Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
Other Colt Handguns
C1451 COLT 7 SHOT 22 CALIBER OPEN TOP REVOLVER
Item # C1451
This gun is elaborately engraved with an interesting pattern. Retains about 75% of the original nickel. The engraving is cut through to the brass frame. Gives it some nice highlights. Original walnut grips retain about 90% varnish. Receiver and bbl retain 75-80 perent original nickel. Nice crisp sharp gun with a slight minor problem with the cylinder rotation. Needs a little adjustment.
Antique $ 1375.
C1804 COLT 1849 POCKET
Item # C1804
This pocket has a 5" bbl and the New York US America bbl address. 5-shot 31 cal. Serial range 225k with all matching numbers including the wedge. Nice tight revolver with little or no play between front and back. Gun indexes and works. Bore is good to VG. Metal is a deep plum on most of the gun with a brown/grey on the cylinder. Most cylinder scene still visible but a little worn. Grips are exceptional. Nice wear pattern but all there with no chips. Percussion Colt's are still a good deal.
Antique $ 1,275 sale pending.
M3-254 FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1903 WITH LEATHER CASING .32 CALIBER SEMI-AUTO
Item # M3-254
85% lustrous blue remains, excellent pearl grips, excellent bore, scroll engraving is crisp and sharp. Only approximately 600 1903's were engraved. The trunk style agents casing is in fine condition with some tattered spots to the red cloth lining. The Buenos Aires agents label on inside cover is excellent. Case includes an empty UMC 25 Cartridge box.
Modern $ 4,750 .
C1196 COLT FIRST MODEL DERRINGER
Item # C1196
Markings along the bbl flat along with No. 1. On the bottom of the bbl is the serial number 1691; built in the very early 1870s. Cal is 41 rim fire. These guns were all metal including the handle. It has a very nice aged patina on the frame. The bbl is nickel plated and retains almost all of the nickel. It is possibly re nickeled? It even has the original opening latch which you see missing on a lot of these. A couple of pits in the otherwise good + bore. These little Colts were very popular with gamblers and soiled doves. This one is very nice. Solid and tight. A good collectable.
Antique $ 2,150.
C1505 COLT 3RD MODEL 41 CALIBER 3RD DERINGER
Item # C1505
Fine bore. Excellent functioning action. Receiver is nickel plated and still retains about 97-98% original nickel. Bbl has a few poor storage blemishes and shows some signs of cleaning but still retains a considerable amount of original blue. Hammer has excellent finish remaining. Wood grips retain most original varnish and are in excellent condition. Nice clean sharp all original gun with serial number 945.
Antique $ 895.
C343 CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER
Item # C343
5 barrel, excellent overall with 75-80% shiny barrel blue, traces blue on cylinder, all of cylinder scene visible, considerable vivid case colors on lever, frame and hammer, excellent traces of silver on triggerguard and backstrap, 90% original lacquer remains on excellent walnut grips. Cased in an old case stamped 'Anderson & Son, etc.'; green velvet lined with the cleaning rod, mold, bay flask, oil bottle and cap tin intact. Great lookin' outfit!
Antique $ 7,500.
C1018 COLT 1855, MODEL 5, .31 CAL SIDE HAMMER POCKET REVOLVER
Item # C1018
Commonly referred to as 'The Root Model'. This is the 5-shot, fluted cylinder variation. The gun has some excellent frame colors, bluing at 90%+, bright and shiny. Bbl has antiqued out to more of a brownish gray patina coloration, there are still case colors on the hammer, wood grips are in VG cond. Very nice, solid gun with a crisp, clean action. This gun is cute! Hard to find these in any condition, much less as wonderful condition as this one is in.
Antique $ 3,850.
Antique $ 500.
C161 COLT OPEN TOP REVOLVER IN .22 CALIBER
Item # C161
Antique $ 695.
