Special Features - Willoughbyforme
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Special Features


2 Screw Trigger Plate

1081 1971


4 Screw Trigger Plate

14016 16170 16314 17833 18794 19070


Engraved

1st model no serial 731 1081 1125 1591 2834 2840 3049 4295 5402 6543 8175 11213 11786


Original Case

11213


Provenance

1469r (r fo rifle) - Wm Lutzman; 1506r - Chambliss Cox; 1572r - H.H. Olds; 1591r - Thomas Barton; 3010 - Captain Vittum; 3049 - Captain Dammon; 5626 - James F. Lyon; 6330r - Eli Lilly; 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


Silver Plated

1081 2840 4295 5402 10729


Steel Parts

1st model no serial Stock


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 16175 Unknown 3rd model


Anchor on Plunger Arm

11468 (need to check for more)


Please see the Cartouches page for awesome inspector and cartouche information.



Letter block-stamped on metal parts

B

12042 - left barrel before receiver

12155 - left barrel before receiver

12968 - all major metal parts

13288 - top plunger arm

13939 - all major metal parts

14097 - left receiver

14207 - left receiver, top plunger arm

14227 - left receiver, top plunger arm

14910 - left receiver


C

5312 - barrel between rear sight and breech


D

16170 - buttplate top (after screw)


F

8619r - backside lockplate

15208 - backside lockplate


H

4791 - before front screw trigger plate

4889 - patchbox face/narrow, buttplate tang before screw, saddle bar

4987 - patchbox face/narrow, buttplate tang before screw, saddle bar (saddle bar not one piece as should be)

5246 - all major metal parts (visible saddle bar, backside hammer, patchbox face/narrow)

5312 - butt plate tang

5333 - patchbox face/narrow, buttplate tang before screw, saddle bar

5373 - saddle bar

5425 - saddle bar, trigger plate, patchbox face/narrow

5438 - saddle bar

5489 - patchbox face/narrow, buttplate tang before screw, saddle bar

5626 - saddle bar, patchbox face/narrow, trigger plate

12268 - lug top for rear sight

12593 - lug top for rear sight

12767 - lug top for rear sight

12968 - top of stud that secures front end of rear sight

15765 - barrel under rear sight


I

17833 - side of trigger guard, backside hammer, lockplate before bolster, rear lever


J

15765 - barrel bottom under fore stock


L

15208 - saddle bar

15615 - saddle bar, left side rear sight

15728 - saddle bar, buttplate

15765 - all major metal parts

15889 - saddle bar, left side rear sight

15964 - all major metal parts

16314 - buttplate between US and top screw, saddle bar


N

19073 - lockplate before bolster, rear lever, rear tang


O (or 0?)

19070 - saddle bar, side of trigger guard, lockplate before bolster, rear tang


P

15615 - barrel left side before breech

15765 - barrel right side under fore stock


S

9953 - left side breech, forward of barrel


W

7300 - left side barrel right before receiver; has cartouche...

16208 - buttplate between US and top screw, stamped on stock before buttplate tang, saddle bar


RKW

16208 - barrel top between rear sight and breech


TKL

15208 - barrel top between rear sight and breech

15728 - barrel top between rear sight and breech

15765 - barrel top between rear sight and breech

15964 - stamped on stock before buttplate tang (no photo of rear sight area)


Anchor backside plunger arm

10841 11990


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." - 14737 details


VP NO Eagle

12042 12155 12968


VP Eagle

12776 13032 13073 13219 13288 13498 13671 13873 13886 13939 14013 14016 14034 14097 14207 14227 14246 14548 14737 14849 14910


Bill Moore collection (recent photos from auctions, owner contributions)

125 270 366 731 1081 1125 3476

Need to find...

493 1023 1208 1806 5246 5312 9953 12968 13939 15765 15910





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