Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
8822 EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER DOUBLE BARREL MATCH SHOTGUN
Item # 8822
12 Gauge with 32 bbls. The match grade, of course, was the highest quality Winchester Double Bbl Shotgun that you could get and this one is a fine example. Very nice markings, some case colors remaining on the frame, bbls have mostly grayed out, very nice, clean, smooth metal, bright shiny good bores, nice tight pivot pin and lock-up. Wood is also in VG cond with no cracks around the locks or off of the tangs. Forearm wood has a small splinter missing on each side towards the forearm cap, ebony inlay. Wood has been revarnished at some point in its lifetime. Would make a very fine addition to any Winchester collection.
Antique $ 6,750.
W531 WINCHESTER MODEL 1897 DELUXE ENGRAVED PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN
Item # W531
Marked on the breech bolt is "Pigeon Gun". Gun is beautifully engraved with typical scene of 3 gentlemen and a dog shooting live pigeons over a trap ground. There is a rose engraved on the top of the receiver and a pigeon just behind the hammer. On the opposite side of the receiver is more game scenes. It is theorized that John Uhlrich engraved all of these. I don't know if that is true but it is quite possible. A very nice gun with a 30" plain matted rib bbl marked full choke. Orig fancy deluxe checkered wood is in very nice condition with sharp checkering and measures 13-1/2" to the end of a red recoil pad. Gun is overall very nice with 90% blue starting to tone slightly on the high points of the receiver. A few bad storage marks on the bbl. Other than that it is a pretty nice gun.
Modern $ 7,500.
8675 VERY FINE FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 97 BLACK DIAMOND PIGEON GUN
Item # 8675
This gun features the typical trap shooting scene on one side of the receiver and a hunting scene on the other side. Marked on top of the receiver: 'Presented to W.B. Weidler by the members of the Buck Creek Hunting Club, 1907'. This inscription is in the Factory Letter as are all the other specifications on the gun. Overall gun has been used some but is in very nice cond with a 28" bbl, full choke, fine bore, matted rib. Orig checkered deluxe grade Black Diamond wood is in very nice+ cond with a considerable amount of orig varnish and the correct hardrubber buttplate. Overall metal retains a considerable amount of blue which is starting to thin on bbl and mag; the receiver retains about half the blue. Nice, clean, all orig gun complete with Factory Letter.
Modern $ 9,500.
W201 WINCHESTER MODEL 12 DELUXE
Item # W201
Beautiful starburst dlx wood stock in good repaired condition with a couple of chips around the bottom tang screw. Winchester recoil pad. This gun appears like it would be a trap gun because it has very little drop to the stock and equipped with Winchester duck foot vent rib that has the matting that goes all the way down the receiver to the butt stock. Winchester proofs are off to the side which is correct for a vent rib bbl. Choke is full. 30" bbl. Beautiful gun both inside and out!
Modern $ 1,895 .
W764 WINCHESTER MODEL 42 SLIDE ACTION 410 SHOTGUN
Item # W764
26" vent rib bbl, chambered in 3", choked full and with a 14" LOP. Bbl retains most all of a refinished blue. Receiver has some wear to the edges but retains most of the mirror blue finish. Wood is beautifully figured with fluer-de-lis checkering at the pistol grip. Some minor handling mars and a slight crack left side wrist area. Mechanics are excellent on this Model 42.
Modern $ 2,775.
W742 WINCHESTER MODEL 42 SKEET GRADE
Item # W742
410 gauge chambered in 3". 26" solid rib bbl, LOP 13-3/4", dual bead sights and checkered Winchester buttplate. Bbl and mag tube have a good amount of blue remaining with scuff from the slide. Action also has good blue remaining. Checkered forearm and pistol grip stock. Wood is VG condition with just a few handling mars. Great bore and nice action. This is a nice Model 42!
Modern $ 4,150.
W2007 BEAUTIFUL WINCHESTER MODEL 1901 SHOTGUN
Item # W2007
10 gauge choked full and 2-7/8" chamber. 30" bbl, brass bead sight,round knob pistol grip stock and steel shotgun style buttplate. Metal retains most all blue with very good markings. Wood is VG condition. Mint bore. LOP 13", drop at comb 1-7/8" and drop at heel 2-1/4". This is a extremely fine Model 1901!
Modern $ 8,500.
W694 WINCHESTER MODEL 12 TAKEDOWN SHOTGUN
Item # W694
Modern $ 875.
