Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
Marlin Firearms Company
JM1288 MARLIN MODEL 39
Item # JM1288 -23-462
The 39 was a very good Marlin lever action 22. This is a good specimen with nearly all bbl blue remaining. Receiver still has pleasing ample case colors and an aged look. Wood is also in VG cond with a couple of usage marks and dings. Good fitting. Hard rubber butt plate in very nice cond. Good inside and out with a near excellent bore. Very nice Marlin!
Modern $ 1,695 sale pending.
JM1291 HIGH CONDITION FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN 1893
Item # JM1291
This is a take down rifle in cal 30-30. Oct bbl and full length mag tube. Lyman flip up tang sight, 2-leaf fold down bbl sight and adjustable windage front sight. Wood is carved in a C pattern. Checkered pistol grip. Butt stock and forearm are in excellent cond. Stock has rifle style butt plate. Overall metal is smooth and clean with bbl retaining about 95% bright shiny blue. Mag tube is about 90%. Receiver has clean smooth metal with some case colors remaining and the balance turning an aged silver. Engraving is sharp, clear and precise. Pattern 5-1 featuring a tiger on one side and a Labrador on the other. This engraving is a deeper relief style and more elaborate than normally seen. Marlin are fine guns, this is fine and beautiful!!
Antique $ 19,500.
VERY RARE BALLARD MODEL 1-3/4 FAR WEST HUNTERS RIFLE IN CALIBER 40-65
Item # JM1090
Very rare gun which was only made for approximately a year and a half in 1880. Orig 30 full round bbl, VG+ shootable bore that would probably clean to better. Orig sights include typical Marlin Buckhorn rear and blade front. Overall metal is a plum brownish patina coloration with sharp corners, good markings, no pits. Wood has an old age crack in the wrist but is solid, numerous dings and mars from hunting use and a sliver missing along the front forearm on the top edge; rifle style butt, loop lever and double set triggers. Decent little gun, all orig and virtually impossible to find.
Antique $ 3,950.
JM1289 DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 1881 MARLIN
Item # JM1289-23-454
Cal 40-60. 28" oct bbl and full length mag tube. VG+ bright shiny bore. Orig sights include gold guilted flip up beeches combination sight and what appears to be a long sheared sight. Checkered deluxe grade wood retaining 75% orig varnish. Just a minimum amount of dings and mars. Shotgun style butt plate. Bbl and mag retain about 50-60% blue turning a plum/brown. Receiver is nicely engraved with a buck on one side and a dog on the other. Considerable amount of coverage. Traces of blue on the receiver. Sharp corners. Excellent markings. Special order double set trigger. Early 2k serial range. Hard to find guns like this.
Antique $ 6,750.
FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 95 MARLIN RIFLE
Item # JM337 -22-266
Cal 40-65. Original 26" half oct bbl and half length mag tube. Original sights. Excellent bore. Original checkered pistol grip dlx grade walnut stocks are excellent+ condition retaining most high gloss lacquer. Only a few light handling mars. Complete with hard rubber shotgun style buttplate. Gun is engraved in what I believe to be factory pattern number 2 featuring a dog chasing a deer on one side in an oval and a buck in an oval on the other. Overall gun is in fantastic condition with 98% vivid case colors on the receiver, forend cap, take down ring, hammer and lever. The bbl retains 97% bright glossy blue. It would be hard to improve on the gun! Guaranteed all original with take down style frame.
Antique $ 49,500.
JM1047 DOUBLE SET TRIGGER 1881 MARLIN 40 CALIBER RIFLE
Item # JM1047-23-449
Antique $ 2,950 .
JM04 ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1895 RIFLE
Item # JM04-23-458
Caliber .45-90. 30" oct bbl, full length magazine, VG+ bore. Engraved in a Grade 2 pattern with a running buck and dog in oval on left side along with scrolls and border motifs; scroll engraving on right side with initials in circle. 60% blue remains on the bbl and mag-balance turned a plum blue patina, traces of case colors on frame, hammer and lever-balance has faded to a pleasing soft patina; orig sights include a combination flip up front and a Lyman tang peep. Checkered deluxe pistol gripped stocks have had a sound repair to the wrist area and a coat of varnish added; rifle style buttplate.
Antique $ 13,750.