C1450 BEAUTIFUL HIGH CONDITION DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED LONDON NAVY
Item # C1450
This gun features a very elaborate deluxe relief style engraving on the frame, back part of the bbl lug, muzzle, trigger guard and the bottom of the grip. The Colt patent markings on the side of the frame are done in a flowing banner style. The back shields of the frame have floral motif. Quite striking! Gun also features the typical 1 marking on the bottom of the frame and on the bottom of the grip strap indicating it is a specially produced gun intended for engraving. 42,XXX serial range with all matching numbers. Retains virtually all of the cylinder scene. Dlx grips are quite stunning with virtually all the high gloss piano finish lacquer remaining. There were a number of London model 1851 Navy revolvers in the 42000 serial range that were unsold at the time that the Civil War was developing in this country about 1860-1861. I believe this gun was returned to the US. The reason is because it appears to have some Civil War markings on the bottom of the grip such as "Company D 1862" and on the right heel is scratched " J K 22 MI". Beautifully cased in an English style case featuring the original cleaning rod, nipple tool, loading tool, Colt Navy flask by James Dickson as well as a percussion cap box. The case is lined with red velour and in near excellent condition. Showing only a minimal amount of handling. Gun retains a considerable amount of high gloss polished blue finish on the bbl as well as on the cylinder. The trigger guard is of iron which all the London Navy were made of and retains a considerable amount of silver plate. Traces of case colors on the frame and the engraving is fantastic. One of the fanciest Colts I think I have seen. Excellent plus inside and out. Hard to beat.
Antique $ 29,500.
C1722 COLT NEW LINE 32 CALIBER FIRST MODEL
Item # C1722
Scarce case colored frame. Overall gun is in superb condition with 95% bright case colors. Orig wood grips contain a considerable amount of varnish. Some line marks. I don't know if they are achievement marks or score keeper marks??? Nice clean sharp little gun. Very attractive mechanically excellent revolver.
Antique $ 1,895.
C1811 COLT 41 CALIBER THUNDERER
Item # C1811
A decent looking gun with nickel finish. Some flaking to the nickel, mostly on the cylinder. Overall nickel is in VG cond. Likewise this one has a set of grips that have wear but match gun cond. Nice set of grips with no cracks or losses. Surprisingly this double action actually works! Bore on this 3-1/2" bbl is in VG cond. These old Colt DA's are a collectable bargain.
Antique $ 895 .
C1760 COLT RICHARD CONVERSION
Item # C1760 -23-568
From an 1860 Army to a 44 rimfire revolver. All matching numbers. 2200 serial range. Very nice grips. They appear to have a light coat of varnish on them but still very little use. Overall gun has about 90%+ bright nickel remaining. Excellent markings. Nice Naval scene on the cylinder still visible. Excellent mechanics. Nice clean sharp little gun that is fairly rare. Only 9,000 of these were ever produced.
Antique $ 6,500.
C1787 COLT NEW LINE POCKET REVOLVER
Item # C1787-23-550
This is a spur trigger type . Etched panel on the bbl says "Colt New 32". This old revolver escaped the ravages of time and is in near perfect cond. The nickel plated finish is 95%+ cond. Hard rubber grips are excellent. Hammer and screws still have the brilliant Colt fire-blue finish. If you want to own a Colt but can't afford the high dollar ones, this would be an excellent starter for a collection. Would fit in to an advanced collection also. This gun is that nice! Action needs adjustment. .
Antique $ 895.
C1749 EXTREMELY RARE CASED DELUXE 1862 POCKET NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER
Item # C1749-23-527
38 cal rim fire. Extraordinary gun! This gun was in one of the best collections in the country. Previously owned by John B. Solley III. Comes complete with the description stating it had been in the hands of noted arms dealer Marcus Chernoff. It has a letter of Authenticity by R.L. Wilson stating there is only 2 or 3 of these engraved 62 pocket Navys that are known. This one is probably one of the best. This gun features the deluxe vine style engraving that is rarely encountered on any of Colts firearms. Gun is in extraordinary condition with 90% bright bbl blue. 90% bright case colors. Back strap and trigger guard retain 95-98% orig nickel finish having started to turn a nice patina. Rosewood grips in excellent condition with most orig lacquer finish remaining. This gun comes complete with a deluxe French style case of Rosewood in excellent cond with only 1 minor crack at the top of the case. Shows a minimum amount of wear from the gun. Most of the blue velveteen lining is clean and bright. Extraordinary gun inside and out. 43k serial range. Would be hard to improve upon this orig gun.
Antique $ 27,500.
C1772 ENGRAVED 1851 NAVY COLT
Item # C1772-23-517
This is part of the series that Colt did back in the 80's of re-introducing their fine percussion guns. This one comes in a very unique wooden box with a glass lid for display purposes. The gun itself is new in case with all the Colt accoutrements. Ivory grips with the Eagle/Snake engraving motif. This is quite an eye catcher!
Antique $ 4,250.
C1771 CASED 1851 COLT NAVY
Item # C1771-23-532
Type C engraving. A custom shop special build of the Colt Percussion series. This one has both the presentation case and the original Colt wood grain box. The gun is un-fired and in perfect condition. The presentation box comes with all accoutrements. The case has the Colt blue lining. The box has all the paperwork. If you have ever wanted one of these, this would be the one for you. Nice!
