Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
Savage & Stevens Arms Companies
S22F FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 95 RIFLE
Item # S22F
Beyond a shadow of a doubt the finest 95 Savage ever produced. It was made for W.S. Stratton. Stratton was the owner of the Cripple Creek mines. He sold the mines in 1900 for $10 million which was a large amount of money at the time. He ordered a half dozen of these factory engraved Savages. This was his own personal gun. I purchased it years ago from Bob Funk of Wyoming and he had personally bought it from the Estate of Stratton. The gun has good provenance having been in my personal collection for a number of years and previously in Mr. Funk's collection. The early 95 Savages were made by Marlin before Art Savage got his factory going. The engraving on this was done by one of the Ulrichs. Features a dog and a deer in a motif on one side and scroll work on the other. The gun is in excl cond with about 75% vivid case colors with some areas turning silvery. The bbl retains 98% orig bright blue. Correct sights. Excl bore. Lyman flip up rear sight and folding tang sight. Fancy deluxe checkered walnut stocks retain most orig high gloss finish and have a few mars, dings and compression marks from storage but no cracks or splits. No signs of any refinish. Rifle butt retains a fair amount of case colors turning a silver color. Gun is excl+ all orig cond throughout and undoubtedly the finest 95 to have surfaced to date. There are only about 6 factory engraved 95 Savages that will letter. There is probably about another 6 or 8 out there that do not letter. I think I have seen them all and this is definitely the finest one. Great investment! This gun has a Factory Letter accompanying it that states the gun was ordered by Stratton and shipped directly to him in 1896.
Antique $ 45,000.
MSG870 STEVENS MODEL 235
Item # MSG870
12 GAUGE. 30" solid rib bbls with 2-3/4" chambers choked full/full. LOP 14". Checkered walnut stocks are quite worn . Buttstock has some crude carving on each side as well as numerous handling mars and chips and a Pachmayr recoil pad.
Modern $ 275 .
S1059 SAVAGE SUPER SPORTER MODEL 45
Item # S1059
This is the hard to find bolt action Savage Model 45 Super Sporter with the original Lyman receiver sight and checkered stock. 22" round barrel chambered in Cal 250-3000. Bright shiny bore with strong rifling. Sling swivels and a grooved metal Savage buttplate. 5-round clip. Most all original blue remains on the barrel and frame. Checkered Walnut stock in good overall condition with a few handling dings. Only 6,000 made. This accounts for the fact that one can go years without seeing a Model 45 on a used gun rack!
Modern $ 775.
MHG245 RECORD BREAKING ENGRAVED PRESENTATION CASED STEVENS CONLIN #38 2ND ISSUE TARGET PISTOL
Item # MHG245
Inscribed on the left side of the barrel "With this pistol was made the first perfect outdoor score of 100 at 50-yard range" continuing on the right side "Made at Philadelphia November 8th, 1898 by C.H. Taylor." His initials are very elaborately engraved on the butt. He went on to be a very well known successful businessman after graduating from Harvard. Taylor worked for a number of automobile manufacturers and airline companies where he patented numerous devices. Entirely engraved: gold gilted receiver elaborately engraved and retains nearly all the orig gold gilt; bbl is in excellent cond retaining all the orig blue; orig mother-of-pearl grips. Beautifully cased in a French Moroccan style leather case with a 'J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co.' label on inside top which also has the "First Perfect Score of 100 at 50 Yard Range, November 8, 1893" statement on it. Very neat and interesting as far as early American target shooting is concerned. Gun is near mint condition; complete with tools fitted inside the case and a box of cartridges. Hard to improve on and definitely a plus to any Stevens collection. A lot of paperwork accompanies this gun.
Antique $ 12,500.
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 .
S1005 SAVAGE 99 RIFLE WITH 22” BARREL
Item # S1005
22 inch round barrel chambered in 303 Sav. Good shiny bore. Marbles No. 3 front and Marbles sporting rear sights with a Lyman tang. Thinning barrel blue. Receiver is a silver/gray patina with some slight rusting and pitting. Good action. Wood is solid and good fitting with some light handling mars. Solid early Savage 99.
Modern $ 675.
