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Old January 19, 2022, 09:14 AM   #1
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Unidentified cap-'n-ball revolver, need help please

Hello - a friend brought this to me yesterday in hopes I could identify it. I have absolutely no idea what it is, except possibly ACW era? Cap and ball, appears to be .36? Brass frame, hammerless....and double-action. Worst of all - absolutely no markings whatsoever...anywhere.
Any help is appreciated, thank you!

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Old January 19, 2022, 11:22 PM   #2
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Old January 20, 2022, 09:31 AM   #3
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It looks like the Improved Mariette, Zhuk 72, except that one has a side barrel rammer instead of the under barrel Colt type you show. Perhaps you have an "unimproved" Mariette. Perhaps a copy, considering the lack of markings.
Mariette made a lot of pepperboxes and a lot of pinfires, apparently not many percussion.
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Old January 20, 2022, 03:00 PM   #4
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Might have more luck in the black powder forum.
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Old February 9, 2022, 12:08 AM   #5
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My guess would be a predecessor to the Starr 1858. I think it’s an earlier Starr.
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Old February 27, 2022, 03:57 PM   #6
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