Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
Various Rare & Collectible Guns
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.
MR1174 WHITNEY KENNEDY LEVER ACTION RIFLE
Item # MR1174
Cal 44-40. Full oct bbl and full length mag tube. Crisp tight action. VG bore with sharp rifling. Would benefit from a good cleaning. Wood is in fine shape with most original varnish. Rifle style buttplate. Overall metal is fine with what appears to be a very old refinish. Sharp corners and fine markings. Original sights. Nice clean attractive gun.
Antique $ 1,850 sale pending.
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.
MHG817 VERY SCARCE SLOCUM FRONT LOADING 5 SHOT 32 CALIBER REVOLVER
Item # MHG817
Brooklyn Firearms Co. Slocum Front Loading Revolver. Overall gun is in fine condition with traces of bbl blue. Cylinder retains a fair amount of blue. Strong traces of case color remain on the hammer. Receiver is crisp and sharp with nicely engraved panels on the side. Rosewood Grips are in excellent cond with most orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Interesting gun that the chambers slide forward one at a time over a fixed rod on right side to expose, load and eject. Nice clean original little gun.
Antique $ 675 sale pending.
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.
MR1135 MERIDEN SINGLE SHOT RIFLE
Item # MR1135
Marked " Meriden model 10". 20" full round bbl. Very nice bore. Wood has most varnish remaining and correct buttplate. A small crack coming off the receiver. Stock is sound and solid. Overall metal has turned a nice brown color with traces of finish. Sharp markings. Nice clean little gun.
Modern $ 235.
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.
W761 HISTORIC HENRY PRESENTATION RIFLE
Item # W761
Cal 44RF. Early production serial number 1111. Right side of the receiver is period engraved "Edgar Totten Wisconsin April 8th From Wm. A Warren" For some unknown reason the year has been deliberately taken out. Many privately purchased Henry's were carried by soldiers from Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky (which cost them $42. About 3 months soldiers pay) during the Civil War. I found an Edgar Totten who mustered out of the 173rd Regiment in October of 1865. There was a William Warren listed from Bellevue, Iowa. He was the local sheriff and the leader of a posse during the "Bellevue War". He went on to become an important quartermaster for the Union Army in the Civil War. Not sure of the connection between the two or the reason for the presentation. This rifle is in Good overall condition showing honest wear and color for it's age. The rear sight is missing the slider. In the butt is the original hickory cleaning rod. This is a great piece of American History that anyone would be proud to own.
Antique $ 67,500.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MHG580 MANHATTAN PERCUSSION REVOLVER
Item # MHG580
This Manhattan would be called the series 4 with a Newark N.J. bbl address. Bbl is 6-1/2" long. Cal 36. The series 4 had a 5-shot cylinder. Overall cond is pretty good. Cylinder scene is faint but somewhat visible. Metal has some pin prick pitting throughout but no deep corrosion. Touch up blue in places. British proof marks. Mechanics are VG. Indexes, locks up, trigger and hammer springs good and loading gate works. A great bore. Manhattan was a major player in firearms at one time but went by the wayside. This is a good collectable gun.
Antique $ 1,575 .
MHG215 MARTIALLY MARKED E. WHITNEY 2ND MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER
Item # MHG215
The Navy Model is 36 caliber single action percussion revolver with a standard barrel length of 7 5/8 inches that was manufactured from the late 1850s through the early 1860s. The revolver went into production after Colt’s patent on his revolver mechanism expired in 1857. Interesting in that it is in the 4th type serial number range but has the E. Whitney barrel address. Generally fine condition overall retaining 85% original nickel on the barrel, frame, hammer and trigger guard with traces of case colors on loading lever. Nice grips with great cartouche. Excellent mechanics. Plain cylinder. A fine Civil War Era Whitney.
Antique $ 3,975.
MSG587 SMITH PERCUSSION SINGLE BARREL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG587
Approximately 11 bore, 34-3/4 bbl which is marked "London". The bore is relatively good with some light pitting. Buttstock is in VG condition. There appears to have been a repair done underneath the percussion nipple. It was very well done. All complete with a replacement ramrod. Very nice wall hanger!
