Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
Various Rare & Collectible Guns
R2241 VERY RARE ELLIOT RING TRIGGER DERRINGER
Item # R2241
Cal 32 RF. 3-3/8" 4-shot stationary cluster bbl, ring trigger, rotating firing pin and hard rubber grips. Bbl and ring have a nickel finish with most nickel remaining. Frame is gold plated with some wear. Nice little colletor piece!
Antique $ 2,995.
MSG807 WARDS WESTERN FIELD 410 SxS
Item # MSG807
26" Bbls, Markings are "Wards Western Field Model 50". On the bbl is "Selected Forged Steel" and "Proof tested 410 bore 3 in chamber". This gun was made by Stevens Arms Company and sold to major marketers such as Wards. This one is in exceptional condition. Normally these are well used but this one is not. Nearly all blue remains. Case colored frame has nearly all case colors. Dimmed lightly especially at the carry point. Wood is also in good overall condition. This has the Western Field recoil pad which is correct to this gun. Nice solid lock -up. Excellent bores. Comes with a Letter from J. Stevens Company.
Modern $ 1,250.
MR1193 PAIR OF ALEXANDER HENRY DOUBLE RIFLES
Item # MR1193
Beautiful pair of double rifles manufactured by the famous Scottish gunsmith. Factory ledgers list these by serial number as being sold to Harry Panmure Gordon. Gordon was the founder of Panmure Gordon & Co. stockbroker and investment bank. Both guns have outstanding detailed English scroll work, Damascus bbls, banners and "Alex Henry, Edinburgh and London Maker to their Royal Highness' The Prince of Wales and Duke of Edinburgh" on top of the ribs. Forearms are checkered as is the pistol grip buttstocks. They have blade front sights, shadow line cheekpieces, red recoil pads. The grip caps have small trapdoors that hold replacement firing pins. Both have a good amount of original brown finish on bbls and case color on frames. One has a recoil pad that has hardened and deteriorated. The other has partially refinished buttstock and period replacement recoil pad. Mechanics are good on both rifles. There is a leather takedown case with the "Alexander Henry Edinburgh & London" label inside the cover but it is in very poor condition and missing all the straps. Also some papers about Mr. Gordon and a book "The Land of the Almighty Dollar" written by Gordon accompanies them. These are a beautiful pair of double rifles manufactured by a famous Scottish gunsmith and owned by a prominent well known individual.
Antique $ 23,500 .
MR1132 BURLINGTON VERMONT HALF STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE
Item # MR1132
Cal 44. 31-1/2" oct bbl. Dovetail front sight. Rear sight is missing elevator. Bore has good rifling with some pitting. Brass tipped hickory ram rod. Brass trigger guard, sideplate and buttplate. Lock is engraved with visible markings. Metal is mostly brown with some pitting. Walnut stock with cheek piece has chips and glued repair at the lock and sideplate areas. This rifle would look awesome hanging in your den or above the fireplace!
Antique $ 475.
MR1131 THOMPSON CENTER KIT GUN
Item # MR1131
Cal 50. 29" oct bbl. Sights include a globe front sight and adjustable rear sight. Double set triggers. Bbl retains most blue with some added engraving at the muzzle and breech end. Case colored lock with simple scroll engraving. Walnut stock in good condition with brass fittings including patch box and ram rod holders. Brass tipped ram rod. Nice percussion rifle.
Antique $ 275.
MR1130 HALF STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE
Item # MR1130
Cal 58. 40" oct bbl with smooth bore. Sights include a blade front sight and sporting rear sight. Engraved lock is quite worn . Metal is mostly a brown color. Brass trigger guard and buttplate. Rifle is missing ramrod and toe plate. Lock is loose in the maple stock with an attempted repair. Wood has some finish remaining with numerous handling mars and wear. Nice looking gun for above the fireplace or in the cabin.
Antique $ 275.
MR1213 SMITH PATENT CIVIL WAR CARBINE
Item # MR1213
Wood is VG with just a few mars and dings with a small piece grafted in on top of the wrist. Nicely done long ago. Orig sights. VG bore. Bbl retains about 90% toning blue. Receiver has about 75% finish remaining. Orig gun with correct saddle ring. Nice affordable example!
