Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
Various Rare & Collectible Guns
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.
MSG876 RARE ENGRAVED SPENCER SHOTGUN
Item # MSG876
12 gauge. 28" Damascus bbl with bead front sight and good markings. Bbl is mostly a brown color with a light Damascus pattern still visible. Frame and action bars are covered in a tight scroll engraving with small panel hunting scenes on each side of bars as well scenes at the rear frame border. Trigger guard also has an engraving of two ducks in flight with a hunter in a boat. Pistol grip buttstock has been refinished and has a repair on the left side at the wrist. Overall wood condition is good. Checkered forend has had some sort of thick brown finish applied. Deluxe engraved Spencer shotguns are seldom encountered.
Antique $ 1,375.
MSG875 FOREHAND & WADSWORTH SIDE HAMMER SHOTGUN
Item # MSG875
Antique $ 125.
MSG872 ITHACA CRASS MODEL ENGRAVED SHOTGUN
Item # MSG872
12 gauge. 30" solid rib Damascus bbls with 2-3/4" chambers choked cylinder/improved cylinder. Metal is mostly a gray/brown coloration. Bbls have a good Damascus pattern with some roughness in the bore towards the breech. "Ithaca Hammerless" in a scroll banner on each side. Replacement buttstock in good condition. Checkered forearm has some wear but is overall good. Checkered Ithaca Gun buttplate.
Antique $ 225.
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.
MR1013 MAYNARD HUNTER’S RIFLE
Item # MR1013-26-558
Maynards are a bit tricky but I believe that this would be the Maynard Single Shot No. 7 Improved Hunter's Rifle. Cal 35-30 Maynard with 20" bbl. A good looking Maynard with a lot of nice bbl blue. Hardly any wear at the muzzle. Also very good case colors on the frame. Marking on the frame " Manufactured by the Mass Arms Co". On the left side of the frame is "1873". This is equipped with simple bbl open sights and also a very nice long stemmed tang sight.. Stock is in good overall cond with just a couple of cracks at the pistol grip area. No missing wood. Nice Maynard!
Antique $ 2,275.
MR1138 MAYNARD PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE
Item # MR1138
Cal 35. 26" part oct bbl. Bbl is mostly a brown/blue color. Action is mostly brown with some gray. Sights include flip up globe front sight, stationary notched rear sight and folding tang sight. Wood is good condition with a few handling mars. VG bore.
Antique $ 1,895.
MR1136 MAYNARD 2ND MODEL SRC
Item # MR1136
Cal 50. 20" part round bbl that is mostly a brown/blue coloration. Action is gray with some brown freckling. Sights include a dovetail front sight and 2-leaf folding rear sight. Wood is overall good with numerous handling mars and two visible cartouches on the left side. Bright bore with some roughness.
Antique $ 1,975.
MR1173 ENGRAVED AUSTRIAN RIFLE BY MULACZ
Item # MR1173
Cal 9.3mm. 26" round bbl, full length matted rib, ramped front sight and fixed notch rear sight. Bbl has most finish remaining. Action is beautifully engraved with floral pattern and a deer in ovals. The right side of the lockplate is marked " A. Mulacz in Wein". Also has several "Austrian markings on bbl flat". Checkered stocks are VG condition with a couple of well done repairs. Features a left side cheek piece and Schnabel forearm. European style sling swivels. A beautiful little rifle!
Modern $ 1,975.
MR1213 ENGRAVED J. PURDEY & SONS SxS BOX LOCK DOUBLE RIFLE IN 450 EXPRESS
Item # MR1213
27-1/8" bbls with solid matted rib. Blade front sight and 2-leaf rear sight with one fixed leaf. LOP 14-1/8". Double triggers with tang mounted locking safety. Entire double rifle has a fine refinish and retains most of that finish. Fine English scroll engraving on receiver which is a silver color. Dark accent on lever, rib extension, bottom and trigger guard. Beautiful circassian checkered walnut stocks with cheek piece. Sling eyes, plastic grip cap and rubber recoil pad. This beautiful Purdey comes with a leather and oak case that shows some wear and loose compartments. Purdey & Sons label is affixed inside lid.
Modern $ 12,500.
MSG869 PARKER TROJAN GRADE SxS
Item # MSG869
12 gauge chambered in 2-3/4". Lop 13-7/8". 29-7/8" solid rib bbls with brass bead sight. Bbls have thinning blue and the action shows case colors with spots of brown appearing. Wood is good overall with wear to the finish in areas. Grooved plastic buttplate.
Modern $ 1,150 sale pending.
