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    VERY NICE SECOND TYPE MERRILL .54 CALIBER PERCUSSION BREECH LOADING CIVIL WAR CARBINE (FLAYDERMAN 9B-076). Matching serial # 12349. Doubtless a transitional example with all the correct second type features but not marked with the eagle on the lock. A fine honest example of this scarce and very attractive Civil War breech loading carbine.

    All metal with smooth light gray patina with deep crisp markings, just a few minor patches of very light pitting, very nice. Mechanically perfect, excellent bore. Wood excellent with dark rich patina, nice inspector's cartouche. A few minor nicks/dents and deep hammer notch from honest use. One small filled screw hole just forward of the band, minor. Brass trigger guard, band and butt plate all excellent.

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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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