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MERRILL 1ST MODEL CIVIL WAR CARBINE IN 54 CALIBER
Standard configuration with 22 inch barrel chambered in 54 caliber. Brass mounted patchbox, buttplate and trigger guard. Unique lever activating breech marked "J.H MERRILL BALTO. / PAT. JULY 1858" "2175". Lock is marked "J.H. MERRILL BALTO. / PAT. JULY 1858 / APL. 9 MAY 21-28-61" "2175". This Merrill is very good to fine overall. Barrel left in the white and is bright with some staining. The front sight has either been trimmed or replaced to a rectangular iron blade. 2 position rear sight. Breech, lever, lock, hammer & saddle ring bar retain most of an old applied case color. Sharp markings. Brass has been cleaned long ago and is toning to a light mustard patina. Stock is sound and lightly sanded with a small inset rear of saddle ring bar. Mechanically fine with a good bore.
Leroy Merz Antique Firearms specializes in antique and vintage Winchesters and other fine American firearms. Since 1965 Mr. Merz has taken part in the world of firearms and has been a contributor to many well known reference books. We have hundreds of additional guns in every price range at our home online. Search for Merz Antiques in google.
Price: $ 3,875.