Antique $ 1,895.
MSG891 DOUBLE BARREL 410 - NEWMAN BROTHERS MARKED -
Item # MSG891
410 Gauge. 2-1/2 inch chambers. The old Belgium Damascus barreled shotguns were generally choked a loose Full/Full. Overall gun is in nice condition with a quite visible Damascus pattern. Traces of case colors on frame and lock. Wood is nicely checkered with most orig varnish and a shotgun style butt. Clean tight crisp action. These are generally in horrible condition but this one is pretty good with a shootable bore. 26" bbls. This shotgun takes the older style shells with the short base. The newer modern style shells don't chamber with the longer brass base.
Antique $ 995.
MR235A HARPERS FERRY CONVERSION RIFLE
Item # MR235A
Antique $ 3,750.
MR599 MODEL 1819 HARPERS FERRY RIFLE
Item # MR599
It has a very interesting conversion to breech loading shotgun in 20 GA. Hammer must be pulled to cock position to draw the spring loaded firing pin back that has been neatly inserted into the breech chamber. By pulling back on the spur lever the receiver can be opened much wider of an elevation to fit in the cartridge. The underside of the breech hand ejector has been made neatly installed underneath the stock in front of the rear bbl bed to remove the spent shot shell. There is also a reinforced plate riveted over the top of the breech area to help contain excessive pressure. Very interesting alteration. Marked on the side of the receiver is "1832". Good sound wood. Plum-brown patina colorations with light markings. Original swivels and complete with functional ramrod.
Antique $ 2,500.
MR591 MODEL 1819 HARPERS FERRY HALL RIFLE DATED 1831
Item # MR591
Converted to percussion in caliber 52. It has a normal 32-1/2" bbl with 16 groove rifling. Receiver carries the normal "Hall" markings. This gun is altered to percussion in the Federal style. Metal showing some scattered light pitting in breech area and buttplate. Minor pitting on the balance of the metal. Wood is in overall good condition with no major cracks or nicks beyond normal handling. Original sling swivels and correct ram-rod.
Antique $ 2,650.
MR590 MODEL 1819 HARPERS FERRY CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION RIFLE
Item # MR590
Caliber 52. Original 32-1/2" bbl with 16 groove rifling. Receiver is marked with the usual 4 line markings "J H Hall-H. Ferry-US 1831". Overall metal is generally VG with a light gunmetal grey patina coloration. The breach bolt has probably had some touch up to it at one time. Some minor signs of artificial coloring on it. Trigger guard is moderately pitted. Original wood has some chips towards the back of the receiver and some minor cracks towards the front of the forearm which have been repaired and are sound. Original sling swivels. Condition is VG with some minor signs of poor storage.
Antique $ 2,900.
MR587 VERY RARE MODEL 1819 NORTH MARKED HALL MUSKET DATED 1831
Item # MR587
Altered to percussion in caliber 52. It has the standard 32-1/2" bbl with 16 groove rifling. Receiver marked "US-S North-Middleton Conn 1831". This gun was factory altered to percussion using the Federal style percussion hammer. Overall metal looks to be in excellent plus condition and has been polished to a bright nickel metal coloration with some very minor pits around the breech area. Lighter markings on top of the receiver. Original wood has some very minor stress cracks on both sides of the receiver but is sound and solid. Mechanical condition is VG. It has the original sling swivels. The gun looks great having been polished heavily as a lot of them were when new.
Antique $ 3,275.
MR1096 BEAUMONT VITALI MODEL 1871 RIFLE MADE IN 1876
Item # MR1096
Cal 11.3x51R. 32.1/2" bbl. Bolt mounted ejector and a magazine cut-off. 4 round non-detachable box magazine. These were used by the Dutch Army through WWII. Bridge is stamped E327 with matching number on parts including the bolt and handle. Several inspector and proof stamps all over the gun including the sight. Butt plate is stamped 18 90 3808 which matches the bbl marking. All metal has aged to a gray/brown coloration. Bore is near mint. Comes complete with bayonet, ram rod and sling swivels. A very interesting rifle!
Antique $ 575.
