Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
The Model 1895 Winchester breaks from the design of other Winchester lever action repeaters by having a box-style magazine rather than a magazine tube.
W623 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895
Item # W623
Cal 35 WCF. Original sights including a Lyman receiver sight and a blank in the rear bbl sight. Bbl has some thinning blue remaining with scattered freckling. Receiver is mostly grey with blue in protected areas. Good bore with some roughness throughout. Wood has several dings, dents and a couple of round wear spots/gouges on the left side of the buttstock. Nice action.
Modern $ 1,695.
W2000 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 STYLE NUMBER 1 ENGRAVED DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W2000
Scarce cal 405 Winchester. This gun is pictured in "Texas Gun Collectors Antique Arms Annual" pg.43. Also pictured in "Winchester Engraving " by R.L. Wilson on pg. 234. This 1895 is well documented. I remember that years ago it was in the collection of Jonathan Peck from Hartford CT. He displayed it at various gun shows with six other guns and called his display "The Magnificent Seven". It was a fantastic display that won him numerous rewards. Mr. Peck was one of the great old collectors of the Antique Gun Business! A wonderful gun with special order extra length deluxe carved stock measuring 14-1/2". Gun is in superb condition with nearly all original blue. A few high line edge wear areas. Take up ring is starting to turn plum/brown some. Wood is carved in the "B" style carving and is excellent condition with shotgun style buttplate. Original sights feature the folding 3-leaf express sight. A beautiful gun that would be hard to improve upon!
Modern $ 275,000.
W1171 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 GOLD INLAID RIFLE OWNED BY TEDDY ROOSEVELT
Item # W1171
Gun was presented by President Roosevelt to a hunting buddy. Cal 35 WCF. Orig sights. Original carved grade "B" checkered dlx wood in fine condition with an old refinish having been applied some time ago. Overall gun has been refinished and retains virtually all of that reblue. Was nicely done and is very attractive. There are several gold inlaid animals as well as gold borders. Tight scroll engraving covers most all of the gun. Marked on the lower tang is the stamp of John Ulrich, the engraver. This gun is well documented with a couple of Letters from R.L. Wilson and is also pictured in "The Texas Gun Collectors Antique Arms Annual" pg. 142 center gun. This gun was in the Jimmy Fowler collection and then to Greg Martin's collection. A superb historically significant Winchester that deserves to be in the worlds finest collection!
Modern $ 225,000.
W1313 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE
Item # W1313
Cal 30-40 Krag. 26” full round bbl. Fine bore. Original sights include a Lyman flip up receiver sight as well as a bbl sight. Gun is guaranteed correct. Records indicate that it has a fancy stock, Lyman front and rear sights, shotgun butt, oil finish, 1/2” larger Silvers pad, carved in Style D and received in the Warehouse on October 29, 1898. The gun has all these features listed but left out the engraving. Gun has to be right and this is just an error in the Factory Records. I would put my reputation on this gun being correct with the engraving. I have never seen a carved stock 95 that was not engraved. Especially with the unique 1/2” larger Silvers pad. Engraving is a floral panel motif with 4 different game scenes. It has gold lines at the front of the receiver, end of the bbl and around the back of the receiver. Stock is in excellent condition with sharp carving. A beautiful Silvers pad on it. Fancy 3X grade wood. Overall condition of the gun is approximately 95% orig blue with some thinning on the high point areas. Sharp engraving. Deer in one panel. A moose head in another. A bear on one side and a Big Horn sheep. All original complete with an early 17k serial range. Beautiful little gun! Complete with Factory Letter.
Antique $ 47,500.
8786 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 TAKE DOWN DELUXE ENGRAVED SPORTING RIFLE
Item # 8786
This gun is in the 73,XXX serial number range. If you consult R.L. Wilson's Winchester Firearm Engraving book, you'll see several different Model 95's in the 73,74,75 thousand serial number range that were made for the Fancy Finished Arms catalog of 1917 that never materialized. This is one of the new patterns, no doubt and done by Stokes-very typical of his engraving with very delicate scrolls and shell motifs. Caliber 30-06 with a VG+ bore, orig sights include correct Lyman side mount 21 series receiver sight and the engraving is done in such a way that it does not impede on the sight. Orig 3X checkered straight stock deluxe burl wood shows some usage but no splits or cracks; light wear to the checkering; complete with orig Silvers pad. Generally VG+ cond throughout; guaranteed all orig. Engraved Model 95 Winchesters are very hard to find.