W1021 VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 42 CHECKERED PISTOL GRIP VENT RIB 410 SHOTGUN
Item # W1021
28 inch barrel with the ventilated rib in the very rare 2-1/2" chamber. Skeet choked. This gun features the third variation of the oval post rib and is marked "Simmons Patent". These were installed by Simmons Gun Co in Kansas city and then sent to Winchester for finishing. Pistol grip checkered wood in VG cond with most orig varnish and 14" LOP. Overall metal is generally VG with 90% blue. VG bore. Interesting gun. In the Winchester Model 42 book by Ned Schwing on pg 146 is stated that Winchester only produced a total of 61 Model 42's with vent rib and 2-1/2" chamber. Rare gun showing little use.
Modern $ 5,750.
W31 WINCHESTER M 36 BOLT ACTION SHOTGUN
Item # W31
Modern $ 1,875.
W1051 WINCHESTER MODEL 36 9MM SHOTGUN
Item # W1051
Rare 9 mm Rimfire shot caliber. 17-1/2" bbl with a bead sight. Gumwood stock is in good condition with just minor handing scars. Retains good amount of bbl blue and has a VG bore. Only about 20,000 of these were made between 1920-1927 and this is an unusually nice little Model 36!
Modern $ 2,275.
W1166 RARE HIGH CONDITION WINCHESTER 1887 LEVER ACTION 10 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # W1166
32” Barrel and mag tube retain most all original deep blued finish with a couple small patches of light pitting near the muzzle and a bright clean smooth bore with minimal scattered light pitting. The receiver, breech block, hammer and lever retain most all of their bright, strong original case colors with just the lower lever loop turning a silver grey. The nicely figured deluxe wood is solid with just a few scattered nicks and has nearly all the original finish. A very small chip next to the nipple at the top of the plum brown butt plate which does have some light pitting. These guns are rarely ever found in this magnificent fine condition.
Antique $ 14,750.
W700 WINCHESTER MODEL 1912 20 GAUGE
Item # W700
This 1912 has a 4-digit serial number. 20 ga chambered in 2-1/2". Single bead front sight. Metal retains a good amount of blue with typical wear at the slide and carry points. Hard rubber buttplate in VG condition. Wood is good overall with some initals lightly scratched into the bottom.
Modern $ 895 .
W698 WINCHESTER MODEL 12 16 GAUGE
Item # W698
Modern $ 500.
W790 WINCHESTER MODEL 97 SHOTGUN
Item # W790
Modern $ 1,475.
9109 WINCHESTER MODEL 42 410 PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN WITH A SIMMONS RIB
Item # 9109
Overall gun is in excellent condition retaining nearly all of the blue that was put on at the time of the rib job. It has a 26" bbl and excellent bore. Original wood includes a checkered beavertail forearm and original uncheckered buttstock with a 14" pull to the end of the Pachmayer rubber recoil pad. Good looking gun that should make a great shooter.
Modern $ 2,875.
7092 CUSTOM ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 12 TAKEDOWN SHOTGUN IN 12 GAUGE
Item # 7092
28 inch barrel to the end of the poly choke. Shiny bore. 95% original barrel blue. Most all of the excellent re-blue is intact on the tastefully engraved receiver. Left side features scenes with three pheasants and a pointer; right side has a grouse scene, the balance of the engraving consists of foliate scrolls, oak leaves, trees, etc. Custom checkered pistol grip. Attractive gun.
Modern $ 1,275 .
9234 WINCHESTER C GRADE DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER SHOTGUN
Item # 9234
Original 30" bbls in excellent condition with a very minor amount of pitting on the inside. The Damasc pattern is in excellent condition with 75% remaining on the exterior of the bbls. The receiver is nicely engraved and has 75% bright case colors remaining. Marked on the side plate is "Winchester Class C". Original wood is excellent. Sharp checkering. Shotgun style steel buttplate. No scratches or cracks to speak of. Solid, sound and excellent throughout. Very clean double bbl hammer Winchester shotgun in the hard to find 10 GA.
Antique $ 6,750.
W286A WINCHESTER MODEL 42
Item # W286A
28” barrel with 3” chamber, Mod. choke, and a Simmons vent rib. This gun has seen little to no use since complete re-blue with all metal surfaces having deep dark blue finish. The stock and forearm are clean, solid and full fitting retaining all finish with just a couple of light handling marks.
Modern $ 2,400.
W294A WINCHESTER 1200 MAGNUM
Item # W294A
30" full choke bbl chambered for 12 ga 3" magnum. Good condition pump action shotgun with nearly all bbl blue. The receiver also has most blue remaining with just a few light scratches and dings. Wood has a few hunting mars but solid with no cracks. Sling studs have been added. This is a 2-bbl set that comes with 24" slug bbl with rifle sights. Winchester 1200 was a good shotgun that was overshadowed by the infamous Model 12.
Modern $ 395 sale pending.
W50 FACTORY CUTAWAY WINCHESTER MODEL 37A, 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # W50
Antique $ 1,275.
