This is a second type Merrill that is extremely crisp. All markings, edges and action are excellent as is the wood with a near perfect cartouche. This gun shows very little use and is way above average condition for this model. The gun is a medium grey patina and looks much lighter in the photos due to the bright light. It lacks the pull-button on the magazine but the spring is still with it. Just needs the button which could easily be fabricated by a competent gunsmith.