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Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items

Old Rifles & Carbines

MR713 VERY FINE SHARPS 1878 BORCHARDT LONG RANGE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE

Item # MR713

MR713 VERY FINE SHARPS 1878 BORCHARDT LONG RANGE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE Cal 45-100. Extremely fine gun! Original sights include veneer windage adjustable front sight. No rear seat. Folding tang sight with matching base on the back of the stock. Original wood has sharp rifling in excellent condition with a hard rubber buttplate. A few light handling mars. May have some varnish added but not re-finished or undersized. Retains about 95% bright original bbl blue. 50-60% thining case colors. Very nice English Walnut insert panels on the side plates. Very fine all original all matching Sharps Borchardt. According to Frank Sellers' book, only about 230 of these longe range were ever produced. Fine gun!

Antique  $ 19,500.

MR637 MODEL 1855 US PERCUSSION MUSKET

Item # MR637

MR637  MODEL 1855 US PERCUSSION MUSKET 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.

MR587 VERY RARE MODEL 1819 NORTH MARKED HALL MUSKET DATED 1831

Item # MR587

MR587 VERY RARE MODEL 1819 NORTH MARKED HALL MUSKET DATED 1831 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.

MR342 LARGE FRAME BULLARD MODEL 1886 RIFLE

Item # MR342

MR342  LARGE FRAME BULLARD MODEL 1886 RIFLE .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.

MR1133 STANDARD ARMS MODEL G SLIDE ACTION RIFLE

Item # MR1133

MR1133  STANDARD ARMS MODEL G SLIDE ACTION RIFLE Cal 30 Rem. 22" round bbl, dovetail front sight and sporting rear sight. The Model G can be gas operated or with the switch at the gas port turned off becomes a manual slide action. This one has mostly a blue/brown color to the metal. Bottom loading box magazine. Walnut checkered slide grip has some wear. Buttstock is overall good with some dings and gouges. Brass decorative buttplate has the Standard Arms Company logo. Bright shiny bore and crisp action.

Modern  $ 695.

MR1069 STANDARD ARMS COMPANY RIFLE

Item # MR1069

MR1069  STANDARD ARMS COMPANY RIFLE 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

MR1071  STANDARD ARMS RIFLE 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

MR1171  WILKINSON & SON OF LONDON BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE 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

MR231  STEVENS IDEAL LADIES MODEL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE 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

MR1181  FIRST TYPE JOSLYN MODEL 1862 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

MR1179  HARD TO FIND TRANSITIONAL JOSLYN 1862 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

MR1178  JOSLYN MODEL 1864 WITH NAVAL ANCHOR MARKING 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

MR785  MAYNARD MODEL 16 TARGET RIFLE 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

MR1013  MAYNARD HUNTER’S RIFLE 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

MR1138  MAYNARD PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE 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

MR1136  MAYNARD 2ND MODEL SRC 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.

R107 HUSQVARNA ROLLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE IN .68 CALIBER WITH STRAIGHT RIFLING

Item # R107

R107 HUSQVARNA ROLLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE IN .68 CALIBER WITH STRAIGHT RIFLING Possibly for a 16 gauge slug. 35-1/2 part round, part octagon barrel. Fine overall condition with 90% lustrous barrel blue, 40% case colors on the frame. Most varnish remains on straight gripped checkered buttstock, cheekpiece and steel shotgun style buttplate, original sights. Interesting gun.

Antique  $ 1,950.

MR1169 HAMILTON RIFLE NO.15

Item # MR1169

MR1169 HAMILTON RIFLE NO.15 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

MR1168 HAMILTON RIFLE NUMBER 27 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

MR1167 THE HAMILTON RIFLE NO.27 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

MR1166 THE HAMILTON RIFLE NO.027 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.

MR1156 HAMILTON RIFLE NO.15 BOYS RIFLE

Item # MR1156

MR1156 HAMILTON RIFLE NO.15 BOYS RIFLE Hamilton No.15 Boys Rifle chambered in .22 caliber. Interesting collectable rifle that someone decided to spray paint black. Wood is in good shape with added finish. Bore is a little rough and could use a good cleaning. Action seems to work fine.

Modern  $ 225.

MR1155 THE HAMILTON NO. 027 RIFLE

Item # MR1155

MR1155 THE HAMILTON NO. 027 RIFLE 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

MR1154 HAMILTON RIFLE NO.27 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.

MR1151 SCARCE HAMILTON RIFLE CO. NUMBER 7

Item # MR1151

MR1151 SCARCE  HAMILTON RIFLE CO. NUMBER 7 The Model 7 was the first Hamilton made. The skeleton frame was made entirely of castings, stampings with coil springs, and completely nickel-plated. To load the rifle, the barrel pivots to the left at the frame junction, exposing the chamber. The Hamilton No 7 still holds the record for the longest firing pin on a shoulder fired rifle at 9" long. 44,700 No. 7's were made from 1899-1901, of which Mr. Ringbauer, Hamilton Rifle Historian, Author and Collector, estimates 99.9 percent have gone to "Rifle Heaven". It is estimated that fewer than 45 of these "first model" Hamilton rifles remain. Regardless, very few of the rifle exist. This one is in pretty decent condition with most of the original finish remaining. Rear peep sight is broken off. Some initials and numbers scratched on left side of frame. Action works fine. A good looking example of a very hard to find Hamilton.