W48 ORIGINAL WINCHESTER MODEL 2400 FACTORY CUTAWAY SHOTGUN
Item # W48
12 Gauge. This was made at the Winchester Factory in Cobourg, Ontario, and is in as new cond. It was sold from the New Haven Winchester Museum at the time it moved to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody. The right side has been exposed in selected areas to demonstrate the functioning of the gun. Complete with Factory Letter.
Antique $ 2,775.
W221 WINCHESTER MODEL 12 12 GAUGE BBL
Item # W221
No License Required $ 225.
W21 HIGH CONDITION WINCHESTER MODEL 41
Item # W21-26-385
Bolt action 410 3" single shot shotgun. 24" full choke. Very nice bbl blue with 95%+ remaining. Some aging to the bolt and bolt handle. All metal is very smooth and nice. Stock is about as good as you see on one of these. Does have a repaired chip at the toe on the stock and a chip out of the buttplate.
Modern $ 875.
W1512 FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 97 DELUXE SHOTGUN
Item # W1512-26-379
This gun is pictured on page 315 of the Winchester Engraving book by Larry Wilson. Comes complete with Factory Letter that specifies that it has a 14" stock with 2-7/8" drop. Bbl is 4-star Damascus. Engraved on the receiver is a setter on one side with the name Tim underneath it. On the other side is the initials "T E F". Both names as well as the dog are listed. Also specifies pistol grip and hard rubber buttplate. Generally in VG cond with 50% thinning blue starting to tone. Good Damascus pattern still visible on the bbl. Stock is in fine cond with most of the high gloss finish. Wood is probably 3X grade. Action functions nicely. A very unusual gun. Complete with Factory Letter from Buffalo Bill Museum.
Modern $ 6,750.
W1513 FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 93 PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN
Item # W1513 -26-407
This is only engraved 93 I have ever encountered. Made with a 26" bbl. Wood is circasion walnut featuring a pistol grip and a 12" pull as stated on the Factory Letter. English walnut, rubber cap and pistol grip, rubber buttplate and engraved $2 with the name "Marta Munson". Also specifies that the side handles are checkered. I guess that is the forearm. Nice little gun. Metal is in good cond with what appears to be an old re-finish done. Gun is not polished or abused. Sharp corners. Good engraving. Beautiful circasion walnut. An old crack at the wrist would be easily repaired if you wanted to. It is solid with no movement. A very unusual gun.
Antique $ 6,500.
W1309 WINCHESTER M-59 SEMI AUTO
Item # W1309
Everybody knows the story about the Model 59 with it's infamous fiberglass ramped bbl wonder! You either loved or hated these. In actuality it was a good idea making for a light shotgun. Some people still love hunting with them today. This one is equipped with a 28" modified choked bbl. It has seen some use and the finish is gone part way up the bbl and thinned out in other areas. Markings are still good. Quite a bit of wear to the receiver. Unfortunately one of the weak points of the M-59 was a cracked receiver and this one does have a crack. Wood is relatively good. Some hunting mars and some finish added years back. Later style Winchester pad has been added. Forearm wood is VG. Seems to function ok. The gun is worth this in parts alone.
Modern $ 395 .
W1504 NICE EARLY WINCHESTER 1897
Item # W1504 -26-380
This is a 5-digit serial numbered 97 that just misses the antique serial range. A very good cond gun for its age. Still quite a bit of blue remaining on the receiver. Bbl has even more blue with a faded area about 6" from the muzzle. Good clean smooth metal. Good markings. Bright shiny bore with just a couple light pitting spots and some roughness. Overall bore is good to VG. This 97 has some fancy wood with a pretty tiger stripe pattern. Butt stock is in very nice cond with a very small hairline crack coming off the toe area. Nice fitting throughout the wrist area. This is the early correct round knob style stock. Forearm is VG cond with one light crack coming off the front. No losses and is solid. Action works very well. A good old Winchester!
Modern $ 1,195 sale Pending.
W1507 WINCHESTER MODEL 97 16 GAUGE
Item # W1507-26-406
Receiver is an early receiver with 124k serial number. The bbl is a later marked 97 in a 16 ga. Full choke and 2-3/4" chambers. Was evidently changed at some point. Metal finish is very good. There is a sling swivel that has been soldered on to the tube. Stock is also a later variety and in good cond. Nice fitting. Towards the heal is some poor storage. Forearm is near perfect. Bore is near excellent. A lot of people like the 16 ga for upland birds. This would be a fine gun for that.
Modern $ 1,275.
W1443 WINCHESTER MODEL 50 12 GUAGE
Item # W1443 -26-382
A good looking shotgun that has been modified for trap shooting. The stock has a cheek piece added along with a recoil pad. Bbl is 28" and equipped with a Simmons rib. Choked full. Bore is excellent! Forearm wood looks like new. Stock has nearly all the checkering and a light coat of finish added after attaching the cheek piece. There has been no sanding. It looks very good and matches the front wood nicely. All metal finish remains. This is a sweet model 50 to take to the trap range!
