Re: The Merwin Hulbert Co. Junior 1880 22 R.F.
An 1887 Merwin Hulbert catalog does not list a "Junior" but lists a "No. 1 Gallery and Squirrel Rifle, for rim fire ammunition only" with barrel lengths 24, 26, or 28 inches @ $13.50
The catalog illustration does not have the crescent buttplate your example has, and forend is slightly different, but otherwise appears the same.
Added: Photo of an MH Junior barrel on a recent auction shows a patent date of June 8, 1890 so the Junior marking must be later than the 1887 catalog's "No. 1".
Last edited by hrf; 11-05-2009 at 06:10 PM..