S1012 SAVAGE SPORTER MODEL 23A BOLT ACTION RIFLE
Item # S1012
23 inch round barrel chambered in .22 LR caliber. Original open sights include a blade front and sporting rear. Metal is mostly a gray brown patina. VG bore. It looks like someone cracked the stock when they attempted to put in a front swivel stud, repair was made with three dowels running through the stock. A somewhat good solid repair job. Nice original clip. An affordable little shooter!
Modern $ 265.
S1038 SAVAGE 1899 F SRC
Item # S1038
Earlier gun that still has the model 1899 markings on it. Caliber 303 savage. 20 in bbl which has nice blue on the outside and a pretty good bore on the inside. Does need a cleaning. Receiver about normal for an old Savage with a little wear at the carry point, the rest of the blue remains. Stock is very good on this gun, does not have the typical cracking off of the upper tang. It does have the early style "Perch Belly" stock. Coat of oil possibly rubbed in years ago. Good looking savage carbine.
Modern $ 1,495.
S1027 MODEL 19 NRA SAVAGE RIFLE
Item # S1027
The model 19 was a 22 cal bolt action rifle. This has a 25" bbl , detachable mag and full length military style stock. Somewhat rare gun that was made from 1919 to 1937. This one is in relatively good condition with the metal turning a brownish blue. Bore has decent rifling but could use a good cleaning. Will most likely still have some roughness. The wood is in VG cond with normal handling marks. No losses of wood and no apparent cracks. There is a well worn thin rubber buttpad on it. Correct to the gun? This gun does have the original clip but the little knob on the bottom is missing. There is no rear sight. I believe they were made to have some sort of a peep sight. There are 2 factory holes on top of the bbl.
Modern $ 295.
S1042 SAVAGE NRA MATCH RIFLE
Item # S1042
The match rifle was a 22 cal repeating bolt action rifle. This one was no doubt some sort of a match rifle. Brass weights toward the front of the forearm for match shooting makes for a front heavy rifle desirable to match shooters. The bbl has some freckling and some flaking of finish but overall in good cond. The stock has a couple of plug repairs in the wrist area. Wrist was apparently cracked at one time. There is a chip missing near the toe. Also there is no magazine.
Modern $ 325.
S1045 SAVAGE MODEL 99 TAKE DOWN RIFLE
Item # S1045
Cal 303 Savage. Comes with an interesting 30 year old letter. This gun has had some work done to it over the years. The checkering is non-factory. Some parts of the gun have had a coat of black enamel paint on it. The receiver blue is quite good. Bbl blue is also nice as is the bore. The Savage 99 was an interesting and very good rifle. People have always and continue to appreciate them.
Modern $ 1,075.
S1048 SAVAGE 1903 SLIDE ACTION RIFLE
Item # S1048
Savage had quite a collection of different 22 rifles in the early days with the 1903 being their first successful slide action gun. This is a nice one. 90-95% deep rich original factory blue on the bbl and about the same on the receiver. Inside the oct bbl is a VG+ bore. Extra figure wood on the perch belly round knob stock. Stock is in VG condition as is the forearm. No scratches or losses. Very nice. Also comes with orig Savage magazine.
Modern $ 1,275.
S1050 SAVAGE 99 TAKE DOWN
Item # S1050
Cal 303 Savage. 20" round bbl, grooved steel Savage buttplate and Schnabel forearm. Sights include brass bead front sight on ramp and Savage marked rear sight. Metal has a good amount of thinning blue. VG case colors on the lever. Wood is overall good condition. Nice little 99 takedown.
Modern $ 1,195.
S1051 SAVAGE 99G TAKEDOWN
Item # S1051
Cal 300 Savage. 24" bbl, post front sight and sprting rear sight. Bright shiny bore. Tight action. Overall metal retains a good amount of bright blue. Wood is in good condition with just a few handling mars. Sharp checkering. Grooved metal buttplate.
Modern $ 1,375.
S1054 SAVAGE MODEL 99H CARBINE
Item # S1054
Cal 303 Savage. 20" bbl. Sights include blade front sight and sporting rear sight with elevator. Overall metal is a brown patina. Wood is in good condition with typical handling mars and dings. Good shootable bore.