JM03 SCARCE DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1897 RIFLE
Item # JM03-22-273
.22 Caliber. One-half octagon bbl, full length magazine, fine+ bore and fine+ overall; 90% bbl blue, 75% magazine blue, considerable case colors remain on frame, hammer and lever. Sharp engraving with a buck deer forest scene in circle bordered by scroll work on left side; more scroll work on right side. Very nice checkered deluxe pistol grip walnut with most all lacquer intact, light handling dings and scratches here and there. Combination globe front and Marbles tang sights. Great lookin' little gun!
Antique $ 11,500.
FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 97 MARLIN RIFLE
Item # JM339 -22-276
Features the number 2 pattern engraving with a wolf chasing a buck on one side and a deer on a mountain on the other. Very beautifully done. 24" full oct bbl and full length mag tube. Excellent bore. Original sights and high grade pistol grip checkered wood. Shows very little use. Slightly raised grain on the stock. Complete with correct shotgun style buttplate. Overall gun is in beautiful condition with 98% original bbl and mag blue. 95% vivid case colors on the receiver. This gun has a factory inscription on the top of the left hand side oval that says " N B MILLER" . Very nicely done. There are a couple of light bad storage pits in that area. All original.
Modern $ 27,500.
JM1070 MARLIN 1895 NICKEL PLATED CARBINE IN 38-56
Item # JM1070-23-469
Some of the nickel is in relatively good shape, some is flaking and some is gone. Receiver retains nickel in protected areas otherwise it has pretty much flaked off and it appears there has been a little bit of cleaning on one side. This gun has got some very pretty wood; it has been restocked and looks good. Bore is fair to good with some roughness, action is very nice. Here's your chance to get an 1895 and have some fun for not a lot of money.
Antique $ 2,750.
FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 97 RIFLE
Item # JM338 -22-305
Cal 22 LR. Featuring the very scarce 5(4) pattern of engraving. Factory work no doubt. Referred to as the monarch of the glen. Features a large elk on a mountain on one side and a grizzly feasting on a cow on the other. Very unusual to see a Big Game scene on a 22 rifle. This gun has been elaborately done with engraving extending up the bbls and on the forend cap. Original 24" full oct bbl and full length mag tube. Original sights. Pistol grip checkered beautifully grained dlx walnut stock. Checkering in pattern "F". Hard rubber shotgun style buttplate. Overall gun is in excellent condition having a factory refinish quite some time ago. It still retains about 95% of the bright case colors and vivid blue on bbl and mag. Extremely attractive gun!
Modern $ 25,000.
JM1252A MARLIN No 18 SLIDE ACTION
Item # JM1252A-23-468
A slim trim little rifle with a 20" oct bbl. Cal 22. Most blue remains on both the receiver and the bbl. There is some light to moderate frekking on the bbl and a couple spots on the receiver. Bore is shiny but there is some roughness. Wood is in VG cond and nice fitting. Upper tang has 2 holes drilled for an upper tang sight which are not factory holes. Very nice little rifle.
Modern $ 1,275.
FACTORY ENGRAVED 1895 MARLIN TAKE DOWN RIFLE
Item # JM305 -22-286
This is one of the most elaborately engraved Marlins I have seen in years. No. 15 pattern featuring a large animal scene on one side with an elk being attacked by wolves. One is airborn and one has the elks leg. Lots of action in the scene. The other side is quite unique with a mountain lion attacking a deer. On the bottom is a bighorn sheep. Gun is trimmed out with numerous gold inlays and platinum inlays on bbl as well as the frame and the take down, lever, around the screws and on the hammer. G-style carving on the fancy burl wood in excellent condition with about 75-80% original varnish. Shotgun style buttplate. 26" full oct bbl and full length mag tube. Cal 45-90 with fine bore. Original sights include correct blade front sight, Marlin buckhorn rear sight and thick-base folding Lyman tang sight. Overall gun is in fine condition with traces of case color on receiver and the balance turning a nickel color. Considerable amount of original blue remains on the bbl. Beautifully engraved Marlin! Finer than most I have encountered. Excellent inside and out and would be hard to improve upon.
Antique $ 35,500.
