Y1252 Empty Match Box Packet for 10 Merrill Carbine Cartridges 56-100
Description: Here is a very nice original blue match box style packet that originally contained 10 cartridges for the .54 Merrill Carbine. The pink label with black print is still attached to the top of the packet. This style of packet did not contain percussion caps within the box. The package reads, "10 CARTRIDGES FOR / MERRILL'S PATENT CARBINE, / CAL. 56-100. GRS. 40. / ADDRESS / THE MERRILL PATENT FIRE ARM / MANUFACTURING COMPANY, / BALITMORE, MD. / MURPHY, PR. BALT." This packet was purchased from the author Terry White in April of 1989. There is some light soiling from age and one corner seam on the inside sleeve has separated.
Measures: 2.850" x 1.835" x 1.180"
Reference: Malloy, Thomas, and White Pg. 35 Figure 136