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Starr DA anyone try one

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by ottsm, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. ottsm

    ottsm Member

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    Pietta makes the Starr double action revolver. Anyone try one? If so, how's the quality, accuracy, etc. Just trying to decide on what might be interesting to try next.
     
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    The Starr DA had problems. It has been returned 2 times. Do you have a Rogers & Spencer? The R&S Target Euroarms is a real winner for me. They are no longer being made. You can find them.:)
     
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    IMHO, the Star SA was better.
     
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    It was just the idea of trying a DA that was my main interest. I believe the Starr is the only percussion DA that is being made as a replica. I currently have 3 ROA's, colt 1860 army, and a Remington.

    Thought about trying the Remington revolving carbine.
     
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    I shot one a few years ago. The DA trigger pull is LONG and HARD. I missed steel targets at CAS distances with it. They are an interesting piece though. What appears to be the trigger actually only cocks the hammer and rotates the cylinder. Then it bumps into a small sear release to fire the gun. They cannot be fired single action.
     
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    They actually can be shot single action "like", but not by pulling the hammer back. Pull the trigger until the hammer is run back & locks into place. From this point the Starr is now cocked and ready and can be fired like a single action without all the extra trigger effort of a DA.
     
  7. hawkeye74

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    There was a Question about the Starr from May last year. This was my response:


    My opinion still stands.
     
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    Well I guess the Starr is off the list of things to try. I thought about the Lemat also, but its loading lever just looks way to flimsy to make it fun to shoot. The video on Youtube shows it constantly bouncing up during shots. The cost is a little high as well, and those could be funds that could be used for a 5.5" ROA.
     
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