Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
Old Rifles & Carbines
MR838/MR858 EVANS CARBINE
Item # MR838/MR858
This would be called the New Model repeating carbine. Cal 44. Carbine length bbl at 22". These are quite scarce with a short production run in the late 1870's. This particular gun has a very good blue on the frame. Bbl is more greyed out. A few spots towards the muzzle that are quite heavily pitted and have aged into an antique patina look. The stock has several bruises and dings on it but is actually in amazing cond for it's age. Forearm also shows wear. Bore is bright and shiny with good rifling. Couple of light pits. Nice smooth action. A good collectable scarce gun.
Antique $ 1,675.
MSG900 FACTORY ENGRAVED PRE-WAR DARNE 28 GAUGE SLIDING BREECH SHOTGUN
Item # MSG900
Overall gun is in near new condition with virtually all the barrel blue. The receiver is nicely engraved with a French gray color for finish. Wood is checkered and in very good condition. 14-1/2 inch LOP to end of a checkered buttstock. Double triggers. Nicely figured wood retains almost all original varnish. Clean little gun that weighs merely 5 pounds 4 ounces. These 28 gauge Darnes are very scarce. I only know of one other and that is in my personal collection. Excellent inside and out.
Modern $ 5,500.
MR1219 PRE WAR DIANA MODEL 20 AIR RIFLE
Item # MR1219
.177 caliber. These were made somewhere around 1937-1940. Gun is in beautiful condition with 95%+ bright blue finish. Original sights. Mechanics are excellent. Walnut stock is in excellent condition. This is a high quality German air rifle. I don't believe I have ever seen another one. Comes complete with a letter from the manufacturer stating facts about the gun.
Antique $ 395.
MR1139 ADAM SCHURF MARTINI ZIMMERSCHUETZEN RIFLE
Item # MR1139
Cal BB. 26-1/2" oct bbl with most of a reblue remaining. Good marking. Restored receiver, trigger guard and buttplate have bright vivid case colors. Deluxe checkered stock with cheek piece and thumb rest . There is a chip out at the toe and scratched checkering on the right side. Zimmerschuetzen sights.
Antique $ 2,275.
MR1186 AMERICAN PERCUSSION HEAVY BARREL TARGET RIFLE
Item # MR1186
Cal 38 Percussion. 32" part octagon bbl with a slightly rebated muzzle cut for the false muzzle and starter. Sights include globe front sight and adjustable notch rear sight with long extension. Bbl has a bright blue finish and the marking "WESSON" on top of the oct part of the bbl. Rifle has German silver furniture and a half stock with a patch box. Gun weighs a hefty 14 lbs. Wood is in overall good refinished condition. There is some wood missing on the right side of the forend. A great conversation piece!
Antique $ 2,175.
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.
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.
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.
MR1193 PAIR OF ALEXANDER HENRY DOUBLE RIFLES
Item # MR1193
Beautiful pair of double rifles manufactured by the famous Scottish gunsmith. Factory ledgers list these by serial number as being sold to Harry Panmure Gordon. Gordon was the founder of Panmure Gordon & Co. stockbroker and investment bank. Both guns have outstanding detailed English scroll work, Damascus bbls, banners and "Alex Henry, Edinburgh and London Maker to their Royal Highness' The Prince of Wales and Duke of Edinburgh" on top of the ribs. Forearms are checkered as is the pistol grip buttstocks. They have blade front sights, shadow line cheekpieces, red recoil pads. The grip caps have small trapdoors that hold replacement firing pins. Both have a good amount of original brown finish on bbls and case color on frames. One has a recoil pad that has hardened and deteriorated. The other has partially refinished buttstock and period replacement recoil pad. Mechanics are good on both rifles. There is a leather takedown case with the "Alexander Henry Edinburgh & London" label inside the cover but it is in very poor condition and missing all the straps. Also some papers about Mr. Gordon and a book "The Land of the Almighty Dollar" written by Gordon accompanies them. These are a beautiful pair of double rifles manufactured by a famous Scottish gunsmith and owned by a prominent well known individual.