Antique $ 2,975.
C1768 COLT 2ND MODEL ENGRAVED DRAGOON
Item # C1768-23-530
Factory engraved Dragoon as listed on the Colt Letter. Engraving is class C. This fine Colt comes in a beautiful presentation case with maroon velvet lining. The gun is new and un-fired. Also comes with the black Colt box that says " authentic Colt Black Powder series". The black box is for a Dragoon but does not match the serial number of the gun. The Custom Shop did a fine job when they manufactured this series of Colts! Complete with Factory Letter.
Antique $ 2,995.
C1766 BEAUTIFUL ALVIN WHITE ENGRAVED COLT 1861 NAVY
Item # C1766 -23-507
This is the newer resumed production of the famous 1861 Colt. This comes with a Colt letter that verifies the engraving was done by Master Engraver A.A. White. There is a lot of information on this letter including shipping date of August 19, 1986. The gun is new in presentation box. Absolutely beautiful with its case color frame and brilliant Colt blue bbl. Stocks is stated as 2-piece checkered ivory. On the back strap of this Colt is "Presented to William H. D. Goddard by Colt Firearms February 9,1986". There is also a small inscription plaque on the presentation box. This comes with all the Colt accouterments. A stunning gun!!
Antique $ 6,500.
C1769 CUSTOM SHOP FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT BABY DRAGOON
Item # C1769-23-529
A Colt Letter accompanies this gun as Factory engraved. Date of shipment was September 2, 1983. The letter is very specific on the features. New in wooden presentation box with all the accoutrements. Beautiful case colored frame. Deep Colt bluing. Silver plated back strap and trigger guard. Beautifully done piece! .
Antique $ 2,775.
C1703 COLT CONVERSION OF COLT 1861 NAVY REVOLVER
Item # C1703-23-546
Cal 36 CF. Only about some over 2,000 were ever manufactured. A fairly scarce little gun. This appears to be a civilian with no US markings on it. VG sound grips with a couple of dings on it. Brass backstrap and trigger guard. Gun is in the 2400 serial range. Good traces of case colors on the frame and blue on bbl turning a plum/brown. Good markings. Has the typical 7-1/2" round bbl with attached ejector rod and the loading lever removed. Bbl lug has been filled.
Antique $ 2,775.
C1734 FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT OPEN TOP
Item # C1734-23-512
Cal 22. Gun is engraved in an open floral pattern frequently seen on these little open tops. All matching numbers. Nice functioning action. Retains about 50% orig nickel on the bbl. 75% on the cylinder. Traces on the brass receiver. Nice clean all orig gun with some minor pitting on the front half of the bbl. Orig walnut grips in VG cond with most varnish.
Antique $ 795.
C1685 COLT CHALLENGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL
Item # C1685-23-500
This Colt has a 6" bbl. Manufactured 1952. Checkered walnut grips. Nearly all the blue finish remains. A couple very light spots of pin prick oxidation. I do not believe this gun has seen much use. Comes with the orig Colt clip. These Colt semi-auto 22's are coming on strong in the collectable field. This would be a very nice gun for someone starting to collect these.
Modern $ 725.
C1643 FACTORY ENGRAVED 1860 COLT ARMY REVOLVER
Item # C1643-23-558
Gun is in the 140k serial range. Has the typical "E" marked by the serial ##. I believe this is the work of L.D. Nimschke. Definitely his style of engraving and expertly done. Mechanical condition excellent. All matching visible numbers. Orig ivory grip has a well done repair and is quite serviceable. Lanyard loop is missing. Trigger guard retains about half of it's orig silver. The rest of the gun has turned basically a grey patina. Considerable amount of orig cylinder scene still visible. Very attractive all orig gun.
Antique $ 8,500.
C1633 PRE-WAR COLT WOODSMAN IN THE 4200 SERIAL RANGE
Item # C1633-22-387
Modern $ 1,675.
C1641 CASED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER
Item # C1641 -23-572
This gun features 5-1/2" bbl. All matching numbers in the 21k serial range. Gun is in fine condition with about 30-40% orig blue. 70-75% case colors on the frame. Excellent grips with most orig varnish. Orig case in fine cond with light brown lining. Bullet mold has all orig blue. Fine flask. Overall gun is in excellent cond.
Antique $ 6,900.
C1632 PRE-WAR COLT WOODSMAN
Item # C1632-122-386
Modern $ 2,375.
C1638 COLT 1877 DA THUNDERER
Item # C1638-22-378
This is an ejector less model with a 3-1/2" bbl. VG shootable bore. Nice action. Checkered hard rubber grips. Overall gun is very clean with 90% orig nickel and the balance having flaked off mostly towards the muzzle. Nice little gun.
