Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
MSG675 EXHIBITION GRADE DARNE SXS 12 GA SHOTGUN
Item # MSG675
Very unusual elaborately done gun. The fences on the receiver show a floral chiselling with gold inlays. The back of the receiver is finely and elaborately engraved with matching trigger guard. Circassian walnut stock is fancy with an unusual style of checkering. Stock measures 15" with 1-1/4" added by the checkered style wood buttplate. Repair to the wrist area. Bbls are 30" improved modified and cylinder. Bright shiny bores. Side activated safety. Sling swivels. Decoratively done with intertwining initials below the forearm. I have not encountered anything like this interesting gun.
Antique $ 6,500.
MSG895 BEAUTIFUL FACTORY ENGRAVED PURDEY 28 GAUGE BEST QUALITY HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG895
A very desirable gun featuring self openers, side clips and raised matted solid rib. Pistol grip checkered deluxe grade Circassian walnut stock in excellent condition. 13-3/4 inch LOP to the end of the original rubber buttplate. Automatic ejectors. 98% barrel blue and about 75% case colors starting to tone somewhat. Weighs just over 6 pounds. Comes complete with original canvas case with leather corners. Has a Purdey label inside. Gun fits perfectly. Very desirable Beautiful gun!
Antique $ 32,500 .
SB13 QUAIL-GUN SMALL BORE DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER GUN
Item # SB13
Double barrel 28 gauge exposed hammer shotgun. Locks are signed “QUAIL-GUN” of Belgian manufacture. Approximately 25-1/4 inch barrels with good shiny bores. The rib is marked “LAMINATED-STEEL BELGIUM”. Checkered wood with pistol grip stock. Checkering is worn but still visible. Steel ribbed shotgun butt plate. The lock up is just a bit loose. The hammers are a little bit different. Light gun at only 4 pounds 7.6 ounces! 13-3/8 inch LOP. Good looking little gun.
Modern $ 925 sale pending for $900.
SB23 LITTLE DIAMOND SMALL BORE DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER GUN
Item # SB23
Double barrel 410 gauge exposed hammer shotgun. Locks are signed “LITTLE DIAMOND” of Belgian manufacture. Approximately 24 inch barrels with good shiny bores. The rib is marked “LAMINATED FIGURE BELGIUM”. Checkered wood with pistol grip stock. Checkering is worn but still visible. Steel shotgun butt plate. The lock up is just a bit loose. Light gun at only 4 pounds 2.6 ounces! 13-3/4 inch LOP. Good looking little gun.
Modern $ 975.
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.
MR1039 ENGRAVED CHAPUIS EXPRESS DOUBLE RIFLE COMBO GUN
Item # MR1039
This is a nice package. The rifle is 7X65R cal. Also comes with a set of 20 ga shotgun bbls. These are all included in a case. The engraving on the frame is beautiful. It is well executed with some deep relief engraving on the bolsters and some very fine scroll on the sides and bottom. This was evidently a special order gun for someone since on the trigger guard in a small oval is the initials "APA". Also on the pistol grip cap is an Elk escutcheon. High quality wood that appears to be French Walnut which would make sense since these where made in France. A nice slim trim double rifle in a very good caliber. Double rifles are used a lot and are noted to be natural pointers and have a long history of use in places like Africa. The shotgun bbls are 20 ga for 3" magnums. 26-3/4" bbl. Choked improved cylinder and modified. Information that comes with this rifle is out of the Gun Digest 1980. These guns were made in the late 70's and into the 80's and were known for being low cost double rifles of high quality and very usable. When you consider that many double rifles cost 5-10 times this amount it surely is a value. Comes in a nice fitted case with 2 sets of wood and in near mint condition. If you want a good double rifle without spending $50,000 this would be a good option for you.
Modern $ 9,500.
MSG432 CZ MODEL BOBWHITE 202 B MINI DOUBLE BARREL .410 SHOTGUN
Item # MSG432
Modern $ 1,175.
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 .
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.
MSG893 410 OVER AND UNDER BARETTA 687 SILVER PIGEON
Item # MSG893
Comes with plastic case. Gun is in "as new" condition. Beautiful gold inlaid birds in a case hardened action. Barrel retains all blue and receiver has all the case colors. Beautiful checkered wood. As new inside and out. A fairly scarce gun!
Modern $ 3,650.