Antique $ 23,500 .
MR1132 BURLINGTON VERMONT HALF STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE
Item # MR1132
Cal 44. 31-1/2" oct bbl. Dovetail front sight. Rear sight is missing elevator. Bore has good rifling with some pitting. Brass tipped hickory ram rod. Brass trigger guard, sideplate and buttplate. Lock is engraved with visible markings. Metal is mostly brown with some pitting. Walnut stock with cheek piece has chips and glued repair at the lock and sideplate areas. This rifle would look awesome hanging in your den or above the fireplace!
Antique $ 475.
MR1131 THOMPSON CENTER KIT GUN
Item # MR1131
Cal 50. 29" oct bbl. Sights include a globe front sight and adjustable rear sight. Double set triggers. Bbl retains most blue with some added engraving at the muzzle and breech end. Case colored lock with simple scroll engraving. Walnut stock in good condition with brass fittings including patch box and ram rod holders. Brass tipped ram rod. Nice percussion rifle.
Antique $ 275.
MR1130 HALF STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE
Item # MR1130
Cal 58. 40" oct bbl with smooth bore. Sights include a blade front sight and sporting rear sight. Engraved lock is quite worn . Metal is mostly a brown color. Brass trigger guard and buttplate. Rifle is missing ramrod and toe plate. Lock is loose in the maple stock with an attempted repair. Wood has some finish remaining with numerous handling mars and wear. Nice looking gun for above the fireplace or in the cabin.
Antique $ 275.
MR235A HARPERS FERRY CONVERSION RIFLE
Item # MR235A
Antique $ 3,750.
MR599 MODEL 1819 HARPERS FERRY RIFLE
Item # MR599
It has a very interesting conversion to breech loading shotgun in 20 GA. Hammer must be pulled to cock position to draw the spring loaded firing pin back that has been neatly inserted into the breech chamber. By pulling back on the spur lever the receiver can be opened much wider of an elevation to fit in the cartridge. The underside of the breech hand ejector has been made neatly installed underneath the stock in front of the rear bbl bed to remove the spent shot shell. There is also a reinforced plate riveted over the top of the breech area to help contain excessive pressure. Very interesting alteration. Marked on the side of the receiver is "1832". Good sound wood. Plum-brown patina colorations with light markings. Original swivels and complete with functional ramrod.
Antique $ 2,500.
MR591 MODEL 1819 HARPERS FERRY HALL RIFLE DATED 1831
Item # MR591
Converted to percussion in caliber 52. It has a normal 32-1/2" bbl with 16 groove rifling. Receiver carries the normal "Hall" markings. This gun is altered to percussion in the Federal style. Metal showing some scattered light pitting in breech area and buttplate. Minor pitting on the balance of the metal. Wood is in overall good condition with no major cracks or nicks beyond normal handling. Original sling swivels and correct ram-rod.
Antique $ 2,650.
MR590 MODEL 1819 HARPERS FERRY CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION RIFLE
Item # MR590
Caliber 52. Original 32-1/2" bbl with 16 groove rifling. Receiver is marked with the usual 4 line markings "J H Hall-H. Ferry-US 1831". Overall metal is generally VG with a light gunmetal grey patina coloration. The breach bolt has probably had some touch up to it at one time. Some minor signs of artificial coloring on it. Trigger guard is moderately pitted. Original wood has some chips towards the back of the receiver and some minor cracks towards the front of the forearm which have been repaired and are sound. Original sling swivels. Condition is VG with some minor signs of poor storage.
Antique $ 2,900.
MR587 VERY RARE MODEL 1819 NORTH MARKED HALL MUSKET DATED 1831
Item # MR587
Altered to percussion in caliber 52. It has the standard 32-1/2" bbl with 16 groove rifling. Receiver marked "US-S North-Middleton Conn 1831". This gun was factory altered to percussion using the Federal style percussion hammer. Overall metal looks to be in excellent plus condition and has been polished to a bright nickel metal coloration with some very minor pits around the breech area. Lighter markings on top of the receiver. Original wood has some very minor stress cracks on both sides of the receiver but is sound and solid. Mechanical condition is VG. It has the original sling swivels. The gun looks great having been polished heavily as a lot of them were when new.