S22F FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 95 RIFLE
Item # S22F
Beyond a shadow of a doubt the finest 95 Savage ever produced. It was made for W.S. Stratton. Stratton was the owner of the Cripple Creek mines. He sold the mines in 1900 for $10 million which was a large amount of money at the time. He ordered a half dozen of these factory engraved Savages. This was his own personal gun. I purchased it years ago from Bob Funk of Wyoming and he had personally bought it from the Estate of Stratton. The gun has good provenance having been in my personal collection for a number of years and previously in Mr. Funk's collection. The early 95 Savages were made by Marlin before Art Savage got his factory going. The engraving on this was done by one of the Ulrichs. Features a dog and a deer in a motif on one side and scroll work on the other. The gun is in excl cond with about 75% vivid case colors with some areas turning silvery. The bbl retains 98% orig bright blue. Correct sights. Excl bore. Lyman flip up rear sight and folding tang sight. Fancy deluxe checkered walnut stocks retain most orig high gloss finish and have a few mars, dings and compression marks from storage but no cracks or splits. No signs of any refinish. Rifle butt retains a fair amount of case colors turning a silver color. Gun is excl+ all orig cond throughout and undoubtedly the finest 95 to have surfaced to date. There are only about 6 factory engraved 95 Savages that will letter. There is probably about another 6 or 8 out there that do not letter. I think I have seen them all and this is definitely the finest one. Great investment! This gun has a Factory Letter accompanying it that states the gun was ordered by Stratton and shipped directly to him in 1896.
Antique $ 45,000.
MSG881 ITHACA GRADE 4E FLUES MODEL
Item # MSG881
20 ga double bbl. 28" bbls with a solid matte rib choked modified and full. Good amount of orig blue finish on bbls. Slight wear at the muzzle. Case colored scroll engraved frame that has aged to a grey patina. Fleur-de-lis checkered pistol grip stock is in good condition. Typical handling mars. Rubber recoil pad.
Modern $ 3,995.
MSG882 ITHACA FLUES GRADE 4E DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG882
12 ga. 28" solid matte rib bbl. Single steel bead sight. Bbls choked modified and full. LOP 13-1/4". Engraving on the case hardened frame with floral scrolls and game bird scenes. Checkered stocks with Fluer-de-lis design. Ithaca hard rubber buttplate.
Modern $ 3,775.
MSG848 RARE YOUTH BOXLOCK ITHACA FLUES
Item # MSG848
Grade 4 20 ga. 24" bbls choked improved modified and improved modified. White bead front sight. Bbls retain most all of a professional re-blue. Bores are excellent. Frame retains a good amount of silver plate with some areas of flaking. There is a dog scene on each side and a quail on the belly. Beautiful refinished wood has fancy fleur-de-lis checkering. Hard rubber buttplate and LOP 12-1/2". Triggers, top lever and safety are done in gold wash. This is a beautiful and rare Ithaca Youth Boxlock!
Modern $ 3,100.
MSG847 CHARLES DALY BOXLOCK DOUBLE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG847
12 gauge. LOP 14-5/8". Barrels retain most of a quality restored blue. Action has vivid case color in protected areas with the balance having a nice aged grey patina. Checkered pistol grip stock and forearm are in good overall condition. Checkering is sharp and fit is good. Of the period Jostam pad. Small diamond shaped horn inlays at the rear of the side panels. Monogram plate on bottom of the stock has the initials "AGR". This is a beautiful Charles Daly and just in time for fall hunting.
Modern $ 3,995.
MR281 INTERESTING BREECHLOADING NEEDLEFIRE PARLOR RIFLE
Item # MR281
Marked W Hanau IN GERA". Very nicely done little gun. 13-1/2" bbl to the breech which opens with a fancy engraved forward facing side lever. The breech area, upper and lower tangs, triggerguard and buttplate are also scroll engraved. Metal is a pleasing soft gray patina coloration. Fancy stock has a schnabel forend, checkered wrist and fancy carved cheekpiece. Delicate rigid sights, bore is approximately 7MM. Most orig lacquer remains on deluxe grade walnut.
Antique $ 3,975.
