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Starr single action
« on: July 17, 2020, 05:26:56 PM »
Since PB screwed up the pictures, I will post a couple new ones.

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Re: Starr single action
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2020, 05:28:19 PM »
Left side.

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Re: Starr single action
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 05:29:42 PM »
Maker's mark
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Re: Starr single action
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2020, 04:19:22 PM »
I was working on my 3rd Starr today. It is giving me fits as it will bind up after a couple of times working the hammer. I took the cylinder out and the action worked great. Cleaned it and put it back together. Nope, same thing. Duh, is the bolt dropping? That seems to be the problem. More research is needed.
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Re: Starr single action
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2020, 02:10:41 PM »
This is the Starr that is acting up. Too bad, as it has the best color of the 3.

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Re: Starr single action
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2020, 02:12:37 PM »
Look at the puny little hand on these things

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Re: Starr single action
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2020, 02:15:00 PM »
The DA Starr does nothing for me. But I've always liked the SA version. I'd like to have one, just because they're different.

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Re: Starr single action
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2020, 02:17:10 PM »
This is where I looked to find out about taking the Starr apart. The author doesn't think too highly of the gun, says that even in new condition they had an action that didn't function smoothly.

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Re: Starr single action
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2020, 02:18:57 PM »
Dave, the DA has a very long and heavy trigger pull.

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Re: Starr single action
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2020, 03:12:12 PM »
Dave, the DA has a very long and heavy trigger pull.

I'm sure it does. It seems "clunky" for lack of a better word.
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Re: Starr single action
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2020, 12:34:04 PM »
Dave, the DA has a very long and heavy trigger pull.

I'm sure it does. It seems "clunky" for lack of a better word.
The DA, yes. Actually all the trigger does is rotate the cylinder into battery and cock the hammer. There is a tiny tab on the back of the TG that 'fires' the gun either by pulling the trigger back far enough to strike it, or if you choose, taking your finger off the trigger  and pressing the tab with your finger pad. Mike Beliveau did a pretty good demonstration of the DA Starr in one of his vids. I prefer by far the SA version.
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Re: Starr single action
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2020, 04:11:05 PM »
Yeah, me too! My original DA works, but you really have to pull on the trigger to fire it.

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Re: Starr single action
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2020, 04:17:07 PM »
Hey Kirk, does your repro take a .454" ball? A ball slightly under that size loaded easily in my original, too easily in my opinion. Next time I will use .457 RBs.
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Re: Starr single action
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2020, 08:07:28 PM »
Dunno...never fired it yet.
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Re: Starr single action
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2020, 08:58:23 AM »
Well I have only fired one of mine, and that was only for 3 shots! :-X