Antique $ 3,275.
MR1096 BEAUMONT VITALI MODEL 1871 RIFLE MADE IN 1876
Item # MR1096
Cal 11.3x51R. 32.1/2" bbl. Bolt mounted ejector and a magazine cut-off. 4 round non-detachable box magazine. These were used by the Dutch Army through WWII. Bridge is stamped E327 with matching number on parts including the bolt and handle. Several inspector and proof stamps all over the gun including the sight. Butt plate is stamped 18 90 3808 which matches the bbl marking. All metal has aged to a gray/brown coloration. Bore is near mint. Comes complete with bayonet, ram rod and sling swivels. A very interesting rifle!
Antique $ 575.
MR281 INTERESTING BREECHLOADING NEEDLEFIRE PARLOR RIFLE
Item # MR281
Marked W Hanau IN GERA". Very nicely done little gun. 13-1/2" bbl to the breech which opens with a fancy engraved forward facing side lever. The breech area, upper and lower tangs, triggerguard and buttplate are also scroll engraved. Metal is a pleasing soft gray patina coloration. Fancy stock has a schnabel forend, checkered wrist and fancy carved cheekpiece. Delicate rigid sights, bore is approximately 7MM. Most orig lacquer remains on deluxe grade walnut.
Antique $ 3,975.
MR1201 JOSEPH LANG & SONS DOUBLE RIFLE
Item # MR1201
Cal 360 Express. 26" bbls, fastened bead front sight, Express rear sight with 1 standing and 2 folding leaves. Bbls have a good amount of blue fading slightly. VG bores. The petite frame has 3/4 coverage fine scroll engraving and very nice case colors. Double triggers. Beautiful checkered Walnut stocks in VG+ conditon. Silver nameplate in the toeline. Sling swivels. LOP 14-3/8". Stock is cast off. Overall weight is 7 lbs. 14.8 oz. Beautiful European double rifle!
Antique $ 12,500.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
MR638 MODEL 1842 US PERCUSSION RIFLE
Item # MR638
Marked at the back of the lock plate "Harpers Ferry 1848". Ahead of the hammer is the typical American Eagle and marked "US". This is a 3-band musket which has a bbl of over 42". Bbl is mostly a light gunmetal grey. These were never finished. I believe they were left in the white. Has excellent markings with the P and the V ahead of the breech as well as an R, B, and a P. Dated 1851 on the upper tang. Original wood is sound and solid with no splits or cracks and just a few light handling mars. Lock plate is smooth and clean with excellent mechanics and very sharp markings. Overall gun is very attractive and all original and untouched. Complete with original sling and correct sling swivels.
Antique $ 2,950.
MR1098 H PIEPER BELGIUM SINGLE SHOT RIFLE
Item # MR1098
30 bore. 22" oct bbl. This high quality Belgium single shot features a tip up breech, exposed hammer and sporting sights. Checkered pistol grip stock and a shotgun buttplate. These rifles generally surface in very "used" condition with a lot of wear. This one has survived quite well. Overall metal retains an abundance of blue/brown finish. Wood is in VG condition with a slight crack just left of the frame. Muzzle has an unusual convex shape. This rifle has the Warnant System action that works fine. Bore is excellent. An interesting single shot!
Antique $ 675.
MR1049 ENFIELD SNIDER
Item # MR1049
The lock is marked "1861 Enfield" and has crown over VR. This is the famed Snyder patent breech loading mechanism. Very effective breech loading system that was copied by just about everybody including the US with their Trapdoor Springfield. The principle is the same although it does work differently. Cal 577 Snyder. This gun went through one of the arsenal rebuilds a long time ago. The wood has been cut and the ramrod hole has been filled. Very nicely done making me believe it was armory done. Gun is in overall good cond. Some pitting throughout. Pretty much a salt and pepper color with light pin-prick pitting. Wood looks good and sturdy with the orig brass buttplate and trigger guard. Relatively good fitting.