MR1201 JOSEPH LANG & SONS DOUBLE RIFLE
Item # MR1201
Cal 360 Express. 26" bbls, fastened bead front sight, Express rear sight with 1 standing and 2 folding leaves. Bbls have a good amount of blue fading slightly. VG bores. The petite frame has 3/4 coverage fine scroll engraving and very nice case colors. Double triggers. Beautiful checkered Walnut stocks in VG+ conditon. Silver nameplate in the toeline. Sling swivels. LOP 14-3/8". Stock is cast off. Overall weight is 7 lbs. 14.8 oz. Beautiful European double rifle!
Antique $ 12,500.
MHG718 BELGIUM PERCUSSION PISTOL
Item # MHG718
Cal 61. 8" oct bbl with button tipped ram rod. Wood in fair condition with checkered grip and an intricate inlaid silver design on each side and at the rod holder entry point. Some wear overall, a crack and missing slivers around the lock. A couple of lions on the left side and a hound on the trigger guard. This is quite a unique piece and would be great for conversation!
Antique $ 1,775.
MSG767 CHARLES DALY SINGLE BARREL TRAP SHOTGUN
Item # MSG767
Prussian era Daly with the sextuple locking system. This gun has been re-done with a custom stock of very pretty Walnut. It also has an adjustable buttplate. Beaver tail forearm. Ventilated rib bbl that is 32" with full choke. Bright bore. Bbl has been re-blued. Charles Daly were a high quality shotgun.
Modern $ 3,675.
MSG641 CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SIDE LOCK GERMAN DRILLING / COMBINATION GUN
Item # MSG641
16 ga. Dbl. and Cal. 8 X 57 rimmed. 28" bbls. VG+ bores. Marked on the bbls is "J P Sauer & Son, Suhl". It has a flip up tang sight. Double triggers. Side lever opening. Pistol grip stock in very nice cond. Fancy burl wood is excl with a considerable amount of orig varnish. 80% orig blue and 20% orig case colors turning a molten silver color. The side lock receiver is delicately engraved. Mechanics are fine. Sharp little gun.
Antique $ 3,195.
MSG411 CHARLES DALY DOUBLE BBL HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG411
Nitro proofed 30 inch steel bbls, exc bores, choked full and modifled. Orig Circassian style walnut stocks are in exc cond with sharp checkering and measure a 14" pull to the end of the red recoil pad. Marked on top of the bbl: 'Charles Daly Krupp Fluid Steel Barrels'. Receiver is very delicately engraved with no game scenes; just very fine tight scroll work. Side clips, cocking indicators, double triggers, automatic ejectors. Condition is exc+ with mint bores, 97-98% orig bright bbl blue, receiver retains probably 90% vivid case colors starting to turn just a little light on bottom of the Prussian marked frame. Beautiful gun.
Antique $ 6,950.
MSG586A CHARLES DALY DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG586A
Marked "Prussia" on the water table and has the cross pistol mountings underneath the bbl which makes it quite desirable. Gun features cocking indicators, double triggers and extractors. Fine bores. Original wood is very nice with 13-1/2" pull, sharp checkering. A fair amount of original finish on the wood. 30" bbls are choked full and mod. Overall gun is in fine condition with about 75% thinning damascus pattern. Receiver has about 50% case colors turning nickely on the bottom of the frame. 7XX serial number range. Delicately and quite nicely engraved with cocking indicators and a top opener. Nice little gun!
Antique $ 3,575.
MSG636 DOUBLE BARRELED CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SUPERIOR GRADE SxS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG636
12 ga. 30" bbls. Choked full and mod. Damascus steel pattern. A few minor pitting but generally VG bores. Has the desirable crossed pistols motif under bbl indicating it is a Prussian made. Ejectors. Original wood in VG+ condition with nice sharp checkering. Circasian style walnut measuring 14-1/8" to end of the pad. Receiver retains about 25% case colors. Bbl has about 60-70% . Nice Damascus pattern showing. Very nice all original gun. Crisp mechanical condition.
Antique $ 2,750.
