Civil War period, U.S. Martially inspected Starr single action Model 1863 percussion revolver s/n 26767 chambered in 44 calibre with 8 inch barrel.
Manufactured by the Starr Arms Company of New York, New York. Blued finish with one-piece walnut grips. This revolver was part of a 25,000 gun contract with the U.S. Ordnance Department, during the American Civil War. “STARR’S PATENT JAN. 15, 1856.” Roll-stamped on the right side of the frame and “STARR. ARMS. Co. NEW YORK.” Roll-stamped on the left side.
Matching numbers on the front of the frame below the loading lever, inside of the hammer well, on the cylinder, left side of both grip straps and top surface of the one-piece walnut grip. Single, block letter “D” and “C” Ordnance sub-inspection marks are stamped on most components. Grip cartouche “JTB” on the left side of the grip and “JTB” (James T. Baden) cartouche on the right side of the grip.
The condition is fine, retaining 40% original high polish blue finish concentrated on the sides of the frame with the cylinder dulled to a smooth brown patina and smooth grey/brown patina on the balance with scattered patches of light pitting. There are 30% original case colours remaining on the hammer. The grip is very good with scattered scratches, a small chip at the bottom left edge, two mild chips at the bottom of the right edge. Mechanically fine.