Antique $ 900.
MR1086 VERY INTERESTING WHITNEY ARMS ROLLING BLOCK
Item # MR1086
What is interesting about these guns is that unless you are in the know on Rolling Blocks, the Whitney and the Remington are almost indistinguishable. Of course you see more of the Remington Rolling blocks. This one is the Whitney Arms Co. which is marked on the upper tang. It is my understanding they call this one the style 2. Cal 40-60. This gun features dlx pistol grip wood, case colored frame and 28" oct bbl. This would be a mid-weight bbl with aging blue with most blue present. Number 406 on the bottom flat of the bbl. What that is for? Front sight is a blade style and looks like it was made by a gunsmith. Nice job was done. I believe the rear sight is an original Whitney Arms sight. Elevator is also quite unique and I believe that is correct also. Frame has all case colors present except a little by the lower tang. They are sharp vivid case colors! Wood is in exceptional condition. Light shrinkage at the toe and a little at the frame. Forearm is a nice piece of wood. Light chipping on the right side. The Rolling Block is a fine rifle no matter the manufacture. If you want something different and scarce, get a Whitney Rolling Block.
Antique $ 5,950.
MR1105 EUROPEAN JAEGAR RIFLE
Item # MR1105
Approximately 60 cal and has the deep octagonal rifling. Bbl is 28". There is fancy and then there is FANCY! This one is FANCY! All furniture is brass and a lot of it. All in very nice cond. In the pistol grip area is a crest of some sort. Also has a sliding patch box with a large cavity. You could haul a lot of stuff in there. Overall gun cond is very good. Bbls are brown and were likely brown to start with. Browning was a common way of doing bbls back in the day. The breech plug area and sidelock still retain some case color. Hammer cocks very good. The set trigger and trigger both work very well. The wood is also a piece of art with deep relief engraving of animals and the basic floral design. This theme runs throughout. There is some damage at the muzzle area and a chip missing on the right side. This was a special gun built for someone special!
Antique $ 4,675.
MR1052 FRANK WESSON SINGLE SHOT RIFLE
Item # MR1052
These are very solid and unique single shot breach loading rifle, the front trigger being your action opener. Another innovative idea is the hammer can be set for either rim or center fire cartridges. Caliber 32 with a 24" bbl that starts out octagon and goes to round bbl. Antique brown color on the bbl with good markings. Receiver is a grey-brown coloration. Nickel butt plate. The butt stock itself is in good overall condition, fitting both tangs and frame nicely. Lightly freshened. Good strong rifling on this gun. A cobweb or two in it needs a good cleaning. There will be some light pitting in the bore but overall would be in at least good if not very good condition. Pivot pin is nice and tight. Comes with a very nice old canvas case.
Antique $ 1,175.
MR1062 ATKINSON PERCUSSION RIFLE
Item # MR1062
This is a half stock rifle with a heavy 24" oct bbl. Appears like it was cut from a much longer bbl such as those from this era. 36 cal. Pretty good looking muzzle loader with a lot of nice looking brass furniture. Has a well done replacement ram rod. Bbl is a deep antique brown color. Sideplate has been cleaned and is a silver/grey. Light engraving on the sideplate and hammer. Customary with these small bore guns is the set trigger and this does work. Stock has an aging color. Good overall condition with some chipping at the toe. Kept in place by the buttplate and buttplate extension. Other than that it is good fitting around lockplate and upper tang. Some light chipping at the upper tang. An attractive old muzzle loader.
Antique $ 1,275.
