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I found a hand gun. Anyone know what it is?
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Nov 5, 2023 22:43:53   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
Cleaning out my wife’s family 1860 barn, I found this. My wife’s grand father told a story about a hired hand from another state who on his deathbed admitted to “taking care of his adulterous wife and her lover”. I’m wondering about this gun. Interesting that it’s missing it’s chamber.
Can anyone identify the make and model of this gun?













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Nov 5, 2023 23:19:37   #
saw1 Loc: nor cal Windsor
 
Mauwehu wrote:
Cleaning out my wife’s family 1860 barn, I found this. My wife’s grand father told a story about a hired hand from another state who on his deathbed admitted to “taking care of his adulterous wife and her lover”. I’m wondering about this gun. Interesting that it’s missing it’s chamber.
Can anyone identify the make and model of this gun?


I believe you have a model 1858 Starr double action revolver. Probably a .44 caliber. 🤠👍

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Nov 5, 2023 23:24:42   #
Chuckay Loc: Central Florida
 
Mauwehu wrote:
Cleaning out my wife’s family 1860 barn, I found this. My wife’s grand father told a story about a hired hand from another state who on his deathbed admitted to “taking care of his adulterous wife and her lover”. I’m wondering about this gun. Interesting that it’s missing it’s chamber.
Can anyone identify the make and model of this gun?


It looks like a 44. caliber RJT #2097
Made by Starr Arms in New York
Only 21,000 made if that's what it is, they was made around 1858 .
There phone # (866-259-9172) I'd call them and send them pictures of it 👍
Hope this helps, Chuck

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Nov 5, 2023 23:28:25   #
Chuckay Loc: Central Florida
 
saw1 wrote:
I believe you have a model 1858 Starr double action revolver. Probably a .44 caliber. 🤠👍


saw, guess since we both are thinking the same thing, it's a good chance that's what it is 😂😂

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Nov 5, 2023 23:28:27   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
saw1 wrote:
I believe you have a model 1858 Starr double action revolver. Probably a .44 caliber. 🤠👍


Dam Saw that was quick!
I looked the Starr up and I believe you’re right.
What does double action mean?

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Nov 5, 2023 23:30:02   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
Chuckay wrote:
It looks like a 44. caliber RJT #2097
Made by Starr Arms in New York
Only 21,000 made if that's what it is, they was made around 1858 .
There phone # (866-259-9172) I'd call them and send them pictures of it 👍
Hope this helps, Chuck


Thanks Chuckay! That WAS quick!
I knew that someone would know.

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Nov 5, 2023 23:34:13   #
saw1 Loc: nor cal Windsor
 
Mauwehu wrote:
Dam Saw that was quick!
I looked the Starr up and I believe you’re right.
What does double action mean?


Double action means you can fire the weapon just by pullin the trigger. You don't have to cock the hammer back first.

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Nov 5, 2023 23:36:56   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
saw1 wrote:
Double action means you can fire the weapon just by pullin the trigger. You don't have to cock the hammer back first.


Thanks again Saw!

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Nov 5, 2023 23:37:35   #
Robert J Samples Loc: Round Rock, Texas
 
Mauwehu wrote:
Cleaning out my wife’s family 1860 barn, I found this. My wife’s grand father told a story about a hired hand from another state who on his deathbed admitted to “taking care of his adulterous wife and her lover”. I’m wondering about this gun. Interesting that it’s missing it’s chamber.
Can anyone identify the make and model of this gun?


Often, there will be a mfg mark and SS# under the grips! I don't know if these are easily removed, or not. Just Sayin...RJS

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Nov 5, 2023 23:40:04   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
Robert J Samples wrote:
Often, there will be a mfg mark and SS# under the grips! I don't know if these are easily removed, or not. Just Sayin...RJS


I will check it out. I love rusty metal but not rusty guns.

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Nov 5, 2023 23:43:14   #
saw1 Loc: nor cal Windsor
 
Mauwehu wrote:
Cleaning out my wife’s family 1860 barn, I found this. My wife’s grand father told a story about a hired hand from another state who on his deathbed admitted to “taking care of his adulterous wife and her lover”. I’m wondering about this gun. Interesting that it’s missing it’s chamber.
Can anyone identify the make and model of this gun?


What does the writing on the right side of the frame say?

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Nov 5, 2023 23:49:06   #
Chuckay Loc: Central Florida
 
Mauwehu wrote:
Cleaning out my wife’s family 1860 barn, I found this. My wife’s grand father told a story about a hired hand from another state who on his deathbed admitted to “taking care of his adulterous wife and her lover”. I’m wondering about this gun. Interesting that it’s missing it’s chamber.
Can anyone identify the make and model of this gun?


The rod under the barrel should pull down when you pull back the pin at the end of it, that will let the gun break open, to load it (to bad you don't have the cylinder.)

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Nov 6, 2023 00:05:40   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
saw1 wrote:
What does the writing on the right side of the frame say?


Blowing up the picture the last thing it says is1868. I will check it out tomorrow. It’s in my detached garage.

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Nov 6, 2023 00:18:56   #
saw1 Loc: nor cal Windsor
 
Mauwehu wrote:
Blowing up the picture the last thing it says is1868. I will check it out tomorrow. It’s in my detached garage.


🤠👍

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Nov 6, 2023 07:50:26   #
kandydisbar Loc: West Orange, NJ
 
Interesting. Keep us informed please.

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