Modern $ 24,500.
W757 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 RIFLE
Item # W757
Cal 38-72. 26" round bbl. Sights include dovetail front sight with brass blade and adjustable sporting rear sight. Bbl has most blue remaining and good caliber marking. Receiver has a good amount of blue also with wear at the high points. Lever has turned a brown patina. VG bore. Bright and shiny. Wood is in fine condition with just a few light handling mars. This is a nice 95!
Modern $ 4,975.
W1597 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 RIFLE
Item # W1597
Chambered in 38-72 cal. 26" bbl with globe front and ladder rear sight. Nice bright shiny bore in VG-VG+ cond. Good rifling. Nice action. Quite a bit of finish left on this gun. Nice blue in protected areas. The balance is a pleasing brown. Bbl has nearly all the blue on it and good markings. Rifle butt. Some extra figure wood. There are no cracks or losses. Forearm is also VG overall. This is a nice rifle.
Modern $ 3,875 .
W1652 ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1895
Item # W1652
24 inch octagon barrel chambered in 38-72 WCF caliber. A pretty early 95 in the 26k serial range. Engraving is Winchester style 6 scroll. Still visible but receiver has quite a bit of wear. Color is mostly grey on the receiver, lever and mag. Bbl is grey with some discoloration from the action to the end of the forearm. Good overall cond wood with a crescent butt plate. The forearm looks good but likely is a replacement. The gun letters with $2 engraving and the 24" bbl. Engraved 1895 rifles are hard to find as well as one with an octagon barrel.
Modern $ 6,750.
W1037 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 RIFLE
Item # W1037
Cal 30 US. 28" round bbl, blade front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Bbl has a good amount of blue remaining. Action has worn to a brown/gray color. Wood is good condition with repairs in the wrist area. VG bright shiny bore. Schnabel forearm with ebony insert.
Modern $ 1,975.
W727 WINCHESTER MODEL 95 NRA MUSKET
Item # W727-27-307
Original 24" musket style bbl in scarce cal 30-03. It has the Craig Jorgenson flip up rear sight. Stationary post front sight. Correct bbl bands. Correct sling swivels. Correct flat musket style buttplate. Wood is in generally VG condition with a few mars and dings but no splits or cracks. Metal is also VG with 75-80% bbl blue and 30-40 thinning and toning receiver blue. Scarce original gun!
Modern $ 3,995.
4580 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 CARTRIDGE TEST RIFLE IN CALIBER .30 ARMY
Item # 4580-27-308
Fine bore, Musket length 28 barrel still in the white (unpolished). It has excellent markings and a date stamp '8-25-16'. Receiver retains 85-90% original blue, Lyman Model 21 receiver sight, Musket buttstock with trapdoor buttplate. Wood near rear of buttstock is battered from being clamped by a machine rest. The front of the musket forearm has been modified to a shorter style. Documentation indicates this test rifle was still in Winchester's inventory as of 3-11-1957. Also listed in 'The Standard Velocity Test Rifle' book as a 'Check Gun' in the ballistic laboratory. Rare, interesting item.
Modern $ 3,650.
9106 WINCHESTER MODEL 95 DELUXE TAKE DOWN SPORTING RIFLE
Item # 9106-27-312
Caliber 30-06. Orig 24" bbl, VG+ bore, orig sights include Lyman front, typical buckhorn rear as well as Lyman side mount receiver sight. Custom replacement checkered straight grip deluxe burl wood with a higher that normal comb in excellent condition complete with sling eyes and a Silvers pad. Deluxe checkered forearm has a crack by the screw. Overall metal VG with thinning original barrel blue, receiver retains 40-50% toning blue starting to plum in areas. Nice, clean, sharp little gun.
Modern $ 4,275.
W1490 FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 95 TAKE DOWN
Item # W1490 -27-309
Cal 30-06. Pictured on page 337 of R.L. Wilson's Engraving book. The engraver was Gough and features numerous animals done in his style. On one side is a bear stalking a couple deer and a mountain lion sneaking up on a mountain goat. On the other side is a buffalo charging a bear. Receiver is mostly a light grey with sharp engraving. Bbl has about 75% orig blue turning silvery. 24" rd bbl. Orig sights. Rifle style buttplate. The checkered wood shows a fair amount of usage. Unusual checkering in some type of fleur de lis style on the buttstock as well as the forearm. Sound and solid. A very rare gun complete with a crest engraving on the bolt. Includes info on the crest belonging to the Austin family.