MR1054 SAW HANDLE TARGET PISTOL
Item # MR1054
This is a New England style underhammer percussion target pistol. We are noted for our fine firearms and also items that you don't see or find everywhere. This is one of those items! This falls under "a bit strange" category. Cal 32 with octagon to round bbl. At the muzzle is a cool piece of wood that fits over the muzzle and a ram rod that goes inside. It is like a muzzle protector of sorts. The bbl has an early style hooded target sight. Bbl is a pleasing antique brown. There is a dovetail with a blank at the end of the octagon portion. The rear sight is a very long peep sight with medium aperture adjustable for both height and windage. Saw handle is a piece of art. Fits well and in VG condition. If you feel you can't hit anything as a pistol, you can add the brass screw on skeleton buttstock. This would be an excellent conversation piece!!
Antique $ 1,395.
MR1078 EUROPEAN ZIMMER SCHUETZEN TARGET RIFLE
Item # MR1078
Quite a few different names for these guns such as a Parlor or Pub Rifle. Believe it or not, target shooting, especially close range indoor target shooting, was very popular in Europe. It would be like going to a bar today and throwing darts as competition. What they used was quite elaborate rifles that normally shot a very small 4mm rimfire cartridge or a percussion cap that propelled a bb or what we call a pellet today. This one is set up for shooting a bb or pellet and would be powered by a percussion cap. As with nearly all these guns, only the front portion is actually the bbl. This one is a 6" octagon bbl and is marked "A G W" very small and stamped towards the frame of this gun. Quite a bit of finish remains with wear. Some scratch marks on the side of the bbl and throughout including the wood. Double set trigger that works. Protected very fine post front sight, simple groove style rear sight and the base for an aperture sight. Interesting gun.
Antique $ 1,195.
MR352 MOSSBERG MODEL 479 CUT-AWAY .30 CALIBER WITH CUT DOWN BARREL, MAG TUBE AND STOCK
Item # MR352
Antique $ 475.
MR1032 WESSON & PRESCOTT 1841 TARGET RIFLE
Item # MR1032
This is a heavy bbl percussion target rifle in 40 cal. Markings on top of the bbl are "Wesson & Prescott North Borough Mass. Cast Steel 386" and also a stamping of an Eagle. The frame is engraved as is the patch box. There is an escutcheon on the right side of the stock and on the buttplate. Heavy bbl measuring over 1" at the muzzle. There are holes drilled for the placement of a false muzzle. Bbl is 32". Gun is heavy weighing in at just under 12-1/2 pounds. Gun is in pretty nice condition with some aging finish remaining to the bbl. The typical grey color to the frame and looks like it has been lightly cleaned at one time. Buttstock is of somewhat fancy wood and in good overall condition. There is a chip missing in the upper right hand corner. Gun is also missing the ram rod and rear sight elevator. It is equipped with working double set trigger. This would have been a serious target rifle in the 1840's and 50's. A very unique good looking rifle fitting for anyone's den or study.
Antique $ 3,100.
MR1017 HUGHES PERCUSSION MUZZLE LOADER
Item # MR1017
The markings on the side plate are "R. Hughes" and that marking is also on the bbl with the addition of "London". This muzzle loader is built to more of the Plains style rifle being shorter in length and larger in caliber than the Kentucky or Pennsylvania guns. Bbl length is 28" with a large bore of about 69 cal. This is a half stock. Metal is smooth and clean. It is a brown/grey color. The rib on the bottom that holds the ferrules for the cleaning rod looks like it had come loose and been soldered on at some time. The later replacement ram rod is present. Wood is in good overall cond and has a coat of varnish added. Single trigger. Hammer and trigger work well. The nipple is in bad shape. A replacement bolt holds the hammer on. An attractive muzzle loader.
Antique $ 1,175.