Modern $ 995.
S1056 SAVAGE 1899-E LIGHTWEIGHT RIFLE
Item # S1056
Modern $ 695.
MR1189 STEVENS TIP UP TARGET RIFLE
Item # MR1189
Cal 22 Short or Long Rifle. 24" part oct bbl, globe front sight with bead, fixed notch rear sight, Vernier peep folding tang sight and a Swiss style buttplate. Bbl has most of a refinish remaining with "J. Stevens A & T Co. Chiocpee Falls, Mass SA Pat Sept 6, 1864" on the upper left flat. Nickel plated small action has slight spotting. Wood is VG condition with a gloss finish. Excellent bore would be hard to improve on. This delicate looking little target rifle weighs less than 6 pounds!
Antique $ 2,975.
MR970 VERY SCARCE REMOVABLE SIDEPLATE STEVENS RIFLE
Item # MR970
Quite a few Stevens rifles around, but very seldom do you see one with a removable sideplate. Only about a couple thousand were made. This Stevens is in the Ideal model configuration with a 24 inch part octagon part round bbl which is aged and very attractive grey-brown patina. Metal is nice and smooth, a few little dings on the bottom bbl. The serial number is 1040 which is marked on the bottom of the bbl and the bottom of the tang. Receiver about the same coloration as being an antique greyish. It has an original tang sight. Another very unique feature on this gun is the Swiss buttplate. Caliber is 22 short and long. Wood shows it's age but in very good overall condition. Scarce gun.
Antique $ 1,895.
S724 SAVAGE MODEL 99 LIGHT WEIGHT FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE
Item # S724
Scarce cal 25-35. This gun features a 20" extra light weight rapid taper bbl with orig front sight and correct Lyman folding tang sight. The wood is beautifully checkered in B style carving. Beautiful fine grain American walnut with most orig varnish. A few light mars and dings. Correct hard rubber shotgun style buttplate. This gun features the full matted excelsior style treatment which is a full matted receiver leaving the delicate engraved panels on the side in relief. Very tastefully done by Enoch Tue who was one of the finest engravers of the that time. Engraved on the bottom of the receiver is "A J Somerville". Its a factory inscription inlaid in a ribbon style motif. Beautiful gun that has about 98% bright shiny orig blue on bbl and receiver. Lever has virtually all of the bright vivid case hardening remaining. Would be hard to improve upon. These guns were just beautifully done by Savage. All orig complete with Factory Letter of Authenticity.
Modern $ 12,750.
S38 SAVAGE MODEL 67 CUT-AWAY SHOTGUN IN 12 GAUGE
Item # S38
Antique $ 425.
ST102 HIGH CONDITION SAVAGE LOADING TOOL IN 38-55 CALIBER
Item # ST102
Cal.38-55. Rare Savage loading tool with blued steel body and color case hardened lever. This high condition tool has most of the original blue. There is still some blue left on the removable die. Lots of beautiful case colors on the lever. Wooden handle has most of the original varnish and bright blue on the ferrule. Savage tools are hard to find in this kind of condition!
No License Required $ 995.
ST101 HIGH CONDITION SAVAGE LOADING TOOL IN SAV.303 CALIBER
Item # ST101
Cal. SAV 303. Rare Savage loading tool with blued steel body and color case hardened lever. Most of the original factory blue remains on the body. The removable die has lost most of it's finish. The handle has an ample amount of case color left, and the wooden handle has most of the original varnish and bright blue on the ferrule. You don't see these very often, let alone in this kind of condition!
No License Required $ 1,150.
MR1042 STEVENS MODEL 15B
Item # MR1042
A bolt action single shot 22 S, L or LR. VG overall condition with most blue remaining. Some light spots, freckling and very light rust to the finish. VG bore. A few handling/hunting marks. Receiver is grooved if you wish to mount a 22 scope. Safety feature is once you put a cartridge in you have to pull the cocking knob in order to fire. 1960's gun.
Modern $ 135.
