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Offline The_Real_TCIII

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Help Identifying Gun (In rough shape!)
« on: June 28, 2013, 01:38:44 PM »
Hopefully this is the place to be posting this. I recently lost an uncle, he had this revolver which apparantly belonged to his father. Id like to identify it if possible and found this forum. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Help Identifying Gun (In rough shape!)
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 02:26:31 PM »

Starr..CW Revolver
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Re: Help Identifying Gun (In rough shape!)
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 03:11:25 PM »
Definitely. Starr SA

Interested in selling or having it restored?
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Re: Help Identifying Gun (In rough shape!)
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 03:14:21 PM »
From the position of whats left of the trigger I'd say it was a double action but it is a Starr.
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Re: Help Identifying Gun (In rough shape!)
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2013, 03:48:12 PM »
It can be restored? at this point id love to know its age and history and of course value

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Re: Help Identifying Gun (In rough shape!)
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2013, 04:47:29 PM »
The long barrel would lead me to say Starr SA
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Re: Help Identifying Gun (In rough shape!)
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2013, 05:10:38 PM »
The long barrel would lead me to say Starr SA

It could be. I blew the pics up and what I thought was the remains of the trigger was shadow.

As to being restored, no not fully restored to original. It could be put back into firing condition but even that would be expensive and IMHO shouldn't be done. You would get more for it from a CW collector in its present condition. IMHO you could get 500+ from a collector as is.
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Re: Help Identifying Gun (In rough shape!)
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2013, 05:56:07 PM »
That gun you have is basically in "relic" condition, and it's best to leave it like that. As Hawg said, it could be made to shoot, but it won't be nowhere to looking new. Plus, the value will go down, because it was taken out of relic. If you have a strong desire to shoot a Starr, you can always get a Starr replica and shoot that.   :)
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Re: Help Identifying Gun (In rough shape!)
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2013, 10:15:50 PM »
Question is; do we know it's original?
Could be a replica in very poor condition.
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Re: Help Identifying Gun (In rough shape!)
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013, 06:34:24 AM »
Just going from what he said its original. Replicas of Starr's haven't been around that long.
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Re: Help Identifying Gun (In rough shape!)
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2013, 08:33:42 AM »
There is a screw head with a Philips or a PZ cross, in the second picture, so someone has been doing work on that gun.

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Re: Help Identifying Gun (In rough shape!)
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2013, 07:32:58 AM »
There is a screw head with a Philips or a PZ cross, in the second picture, so someone has been doing work on that gun.

Probably not working on it as I see no evidence of it. Most likely just a replacement for one missing just to have something in the hole.
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Re: Help Identifying Gun (In rough shape!)
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2013, 08:42:08 PM »
Yes there are at least two screws that arent original. There is a serial number, is there any way to use it to find out its age?

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Re: Help Identifying Gun (In rough shape!)
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2013, 01:25:43 AM »
Here's my Pietta Starr SA
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Re: Help Identifying Gun (In rough shape!)
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2013, 05:59:47 AM »
Here's a good read on them. http://armscollectors.com/mgs/starr_revolvers_week_3.htm

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