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And now, for Joe, something not so "light in the muzzle"...

The Arsenal of Argghhh!'s 1863 Starr Single Action Army revolver in .44 caliber.
[This pic will embiggen if you ask it politely.]


And is that a former Army footlocker it is resting on? The color, hinges, and condition look familiar.
I don't remember off the top of my head.  It's either a Warsaw Pact night vision crate, or a Japanese optics crate.  I'll check when I get home.
Yeah!  Thanks, John, that's the ticket!  Do you also have one of the first models that was a sort of action-and-a-half?
 Joe, you've arrived at the Castle. Mine was about Guineas. Love me some Guineas. Boom, boom sticks too. I'm more into modern arms than smoke poles.
All you ever need to know about Starrs is in this 3 part series.

Note that although we host the pages, we never met the author.  We used some of his stuff for reference and when he died we got permission to keep it available since it was so darn good.
Ohh,....good page!  Bookmarked. The Starr has intrigued me for quite a while - the double action that is really a single action with a trigger shaped cocking lever.  And the US Ordance Dept. wanted a conventional pure single action because you could shoot to fast with the double action.

QM, I like modern firearms too.  I just prefer the lines and feel of the older models.  
Acad Ronin - I have too many crates... that one is US, for the M65 BC Scope.

I've only ever seen one of these 'in the flesh'. I was in high school, about 1971. A pawn shop in town had one; MINT condition, cased, with all the little contoured holes properly filled with whatever belonged in them...

My buddy and I didn't have the stinking $25 they were asking. (We also didn't know what it was at the time, just that it looked neat!)