Model 1842 Musket with Merrill Alteration
.69 caliber, 42" round barrel with V P and eagle. Long-range rear barrel sight. Top of breechloading lever marked James R. Merrill, Blati Patented 1858. Lockplate marked Harpers Ferry; front of plate marked with an eagle "U.S." Three barrel bands with walnut stock.
Provenance: A.C. Daum
Barrel is gunmetal grey with some light pitting. Lock and hammer are a gunmetal grey with sharp edges and some scattered pitting. Bands, buttplate and triggerguard have nice even patina. Stock has nice dark open-grained stock with mint cartouche.