Modern $ 11,500.
W055 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 RIFLE WITH 24” BBL
Item # W055-27-313
Caliber 35 WCF. Special order 'Climbin Lyman' receiver sight with aperture, standard Lyman front and King rear bbl sights, receiver is blue brown, bbl has a lot of blue with some thinning. Bore is good. Very nice fitting wood with usual dings, scratches and hunting scars. Sliver missing from forearm. Good gun!
Modern $ 2,675.
W528 SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER 1895 TAKEDOWN RIFLE
Item # W528
Cal 35 WCF. Sights include folding rear sight and Lyman 21 receiver sight. All metal has a good amount of slightly thinning blue. Takedown ring is a gray color. Deluxe checkered wood is overall good condition with a rare cheek piece. Ebony insert on the schnable forend. Winchester hard rubber checkered buttplate. Nice 1895 Deluxe Takedown!
Modern $ 7,250.
W393 WINCHESTER 1895 DELUXE
Item # W393-27-286
Semi-fancy wood is marked "1X" on the tang. It does have a beautiful grain to both the stock and forearm wood is in very nice condition. Has been lightly freshened years ago. Bbl blue is nearly all there with just some light wear and a couple of scratches. Frame has good blue with some wear at the carry point. Equipped with a Lyman 21 sight. Near excellent bore. Cal is 30-1903.
Modern $ 3,850.
W363 HIGH CONDITION WINCHESTER 1895
Item # W363 -27-293
A good looking rifle with 95%+ bbl blue and 80%+ on the frame. Some wear to the lever. Typical for a 95. Nice smooth action. Good bore. Cal 35 WCF. There is a bit of an oddity on the stock. At the comb area is a very small white bead inlay. Possibly horn or ivory. This is repeated on the forearm on the ebony cap towards the tip. Wood is in good condition. Rifle butt. Good fitting to both upper and lower tang. One crack on the right near the toe. No missing wood and is solid. Forearm is also in VG cond. Nice Winchester!
Modern $ 4,100.
W578 1895 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W578-27-297
24" bbl. In the very scarce 30 Gov't 03. Nice high condition gun with nearly all bbl blue remaining. Receiver also has ample blue with wear to the high points. Wood is nice fitting and VG condition. Crescent buttplate. Beautiful shiny bore in excellent condition! The 30-03 was not in use very long and this gun has not been used very much. Nice rifle!
Modern $ 3,475.
W663 WINCHESTER MODEl 1895 RIFLE
Item # W663
Cal 30 Govt 03. Sights include a Marbles no.2 front sight and sporting rear sight. Bbl has a good amount of blue remaining with wear in carrry points. Receiver is grey with quite a bit of blue in protected areas. Wood is overall good with numerous dents and dings and a brand mark on the left side of the buttstock. VG bore.
Modern $ 1,375.
W755 WINCHESTER 1895 RIFLE
Item # W755
Cal 35 WCF. 24" bbl and crescent butt. Sights include a raised dovetail front sight and a buckhorn sporting rear sight. Overall metal retains most of the high polish blue finish. Some cycling marks on the the magazine. Case colors still remain on the hammer and lever as well as the butt plate. Wood is also VG condition with some handling dents and dings. VG bore and crisp tight action. This is a fine 1895!
Modern $ 5,175.
W328 1895 DELUXE WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W328
22 inch round barrel chambered in 30 U.S. Cal. Bore is good with strong rifling. Crisp action. Some case color present on the hammer. About 20% thinning original blue blending to gray on the receiver. There is a "364" stamped in the upper tang. No idea what that is for. Barrel is mostly thinning blue/gray color. Sights include the correct "WR" marked Lyman #21 receiver sight and a blade front. Deluxe wood is in good condition with worn checkering and a little original varnish still present on the stock. Complete with steel buttplate. A good looking very usable Winchester made in 1899.
Modern $ 3,575.
W570 WINCHESTER MODEL 95 TAKEDOWN RIFLE
Item # W570
Cal 35 WCF. Orig sights include the Lyman 21 side mount receiver sight. Fine bore. Of the period Lyman replacement front sight. Dovetail bbl flat filled with a blank. Wood is in excellent condition with a rifle style buttplate. Bbl retains 90% blue. Receiver is mostly flaked and retains about 25% orig blue with the balance a light plum/brown color. Gun is in generally very fine condition.
