CG-2. From January 1862-December 1864, the U.S. Ordnance Department bought 46,052 of the 55,925 Starr Army revolvers produced (21,050 double action and 25,002 single action). About 9,873 were sold to the open market trade. The Union Army guns were issued to dozens of cavalry and infantry units in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont and Wisconsin. Some were also shipped to western outposts, including Fort Churchill, Nevada and Fort Lyon, Colorado.
According to the Springfield Research Database, this revolver (#39681) falls into the range of pistols issued to the 6th Michigan Cavalry in mid-1864. It is in overall average condition, exhibiting a smooth and mellow gray brown patina overall. The action is tight and crisp and all markings are clear and legible. The walnut one piece grip is in above average condition with only the typical dings and dents from use, storage and handling.