ORIGINAL MERRILL CARBINE

$2,950.00

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Item Code: 218-543

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This original, breech-loading carbine is one of only some 14,500 weapons produced by H. Merrill of Baltimore, MD. This cavalry weapon is a wartime example of the First Type Merrill carbine in .54 caliber.

Carbine exhibits the brass trigger guard, brass butt plate, single brass barrel band, and brass patch box. Specimen has a 22” long round barrel. Bore is bright with good rifling.

Mechanics are good. Top flat of the breech lever is lightly marked with “J.H. MERRILL BALTO. / PAT. JULY 1858” while its base is marked with serial #9959. Underside of the lever is clean. Atop the barrel is the flip-up leaf style rear sight with the “V” cuts.  Marked on the lockplate forward of the hammer is the three-line address of “J.H. MERRILL BALTO. / PAT. JULY 1858 / APL. 9 MAY 21-28-61.” Serial number (9959) is again stamped behind the hammer.  Piece was loaded by lifting and pulling back the plunger latch on the top of the receiver, and inserting the cartridge.

All features of this carbine are of the “First type” Merrill, except the mechanism to open the loading lever.  In place of the “first type” cross-hatched, flat tabs used to open the breech, there are two “second type” knobs on the top lever.

Carbine features a dark walnut stock with one cartouche. Stock left side is also fitted with an iron sling bar and sling ring. Stock is in good condition. All brass furniture is mellow yellow.

This Merrill carbine is a beautiful cavalry arm of the Civil War era.  [jet]

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