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Fine Looking Original Military Model Civil War Merrill Patent Cavalry Carbine
Item #: A6205
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This weapon has a good look all over! It is an original Civil War Merrill patent cavalry carbine. In Flayderman's guide he states that there were only 14,495 of these guns made. This is the classic style that was carried during the Civil War. This is the second model style that is made without the patchbox in the stock. The markings are consistent with the second model. It has the serial number of 15,964 on the breech cover just as it should. The gun has a wonderful look all over. The lock mechanics work crisply on all positions. On the side of the lockplate it has the remnants of the factory markings of "J.H. MERRILL BALTO. / PAT. JULY 1858 / APL. 9 MAY 21-28-61". Behind the hammer it has the "1864" date. The rear sight that doubles as the clip that holds the breech lever in place is present and this is almost always missing or replaced. On this breech lever it has the correct marking still faintly. It would read "J.H. MERRILL BALTO. / PAT JULY 1858." The brass on the barrel band, triggerguard and buttplate all have a deep honey colored brass patina all over. The barrel is full-length with the original front sight intact. At the breech of the barrel you can still see the "L" stamp where it was approved for service by the Government inspector. The stock has a fine grain to the walnut wood. On the flat of the stock it has the clear "RKW" inspector cartouche stamp. These "RKW" initials of Robert K. Whiteley who inspected the gun for the Government. On the top of the stock near the buttplate it has the cartouche initials of "TKL" which are the initials of the inspector, Thomas K. Laley. This is a pleasing looking Civil War Merrill Cavalry Carbine.

Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
$1,950.00 USD

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