CIVIL WAR Antique Merrill CAVALRY SRCarbine Issued to NY, PA, NJ, IN, WI, KY & DE Cavalries!
Guns International #: 101333217 Seller's Inventory #: 190091
Category: Merrill - RPM - Civil War Carbines

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CIVIL WAR Antique Merrill CAVALRY SRCarbine

Issued to NY, PA, NJ, IN, WI, KY & DE Cavalries!

Here we present an antique Merrill Saddle Ring Cavalry Carbine, made circa 1863 in Baltimore, Maryland. These were made by the company of H. Merrill in Baltimore, Maryland (a very divided city leading up to the war), with a total production of 14,500. These carbines are known to have been allocated to the following Union cavalry regiments: NY 1st, 5th and 18th; Pennsylvania 11th, 17th, and 18th; NJ 1st; Indiana 7th; Wisconsin 1st and 3rd; Kentucky 27th; and finally the Delaware 1st. They are also known to have been used by Confederates as they were available before the war or as they would capture them. Confederate ammunition for these were made at the Richmond Laboratory on Brown’s Island in Virginia. It is telling about how many of the carbines the South may have fielded to justify a significant operation making ammunition at the lab.

As an interesting side-note, the Confederate States Richmond Laboratory was the site of the worst home-front disaster in Richmond for the entire war when careless handling of percussion caps caused the several hundred thousand percussion primers, cannon friction primers and 10 lbs. of gun powder to explode, killing at least 44 and seriously injuring 25 more in the small building.

The top of the latch is marked “J.H. MERRILL BALTO./PAT. JULY.1858”. The lock is marked “J.H. MERRILL BALTO./PAT. JULY.1858” on top of “APL 9 MAY 21-28-61”.

The overall condition is good. The iron parts have a light gray patina. The markings are clear. The walnut stock has a small amount of soldier graffiti and remains smooth and solid. The bore is dim with some spotting and good rifling. The action is strong.

Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.

Barrel is 22 1/8 inches.

Caliber: .54 percussion

Overall condition as seen in photos.

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Price: $2,600.00

Antique: Yes