Modern  $ 750.

MR1144 THE HAMILTON RIFLE NUMBER 51 IN 22 LR

Item # MR1144

MR1144 THE HAMILTON RIFLE NUMBER 51 IN 22 LR 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.

MR235A HARPERS FERRY CONVERSION RIFLE

Item # MR235A-27-522

MR235A  HARPERS FERRY CONVERSION RIFLE Breech block marked 'J.H. Hall, H. Ferry, US, 1837'. Very nice condition-smooth, clean metal is an even blue plum patina coloration, great wood, nice markings, original sling rings and cleaning rod.

Antique  $ 3,750.

MR1201 JOSEPH LANG & SONS DOUBLE RIFLE

Item # MR1201

MR1201  JOSEPH LANG & SONS DOUBLE RIFLE 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.

MR1093 ORNATE HALF STOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY WURFFLEIN

Item # MR1093

MR1093  ORNATE HALF STOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY WURFFLEIN 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.

MR1186 AMERICAN PERCUSSION HEAVY BARREL TARGET RIFLE

Item # MR1186

MR1186  AMERICAN PERCUSSION HEAVY BARREL TARGET RIFLE 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.

MR1129 LANE & READ HALF STOCK

Item # MR1129

MR1129  LANE & READ HALF STOCK Cal 50. 32-7/8" half oct bbl and engraved lock. All metal is very dark. Pitting in breach area. Brass trigger and guard, sideplate and buttplate. German silver patchbox. Replacement ramrod. Wood is quite weathered with cracks and chips around the lock and sideplate. This would be great piece to hang or display above the mantel!

Antique  $ 350 .

MR1193 PAIR OF ALEXANDER HENRY DOUBLE RIFLES

Item # MR1193

MR1193  PAIR OF ALEXANDER HENRY DOUBLE RIFLES 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.

MR638 MODEL 1842 US PERCUSSION RIFLE

Item # MR638

MR638 MODEL 1842 US PERCUSSION RIFLE 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

MR1098  H PIEPER BELGIUM SINGLE SHOT RIFLE 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.

MR1086 VERY INTERESTING WHITNEY ARMS ROLLING BLOCK

Item # MR1086

MR1086  VERY INTERESTING WHITNEY ARMS ROLLING BLOCK 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

MR1105  EUROPEAN JAEGAR RIFLE 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

MR1052 FRANK WESSON SINGLE SHOT RIFLE 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

MR1062  ATKINSON PERCUSSION RIFLE 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

MR1054  SAW HANDLE TARGET PISTOL 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

MR1078  EUROPEAN ZIMMER SCHUETZEN TARGET RIFLE 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

MR352 MOSSBERG MODEL 479 CUT-AWAY .30 CALIBER WITH CUT DOWN BARREL, MAG TUBE AND STOCK Extremely rare. VG condition with some handling marks.

Antique  $ 475.

MR1032 WESSON & PRESCOTT 1841 TARGET RIFLE

Item # MR1032

MR1032  WESSON & PRESCOTT 1841 TARGET RIFLE 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

MR1017  HUGHES PERCUSSION MUZZLE LOADER 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

MR978  A. HOLLIS AND SON DOUBLE RIFLE 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

MR659  RELIC MUZZLE LOADER 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

MR963  MAYNARD 1873 RIFLE 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 .

MR965 SPENCER MODEL 1865 SRC

Item # MR965-26-686

MR965  SPENCER MODEL 1865 SRC 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

MR433 VERY SCARCE GERMAN STALKING RIFLE 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

MR826  DELUXE CASED MAYNARD MODEL 1865 SPORTING RIFLE WITH 2 SETS OF BBLS 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.

MR900 SPENCER SPORTING RIFLE

Item # MR900-26-683

MR900  SPENCER SPORTING RIFLE 32" medium weight oct bbl. Cal 44. I believe the right terminology for this caliber is 56-46 Spencer RF.?. Real nice aging blue on the bbl. The bore is bright and shiny with good rifling right to the chamber. A couple of spots of light pitting towards the chamber area making this bore VG to VG+. Ladder style rear sight and smaller blade style front sight. Pretty rifle with lots of case colors on the receiver. Dimming some on the right. Strong colors on the left. Wood is VG also and nice fitting with no cracks or losses. Slight crazing to the finish. A good looking Spencer!

Antique  $ 7,500.

