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SN 15058. Cal. .54, About 20,000 of these popular brass mounted carbines were made during the Civil War, most saw hard use. 21″ rnd bbl, with 2-leaf rear sight and fixed front sight. Markings include on top of bbl just forward of 2-leaf rear sight “STARR ARMS CO YONKERS,NY”. The same marking is found in two lines on lock & “STARR’S PATENT, SEPT.14TH 1858″ is stamped on back of breech. Most parts have small sub-inspector letters & stock has two large cartouches which read “JTB” (James T Baden, Inspector 1862-1864). Bbl is inspected “HGS” on left side near breach. Buttstock has interesting inspector mark on top of comb near butt “LAB” (Lester A Beardslee, LT. CDR., USN). It is rare to find such a fine example retaining most of its original finish and raised grain wood. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Very fine overall, bbl retains 95%+ original blue though dull. Sights, screws and trigger plate retain most of their original bright fire blue. Lock, hammer and lever retain about 50% bright and muted case colors with balance silver/gray. Frame retains thin muted case colors with overall blue/gray patina. Stocks are sound, well fit, with bruising from saddle ring over one cartouche. Forestock has bruising and blemishes forward of band. Both stocks have scattered storage dings, dents and scratches. Mechanically gun functions well with crisp, shiny, bright bore. 49059-232 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1142

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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