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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-27-2010, 06:38 AM
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HM im assuming if it fires its obviously woth more.Are you eventually gonna find out?
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-28-2010, 07:10 AM
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I don't think you'll loose money on it, if it really is a Merrill carbine like you were informed. There's a Merrill carbine for sale here: Untitled with an asking price of $1995. Here's another one in very nice condition listed for $5950.00 Collector's Firearms
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-28-2010, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Yup its a real 1861 Merrill carbine 1st type. Don't know if I would ever fire it but based on the air pressure check I did the plug seal in the chamber is near perfect. the barrel as I said before has really good rifling left too. If there's strong money in these then maybe it will be sold and profits used to get a couple of rifles I enjoy collecting/shooting like the Savages and early Winchesters. Hard to believe every things there and in perfect working order with just battle scars and age showing. I am hoping to get to the $2500.00 range, that would make me very happy.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-28-2010, 07:30 PM
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Sounds like a good investment.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-29-2010, 11:08 AM
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Yep we some pics.. Close ups etc.. I would like to see this relic..
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