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Antique Eben T. Starr 5th Model 4-Barrel Pepperbox

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:300.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Antique Eben T. Starr 5th Model 4-Barrel Pepperbox
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Antique Eben T. Starr 5th Model 4-Barrel Button-Trigger Pepperbox, NVSN, .32 RF cal., 2.75'' tip-up barrel group with tiny pin front sight, marked only ''7/K'' beneath; brass frame with same marking, has a distinctive standing breech with sequentially-revolving firing pin, right-side hammer, left-side push-button barrel release, checkered button trigger, a large left-side circular sideplate marked ''Starr's Pat's/May 10, 1864'', and integral gripstraps; one-piece varnished walnut grips. Mfg'd ca. 1864-69, originally with blued barrel group and silver-plated frame. Condition is very good. Barrel retains traces of original blue and a smooth blue-brown tone; brass retains no original finish but is smooth and clean; all edges and markings are sharp. Grips are smooth with light highpoint wear, handling marks, and an added coat of varnish. Action is smooth; bores are clean with faint rifling; barrel hinge is sound. Est.: $600-$900. (Antique)