MSG885 GARNITURE OF ARMS BY GIO BOTTI
Item # MSG885
A Garniture is a group of 3 guns manufactured by the same artist or manufacture. Fowling piece has a .60 bore, 30 inch barrel and superb gilt bronz mounts. The pistols match the fowler. This garniture was ordred in the second quarter of the 18th century, nearly 300 years ago. It is believed to have been ordered by Ernst August Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimer and created by court gun maker Johan Martin Laun from parts supplied by Giovanni Botti of Brescia. Barrels are stamped with signature of Lazarino Cominazzo, one of Italy's most renowned barrel makers. The locks, cocks and frizzens are all signed Gio. Botti and are chiseled in relief manner. The figured walnut stocks are carved with scrolls.They have spurred pommels, blued screws and triggers, gilt bronze caps and ramrod pipes and wooden ramrods with gilt bronze tips. This group is Museum quality and are a beautiful representation of historical art in gun making!
Antique $ 39,500.
MSG594 CASED ENGLISH DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER SHOTGUN
Item # MSG594
Marked on the side plates is "George and John Deane". The hammers are marked "Deane patent 561" which is the serial number. Overall gun is in fairly good condition with a fair amount of wear to the checkering. Nice Walnut stock. Steel shotgun style buttplate. Overall gun appears to have been cleaned. Bbl have traces of Damascus showing and are basically a nickel color. Locks, hammers and upper tang are beautifully engraved but also have been cleaned slightly and are a gunmetal grey color with some lacquer having been put on the wood as well as the lock plates. Double triggers. 30" bbls. Fitted in an oak case with correct makers label still in place. Overall gun in generally good condition with a great engraving on the upper tang. Very crisp action. Nice gun!
Antique $ 1,875.
MSG896 CASED PAIR OF WESTLEY RICHARDS BEST QUALITY HAMMERLESS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS
Item # MSG896
One is a 10 gauge and the other is a 12 gauge. Both are very high quality and engraved. Pistol grip Circassian walnut stocks. 14 LOP. One gun weighs 8 pounds. The 10 gauge weighs 9 pounds 4 ounces. Bright shiny bores. 30 inch barrels with extractors. Double triggers. Overall near excellent with about a 50% Damascus pattern visible. Frame has turned a silvery color with just traces of case colors. Sharp clean elaborate engraving on both. Both are marked "Best Quality" on the rib. Very unusual to see a cased set of any English shotguns in two different gauges. Original Westley Richards case with leather and brass. Several cleaning and reloading supplies included. Very interesting cased set of top quality guns.
Antique $ 11,500.
MSG903 DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER BELGIAN MADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG903
29 inch barrels. Fair bores. Action is about fair. Slightly loose but still functions okay. Wood shows a fair amount of use with a lot of wear to the checkering. Still solid and sound with no splits or cracks. 14 inches to the end of a steel buttplate. Overall gun is generally brown. Good functioning locks marked Bridge Gun Co.
Modern $ 225 sale pending.
MSG901 DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER SIDE BY SIDE GERMAN MADE SHOTGUN BY FOERSTER
Item # MSG901
12 Gauge with 2-3/4 inch chambers. Gun features a back action style lockplates. Horn trigger guard. Beautifully engraved with tight English style scrolls. Top opener. 31 inch barrels and excellent bores. High quality grade Damascus pattern is quite visible. Action has traces of case colors and has turned a silver color. Wood is in fine condition with a cheek piece, pistol grip stock and nicely checkered. Hard rubber buttplate. High quality gun by a well known maker. Should make a good shooter.
Modern $ 2,275.
MSG894 W.C. SCOTT 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG894
Features a 30 inch barrels with a solid rib. Automatic ejectors. Double triggers. Wood is in very good condition showing only minor wear to the checkering. Stocks measure 14 inches to the end of the buttplate. Barrels retain about 75% thinning blue. Receiver and side plates have 50% case colors. Beautiful scroll engraving nicely done. Mechanical condition is excellent and should make a fine shooter.
Modern $ 3,475.
MSG847 CHARLES DALY BOXLOCK DOUBLE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG847
12 gauge. LOP 14-5/8". Barrels retain most of a quality restored blue. Action has vivid case color in protected areas with the balance having a nice aged grey patina. Checkered pistol grip stock and forearm are in good overall condition. Checkering is sharp and fit is good. Of the period Jostam pad. Small diamond shaped horn inlays at the rear of the side panels. Monogram plate on bottom of the stock has the initials "AGR". This is a beautiful Charles Daly and just in time for fall hunting.
