Merrill Civil War saddle ring percussion carbine, .54 caliber, breech loading, with a 22'' round barrel. Serial #10821.
Frosty bore with strong rifling. Barrel turning plum brown with some light pitting on breech & lock. Fully functional action. Butt stock has a number of cracks in the wrist & one on the left side opposite the brass patch box. There are 2 ''X's'' carved into the stock forward of the patch box.