MR958 VERY FINE WISCONSIN MADE SCHUETZEN RIFLE

Item # MR958 -26-676

MR958  VERY FINE WISCONSIN MADE SCHUETZEN RIFLE Marked on top of the bbl is " A. Herfurth" as well as "Madison Wisconsin". On the opposite side of the bbl is marked "Remington". A very fine gun. 32" full oct bbl measuring about 1-1/8" at muzzle, globe front sight, flat top sporting style early rear sight and a very interesting unique tang sight. Wood is in excellent cond with one retaining keeper on the front. All iron fixtures. Complete with working double set triggers. Iron trigger guard is quite ornate and nicely done. A cheek piece on the left hand side. Large heavy Schuetzen style buttstock with nice checkering at the wrist. No cracks or splits. Bbl has sharp corners, good markings and turning a pleasing plum color. Good traces of orig blue in protected areas. German silver forend cap. Replacement ram rod. Missing one ram rod retaining thimble. Orig palm rest. Gun had been in the family for generations and comes with bullet starter, powder measure, bullet mold and powder flask. I can't say these tools are orig to the gun but the family says they have always been with the gun. The gun is a very unique high quality target rifle where the accoutrements are not of that same quality. A beautiful old Schuetzen rifle of the percussion era! On consignment from the family.

Antique  $ 6,500.

MR954 RARE CARABINE BUFFALO - EUREKA

Item # MR954-25-476

MR954 RARE CARABINE BUFFALO - EUREKA This is the rare "Buffalo - Eureka" made by St. Etienne in France. It has a dual bore with two calibers, a smooth bore 9mm for hunting and a rifled .22LR. The interesting thing is that both of these are in the same barrel. The gun has only one Striker (RF) that can fire both shots at the same time! This gun was made in the same design as the "Buffalo - Mitraille" which has a round barrel and 3 holes that could simultaneously fire 3 shots at once. The receiver has lots of case colors.The butt plate retains some color as well. Strong markings. All matching numbers. Extractor has been repaired, but is present and still functions. Wood is real nice with a checkered pistol grip. 24" barrel with most blue remaining. Bores are VG. Complete with petite sling swivels. If you are looking for something unusual, this is a very unique little rifle that would look good in your collection.

Modern  $ 1,575 .

MSG752 FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS

Item # MSG752 -26-492

MSG752  FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS A very good looking old Blunderbuss with a brass bbl and furniture. Lock plate has the word "Lane". No other markings on the bbl except for a couple of proof marks. Brass is in very nice shape and was cleaned at some time. Numerous dings and usage marks but looks very nice. Lock plate is a grey/brown antique patina. Wood is in pretty good cond. It looks like a piece was added to the front to make a full stock. Orig piece may have been broke? A few cracks here and there but overall cond would be considered VG. Action does cock. Trigger works. Frizen spring is good. Hammer spring is a bit weak but does work. Blunderbusses are always good for conversation and display. Especially pretty with the brass bbl.

Antique  $ 2,275.

MR367 INDIAN PERCUSSION TRADE RIFLE IN .45 CALIBER

Item # MR367-26-474

MR367 INDIAN PERCUSSION TRADE RIFLE IN .45 CALIBER 38 full octagon barrel. Barrel marks appear to be 'THT'; barrel and lockplate area are a dark brown color, brass triggerguard and ramrod furniture, forearm tip is lead, rifle buttplate missing, double set triggers do function. Solid repair to forearm crack, 2" x 1" piece missing from toe of stock. 75 decorative brass tacks in two sizes adorn the stocks; complete with ramrod. Interesting piece of American History.

Antique  $ 2,500.

MSG601 DOUBLE BARREL CAPE GUN

Item # MSG601-26-415

MSG601  DOUBLE BARREL CAPE GUN 45 cal rifle bbl and 20 ga shotgun bbl. Marked on top of the rib is "Blissett and Son High Holborn London." 4-leaf folding express sight. Period front sight. Nicely figured European Circassian Walnut stocks with shotgun style buttplate. Checkering has been freshened. Looks good. Complete with correct sling eyes. Back action locks are very delicately engraved and marked "Blissett and Son". Nice looking gun. Double trigger bottom opener. Double hammer. Beautiful delicate looking gun! Bbls have been refinished a long time ago. Still retain about 90% of the professional refinish. Receiver has about 20% nickeling original case colors. No pitting. Smooth sharp crisp action.

Antique  $ 4,500.

MR731   INTERESTING CASED STEVENS IDEAL NUMBER 44 TWO BARREL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE

Item # MR731 -25-652

MR731   INTERESTING CASED STEVENS IDEAL NUMBER 44 TWO BARREL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE 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.

MR599 MODEL 1819 HARPERS FERRY RIFLE

Item # MR599-26-513

MR599 MODEL 1819 HARPERS FERRY RIFLE 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 # MR591-26-511

MR591 MODEL 1819 HARPERS FERRY HALL RIFLE DATED 1831 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.

4248 MODERN MADE LYMAN FLINTLOCK HALF STOCK MUZZLE LOADING RIFLE

Item # 4248-26-504

4248 MODERN MADE LYMAN FLINTLOCK HALF STOCK MUZZLE LOADING RIFLE Great Plains rifle in cal 54. Beautiful walnut stock nicely done with a cheek piece. Highly decorative lock. Original cleaning rod. Overall gun is in "as new" condition showing very little use. Correct original sights. Has a two pin keeper forearm system. Nicely done. Should make a fine shooter.

Antique  $ 995.

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