MSG707 PRUSSIAN MADE CHARLES DALY
Item # MSG707
Empire grade S x S 12 ga shotgun. Chamber length is 2-1/2". The 28" bbls are Krupp steel and have chokes of about full and mod. They are also marked with the retailer name JP Sauer & Son. Nearly all finish remains on bbls. Just as pretty on the inside with bright shiny bores. The top and sides of the receiver still have ample amount of case colors. The bottom is mostly a grey color. Typical of the fine Charles Daly shotguns, it has a nice looking piece of European walnut with a nice thin pistol grip which is fine-line checkered and comes down to the classic knob. Buttstock is near excellent. Forearm also has the same fine-line checkering and is in VG cond but does have a slight chip out of either side where the forearm intersects with the pivot point of the frame. This is a beautiful classic shotgun!!
Modern $ 2,575.
MR1093 ORNATE HALF STOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY WURFFLEIN
Item # MR1093
36 bore. 30" oct bbl with blade front sight, sporting rear sight and extra breech sight dovetail. Nickel forend cap, wedge plates, sideplate, trigger guard, toe plate, palm plate and patch box nicely accent the rifle. Wood is checkered highly finished walnut. There is a chip out at the breech and repair at the wrist and on both sides of the bbl. Rod is a replacement. Bbl is a brown/gray patina. Nice decorative piece to display!
Antique $ 1,775.
MSG596 PERCUSSION MARKET GUN BY BELL
Item # MSG596-26-487
A huge gun of approximately 5 bore. Marked on the top of the bbl is "Glasgow." Bbl starts out in an oct configuration and goes down to a rather ornate ring that sections the front half of the bbl which is round. Total length of the bbl is approximately 42". Metal patina is mostly a greyish brown. Looks like it was lightly cleaned many years ago. Metal is smooth. The stock had a chip at the toe with a piece grafted in. Quite a good job for being done about 100 years ago. Also a couple of fill spots in the bottom part of the stock. Everything is nice and sound. Action works very well. Very solid. There was a repair to the hammer at one time. One chip out of the stock on the right hand side right in front of the action. Gun comes with ram rod. As stated, approximately 5 bore. No refunds for dislocated shoulders!!
Antique $ 4,950.
M2-138 W. RICHARDS DOUBLE BARREL HAMMERLESS 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # M2-138
Fine bores choked full and improved modified, 30" barrels retain 95% bright shiny barrel blue, receiver retains 25% case colors with 50-60% original blue remaining on the underside of the receiver. Border areas tastefully engraved. Boxlock with ejectors and double triggers, checkered splinter forearm and straight grip stock are VG. 14 1/4" pull to the end of the original stock. A couple of walnut extensions have been added out 1 1/2" at the top, 3" at the toe. Fine little shotgun-should make a good shooter.
Modern $ 1,750.
MHG566 FLINTLOCK TRAP GUN/CEMETERY GUN
Item # MHG566
This flintlock is English made with "G. Jones BIRM m" on the lockplate. It has a huge bore. 1-1/8". A very strange contraption that was used in the late 1700's into the early 1800's supposedly for use against poachers around their traps and also for grave robbers. The grave robbing part would work pretty good since once you dug down to the gun and tripped the wire you would get shot and fall in the hole. They would just have to cover it up again. The cond is actually VG. The flintlock parts all there. A bit sluggish and may need tuning. The frizzen and pan do move. The hammer and activation is a little sluggish but does work. If you are looking for the odd and bizarre this would fit the bill!!
Antique $ 5,500.
MSG887 VERY INTERESTING SET GUN
Item # MSG887
Also frequently referred to as a"Cemetery Gun". Because surgeons and medical students could only legally dissect executed criminals or people who had donated their bodies to science, a trade in stolen corpses erupted. The cemetery gun was a dramatic way to discourage so-called "resurrection men." The gun would be mounted on a mechanism that allows it to spin freely. Cemetery keepers set up the weapon at the foot of a grave with three tripwires around the grave. A prospective grave-robber, stumbling over the tripwire in the dark, would trigger the weapon—much to his own demise.This one is well marked. The lock plate is marked with a "GR" and a Crown. Stock has the name "Marriott" branded into the bottom and the upper left side. The 2 halves of the stock are held together by riveted bindings. This is one of the best ones I have seen as they are usually in pretty tough shape. Definitely old and authentic and a very interesting and unique piece of early history.
Antique $ 4,500.