MR978 A. HOLLIS AND SON DOUBLE RIFLE
Item # MR978 -26-557
The marking is on both the side locks and on top of the bbl. Also on the bbl is " Makers to H.R.H. the Duke of Conaught". Evidently a special rifle made by Hollis for the Duke. Cal 500/450 Nitro which is a bad-ass cartridge! This is a heavy duty heavy weight double rifle. Weighs in at just under 12 lbs. Condition of the gun is VG. It has been hunted with evident at the carry point. Still a lot of blue on the front 2/3 of the bbl. Receiver and sidelocks still have quite a lot of case color remaining with the balance having turned an antique grey. Wood is superb. Many of these heavy recoiling calibers have cracks. There are no visible cracks in the stock or around the delicate lock plates. Forearm wood is also in very nice cond. Lock up is tight and solid. Bbls are on face. Even the dolls head is perfectly flush. On top of all that, it has a near perfect bore. A very special high quality English double rifle.
Antique $ 10,750.
MR659 RELIC MUZZLE LOADER
Item # MR659
Fresh out of the chicken coop muzzle loading shotgun. Lock, hammer etc is missing. It does have the bbl. Stock has been cut off. What is left of the stock isn't too bad. This would look good on the wall.
Antique $ 145.
MR963 MAYNARD 1873 RIFLE
Item # MR963-26-559
This an improved No. 6 sporting rifle in 38 cal C.F. This is for the large rim style Maynard cartridge. A very high condition gun with nice bbl blue remaining. Some aging, especially towards the muzzle but VG overall blue. Case colors on the frame are still very vivid. All markings are good. The fire blue firing pin is beautiful as is the hammer. Equipped with hooded front sight, standard rear sight and a Maynard tang sight. Wood is also near excellent. Bore is the same.
Antique $ 2,975 sale pending.
MR965 SPENCER MODEL 1865 SRC
Item # MR965-26-686
Good looking carbine that has aged nicely. Mostly a blue/brown patina to all metal. Metal is smooth. Equipped with standard features of the 1865 including the Stabbler cut off. Has the orig flip up ladder sight and simple front sight. Front sight looks like it may have been filed down some. This gun is just under 20k serial number. Nice action and a VG+ bore. Wood has a couple of age cracks but otherwise relatively good. A coat of varnish added decades ago. A decent old Spencer.
Antique $ 2,375.
MR433 VERY SCARCE GERMAN STALKING RIFLE
Item # MR433-25-650
Marked 'Zeller-Paderborn'. Appears to be a 9.5 x 47R Caliber. This is a very finely done German stalking rifle featuring delicate vine and scroll engraving on the receiver, 29 full octagon bbl with a key adjustable Windage front sight, typical buckhorn rear sight and a nicely made replacement tang sight. One piece walnut stock is in exc cond with sharp checkering, cheekpiece, sling swivels. Double set triggers, elaborately done Schuetzen style triggerguard, fine bore. Overall gun is in very nice cond with 75% orig blue which is toning and starting to turn slightly brown. receiver retains case colors in the protected areas which are turning a dark nickelly coloration. Scarce little gun in very near exc cond inside and out.
Antique $ 2,750.
MR826 DELUXE CASED MAYNARD MODEL 1865 SPORTING RIFLE WITH 2 SETS OF BBLS
Item # MR826-26-560
Rifle bbl is about 40 cal. Shotgun bbl is 20 ga. Both are about 28". Both have bright shiny bores. Overall cond of bbls is excellent+ with 95% orig bright blue on the rifle bbl. 80%+ slightly toning blue on the shotgun bbl. The frame retains a considerable amount of case colors starting to turn a silver color. Deluxe wood is nicely checkered with sharp checkering. Good bore. Rifle style butt plate and correct long range folding tang sight. The leather case shows some use. The compartments for the bbls show some amateur restoration. Still quite serviceable. Overall gun is clean sharp and excellent cond complete with a very scarce Massachusetts Arms dual cavity molding tool.
Antique $ 7,500.
MR952 EVANS CARBINE
Item # MR952 -26-552
This is nickel plated with about 60% nickel remaining on the bbl. Very little nickel on the frame. Frame is mostly a pleasing brown. Gun is equipped with ladder rear sight and standard front sight. Wood is VG. Normal handling marks but no major issue on buttstocks or forearm. Evans are a very interesting collectable and not everyone has one. A good piece of American History!
Antique $ 1,575.
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