Antique $ 475.
MHG392 BEAUTIFUL FLINTLOCK PISTOL
Item # MHG392
21" overall with a 13-1/2" bbl. Bore is approximately .65 cal. Gun features all brass fixtures such as trigger guard. Inlaid motifs are very decoratively engraved. The woodwork on the gun is superb with a considerable amount of elaborate carving. There is a minter's name that I can't quite make out on the lock plate. A very beautiful well made decorative gun believed to be an early Spanish made. Overall gun is a plum-brown coloration with excellent wood. All complete and original unaltered. Very interesting piece.
Antique $ 3,950.
MR1133 STANDARD ARMS MODEL G SLIDE ACTION RIFLE
Item # MR1133
Cal 30 Rem. 22" round bbl, dovetail front sight and sporting rear sight. The Model G can be gas operated or with the switch at the gas port turned off becomes a manual slide action. This one has mostly a blue/brown color to the metal. Bottom loading box magazine. Walnut checkered slide grip has some wear. Buttstock is overall good with some dings and gouges. Brass decorative buttplate has the Standard Arms Company logo. Bright shiny bore and crisp action.
Modern $ 695.
MR1069 STANDARD ARMS COMPANY RIFLE
Item # MR1069
Cal 35 Rem. Appears to be complete and is in relatively good condition. Decent blue on the frame. Bbl also has blue but with some pin pricking and freckling on quite a bit of it. There also is an extra dovetail milled into the bbl for an alternative sight. Action works. Comes with a pouch of cleaning accessories.
Modern $ 950.
MR1071 STANDARD ARMS RIFLE
Item # MR1071
Cal 30 which is the obsolete 30 Remington caliber. Standard Arms rifle was unique in the fact that they made a rifle that was suppose to be semi automatic but could also be used as a slide action. Very short production run of these guns in the early 1900's. Sounds silly to have a semi-auto pump rifle. It made sense in the day because of the variations of different ammo that may not always work as a semi-auto so you had the option to use the slide action. This gun has very nice bbl blue. The frame has quite a bit of blue on the left side and not so much on the right side. A decent stock. One cool thing about the Standard Arms was the buttplate and slide handle which were quite ornate. Most of the parts appear to be with the gun and even comes with a pouch containing cleaning accessories.
Modern $ 975.
MHG245 RECORD BREAKING ENGRAVED PRESENTATION CASED STEVENS CONLIN #38 2ND ISSUE TARGET PISTOL
Item # MHG245
Inscribed on the left side of the barrel "With this pistol was made the first perfect outdoor score of 100 at 50-yard range" continuing on the right side "Made at Philadelphia November 8th, 1898 by C.H. Taylor." His initials are very elaborately engraved on the butt. He went on to be a very well known successful businessman after graduating from Harvard. Taylor worked for a number of automobile manufacturers and airline companies where he patented numerous devices. Entirely engraved: gold gilted receiver elaborately engraved and retains nearly all the orig gold gilt; bbl is in excellent cond retaining all the orig blue; orig mother-of-pearl grips. Beautifully cased in a French Moroccan style leather case with a 'J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co.' label on inside top which also has the "First Perfect Score of 100 at 50 Yard Range, November 8, 1893" statement on it. Very neat and interesting as far as early American target shooting is concerned. Gun is near mint condition; complete with tools fitted inside the case and a box of cartridges. Hard to improve on and definitely a plus to any Stevens collection. A lot of paperwork accompanies this gun.
Antique $ 12,500.
MR1171 WILKINSON & SON OF LONDON BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE
Item # MR1171
Cal 45-70. 28" bbls with near excellent bores, matted rib and sling eyes. Open field on the rib is marked "Wilkinson & Son Gun Maker to Her Majesty. Pall Mall London". This company is known today as "Wilkinson Sword". Rifle has been re chambered to 45-70. Sights include an ivory beaded blade front sight and folding leaf express sight marked "Express 50", "Express 100", "Martini 200" and "Martini/Bullet 300". Bbls retain most all of a very nice reblue. Action features full coverage fine floral scroll engraving. Case hardened frame has aged to a pleasing antique patina. Beautiful English Walnut stocks are checkered and in good condition with some light finish added.