Modern $ 3,995.
MSG767 CHARLES DALY SINGLE BARREL TRAP SHOTGUN
Item # MSG767
Prussian era Daly with the sextuple locking system. This gun has been re-done with a custom stock of very pretty Walnut. It also has an adjustable buttplate. Beaver tail forearm. Ventilated rib bbl that is 32" with full choke. Bright bore. Bbl has been re-blued. Charles Daly were a high quality shotgun.
Modern $ 3,675.
MSG411 CHARLES DALY DOUBLE BBL HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG411
Nitro proofed 30 inch steel bbls, exc bores, choked full and modifled. Orig Circassian style walnut stocks are in exc cond with sharp checkering and measure a 14" pull to the end of the red recoil pad. Marked on top of the bbl: 'Charles Daly Krupp Fluid Steel Barrels'. Receiver is very delicately engraved with no game scenes; just very fine tight scroll work. Side clips, cocking indicators, double triggers, automatic ejectors. Condition is exc+ with mint bores, 97-98% orig bright bbl blue, receiver retains probably 90% vivid case colors starting to turn just a little light on bottom of the Prussian marked frame. Beautiful gun.
Antique $ 6,950.
MSG586A CHARLES DALY DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG586A
Marked "Prussia" on the water table and has the cross pistol mountings underneath the bbl which makes it quite desirable. Gun features cocking indicators, double triggers and extractors. Fine bores. Original wood is very nice with 13-1/2" pull, sharp checkering. A fair amount of original finish on the wood. 30" bbls are choked full and mod. Overall gun is in fine condition with about 75% thinning damascus pattern. Receiver has about 50% case colors turning nickely on the bottom of the frame. 7XX serial number range. Delicately and quite nicely engraved with cocking indicators and a top opener. Nice little gun!
Antique $ 3,575.
MSG636 DOUBLE BARRELED CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SUPERIOR GRADE SxS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG636
12 ga. 30" bbls. Choked full and mod. Damascus steel pattern. A few minor pitting but generally VG bores. Has the desirable crossed pistols motif under bbl indicating it is a Prussian made. Ejectors. Original wood in VG+ condition with nice sharp checkering. Circasian style walnut measuring 14-1/8" to end of the pad. Receiver retains about 25% case colors. Bbl has about 60-70% . Nice Damascus pattern showing. Very nice all original gun. Crisp mechanical condition.
Antique $ 2,750.
MSG707 PRUSSIAN MADE CHARLES DALY
Item # MSG707
Empire grade S x S 12 ga shotgun. Chamber length is 2-1/2". The 28" bbls are Krupp steel and have chokes of about full and mod. They are also marked with the retailer name JP Sauer & Son. Nearly all finish remains on bbls. Just as pretty on the inside with bright shiny bores. The top and sides of the receiver still have ample amount of case colors. The bottom is mostly a grey color. Typical of the fine Charles Daly shotguns, it has a nice looking piece of European walnut with a nice thin pistol grip which is fine-line checkered and comes down to the classic knob. Buttstock is near excellent. Forearm also has the same fine-line checkering and is in VG cond but does have a slight chip out of either side where the forearm intersects with the pivot point of the frame. This is a beautiful classic shotgun!!
Modern $ 2,575.
MSG596 PERCUSSION MARKET GUN BY BELL
Item # MSG596-26-487
A huge gun of approximately 5 bore. Marked on the top of the bbl is "Glasgow." Bbl starts out in an oct configuration and goes down to a rather ornate ring that sections the front half of the bbl which is round. Total length of the bbl is approximately 42". Metal patina is mostly a greyish brown. Looks like it was lightly cleaned many years ago. Metal is smooth. The stock had a chip at the toe with a piece grafted in. Quite a good job for being done about 100 years ago. Also a couple of fill spots in the bottom part of the stock. Everything is nice and sound. Action works very well. Very solid. There was a repair to the hammer at one time. One chip out of the stock on the right hand side right in front of the action. Gun comes with ram rod. As stated, approximately 5 bore. No refunds for dislocated shoulders!!
Antique $ 4,950.
M2-138 W. RICHARDS DOUBLE BARREL HAMMERLESS 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # M2-138
Fine bores choked full and improved modified, 30" barrels retain 95% bright shiny barrel blue, receiver retains 25% case colors with 50-60% original blue remaining on the underside of the receiver. Border areas tastefully engraved. Boxlock with ejectors and double triggers, checkered splinter forearm and straight grip stock are VG. 14 1/4" pull to the end of the original stock. A couple of walnut extensions have been added out 1 1/2" at the top, 3" at the toe. Fine little shotgun-should make a good shooter.