MSG868 PARKER 12 GAUGE VHE GRADE
Item # MSG868
30" solid rib bbls, 2-3/4" chambers, choked full and full. LOP 14-7/8". Bbls have good amount of blue remaining with some scrapes and wear spots. Frame has visible case coloring with the balance having turned a worn silver color. Checkered stocks in overall good condition with a WhiteLine recoil pad.
Modern $ 1,875.
MSG593 BEAUTIFUL HOLLAND & HOLLAND DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE
Item # MSG593
Royal Hammerless Ejector shotgun. Featuring 30 inch bbls. 2-5/8" chambers. Choked modified and improved cylinder. Original Walnut stock is in excellent condition with correct checkering. Leather covered cheek piece. 14" pull with a checkered Walnut buttplate. Excellent bores. Dimensions drop at the heels 2" and at the comb about 1-2/3". Double triggers. Sling swivels. The gun comes complete with a Factory Letter from Holland & Holland stating the manufactured configuration as well as import papers from the original owner clarifying the fact that he had received it as a war souvenir while stationed in Europe. There is a letter from his son stating various facts about the gun. Beautiful condition with about all of a probable refinish on the bbls but very beautifully done. The receiver shows traces of case color. Crisp and sharp engraving. A beautiful gun in excellent condition. Marked on top of the bbl " #2". Apparently it was one of a set that was separated.
Antique $ 13,750.
MHG820 PAIR OF DOUBLE FLINT PISTOLS WITH CASE
Item # MHG820
Cal 50. 7-1/2" bbls engraved “L. Alley Dublin Fecit” on top ribs. A very rare pair of flintlock double-barreled dueling pistols signed by Dublin Ireland gun manufacturer Lewis Alley. Each gun has a walnut stock with finely engraved steel mounts. The guns, along with the the steel bullet mold, are encased in the original box bearing the trade label of Wm. and Jn. Rigby. Pistols fit well into the case. Wood on the case is very good. Lining is worn. All metal parts have been cleaned to a pewter color. Engraving is still very visible. Stocks have wear to original finish. Steel crest plates have been fitted for removable buttstocks which are not present. A unique cased pair of Flintlock Pistols from the late 1700's. Comes with a certified evaluation/appraisal letter from M.S. Rau Antiques dated October 1997 showing a value of $12,500.
Antique $ 8,500.
MSG394 HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON TOPPER SHOTGUN CUT-AWAY
Item # MSG394
The top and the side of the action is cut away to show operation and transfer bar safety system. No barrel portion or stock. Don't wait on this one, every H & R collector would die to have one of these.
Antique $ 350.
MHG832 BELGIAN BROWNING ENGRAVED BABY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL
Item # MHG832
Cal 25 ACP. 2" bbl with leafy scroll engraving on most all the metal surfaces. Gold washed trigger and simulated pearl grips. Fixed sights and standard markings on the slide, frame and bbl. Comes in a "Browning by Montana Silversmiths" case of dark blue velveteen. Case has some wear. This Browning is a little cutie!
Modern $ 2,550.
MHG831 FACTORY ENGRAVED BELGIAN BROWNING 1955 RENAISSANCE PISTOL
Item # MHG831
Modern $ 3750.
MSG816 L C SMITH 20 GAUGE FEATHER WEIGHT
Item # MSG816
A nice slim trim SxS shotgun from the famed L C Smith/Hunter Arms Company. 28" armor steel bbls that are choked full and modified. This gun has seen some use but no abuse. Bbls are pretty much blue but are thinning throughout. There is some scratches and light dings throughout the bbls. Receiver retains case colors although they are faded. Wood is about the same as the rest of the gun being VG but showing age and use. Solid action. VG bores.
Modern $ 1,375 .
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.
MSG846 CASED BERNARDELLI 2-BBL SET
Item # MSG846
12 ga. Both bbls measure 27-1/2". Gun features 15" LOP with 2-3/4" chambers. Choking is improved modified and modified on one bbl. The other is full and improved modified. This is one of the most elaborate Bernardelli's I have seen. The receiver is covered with beautifully executed engraving. English in style with flower scrolls, banners and ribbons. This gun was probably made in the early 1950's. Straight stock is checkered and of beautiful circassian walnut. Retains most orig finish. Red Pachmayr pad. Full detachable side locks style action. Features ejectors. Bbls have most blue remaining. Receiver is coin finish that shows no wear as does the wood. Cased in orig Bernardelli case. Full leather with light green felt interior. Beautiful outfit!
Modern $ 10,750.