Antique $ 1,375.
C1690 VERY RARE KIDDER MARKED CASE FITTED WITH AN 1849 COLT POCKET REVOLVER
Item # C1690 -23-573
Marked next to the hinges on the inside of the case is "Manufactured solely by W. Kidder patent applied for 1854". Case is nicely done with brass corners both top and bottom. There is a makers label on the inside of the case " Henry Tomes and Co Guns and Sporting Apparatus New York. The 49 Colt pocket has a 4" bbl and 2-line New York address. Gun is in the 98k serial range. All matching numbers including wedge. Excellent grips with most orig varnish. The back strap and trigger guard have about 90% orig nickel. Excellent cylinder scene. Traces of blue and case hardening turning plum color. Case is fitted with correct powder flask, Colt marked bullet mold, key and mscl. Kidder cases are very desirable and collectable. Excellent outfit. 31 cal.
Antique $ 6,500.
C1729 COLT NUMBER 1 FIRST MODEL 41 CALIBER DERINGER
Item # C1729-23-508
Gun is in very nice cond with about 40% blue on bbl on one side and 20% on the other. Some minor pitting on the right hand side. The grip is nicely engraved. Smooth clean with no pitting. Sharp checkering to oval part of the back side of the grip cap. Mechanics are excellent. Serial 1900 range. Fairly clean first model Deringer. Kinda hard to come by these.
Antique $ 1,875.
C1702 COLT MODEL 1862 CONVERSION
Item # C1702-23-501
Cal 38 RF. Orig " oct bbl. Has very good markings. Retains most all cylinder scene. Complete with all matching numbers in the 20k serial range. Bbl retains 30-40% orig blue with some freckling from bad storage. Starting to turn plum. VG traces of case colors on the frame. Orig grips show some use but still retain 75% of orig varnish. Brass trigger guard and backstrap. Clean little gun that ais hard to find in a blued finish. Most of these were nickel.
Antique $ 1,975 .
C1764 EXTREMELY RARE 1849 WELLS FARGO PERCUSSION PISTOL
Item # C1764-23-541
This gun is in the 152k serial range and has the only 6" bbl Wells Fargo gun known. It has the loading lever delete. No signs of any tampering. Guaranteed all orig. It has nearly all the cylinder scene intact. All matching numbers. Excl walnut grips show very little wear. Overall metal is sharp and clean with about 30-40% thinning blue remaining. Sharp corners. Excellent markings. Good traces of case colors on the receiver. 25% silver on the backstrap and trigger guard. This gun features a small brass style trigger guard. It has the long frame type with the thin bbl lug. Well known gun having been in the collection of Arnold Chernoff, Ron Oggen, Dave Condon and Robert Howard . These are some of the best collections in the country.
Antique $ 9,850.
C1627 FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT PRE-WAR WOODSMAN
Item # C1627 -22-383
Factory letter indicates that it was shipped to W.H. Gough February 6, 1917. Three guns in shipment for outside factory engraving. Gough was a Factory engraver for Colt at this time. The letter also states in a notation that the wood stocks were furnished for this pistol by Mr. Gough. Overall gun is in excellent cond with 95% bright blue. Traces of wear on the sharp edges. Done in approximately B grade engraving. Beautiful dark walnut checkered grips. Factory Letter. These Colt Woodsman are a scarce find engraved.
Modern $ 12,500.
C1630 FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT PRE-WAR WOODSMAN
Item # C1630-22-381
Engraved by W.H. Gough. Factory Letter indicates gun was shipped to him for engraving in the green and returned to Colt for finishing. The letter also states Gough was a factory engraver for Colt. Gun features a tight scroll with a matted background typical of Gough's work. Nicely done B+ grade coverage. Dark walnut checkered fancy grips in excellent cond. Overall gun is excellent with 95% orig blue starting to tone slightly on high edges. Factory engraved Colt Woodsman are extremely rare. There was only about 150 ever done. Excellent specimen!
Modern $ 12,500.
COLT’S MODEL OF 1855 ‘ROOT’ POCKET REVOLVER IN .31 CALIBER
Item # C371-22-408
Model 7 with a 3-1/2 barrel, 80%+ cylinder scene, 10-15% barrel and cylinder blue, 80% shiny frame blue, considerable case colors remain on hammer and trigger, excellent mechanically. Fine walnut with most all original varnish intact. Fine example.
Antique $ 3,150.
