Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
M05 US SPRINGFIELD CARBINE BOOT
Item # M05
1887 leather carbine boot with Rock Island Arsenal imprinted on it. This is the type with the brass guard on the front. It does have the lower mounting strap but not the upper one. The leather is extremely good for it's age. Hardly any deterioration or cracks. On the back is some old soldier art. Appears to be an arrowhead and a couple of letters that were lightly done over and crossed out. The front is excellent. Nice accessory to add to a Springfield collection!
No License Required $ 675.
AMERICAN FLASK & CAP COMPANY FLASK
Item # F1098
Number 389 in Riling's book. In the Shell & Bush category, Has a more elaborate and deeper design using pendant fern form at the throat of the flask. Adjustable charger on a common top. Nice copper patina.
M830 ELEY CARTRIDGE BOARD
Item # M830-19-554
Marked across the top of the board is "Eley Grand Prix Cartridge". It shows the entire process from the beginning of the shell cartridge to the finished product. An interesting looking board manufactured by the Imperial Metal Industries (which stands for Kynoch) Limited, Birmingham England. Board measures 27-1/2" x 21" and is in excellent condition. Fairly scarce board.
Antique $ 1,000 .
TATONKA CARTRIDGE DISPLAY BOARD
Item # M833-19-557
From Waco Texas. Overall size is 20" by 21". Cartridges on display range from the 17 caliber Remington to the 458 Winchester mag. All labeled and identified. Quite a decorative board.
Antique $ 1,500 .
ELEY SPORTING AMMUNITION DISPLAY BOARD
Item # M832-19-552
Measures about 27" high and 20" wide. Quite a number of different cartridges consisting of rifle and shot shell cartridges. Manufactured by Imperial Metal Industries (which is Kynoch), Birmingham, England. Light colored wood frame. Interesting display piece and quite scarce.
Antique $ 1,300.
ELEY KYNOCH CARTRIDGE BOARD
Item # M5-721-19-559
Measuring about 20" wide by 28" high. Featuring about 50 different cartridges such as rifle, window pane shot shells, pellets and rim fire ammo. Very decorative and well marked in excellent condition.
Antique $ 1,750.
M838 EARLY 17TH CENTURY POWDER TESTER
Item # M838-26-495
Measures 10-1/2" overall. 4-1/2" turned wooden grip with brass ferrule connected to a straight steel platform. Graduated wheels showing hand engraved numbers and tension spring. Item is in overall excellent condition with an aged color to the metal. All markings are sharp and clear. Wooden handle has an age crack but still solid and serviceable. Fairly scarce powder tester.
Antique $ 995.
WELL DOCUMENTED COLT 1911 U.S. ARMY HOLSTER FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF STEVE McQUEEN
Item # M5-500-13-404
Antique $ 995.
HUNTER DOUBLE LOOP CARTRIDGE BELT
Item # ELM-1D-616
Kid-sized, great for the new deer hunter! VG condition.
EARLY HUNTER DOUBLE LOOP CARTRIDGE BELT
Item # ELM-1D-615
Nice classic square brass buckle. 25 cartridge loops for standard sized rifle cartridges. Some stitching is letting loose on the loops. Medium size. Probably from the '50's. Three .30-06 shells included.
HUNTER 155 HOLSTER BELT WITH LOOPS FOR 44-40 SIZED CARTRIDGES
Item # HOL-108
Includes sixteen 38-40 rounds in loops. Nice large square clip-corner buckle, shallow drop loop style belt with Hunter 1100 .45 holster which is for standard style Single Actions such as Colt and Ruger; up to 6 bbl. Good, dependable holster and belt.
FAST DRAW DROP LOOP BLACK HOLSTER BELT WITH 45 CALIBER LOOPS
Item # HOL-107
Plain with tasteful border stitching. Holster pouch is the low-arch, exposed triggerguard Buscadero style. Made for 5-1/2 or shorter SA's. Nicely built, VG condition; probably from the 50's. Small to medium length.
OLDER DROP LOOP HOLSTER RIG WITH 22 CALIBER CARTRIDGE LOOPS
Item # HOL-104
Heavily tooled, ornate belt with nickel, silver and turquoise 'Frontier' marked buckle. Holster body is riveted a single loop style with rigid back panel and narrow skirt. Medium length, nice orig condition.
DOUBLE HOLSTER RIG-MEXICAN VAQUARO STYLE
Item # HOL-103
Wide belt, drop loop, very ornate and heavily tooled. Closed toe with rawhide wrapped main seam, stiff skirted body, woven rawhide border on both belt and pouch. High protective arch that slash-cuts to below triggerguard for fast drawing. VG overall condition. If one gun just ain't enough, pack double the iron in this rig. Medium size.
ORIGINAL DROP LOOP HOLSTER RIG
Item # HOL-102
Unmarked belt is 3 wide with a small waist size. The 18 cartridge loops have WRA 45 Colt rounds in them. The holster body is a rather stiff leather with riveted double loops to medium skirted back. For 5-1/2 or shorter Single Action. Medium height arch and wide throat. A real heavy reddish/brown dye on holster body; probably the second one on this belt. Old but age is uncertain. Good looking rig.
EXCEPTIONAL HIGH QUALITY LEATHER HOLSTERS
Item # TEX-HOL-13-411
Newly built in Texas by superb leather craftsmen. They are patterned in the Buscadero Fast-Draw style with the exposed triggerguard. The holster body is of the single loop, medium arch, sloping throat, open toe design. Rigid back panel with no exposed skirting. The belt is the classical drop-loop style with cartridge loops. They can be had in plain or tooled. Three different colors include natural, russet and black. Several waist sizes and bbl lengths available. Belt and holster body are both lined. Fits most single actions such as Colt, Ruger, Uberti and others. Nice rigs, very fairly priced.
EARLY TYPE BORE CLEANING THONG
Item # ELS-N97
Bristle brush with leather cord. Used until the 1870's when replaced with the 3 piece carbine cleaning rod. Exc cond.
2ND TYPE HEADLESS SHELL EXTRACTOR FOR SPRINGFIELD
Item # ELS-N160
MODEL 1882 HEADLESS SHELL EXTRACTOR FOR .45-70 SPRINGFIELD
Item # ELS-N159X
A unique tool that is hard to find. VG+ condition. 2 available.
Antique $ 65/ each.
Item # EL-N167
Nickeled brass oiler as carried in buttstock of Krag rifles and carbines. VG condition.
Item # EL-N166
Nickel plated brass marked 'Never Leak'. One drop oil can patent Nov. 3, 04. In good condition but has one small dent.
Item # EL-N155
Large brass oiler with spoon type applicator marked 'JJB' on end. In VG condition. It is 3 3/4 long and approx. 11/16 th in diameter.
Item # EL-N154
Large brass oiler/screwdriver marked 'C.M. Powers Gun Cleaner Pat June 23 1896'. In good original condition but missing the screwdriver blade cover.
Item # EL-N83
Marked 'Grammes'. Adjustable brass dipper with wood handle. In VG functional condition.
U.S. CAVALRY TROOPER LINK STRAPS
Item # EL-N78XX
One was issued to each Cavalry soldier and they were used to snap horses together so one trooper could hold several horses while dismounted during fighting. Three available, slight differences.
Antique $ 100 each.
Item # N72-13-406
4th type McKeever cartridge box for .45-70. Manufactured at Watervliet Arsenal. Circa mid 1880's. Very good to near excellent condition inside and out. The only flaw is the stitching let go on the holding strap. Has original combination tool in recess.