MSG293 V. BERNARDELLI DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG293
26 bbls, extra F & F, exc bores and exc overall, 99% bright shiny bbl blue, back action, full coverage engraving on coin finished frame, floral and ribbon motifs with thirteen gold flower inlays interspersed, ejectors, checkered splinter forearm and pistol grip stock, beautiful deluxe Circassian walnut, 14" pull to end of hardrubber buttplate. This highly embellished custom built deluxe sidelock is breathtaking.
Modern $ 15,500.
MSG 667 CHURCHILL DOUBLE BARRELED 12 GAUGE FULL SIDE LOCK
Item # MSG667
Automatic ejectors. Double triggers. 30" bbls choked cylinder on the right and full on the left. English style straight stock deluxe fancy burl wood in excellent condition measuring 13-3/4" to the end of red English style recoil pad. Bbls retain about 95% original blue. Receiver has been re case hardened probably by Churchill and retains nearly all that case hardening. Beautifully scroll engraved. Quite elaborate. Top opener with a 3rd fastener. Proofed 1-1/8 oz on the bottom of the water table. Complete with English style leather case which is missing some of the end. An easy repair.
Modern $ 6,950.
MSG666 EJ CHURCHILL REGAL XXV
Item # MSG666
12 ga with a 25" bbls measuring 15" to the end of the English recoil pad. The receiver is beautifully scroll engraved. Top opener, automatic ejectors and double triggers. A very light gun. Overall in excellent condition retaining virtually all the bright case colors and original blue. Would be hard to improve upon this beautiful gun. Marked on the bottom of the gun "The Regal".
Modern $ 7,250 .
MSG577 WEBLEY & SCOTT MODEL 700 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN WITH CASE
Item # MSG577
This gun was manufactured in approximately 1958 with 30" bbl, 2-3/4" chambers, ejectors, single trigger. Also features Prince of Whales grip, checkered wooden buttstock, LOP is 14 1/4". Drop at the comb is 1 3/8 and at the heel is 2 1/4. Total weight of the gun is 6 pounds 10 oz. Gun is in beautiful cond with virtually all of the case colors still in tact as well 99% of the bright vivid blue. Original wood shows virtually no use. Nicely checkered stock. Gun is in a leather English style case which doesn't fit exactly perfect but it wouldn't be too hard to fit it to the case. Very nice all original little gun. 129,XXX serial number range.
Modern $ 3,500.
MHG637 HOPKINS & ALLEN SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER
Item # MHG637
This is marked "Dictator". There were a lot of these pocket guns in the old days. Hopkins & Allen was a well known company back then and they also made them. A nickel plated gun with the nickel in pretty good shape. Some wear but pretty much all there. This gun has beautiful grips in very good cond. There is a mechanical issue. Gun does not index and sometimes the hammer does not go all the way back but the cylinder does turn by hand. The cylinder pin is a bit marred up. This is a good looking interesting piece.
Antique $ 295.
R107 HUSQVARNA ROLLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE IN .68 CALIBER WITH STRAIGHT RIFLING
Item # R107
Possibly for a 16 gauge slug. 35-1/2 part round, part octagon barrel. Fine overall condition with 90% lustrous barrel blue, 40% case colors on the frame. Most varnish remains on straight gripped checkered buttstock, cheekpiece and steel shotgun style buttplate, original sights. Interesting gun.
Antique $ 1,950.
MR1142 DAISY V/L PRESENTATION MODEL
Item # MR1142
It is a .22 V/L cal. (case less air ignited cartridge). Daisy produced these for a very short time (1968-69) when the BATF ruled that the gun constituted a firearm and since Daisy was only licensed to manufacture air weapons they decided to discontinue production. 18" round bbl, blued metal, standard sights and walnut stock. Only 4,000 of these Special Presentation Model rifles were produced for dealers. This one is in VG condition with just a couple scratches on the metal and wood.
Modern $ 475.
MHG821 PAIR OF GASTINNE RENETTE SINGLE SHOT RIMFIRE PISTOLS
The first one is 22 cal with 10-3/4" bbl. The second one is 9mm RF with a 11" bbl. Both are marked ""FNI Par Gastinne-Renette A Paris". All metal is faded blue finish with substantial pitting on the front bbl of the 22 cal. 9mm bbl is in much better condition. Stocks on both pistols are in good overall condition. They come in unmarked black leather holsters that are in fair to good condition. One of the holsters has the flap torn loose but is all there. Action functions well on both pistols.
Antique $ 2,100 pair.