Modern $ 495.
W1442 WINCHESTER MODEL 50 20 GAUGE
Item # W1442 -26-376
The model 50 is a lot harder to find in 20 guage than in 12. This one is set up nicely with a 28" bbl. Full choke and also a lot of good cond. Receiver finish is 98%+. Bbl is "as new" also. No pitting. Inside is just as pretty. Nice solid stock that fits good. Some hunting marks but overall this gun is in good cond. This would be a fun shotgun to hunt with and to show up your Barretta and Bernelli semi-auto friends. This is a REAL gun!
Modern $ 695.
W1500 WINCHESTER MODEL 20 SINGLE BBL 410 GAUGE SHOT GUN;
Item # W1500-26-387
This gun is complete in the orig black fiber board hinged-lid case. It is accompanied by the original miniature trap thrower, a 3-piece brass cleaning rod, and 6 boxes of Winchester Super X 410 shot gun shells (which are newer manufactured). Also included is the Winchester marked wooden box containing most of the clay targets which is almost always gone, several Winchester oil cans and gun grease, and a 2-piece box of Winchester marked wooden plinker targets. Over all this Winchester Junior trap set is in excellent condition and very rare.
Modern $ 8,750.
W1409 WINCHESTER MODEL 41 SHOTGUN
Item # W1409-26-384
The 41 was a bolt action single shot 410. This one is a very nice example with 90%+ blue remaining. Very nice bright shiny bore. The stock is also way above average with no cracks or losses of wood and most finish remaining. A very nice little shotgun.
Modern $ 875.
W1156 WINCHESTER M-59 WITH REMOVABLE CHOKE
Item # W1156-26-390
12 ga 26" bbl with versa lite choke system. The choke tube installed on this gun is imp-cyl. A fine condition gun with nearly all finish remaining. Just a few hunting marks. A couple of light rub spots on the wood finish. Beautiful bright shiny bore. Good collectable or a shooter.
Modern $ 795.
W1155 WINCHESTER M-59 SHOTGUN
Item # W1155-24-368
12 ga 26" bbl with a versa lite choke tube. The versa lite system was the first interchangeable choke tubes that Winchester had. This model 59 has an original removable modified choke tube. This shotgun is in extremely fine condition with nearly all finish remaining. Only a few light handling marks on both metal and wood. Very very clean gun inside and out!!
Modern $ 895.
W748 WINCHESTER MODEL 11 FACTORY ENGRAVED 2-BBL SET
Item # W748-26-400
This gun comes complete with 2 forearms, 2 bbls, 2 fully engraved receivers and one stock. Probably one of the most elaborate model 11's I have ever seen. In excellent condition with nearly all bright blue. Sharp engraving with a game scene on both sides. Circassian walnut stocks in excellent condition with sharp checkering. Measures 13-3/4 " to the end of a red Hawkins pad. One is a 28" full matted bbl and the other a 26" cylinder bore bbl. One of the nicest sets I have ever encountered. Very rare!
Modern $ 15,750.
W205 WINCHESTER MODEL 12 ENGRAVED BY R J KORNBRATH
Item # W205-26-399
Kornbrath is believed to be probably the finest American engraver of all time. His scroll work is unsurpassed. The game scenes are exquisitely laid out. Hard to improve upon. The price for his work was probably 2 to 3 times higher than the average engraver. If you had asked him, he would have said it was well worth it. Gun is stocked in Fancy Burl wood. Very elaborately and beautifully checkered by RG (Bob) Owens. Overall gun is outstanding retaining nearly all of the blue which was applied at the time of engraving. Wood shows a few light handling mars and dings but generally VG with some wear to the checkering. A red Pachmayr pad which measures 13-1/2". Bbl is marked "Skeet," 26" with the Winchester duck foot type rib. Featured in a scene in a panel on the left hand side is a Lab in a hunting position. On the opposite side is a game scene of some pheasants with a lake in the background. Gun is absolutely sensational! Complete with gold inlaid initials on the trigger guard " J L W." Hard to improve upon.
Modern $ 12,750.
W51 VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 37A YOUTH CUT-AWAY SHOTGUN
Item # W51-26-369
Antique $ 1,275.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1300 CUT-AWAY FRAME
Item # el-9-541
Used for demonstration purposes.
Antique $ 150.
WINCHESTER MODEL 37 EXPERIMENTAL FRAME
Item # el-9-540
Marked 'Experimental 2002' from the Winchester factory.
Modern $ 200.
WINCHESTER CUT-AWAY BARREL ASSEMBLY
Item # el-9-534
This cut-away model features the Win-choke.
Antique $ 100.