FACTORY INSCRIBED COLT THIRD MODEL DERRINGER IN .41 CALIBER
Item # C392-22-367
2-1/2 barrel, excellent bore and excellent overall with 90%+ shiny barrel blue remaining, 99% original nickel on frame, lots of fine blue on trigger, most all vivid case colors on hammer, most original varnish intact on grips; backstrap engraving reads 'F.T. Baker Gun Manufacturer, London'. Baker made high quality shotguns. Very interesting Colt.
Antique $ 1,775.
COLT WOODSMAN FIRST SERIES
Item # C1423-22-390
This Woodsman is equipped with 4-1/2" bbl. Serial range 138k. Bbl and frame retain about 80+% blue. Some wear on the forward portion of the frame handle and some wear on the back of the pistol grip. Slide has light wear at high points. Excellent bore. Original two-tone magazine. Very nice collectable/usable Colt.
Modern $ 735.
CASED DELUXE ENGRAVED COLT 1855 PERCUSSION REVOLVER
Item # C1620 -22-415
Second model Root with orig 3-1/2" full oct bbl. 28 cal. Gun is in fine condition with quite elaborate engraving by Gustave Young. He was one of the premier engravers of the 19th Century. Orig wood grips show a minimum amount of wear. The case is complete with correct orig flask bearing the eagle on each side. Correct brass bullet mold. Cap tins. Nice brown velor lining shows minimal wear. The rest of the case is VG with only a few light handling mars. Overall gun has 50-60% orig blue starting to thin and plum out in some areas. Crisp sharp good looking early second model Deluxe engraved Colt Root. Beautiful!
Antique $ 11,500.
ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1908 VEST POCKET PISTOL
Item # C1504-22-374
This superb specimen comes in original Colt wooden presentation case. The gun itself is possibly unfired. Engraved with nickel finish. The vest pocket was the smallest Colt semi-auto. Cal 25. Gun is equipped with Mother of Pearl grips. Nice little Colt!
Modern $ 2,975.
THIRD MODEL COLT 7-1/2” DRAGOON
Item # C1402-23-566
Cal 44 with Colt patent markings on the side of the frame. On top of the frame the bbl is kind of light with rounding of the corners of the oct. At one time some one tried inletting a small sight on top. Overall metal is about good condition with some rounding to the corners and some polishing a long time ago. All matching numbers including the wedge. Nice functioning action. Rifling is VG in the bore with the typical gain twist style of rifling. A little crack in the grips which have been revarnished. Still correct to the gun. Good looking and guaranteed all correct.
Antique $ 3,975.
CASED COLT 1855 SIDE HAMMER PISTOL
Item # C1409-22-393
3-1/4" bbl. 28 cal. Full fluted cylinder. 2,5XX serial range and referred to as a 3rd Model. Overall gun very nice with about 80% bright blue. Nicely cased with correct loading tool, bullet mould, and powder flask. Excellent+ condition!
Antique $ 4,500 .
CASED COLT 1855 ROOT REVOLVER
Item # C1410-22-373
3-1/2" octagon bbl with Hartford address. Full fluted cylinder. Referred to as a Model 3A. Serial range below 1XXX. In fine condition with about 90% bright blue. Nice case colors on hammer and lever. A couple areas of very fine pitting on the bbl. Other than that it is a real fine gun. Excellent grips. Nicely cased with powder flask, correct key and a can of snap caps.
Antique $ 3,975 sale pending.
COLT 1855 ‘ROOT’ POCKET REVOLVER, MODEL 2
Item # C502-22-406
.28 Caliber. Generally fine+ overall cond with some bad storage spots on right side of the bbl. This area has been cleaned and is a thin blue gray coloration; approximately 75-80% shiny blue finish remains overall, generous case colors are visible on hammer and rammer, most all cylinder scene is visible. Fancy burled grips retain most all orig lacquer, crisp action.
Antique $ 3,950.
OUTSTANDING COLT NEW LINE REVOLVER IN .30 CALIBER
Item # C105-22-368
Antique $ 1,500.
SET OF 12 CARVED WOODEN COLT REPLICA PISTOLS
Item # merz12
12 different full size handguns, all nicely carved and painted wood. The largest ones are about 15 inches long. Includes a Colt Walker, Patterson, 1860 Colt, Colt Single Action, Colt Root, Detective Special, 3rd Model Derringer, Colt New Line and several Colt Pocket Models. The Detective has real lead bullets. Some have minor repairs or small parts broken. Very nicely done.
WELL DOCUMENTED COLT 1911 U.S. ARMY HOLSTER FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF STEVE McQUEEN
Item # M5-500-13-404
Antique $ 995.