American
Period c 1858
Price £200.00

This is the lock for the comparatively rare cartridge carbine of 1865. Only 5,000 of these were bought by the US Government in 1865. It took a .52 rim fire cartridge and had a 21"-round barrel with a walnut stock. Starr went out of business in 1867.

The 12cm lock retains all its original case colour hardened finish and is in excellent shape except for the forward side nail hole which is blocked with the remains of a nail. This carbine is listed by Norman Flayderman in his invaluable guide as a 'secondary US military long arm'.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Firearms : Obsolete Cartridge : American : 19th Century]

testimonials

Pot arrived in good shape, thanks for your assistance.

it is a pleasure dealing with you and I hope this is one of many dealings.

B N, USA, 18.02.2012

Just to let you know that the bayonet arrived safely this morning by Royal Mail. I am delighted with it and it will be put to very good use at some forthcoming events.

A F, UK, 23.05.2009

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