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B00618 - Starr carbine bullet

Item Number: B00618

Item Title: Starr carbine bullet

Price: $8

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Type: Starr carbine





Location Recovered: Petersburg area

Description:The Starr carbine was a breechloading single-shot rifle used by the United States Army. Designed in 1858, the Starr was primarily used by cavalry soldiers in the American Civil War.

The Starr carbine was similar in design to the Sharps carbine. The Starr had a longer receiver and a distinctive web between the tail of the breech lever and the underside of the butt.

The Starr carbine had a .54 caliber barrel that was 21 inches in length. The weapon had an overall length of 37.65 inches and a weight of 7.4 lbs. A bayonet could not be fitted.

The Starr carbine had a three-position rear sight composed of a standing block and two folding leaves.

The Starr carbine fired paper or linen cartridges that were ignited by conventional percussion caps. The weapon fired reliably as long as the lengthy flash channel was kept clean.

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