MHG638 ENGRAVED SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER
Item # MHG638
The only marking is on the top "DEFENDER". One of the many small pocket pistols of the day. This is a 5-shot revolver in 32 RF. Most of the nickel remains on the frame. Most finish is gone on the cylinder. There is a repaired crack behind the hammer. Has some very nice pearl grips.
Antique $ 325.
MHG832A FACTORY ENGRAVED WHITNEYVILLE ARMORY 32 CALIBER REVOLVER
Item # MHG832A
Antique $ 1,750.
MHG831A EXHIBITION GRADE WHITNEYVILLE ARMORY 32 LR CALIBER REVOLVER
Item # MHG831A
Antique $ 2,250.
MHG816 CENTENNIAL 1876 HOOD MARKED SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER
Item # MHG816
Antique $ 895.
MHG635 HARTFORD ARMS SPUR TRIGGER
Item # MHG635
A 5-shot 32 cal spur trigger revolver. Nickel finish. Some orig nickel remains. The cylinder has been cleaned. Gun does not index properly. It does cock. Hammer and trigger do work. A pair of ivory grips that have a chip out on each side.
Antique $ 425.
MHG780 IVER JOHNSON DA 38 CALIBER REVOLVER
Item # MHG780
Complete with orig box in VG condition. This revolver retains about 25% orig blue with the balance turning a clean plum/brown. Mechanical cond is VG+. Sharp markings. No signs of abuse. Grips appear to be homemade and fit just so-so. Other than it is a very fine outfit.
Modern $ 275.
MHG805 EXTREMELY FINE HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON 22 CALIBER 7-SHOT REVOLVER
This gun features a 3" bbl with Mother of Pearl grips. Gun is in excellent condition retaining 99%+ bright nickel as well nearly all blue on the trigger guard. Comes complete with a factory box that is slightly tattered. Any of these little revolvers are hard to find in this nice condition.
Modern $ 795.
MHG692 EXCEPTIONALLY RARE SLOCUM REVOLVER
Item # MHG692
Serial number 1 that is stamped in several places on this revolver. It is either the first one made or it was an experimental or prototype revolver. It is 6-shot 32 RF. Produced by or in conjunction with the Brooklyn Arms Co. Very short production run. As short as a year possibly in 1863, possibly 1864. This of course was during the height of the Civil War and most of the materials and labor was going towards the war effort. This is a small pocket pistol variety with 3" bbl and brass frame with scroll engraving. Bbl is pretty much a silver color with age spots. Frame is very nice condition with nice smooth metal. Action indexes and works nicely. Grips are all there with a few scratches but no losses of wood. Unique looking gun with the 6-shot cylinder. Cylinder looks over sized. This would have been a quite formidable carry gun in the Civil War days. Never have seen one before and I probably never will. If you are looking for rare this would be a great choice.
Antique $ 2,395.
MHG719 FACTORY ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1-1/2 REVOLVER
Item # MHG719
Overall gun is in superb condition with about 98% bright shiny nickel. Beautiful ebony wood grips retain all orig varnish. Gun features engraving which covers 75-80% of the surface. 32 caliber. Excellent mechanics. Fine bore. Would be hard to improve on.
Antique $ 3,375.
MR1196 DELUXE BULLARD STRAIGHT STOCK RIFLE
Item # MR1196
26" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Cal 45-70. Bright shiny bore with a few minor spots of rust but deep rifling. Should make a fine shooter. Checkered dlx grade wood in VG condition with a couple of minor cracks coming back from the frame. Stock is solid and sound. Bbl and mag retain a blue/brown coloration. Excellent sharp corners. Fine markings. Receiver shows traces of case colors with a few minor pits. There is a loading port on one side that comes out with a screw. In that port is a glass plate. I don't know if this if for exhibition or a cut-away type gun or a salesman's sample. It looks that it has been there forever. I don't doubt that it is original. Gun is mechanically excellent.
Antique $ 6,500.
W716 WINCHESTER COOEY MARKED SINGLE SHOT BOLT ACTION RIFLE
Item # W716
Marked on the back of the receiver "ACE 1 22 LR". This is a Canadian made Winchester . Fine bore. Wood retains most varnish. Made without a buttplate. About 50% blue turning a plum color. Good markings. Nice little gun.