SSR19/MR437 SPECIAL ORDER MODEL 54 STEVENS SCHUETZEN RIFLE
Item # SSR19/MR437-25-655
This gun was made and shot by long time Stevens employee Bill Goyette's. Cal 32-40. 30" heavy weight full oct bbl. Orig checkered pistol grip dlx wood in excellent condition with a cheek piece and helm type butt. Most orig varnish remaining. This gun is beautifully engraved with deep relief panel scenes featuring a bull dog on one side and a horse head on the other. Also features a pope style palm rest and pope style lever. Sights include a pope style Lyman folding tang sight and globe front sight as well as a J.W. Fecker Scope. VG optics. Bore is excellent. Gun is in excellent cond with 95% orig vivid case colors and 95% blue. Scope is excellent. Orig and complete with dbl set triggers. Quite a beautiful well done gun!
Antique $ 15,500.
MR731 INTERESTING CASED STEVENS IDEAL NUMBER 44 TWO BARREL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE
Item # MR731 -25-652
Half oct bbls measure 24" . One is 25 RF and the other is 22 LR. Both have very fine bores. Correct Stevens buckhorn rear sight. One has globe front sight and the other has a Lyman blade front sight. Frame features typical Stevens flip up tang sight. Overall gun is excellent+. Bbls retain 98% bright lustrous blue. Receiver retains most all case colors with only slight fading. Crisp action. Wood retains most varnish with a few light handling mars. Fitted in a leather covered motoring style case. Also includes a second extractor. All numbers matching.
Antique $ 3,875.
MR825 STEVENS 44-1/2 EXTRA HEAVY WEIGHT SCHUETZEN 2 BARREL RIFLE SET
Item # MR825-25-657
Consists of a 30" bbl in 22 S with an excellent bore featuring a folding Beeches front sight. No dove tail for rear sight. A Pope folding tang sight. Fitted with a nickel plated Pope lever and palm rest. Nickel plated Schuetzen style buttplate. Schuetzen dbl set triggers. Bore is excellent. Also has a heavy weight Pope marked bbl at 32" long. Marked on top is "Stevens Pope J Stevens Arms and Tool Co. Chicopee Falls, MA". This bbl has no front sight. Fitted with scope blocks at the rear. 32-40 Pope cartridge cal with excellent bore. Overall gun is fine cond with nicely checkered stocks that are crisp and clean. Most orig varnish remains and only a few light handling mars. Features orig cheek piece. About 95% orig bbl blue and 90% case colors starting to fade some on the receiver. The Pope bbl is also fitted with correct breech block, Pope style nickel plated lever and correct ejector. A very neat little rig! Well equipped and in fine cond. Has mushroom style palm rest which was relocated about an 1" forward on the forearm leaving an extra hole where it was originally. No biggy. Correct all matching numbers.
Antique $ 7,500.
STEVENS MODEL 34 HUNTERS PET SINGLE SHOT RIFLE
Item # MR759 -25-653
Also called a Pocket rifle No. 34. Cal 44 RF. This is a fine example with the oct 18" bbl. Does have original metal detachable skeleton stock. Overall condition is VG for it's age. Nice clean metal. Pretty much all the blue remains on the bbl. Thinning from age of course. The frame is nickel with most finish remaining. Flaking in a few areas. The wooden grips are in superb condition. The detachable buttstock is also in VG condition. Shiny bore with good riflings. Light pitting and some roughness. Bore is overall VG. These are a very unique item and make a great conversation piece.
Antique $ 1,895.
STEVENS 44 FACTORY ENGRAVED DOUBLE TRIGGER SCHUTZEN RIFLE
Item # MR679-25-654
30" half oct bbl. VG bore. Globe front sight. Folding tang rear sight. Drilled for scope blocks on the bbl. The blocks are missing but the bbl screws are there. Original checkered Fancy grade Walnut stock in VG condition with helm style buttplate. Sharp checkering. About 90% toning bbl blue. About 20% case colors on the nicely engraved receiver. All original and complete with double set triggers and correct palm rest.
Antique $ 6,975.
SAVAGE ARMS CO. LEWIS AUTOMATIC MACHINE GUN BOOKLET
Item # M5-94
All about the M 1916 Lewis. 48 pp. With 4 page foldout explaining the mechanics. Superb cond. Fairly stiff brown cover with red & black lettering. 5 1/2 c 8 1/4". Only one that I have ever encountered.