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CIVIL WAR 1ST MODEL MERRILL CARBINE

Price: $2,250.00
Availability: in stock
Prod. Code: FR240

Civil War 1st model Merrill carbine in the 1st & 2nd Kentucky Cavalry range match. Serial #7274, matching. This is a good wartime example, .54 caliber, percussion breechloader. The carbine has all of the original uncleaned/untouched brass furniture including the brass patch box, triggerguard and single barrel band. Brass patch box has some period initials scratched on the surface. The metal overall exhibits a pleasing aged grey/brown patina. Top flat of the breech lever is clearly marked with "J.H. MERRILL BALTO. / PAT. JULY 1858." Atop the barrel is the original double leaf rear sight. 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." The stock overall is free of any cracks, although it does show expected age handling, scuffs and dings. Cartouche on left side still quite visible. Complete with original sling bar and ring. Bore is very good, should clean better. Mechanics are crisp and strong. Original screws are good and not buggered. This early 1st Model Merrill carbine is a scarce specimen of a cavalry arm used by the 1st & 2nd Kentucky Cavalry during the Civil War.