Modern $ 1,750.
MSG530 FINE QUALITY J. P. SAUER & SON HAMMERLESS S X S DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG530
12 Gauge. 28" bbls. Very pretty shotgun with some extra figure wood, very fine checkered pistol grip stock. Nice, bright, shiny bores, fluid steel bbls, receiver still has ample amounts of case coloring visible-the rest has aged to the normal grayish look. Fine fitting wood. Very nice gun. These J. P. Sauer's are slim, trim, nice handling shotguns. LOP - 13-3/4" just under 6-1/2 pounds. Made in 1906.
Modern $ 1,575.
MSG234 W.C. SCOTT AND SON, LONDON, 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG234
Original steel barrels measuring 24-1/2 inches. Choked improved cyl/cyl. Definitely appears to be the original length which is unusual but I'm sure they've not been cut. Lots of blue remaining but it's thinning. Ejectors, double triggers and a beautifully engraved receiver. Someone modified the pistol grip and lower tang to a more stream-lined shape. Nice figure in the French walnut stock and forearm. Wood is in great condition with no cracks or loss. LOP 14-3/4" over a leather covered pad. Fine looking, highly usable open bore gun.
Modern $ 2,500.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MSG708 JP SAUER S X S M-60 SHOTGUN
Item # MSG 708
12 ga 2-3/4" chambers. The steel bbls are 28". Both appear to be full choke. Frame is case colored with most colors remaining but somewhat dimming. Action is the greener style crossbolt. Most bbl blue remains. Nice bright shiny bores. The stock has a solid repair with a couple of plugged holes where it appears to have been pinned through each side at the pistol grip and towards the back of the boxlock with traces of a tightly glued crack on the left side. Other than that the wood is in VG cond. and appears to have the checkering re-done and a coat of satin type oil applied. This gun is not overly heavy and feels like a natural pointer.
Modern $ 1,275.
MSG434 JOHN PATSTONE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG434
12 Gauge. Orig 27 fine English Damascus bbls, Cyl & Cyl, dolls head, boxlock, top opener marked Westley Richards, 60-70% fine scroll engraving coverage, most all brown tone Damascus pattern visible, frame turned dark gray patina. Nicely figured checkered straight grip walnut, raised tear drop side panels, 14" pull to end of horn buttplate, 2-9/16" chambers, shiny bores.
Antique $ 1,895.
MR983 9-BORE PERCUSSION SHOTGUN
Item # MR983-26-486
J. Cooper is marked on the lock. 29-1/2" bbl. Some old pitting and rust on the bbl. Lock plate has J. Cooper and some light engraving which is all visible. Trigger guard is brass. A crack by screw hole on the lower tang. The butt plate is also brass with the long point that comes into the stock and in nice shape. The stock is also in nice shape with just some dings, scratches and a couple of light cracks. Overall solid. A later replacement ram rod. Good wall hanger and conversation piece.
Antique $ 575.
MSG777 HIGH QUALITY LANCASTER SXS
Item # MSG777
This is an early Charles Lancaster London England SxS hammer gun with side opener. Chambered for the 2-1/2" 12 ga. Nice condition gun with a very tight pretty Damascus pattern on the 30" bbls . They have an medium brown patina. Inside the bore is exceptional. Bright and shiny. The receiver has the typical early European tight scroll work. Delicate and finely done. Overall cond of the wood is good. Hammer springs, trigger springs and action all work well. A very nice old English shotgun.
Antique $ 3,875.
MSG771 J.P. SAUER & SOHN O/U COMBO GUN
Item # MSG771-26-484
A very high quality gun with a 16 ga top bbl over 8x57JR (7.8mm x 57 rimmed). The 16 ga and 8x57 are good classic European rounds. A nice high cond gun with nearly all blue remaining. Light wear at the muzzle and light freckling in a few spots. Receiver is beautiful. A silver color with game scenes on both sides of the frame and also on the bottom. The rest of the engraving is the classical tight swirl. VG cond. European Walnut graces the gun. Gun is topped with a Leupold VX-3 2.5X to 8X. If you are looking for something a bit different with high quality, this would be a fine gun for you.
Modern $ 3,750.
