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Offline mazo kid

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My "new-old" Starr(s)
« on: October 18, 2015, 12:13:53 PM »
We will be picking up the 2 Starrs I won at an auction a couple of weeks ago this Thursday. In the meantime, I got another one... L@J. This Starr came with chipped varnish on the grips; since original grips were oil finished I didn't think I would diminish value any by stripping the varnish off. Here it is with the grips stripped of the varnish
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Re: My "new-old" Starr
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 12:15:56 PM »
I rubbed 5 coats of BLO on the grips.


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Re: My "new-old" Starr
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2015, 08:01:53 PM »
Very nice!   I like the grip. It reminds me of A Ruger Bisley. I like em!
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Re: My "new-old" Starr
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2015, 08:30:39 PM »
Sweet! Now you are the StarrMeister!
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Re: My "new-old" Starr
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2015, 09:09:07 AM »
Awesome Mazo. The grips came out just fine. I would have done the same thing had I bought it.

I have had an interest in those Starr's for a year or so. I might buy me one of those Pietta versions and work it over so it is reliable.

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Re: My "new-old" Starr
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2015, 03:06:51 PM »
The Starrs are a larger gun than the Colt or Remington; longer grip and slightly longer barrel.
Edit: Actually, the barrels are the same length, the Starr barrel just looks longer.
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Re: My "new-old" Starr
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2015, 03:30:57 PM »
And....here is the other Starr Single Action revolver I got
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Re: My "new-old" Starr
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2015, 03:35:06 PM »
The Starr double action revolver:
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Re: My "new-old" Starr
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2015, 03:38:56 PM »
Yes, the grips are either modified or replacement...I think the latter:
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Re: My "new-old" Starr(s)
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2015, 09:17:55 PM »
I have two Pietta Starrs One single and one double action. You are correct it takes a bit of work to get them running but worth it when done . both of mine work perfect now. the double action is a really neat pistol once you get your head on about how to operate it

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Re: My "new-old" Starr(s)
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2015, 10:45:25 AM »
Recently I read a 'web article about double action Starrs where the author said you couldn't operate a DA in a SA mode. I don't know where he got that idea as mine operates both ways. In fact, in SA mode you can pull the tiny trigger in back of the regular trigger to fire the gun.
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Re: My "new-old" Starr(s)
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2020, 04:21:55 PM »
Since PB screwed up my pictures, I am re-posting the DA Starr again.

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Re: My "new-old" Starr(s)
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2020, 04:23:49 PM »
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