FINE, ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR 2nd MODEL MERRILL CARBINE

$3,650.00

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Item Code: 172-3352

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This original, breech-loading carbine, is one of only some 14,500 weapons produced by H. Merrill of Baltimore, MD. The cavalry shortarm is a wartime example of the Second Type Merrill carbine with a 54 caliber, single shot, percussion breechloader as used in the Civil War.

Carbine exhibits the brass triggerguard, brass butt plate and barrel band, but has no patch box. Buttplate marked with “U.S.” on the heel. Carbine carries serial #16170 on the rear of the lockplate behind the hammer and has a 22 1/8” long round barrel. All gunmetal has been cleaned and wears a smooth, light gray sheen. Carbine was loaded by pulling back the ball-type plunger latch on the top breech lever, then lifting and pulling up the lever and inserting the cartridge. Mechanics good. Top flat of the breech lever is marked with “J.H. MERRILL BALTO. / PAT. JULY 1858.” Atop the barrel is the three level rear sight with the “V” cuts graduated for 300 and 500. Marked on the iron lockplate forward of the hammer is the three-line address of “J.H. MERRILL BALTO. / PAT. JULY 1858 / APL. 9 MAY 21-28-61.”

Carbine features a dark walnut stock that carries two cartouches on the stock flat opposite the hammer along. Stock left side also fitted with an iron sling bar and sling ring. Minor dings and dents appear on this carbine. All brass exhibits a mellow bronze patina. Barrel bore boasts three-groove rifling with minor rust pitting; should clean up to semi-bright. Mechanics are crisp and strong. A fine representative Merrill Type 2 Civil War carbine.

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