Original Civil War early First Model Merrill .54 cal Cavalry Carbine with heavy usage but still displays well. Has lots of history to tell including a very nice set of initials in the stock on the opposite side of the lock. Serial Number 6876. The mechanics are fully functional with good action. The rear sight as well as the end of the loading mechanism are MIA otherwise complete. Has the great displaying brass patch box with nice patina. The stock shows heavy wear with usual bumps and bruises as well as a repaired break. The brass buttplate and barrel band have a nice aged patina. The barrel is full length with a dirty bore but does have rifling. The front sight has a replacement brass sight. Nice Maker and Patent stamps as shown in the pics. A good overall example or a rare hard to find 1st Model Merrill at an affordable price. Please see all photos and call or write for more information.