Starr Carbine

Description (Brief)
The .54 caliber Starr carbine was designed by Ebenezer Starr, the son of gunmaker Nathan Starr, Jr. Its action was very similar to the Sharps carbine, using the trigger guard/lever to drop the breech block for loading. However, it did not perform as well as the Sharps in the field. Starr also produced a .52 caliber rimfire model, but they were not delivered until March and April of 1865.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
carbine
carbine, percussion
patentee
Starr, E. T.
maker
Starr Arms Company
Measurements
overall, carbine: 37 3/4 in x 2 1/8 in; 95.885 cm x 5.3975 cm
place made
United States: New York, Yonkers
ID Number
AF*248842
catalog number
248842
accession number
48783
serial number
00061
subject
Firearms
Military
Civil War
event
Civil War
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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