Starr Army Revolver

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'''The ''Star Army'' revolver series has been used by the following actors in the following films:'''
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The Starr revolver was first introduced in 1858 as a sidearm for the U.S. Army, being called the "Starr 1858 Army". This revolver was a six shot, black powder percussion revolver with a unique feature; a double action or "self-cocking" trigger mechanism. Unfortunately the mechanism was weak and the gun lost favor with soldiers after having their triggers break in combat all too often. To fix this, the gun was given a more simple single action system and reproduced in 1863 as the "Starr 1863 Army" revolver. This model was far more favorable with troops, though other revolvers like the [[Colt 1860 Army]] and [[Remington 1858 New Army]] were more popular.  
 
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==Info==
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The Starr revolver was first introduced in 1858 as a sidearm for the U.S. Army, being called the "Starr 1858 Army". This revolver was a six shot, blackpowder percussion revolver with a unique featture; a double action or "self-cocking" trigger mechanism. Unfortunately the mechanism was weak and the gun lost favor with soldiers after having their triggers break in combat all too often. To fix this, the gun was given a more simple single action system and reproduced in 1863 as the "Starr 1863 Army" revolver. By this time, more simple revolvers like the [[Colt 1860 Army]] and [[Remington 1858 New Army]] had found more favor with the soldiers and the Starr become obsolete. Its worst featture (which was likely its downfall) was its method of reloading. To open the gun, the screw seen behind the hammer had to be unscrewed, which took time to accomplish. Once the gun was loaded, the screw had to be re-inserted and screwed in to close. If the screw was lost, the gun became useless.
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==Starr 1858 Army==
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[[Image:Starr.jpg|thumb|right|450px|Starr 1858 Army double action revolver - .44 Caliber.]]
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* [[Clint Eastwood]] as William Munny in ''[[Unforgiven]]''
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* [[Kevin Costner]] as a young Wyatt Earp in ''[[Wyatt Earp]]''
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* Seen in a pistol case in the gunstore in ''[[Rambo: First Blood]]''
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[[Image:Starr1863army.jpg|thumb|right|450px|Starr 1863 Army single action revolver - .44 Caliber.]]
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==Starr 1863 Army==
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{{Gun Title|Starr Army Revolver}}
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=Starr 1858 Army=
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[[File:Starr-1858-Revolver.jpg|thumb|right|450px|Starr 1858 Army double-action revolver - .44 Caliber]]
  
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== Film ==
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!align=center bgcolor=#D0E7FF width="280"|'''Title'''
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| ''[[First Blood]]''  ||  ||  || Seen in a Gun Store case || 1982
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| ''[[Unforgiven (1992)|Unforgiven]]''  || [[Clint Eastwood]] || William Munny || || 1992
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| ''[[Wyatt Earp]]''  || [[Kevin Costner]] || young Wyatt Earp || || 1994
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| ''[[Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter]]'' ||[[Anthony Mackie]] || Will Johnson  || || 2012
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| ''[[Forsaken (2015)|Forsaken]]'' || Chris Ippolito || Bob Waters || || 2015
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|''[[Jane Got a Gun (2016)|Jane Got a Gun]]''||[[Rodrigo Santoro]]||Fitchum||||2016
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Latest revision as of 10:55, 18 November 2021

The Starr revolver was first introduced in 1858 as a sidearm for the U.S. Army, being called the "Starr 1858 Army". This revolver was a six shot, black powder percussion revolver with a unique feature; a double action or "self-cocking" trigger mechanism. Unfortunately the mechanism was weak and the gun lost favor with soldiers after having their triggers break in combat all too often. To fix this, the gun was given a more simple single action system and reproduced in 1863 as the "Starr 1863 Army" revolver. This model was far more favorable with troops, though other revolvers like the Colt 1860 Army and Remington 1858 New Army were more popular.

The Starr Army Revolver and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

[edit] Starr 1858 Army

Starr 1858 Army double-action revolver - .44 Caliber

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Title Actor Character Note Date
First Blood Seen in a Gun Store case 1982
Unforgiven Clint Eastwood William Munny 1992
Wyatt Earp Kevin Costner young Wyatt Earp 1994
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Anthony Mackie Will Johnson 2012
Forsaken Chris Ippolito Bob Waters 2015
Jane Got a Gun Rodrigo Santoro Fitchum 2016




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