Special Features - Willoughbyforme
12776 (14)

2 Screw Trigger Plate      1081       1971                                                                                                     

4 Screw Trigger Plate      14016    16170    16314    19070                                                   

Engraved             1st model no serial          731         1081       1125       1591       2834       2840       4295       5402       6543                11213    11786                                   

Original Case      11213                                                                                   

Provenance        3010 - Captain Vittum    5626 - James F. Lyon       6492- James H. Harris     7574 -   Thomas Davis     9684 - JD Gaum           10832 - Paul Weigel (maybe 12768)          12298 - Perry     Lageston              12602 - Joshua J. Barton                12767 - William Curtis    12776 -                 Anthony Fredrick             1469r - Wm Lutzman      1506r - Chambliss Cox                1572r - H.H.        Olds       1591r - Thomas Barton  6330r - Eli Lilly

Silver Plated       1081       2840       4295       5402       10729                                                                   

Steel Parts (s/b Brass)    1st model no serial                                                                                         

Stock Grip Crosshatched               11213    1st model no serial          6511r                                    

Trigger Guard Name       1506 (Chambliss Cox)     1572r - H.H. Olds              1591r - Thomas Barton

Upside Down US on Buttplate     16170                                                                                                   

US and Oval Above Saddle Bar    14112    14398    Unknown 3rd model                      

VP/Eagle on Barrel           12776    13032    13219    13288    13498    14016    14034    14207    14246    14548    14737                14849    14910   

               

14737 details - The Secretary of War was notified that many of the carbine barrels were bursting; therefore, he directed that all Merrill barrels be proved at the Washington Arsenal. These arsenal-proved barrels will be found with the VP/eagle stamped on them.

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