MSG677 W.C. SCOTT 8 GAUGE
Item # MSG677
This is a percussion shotgun with 28" bbls. The bores are surprisingly nice. Bright and shiny. No pitting but some light roughness. Overall the bores are VG+. Exterior of the bbls are mostly a grey patina with good markings on the rib. The wood is also VG. Nice fitting lock plates. The delicate wood around the upper tang is all in tact. Checkering still remains but worn down somewhat. Entire pattern is visible. Ram rod included. It looks old but is most likely a period replacement ramrod. Nice trigger springs. Functions just fine. This gun weighs in at 11-1/2 pounds which isn't as ridiculous as some of these big guns. At least you can carry this one! Nice shot gun and a very good conversation piece.
Antique $ 2,375.
MR1169 HAMILTON RIFLE NO.15
Item # MR1169
The Number 15 Hamilton boys rifle in 22 caliber. Metal is a brown/gray patina. Metal piece on the stock and the butt plate have been painted black. Wood looks nice and smooth. Original peep rear and blade front sights. Bore has roughness throughout and would benefit from a good cleaning.
Modern $ 315.
MR1168 HAMILTON RIFLE NUMBER 27
Item # MR1168
The Model 27 was the most popular of all Hamilton rifles with 500,000 being made. 22 caliber tip up frame boys rifle. This one has a pretty good bore with good rifling. Metal surfaces have been cleaned long ago. Wood is nice looking and refinished. A slight crack on the left side of the forearm. Original sights. A good entry level Hamilton to start your collection.
Modern $ 250.
MR1167 THE HAMILTON RIFLE NO.27
Item # MR1167
The Model 27 was the most popular of all Hamilton rifles with 500,000 being made. Just an honest looking brown patina gun. Bore has visible rifling. Would benefit from a good cleaning. Wood shows some wear with dings and scrapes. Original sights. Good Hamilton for the money.
Modern $ 285.
MR1166 THE HAMILTON RIFLE NO.027
Item # MR1166
The second highest production run of the Hamilton rifles with 250,000 produced starting in 1908. This is an honest looking rifle a fair amount of original blue present with the balance turning a plum/brown patina. Butt plate also has good blue. Smooth tip up. Crisp action. Good bore. Wood is decent light handling mars and scratches. This is a good example.
Modern $ 300.
MR1156 HAMILTON RIFLE NO.15 BOYS RIFLE
Item # MR1156
Hamilton No.15 Boys Rifle chambered in .22 caliber. Interesting collectable rifle that someone decided to spray paint black. Wood is in good shape with added finish. Bore is a little rough and could use a good cleaning. Action seems to work fine.
Modern $ 225.
MR1155 THE HAMILTON NO. 027 RIFLE
Item # MR1155
This is a high condition Number 027 Hamilton rifle with most all original blue remaining. Butt plate looks as good as the frame. Crisp action. Best bore I have seen on a Hamilton. Original sights. Wood is in good condition also. 250,000 produced starting in 1908. This is a fine example of a Hamilton if you only want to have one.
Modern $ 395.
MR1154 HAMILTON RIFLE NO.27
Item # MR1154
The Model 27 was the most popular of all Hamilton rifles. This is the later Model 27 with the 1907 patent date. The HAMILTON RIFLE No.27.22cal. Patented Oct.30 1900,-Aug.13, 1907 Mfd. by C.J Hamilton and Son. Plymouth, Mich.U.S.A. SPECIFICATIONS: Action type: Tip-up barrel Weight: 2 1/2 lbs. Caliber: .22 rim fire Length: 30 inches Barrel length: 15 inches Mfd. Dates: 1906-1930 App. Mfd.: 500,000. Bore has visible rifling. Brown patina with traces of original blue showing through. Front of the rear sight is missing. Replacement screw holding stock on. Wood is not bad. Some light dings. A good entry level Hamilton.
Modern $ 260.
MR1151 SCARCE HAMILTON RIFLE CO. NUMBER 7
Item # MR1151
The Model 7 was the first Hamilton made. The skeleton frame was made entirely of castings, stampings with coil springs, and completely nickel-plated. To load the rifle, the barrel pivots to the left at the frame junction, exposing the chamber. The Hamilton No 7 still holds the record for the longest firing pin on a shoulder fired rifle at 9" long. 44,700 No. 7's were made from 1899-1901, of which Mr. Ringbauer, Hamilton Rifle Historian, Author and Collector, estimates 99.9 percent have gone to "Rifle Heaven". It is estimated that fewer than 45 of these "first model" Hamilton rifles remain. Regardless, very few of the rifle exist. This one is in pretty decent condition with most of the original finish remaining. Rear peep sight is broken off. Some initials and numbers scratched on left side of frame. Action works fine. A good looking example of a very hard to find Hamilton.
Modern $ 750.