Antique $ 8,500.
MR231 STEVENS IDEAL LADIES MODEL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE
Item # MR231
Original 26 inch full octagon barrel is marked 25-20 caliber but has been Re-chambered to 22 Short. Sights include a Lyman globe front and Lyman windage adjustable folding tang rear. Barrel has been fitted for scope blocks. Original wood is in excellent+ condition with most all original high gloss lacquer finish remaining. Swiss style buttplate retains most all the silver with just traces of brass starting to show. Overall gun is excellent retaining most all bright shiny original barrel blue and original vivid case colors on the frame. Excellent bore. Should make a fine little target gun.
Antique $ 6,750 .
MSG308 MOSSBERG TARGO MODEL 340 TR IN .22 CALIBER SMOOTH BORE
Item # MSG308
This example has the .22 smooth bore insert screwed in. A previous owner then cut the excess portion so it's flush with the stationary muzzle. 24 inch round barrel with most original blue and a bright shiny bore. Sound wood with the usual dings and scratches. Plastic trigger guard has a crack in it.
Modern $ 395.
MR1181 FIRST TYPE JOSLYN MODEL 1862
Item # MR1181
Cal 52 RF. 22" round bbl, blade type front sight and 3-leaf rear sight. Metal is a mottled gray. Brass trigger guard, buttplate and bbl band are a soft mustard color. Walnut stock has been lightly freshened and has a few scattered handling mars. Faint cartouche on left side above saddle ring. Bright shiny bore with some roughness at the breech and the muzzle.
Antique $ 2,275.
MR1179 HARD TO FIND TRANSITIONAL JOSLYN 1862
Item # MR1179
Cal 52 RF. 22" bbl and standard sights. Standard brass fitting and the friction latch with Model 1862 markings. After buying 2,200, the US Government requested improvements to the latch so it would not come open during combat. The Model 1864 was the outcome with a spring operated catch and all case hardened furniture. This bbl is a faint blue. Brass bbl band, trigger guard and buttplate are a nice mustard color. Remainder of metal is a mottled gray. Wood has been lightly freshened and has 2 visible cartouche. Lots of inspector markings. Lock functions fine.
Antique $ 2,950.
MR1178 JOSLYN MODEL 1864 WITH NAVAL ANCHOR MARKING
Item # MR1178
Cal 52 RF. 22" round bbl with a good amount of blue remaining. Balance of metal is a silver/gray color. Bright shiny bore. Wood is overall good with some minor chips and dents. No markings or cartouches on the wood except for the small anchor directly in front of the trigger guard. Buttplate has "US" above the heel screw. Approximately 8,000 of the improved Second Model carbines were purchased by the US Government.
Antique $ 3,100.
MR1034 CIVIL WAR MAYNARD CARBINE
Item # MR1034
On the side of the frame is "Manufactured by Mass. Arms Co". On the left side is the Maynard patent dates. This is a saddle ring carbine with a 20" bbl. 50 cal breech loading percussion. You don't see too many quite this nice. Very good metal finish remaining. Still orig case colors on the frame. Nice blue on the bbl. Wood has some dings and scratches and a couple of letters carved into the left side of the stock. Fortunately the cartouche is untouched and very readable. Bore is VG+. A good collectible gun.
Antique $ 3,450.
MR785 MAYNARD MODEL 16 TARGET RIFLE
Item # MR785-26-556
28" half oct bbl. Cal 38 Maynard. Orig circassian style wood is in excellent cond with pistol grip and a cheek piece. Very nicely grained strikingly looking wood. Sharp checkering. Globe front sight. Lyman tang rear sight. Near excellent bore. Mechanical cond excellent also. The engraving is a light delicate pattern with some blossoming floral and a motif with a covey of quail in the center. Nicely done. The other side has a deer running through the forest. A very unusual pattern and I'm unsure who the engraver is. It wouldn't surprise me if it was Nimschke. His work will surprise you. It's often hard to identify. Gun is very nice with about 90% orig dull blue turning plum. A nickel color receiver with just traces of case colors. A sharp looking gun!
Antique $ 11,500.
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