Modern $ 275.
MSG530 FINE QUALITY J. P. SAUER & SON HAMMERLESS S X S DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG530
12 Gauge. 28" bbls. Very pretty shotgun with some extra figure wood, very fine checkered pistol grip stock. Nice, bright, shiny bores, fluid steel bbls, receiver still has ample amounts of case coloring visible-the rest has aged to the normal grayish look. Fine fitting wood. Very nice gun. These J. P. Sauer's are slim, trim, nice handling shotguns. LOP - 13-3/4" just under 6-1/2 pounds. Made in 1906.
Modern $ 1,575.
MSG234 W.C. SCOTT AND SON, LONDON, 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG234
Original steel barrels measuring 24-1/2 inches. Choked improved cyl/cyl. Definitely appears to be the original length which is unusual but I'm sure they've not been cut. Lots of blue remaining but it's thinning. Ejectors, double triggers and a beautifully engraved receiver. Someone modified the pistol grip and lower tang to a more stream-lined shape. Nice figure in the French walnut stock and forearm. Wood is in great condition with no cracks or loss. LOP 14-3/4" over a leather covered pad. Fine looking, highly usable open bore gun.
Modern $ 2,500.
R26 REMINGTON-WHITMORE MODEL 1878 ‘NEW MODEL HEAVY SHOTGUN’ IN 10 GAUGE
Item # R26
30 inch plum brown barrels with vivid Damascus pattern. Pitted bores. Receiver has turned to mostly a gray patina coloration. Early style engraving with a lot of coverage on side plates, trigger guard, both tangs and butt plate. Straight grip stock in VG condition that has had a coat of varnish added some time ago. Gun is featured in the book "Remington Double Shotguns" on page 71 by Charles Semmer.
Antique $ 2,100.
MSG437 L.C. SMITH DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG437
26 inch barrels, marked 'Specialty Grade', M & M chokes, right bore excellent, left tube has some tiny ripples. Ejectors, checkered beavertail forearm, checkered straight grip deluxe buttstock, 13-3/4" pull, double triggers. Engraving includes a duck on the right and pair of game birds on the left.
Modern $ 3,100.
MR1101 FINE SPENCER CARBINE
Item # MR1101
Cal 50 RF. 20" round bbl with 3-groove rifled bore. Gun appears to have post-war arsenal alterations. Bbl lacks the 1865 markings, is un numbered and retains a good amount blue. Likely a replacement at the time of alteration. Action also retains much of an arsenal aplied case color. Wood is in VG condition. Action is crisp and tight. Nice Spencer Carbine!
Antique $ 9,500.
MR1185 SPENCER RIFLE WITH SPECIAL ORDER SET TRIGGER
Item # MR1185
Cal 56-46. 28-3/8" oct bbl. Serial number 1151. This rare Spencer has standard sporting rifle blade front sight, folding ladder rear and receiver mounted peep sights. Barrel retains much of original blue finish. Frame has a good amount of original case colors. Wood is in VG condition with only minor scratches and dings. Set trigger needs some adjustment but the action works fine. Bright shiny bore. The Spencer rifles are a great piece of American History.
Antique $ 7,250.
R090 ITHACA 4E SINGLE BARREL TRAP SHOTGUN
Item # R090
Serial number over 400,XXX range. Orig 30 full choke bbl, exc bore, orig wood has filler piece expertly added to comb, looks pretty decent with a Morgan type adjustable metal pad. Other than alterations to the wood, gun is in fine cond with 98% bbl blue on the receiver, 75-80% vivid case colors. Should make fine shooter.
Modern $ 1,750.
MHG592 FLINTLOCK PISTOL
Item # MHG592
A smaller flintlock pistol with overall length of about 8-1/2". The pistol is not very big but the bore sure is. Cal 54. Gun is in good overall antique cond. Bbl is mostly brown. Some rust both inside and out. Metal is in relatively good cond. There was some floral engraving on the top of the bbl which is still visible. Action works well on both hammer and the frizzen. Brass furniture is intact and has a nice aged look. Wood is actually quite nice. Normal scratches and light cracks but no chunks missing. Towards the grip cap is what appears to be worm holes? Attractive little flintlock.