MR1144 THE HAMILTON RIFLE NUMBER 51 IN 22 LR
Item # MR1144
The Model 51 rifle was the first Hamilton rifle to be chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge. This one looks as though it was used quite a bit. Thinning barrel blue with scratches. Good bore. Original sights but missing the peep sight. Receiver is a blue/brown/plum color. The wood is all there but does have numerous scrapes and scuffs. These were made between 1935 - 1941. This is basically an honest looking used Hamilton.
Modern $ 290.
MSG789 L.C. SMITH EJECTOR SxS
Item # MSG789-27-468
12 ga with 30" bbls choked full and mod. Marking on the rib is "Hunter Arms Co". These are the fluid steel bbls. Good looking shotgun with some wear. Probably was some ones hunting gun. Bbls are in nice condition with just a couple of light dings. Bores are nice bright and shiny. Solid lockup as most L.C. Smiths are. Frame still has most case colors remaining and have dimmed quite a bit. Carry point is nearly all silver. Wood is good overall condition with a coat of varnish and a white line recoil pad added. Good classic American shotgun! Complete with Factory Letter.
Modern $ 1,250.
MSG713 W.C. SCOTT SxS ENGLISH 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG713
This gun features 28" nitro proofed bbls. Mint bore. Ejectors. Pistol grip checkered circassian style walnut with splinter style forearm. Complete with a good looking English style butt pad. Stock measures 13-3/8" overall. Gun is beautifully engraved. A very dense scrolling on the sides. The bolsters are factory carved in a relief acorn style. Overall gun is excellent+. Wood shows some wear to the checkering but is solid and sound and looks great. Nearly all bbl blue. Vivid case colors at about 75-80%. Nice clean gun.
Modern $ 6,500.
MSG734 W C SCOTT PREMIER QUALITY HAMMERLESS S x S
Item # MSG734
This an early Scott with the crystal indicators on each side. A cool feature on these guns. This one is elaborately engraved on the side locks with ducks, woodcock and almost everything that has ever flown. Even some cranes on the bottom. Very ornate. The scroll work is the delicate tight engraving. Very nice! A 12 ga gun with 2-1/2" chambers. Bores are in excellent cond. The bbls have been refinished. Markings are still readable. Nice smooth metal. Stock is in exceptional condition. The delicate fitting around the trigger guard and sidelocks are in good cond with no cracks or missing wood which is unusual. There is something between the comb and upper tang that looks like some sort of a shield that has been taken off or it is a repair. Everything is solid and wood is good. There has been an addition to the stock with spacer plates and recoil pad. Forearm is good overall. Missing a splinter towards the front. A very classy looking antique shotgun.
Antique $ 2,475.
MSG765 CASED HENRY AITKIN 12 GAUGE 2-GUN SET OF SHOTGUNS ORDERED BY J.P. MORGAN
Item # MSG765
Both guns are of the best quality. Marked on the receiver "Henry Atkin" and on the barrels "Henry Atkin Ltd. (From Purdey's)". Both guns in excellent condition. Near all orig finish remains. Case colors are thinning but still about 75% color remains. Very elaborate tight English style scrolls. Both guns are 30" with most blue thinning some towards the muzzle. Automatic ejectors. Single trigger. Case is in good condition with the "Henry Atkin Ltd. (From Purdey's)" label. Loading instructions on the inside. Marked on top of the case is "JPM" which stands for J.P. Morgan. Comes with a thin inner sleeve as well as another overlay case marked J.P. Morgan. The quality and workmanship that went into this is unbelievable. Gun comes with a letter from Alexandra McCain Morgan. Senator John McCain's sister. She was married to one of the Morgans and she gives lineage of the family. Also letter from the Henry Atkin Ltd. firm giving info. Excellent+ inside and out.
Antique $ 34,000.
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.
MSG772 CLASSIC EUROPEAN SxS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG772
The Europeans preferred the 16 ga and that is what this one is chambered for. The chambered length is for the short 16 ga shells in 2 to 2-1/4" length. Markings on the bbl and frame is "Braunschweig". On the other bbl is marked "G.L. Rash". Beautiful fine relief engraving on the action with some gold intertwined in the leafing. Full coverage. On top is quite a bit of gold all the way from the bottom of the tang up through the top of the action. Another unique feature that the Europeans liked was the bone trigger guard. The metal is very nice condition on both the bbls and the frame with nearly all finish remaining. The bores are good but there is light pitting on the chamber area. Wood is some sort of fancy European walnut. There is a sling swivel on the buttstock. There evidently was one under the bbl that is no longer there. LOP is 13-3/4". This is a nice light gun that would be great for upland birds. If you want a unique good looking SxS this would be a fine gun.
Antique $ 3,250.
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