Modern $ 3,175.
W298 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895
Item # W298 -27-295
24" bbl chambered in 35 WCF. This gun has been totally refinished with the front half of the bbl having most of that finish remaining. The back third has turned a brown color. Bbl markings are a bit light. Receiver held the blue better and it does not look bad. Very little wear to it. Hammer exhibits some usage wear. VG+ bore. Shiny with sharp rifling. Wood condition is pretty good also. It has been freshened but not overly sanded and fits well.
Modern $ 1,795.
W69 WINCHESTER 1895 RIFLE
Item # W69-27-305
Cal 35 WCF. A good looking gun with nice bbl blue. A few rub marks. Replacement rear sight and a German silver front sight. The receiver has quite a bit of blue with some wear to the high spots and carry point. 2 extra holes drilled on the left side for a receiver sight. The holes are plugged. Good rifling but light roughness. No pitting but could benefit from a good cleaning. Rifle butt and Winchester swivel eyes. The stock is missing a piece in the upper corner on the right side. A coat of varnish has been added years ago. The forearm is in good overall cond with no cracks or losses. A decent old 1895.
Modern $ 1,775.
3 BOXES OF WINCHESTER 405 AMMO
Item # A405
3 Boxes of the hard to find Winchester 405 300 Grain Soft Point cartridges. The 405 Winchester was the most powerful rimmed cartridge developed in 1904 for the Winchester Model 1895 lever-action rifle. 20 rounds per box. Ammo is clean and not re-loaded. Boxes are all in real nice condition. No torn flaps. Use them, collect them, display them. These are good to have with your Winchester 1895 rifle collection. You will receive the 3 boxes shown in the photo. We have more boxes available. Let us know how many you need.
No License Required $ 295 .
W1649 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 RIFLE
Item # W1649 -26-265
This rifle is in cal 30-03 and has 24" bbl. Nice high cond 95 with 90%+ blue on both receiver and bbl. Some normal wear to the mag. Bore is VG and may clean up to be VG+. Nice bore. Wood is VG. This is a good eye appealing M-95!
Modern $ 3,875.
W155 WINCHESTER MODEL 95
Item # W155 -27-296
Cal 35 WCF. 24" bbl. A good looking rifle with about 60- 70% blue remaining on the bbl and 80% on the receiver. Bore is VG with nice strong rifling. One extra hole drilled in the upper tang for a tang sight. "MADE IN U.S.A." stamped on the barrel. Wood has some non-factory checkering. Added sling eyes. A White Line butt pad has been added as well. Crisp action. Nice old Winchester 95.
Modern $ 1,895 .
W88 WINCHESTER 1895 RIFLE
Item # W88 -26-279
A refinished gun at about 80% of that finish remaining. Some wear spots on the bbl. Cal 30 US (30-40). Bore is dark and could use a good cleaning. Rifling seems to be good. Wood is in fair cond with a couple of slivers missing. Light repair along the upper tang. Lower fit is good. Has had a coat of varnish added at some time. Forearm is not bad cond.
Modern $ 1,175.
W1529 WINCHESTER 1895 WITH 28” BARREL
Item # W1529 -27-289
Built in 1899. Just missing the antique range. Original started out as a US musket but unfortunately it has been altered. Cut down and top wood is gone. There is a blank in the rear sight slot and a Lyman 21 receiver sight has been installed. Buttstock is in nice cond. Orig musket buttplate. Nice metal on the receiver. Quite a bit of blue on the left. Right side has ample blue but turning antique plum on top. Bbl blue is very nice with just a couple of wear spots and oxidation. VG blue overall. Shiny bore with good rifling. Chambered in the orig 30 US cartridge. A pretty good looking old rifle to use as is or find orig musket wood.
Modern $ 1,675.
W50A 95 DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W50A-27-290
Cal 30 US. Orig 26" rapid tapper bbl. Correct Lyman side mount receiver sight. VG+ bore. Orig 2X grade wood contains a considerable amount of orig varnish with usual mars and dings. Orig shotgun style buttplate. Overall metal is VG with 75% bbl blue and 50% orig receiver blue thinning. Nice clean little gun.
Modern $ 4,375.