Antique $ 775 .
MHG530 EUROPEAN PERCUSSION PISTOL
Item # MHG530
About 70 bore. Percussion officers pistol, made by the well known firm of Williams & Powell of Liverpool, England. This firm worked in Liverpool, England from 1844 to 1892. Wood is overall good for it's age. Metal is grey/silver and "Liverpool" is still visible on the bbl. Engraved side plate with "William & Powell". Replacement captive ramrod.
Antique $ 375.
MHG251 CHRISTOPH KUCHENREITER MARKED PERCUSSION PISTOL IN APPROXIMATELY .50 CALIBER
Item # MHG251
8-3/4 octagon barrel, fine condition overall with smooth clean metal of a soft plum gray coloration. Fancy furniture with fancy carved border decorations, checkered grip area, horn forend and ramrod tip, trapdoor in end of fancy butt won't open. Most likely it contains a map to a lost pirate treasure.
Antique $ 2,375.
MHG511 HOPKINS PHILADELPHIA PERCUSSION BELT DERINGER
Item # MHG511
Big bore, small gun! This is a 45 cal meant to be worn on the belt. Quite ornate gun with scroll engraving on the lock and the hammer. Also on the upper tang. Nice clean smooth metal. Action works good. Wood is exceptional. VG overall condition. One light age crack on the left hand side by the belt clip. Everything is solid with no wood missing. Also a light crack that has been repaired many years ago on the right hand side with original wood. Just a hairline crack that does not detract from the gun. Very nice little gun!
Antique $ 1,475.
MR637 MODEL 1855 US PERCUSSION MUSKET
Item # MR637
Marked on the lock plate ahead of the Maynard tape primer is "Harpers Ferry" and "US". Back part of the lock is dated 1859. It has the date 1858 on top of the bbl. This is a 3-banded musket with a 42" bbl. One of 12,000 guns converted at the Harpers Ferry Arsenal. Original wood is sound and solid with a few minor dings and mars but no splits or cracks. Definitely would benefit from a good cleaning. Metal is in VG cond with a light gunmetal grey color. Some patina starting to appear on the lock plate. Original ramrod and complete with correct bayonet.
Antique $ 3,250.
MSG890 LEFEVER NITRO SPECIAL SIDE BY SIDE
Item # MSG890
410 ga. 26" bbls, 2-1/4" chambers, fixed full and modified chokes. Boxlock action. Double triggers and extractors. Good bores. Orig forearm has been refinished. Buttstock is a replacement and has a Fajen grooved buttplate. LOP 14-5/8". DAC 2-3/4". DAH 2-3/4". Stock is cast off. Overall weight is a mere 6 lbs. 4 oz. Metal has faded to a brown color on bbls and frame. This is a nice little 410!
Modern $ 1,475.
MR342 LARGE FRAME BULLARD MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # MR342
.50-115 Caliber. 24 full round bbl, original 13" magazine, minty-mirror bore, 90% darkening bbl and mag blue, just beginning to turn, receiver finish has mostly dimmed to a soft dark gray plum patina coloration. Fine forearm, VG buttstock very lightly cleaned, hardrubber buttplate. Fine, rare gun.
Antique $ 9,500.
MSG241 SERIAL #1 SPENCER 1884 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG241
32 inch Damascus barrel and Damascus magazine tube have turned a dark plum blue brown patina coloration; most Damascus pattern visible. Receiver turned mostly dark on right side and forward area of left-balance is a nickelly gray patina; sharp scroll and vine engraving with a hunter and dog scene on left side. Interesting that right side is marked 'Spencer Arm Co.' (without patent date). Engraving appears to be done by the New York master Louis D. Nimschke-quite elaborate. SN 1 is present on numerous parts throughout the gun. Of further interest is that the barrel bears the Model 1886 type address, the cond matches the rest of the gun perfectly and it appears no alterations have been made. VG walnut, short non-checkered pump handle, checkering on pistol grip somewhat worn; otherwise VG+ walnut. The carrier's forward area is of a different design than seen on other 1884's, etc.; the slot is very short. VG shiny bore with a few pits. Interesting Spencer; possibly one-of-a-kind.
Antique $ 7,750.
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