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B00603 - Merrill carbine bullet

Item Number: B00603

Item Title: Merrill carbine bullet

Price: $5

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US






Location Recovered: Cold Harbor area

Description:The Merrill carbine was a single-shot, percussion, breechloader used mainly by Union cavalry units. It used the .54 caliber Minie balls with paper cartridges which were loaded by lifting the top of the breech lever. The barrels were 22 1/8 inches and round with one barrel band.

Known regiments where the carbines were issued are:

New York 1st, 5th, and 18th
Pennsylvania 11th, 17th, and 18th
New Jersey 1st
Indiana 7th
Wisconsin 1st and 3rd
Kentucky 27th
Delaware 1st

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