MSG753 HIGH QUALITY FLINTLOCK FOWLING PIECE
Item # MSG753 -25-431
Fine Italian made flintlock with gold inlays and silver mountings. Markings are "Giuseppe Merli in Brescia". A very old gun dating back to the 1700's to the early 1800's. Typical of early guns, this one is quite long. Overall length is 67" with a 51" bbl. Approximately a 16 bore. Metal is mostly a silver color. There is fancy engraving on the bbl and side insert plate. The stock also has unique old fashioned checkering. The wood is VG overall. Some shrinkage in places and a sliver missing at the muzzle. This gun has aged quite gracefully. The frontlock action and frizzen work well. Bore has not been cleaned in decades and could use a good cleaning. The trigger guard is a very long ornate affair. The front arrow shaped point is missing. All flintlocks are very unique and this high quality flintlock is something to behold.
Antique $ 4,375.
MSG723 ROYAL GRADE CASED GRULLA 2-BBL SET
Item # MSG723-25-377
This gun features a 20 ga set of bbls as well as a 28 ga set. Both are 26". The 28 ga is skeet and skeet. The 20 ga is improved cylinder and modified. This gun has the hand detachable side locks. Side plates. Ejectors. Single non selective trigger. Holland & Holland style action. Top tang automatic safety. Gun is fitted in a leather case with full accessories. This is one gun out of a set of 24 made for the Ducks Unlimited Club. It has a Ducks Unlimited gold inlaid plaque on the side of the stock and numbered "D U R 021". Gun is beautifully made. Fancy wood. Beaver tail forearm on both bbls. Side clips on the action. Fully scroll engraved. In "as new" condition and only test fired. It is made up on the Royal Grade format that Grulla used. Very desirable light weight little gun. Retail price on these was $32,000.
Modern $ 19,500.
MSG682 O/U 410 FOLDING SHOTGUN
Item # MSG682 -26-470
Marked on the gun is "Sile Inc. Ossian IN" and "Made in Italy". The gun appears to be "as new" but looks as though it has been fired. All finish remains on both metal and wood. a unique feature of this gun is that it folds in half. Reminiscent of the old H & R folding single shot shotguns. Very unique feature that makes for a small package for backpacking etc.
Modern $ 995.
HOLLAND & HOLLAND LTD CATALOG
Item # el-0-853
HOLLAND & HOLLAND LIMITED CATALOG
Item # el-0-845
Circa 1933, 93/4 x 7 1/4. Colorful country gentleman doffing hat with a dog at his side, 36 pages long, includes a full line with prices and shooting school information. VG cond with old adhesive tape over spine.
HOLLAND & HOLLAND LTD CATALOG
Item # 0-855
HOLLAND & HOLLAND LTD CATALOG
Item # el-0-854
MSG719 WESTLEY RICHARDS 12 GUAGE SxS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG719-26-459
26" nitro proof bbls. Excellent bores. Ejectors. Frame features side clips. Gun is beautifully engraved with a tight scroll style and a game scene on one side and couple pheasants on the other. A hunting dog on the bottom of the frame. Beaver tail forearm has sharp checkering. The orig stock has some wear to the checkering. Measures 14" to the end of a Pachmayr pad. Dbl triggers. Compete with a Letter of Authenticity from Westley Richards stating the configuration. 75% thinning case colors on the frame. Bbl has about 95% blue. Beautiful little gun.
Modern $ 6,500.
MSG420 M. BRUNNER IN MUNCHEN” MUZZLE LOADING HAMMER DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN”
Item # MSG420-26-479
With a very unique percussion cap ignition system. Approximately 20 bore. 32 very ornate Damascus bbls, highly figured European walnut stock with rather elaborate wood engraving. Also has cheekpiece and wooden trigger guard. Overall cond is generally VG with a couple stock repairs; one hammer stud is broken-should be an easy fix. Would look great in a den or above a fireplace.
Antique $ 995.
WESTLEY RICHARDS - ‘SHOTGUNS - FOR ALL PURPOSES’
Item # el-0-856
String bound booklet circa early 1930's. 7 1/2 x 10, olive cover. 50 pgs of informative & interesting info. Good cond w/some page tears. Compl w/exception of the glue-on Coat of Arms picture on the cover mostly gone.
WESTLEY RICHARDS SUPPLEMENTARY LIST OF SHOTGUNS
Item # el-0-857
String bound booklet circa early 1930's. 7 1/2 x 10, brown cover, 24 pages, Very nice cond!