JM1285 ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 97 LEVER ACTION 22 CALIBER RIFLE
Item # JM1285 -23-463
24" half oct bbl with 2/3 length mag tube. Excellent bore. Original sights include an ivory inlaid Lyman #6 front sight, typical Marlin buckhorn rear sight and a folding tang sight. Deluxe grade wood in excellent condition with sharp checkering. Original correct pistol grip shotgun style buttplate. Retains most original high gloss lacquer finish. Receiver has #1 pattern of engraving featuring a buck and woods scene on one side and scroll engraving on the other. Very fine condition throughout with 95% excellent bright vivid case colors. Would be hard to improve upon this beauty!
Antique $ 17,500.
NUMBER 5 MARLIN BALLARD PACIFIC RIFLE
Item # JM1276-23-474
Cal 40-85. Original 32" full oct heavy weight bbl with a VG+ bore. Original sights. Original correct ramrod mounted underneath bbl. Wood retains most original varnish with a fair amount of scuffs and mars but basically sound and solid. Missing a slight amount of wood just on the bottom of buttstock where it meets the back of the frame. Overall metal is in fine condition. Sharp corners. Excellent markings. Retaining about 25% original blue turning a plumish color. Receiver is mostly a nickel color. No pitting. Excellent mechanics. Complete with double set triggers.
Antique $ 3,975.
MARLIN REPEATERS CATALOG
Item # M5-96
July 1915, 5 1/4 x 8". VG cond with some soiling & a small tear in the cover. Light green with red, black & tan lettering.
TWO BARREL DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1893 TAKE DOWN RIFLE IN CALIBER .30-30
Item # JM124-22-281
Original 26 half octagon barrel, 2/3 length magazine, VG bore, also very rare original 18" half octagon barrel, .30 Caliber, 14" magazine, VG bore. Engraved in a No. 3 pattern with a buck deer in a circle surrounded by scroll and border engraving on the left; the right side has scroll engraving as well with motifs on the take down lug and extending onto the barrel flats. Overall metal and engraving cuts are clean and sharp; the long barrel retains approximately 80% blue-the balance is turning a blue plum patina coloration. The short barrel and magazine have turned a plummish blue patina and have gold and platinum lines near the breech. Fitted with flip up ladder rear sight; traces of case colors remain on the frame, hammer and lever-balance has softened and is starting to turn nickelly in areas. Original high base Beaches combination front (missing the globe), 2-leaf express rear and Lyman flip up tang peep sights. VG+ checkered pistol grip deluxe walnut retains considerable original varnish; hardrubber buttplate. Great looking 1893!
Antique $ 11,500.
JM317 PISTOL GRIP DELUXE MODEL 1895 MARLIN
Item # JM317-23-453
Cal 40-65. 28" full oct bbl and full mag tube. Original sights. Great bore. Rifle style buttplate. Overall gun in outstanding condition with virtually all bbl and mag blue. Receiver has about 98% bright case colors. Buttplate about 75% case colors. Hard to improve upon this outstanding gun! Guaranteed all original complete with Factory Letter of Authenticity.
Antique $ 11,500.
JM320 NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED MARLIN NO. 6 BALLARD
Item # JM320-23-464
Cal 38-55. Original 30" half oct bbl. VG shootable bore. Globe peep front sight. Folding Lyman tang rear sight. Original checkered fancy stock with cheek piece in generally VG condition with some minor repair at the wrist but sound and solid. Complete with a Schutzen style buttplate. Receiver is beautifully engraved in the typical Nimschke style of overlaid floral scrolls. Done very well. Featuring a buck deer in a panel on the top of the receiver. Double loop lever with double set triggers. Overall metal is clean and sharp. Excellent corners. Fine markings. Only minor pitting toward the end of the bbl perhaps from a bloody hand. Traces of case color turning dark and some silvery. Bbl is a plum/bluish coloration. It has an unusual cannon muzzle ring affect where the bbl turns from oct to round. Fine little gun. Untouched and VERY nicely engraved!
Antique $ 8,500 .
OUTSTANDING FACTORY ENGRAVED GOLD MARLIN GRADE 2 RIFLE
Item # JM314-22-278
Featuring a stag in an oval on one side and another stag on the other side. Condition is absolutely outstanding retaining 95% bright strong gold gilded finish on the receiver, forend cap, buttplate and the take down cap. Gun features cal 32-40, half oct bbl, full mag, TD frame and rifle style buttplate. The pistol grip checkered wood is in excellent condition with most original varnish. Checkering is done in the grade B pattern. Hard to improve upon. Fantastic gun untouched in any way!
Antique $ 35,000.
JM318 MARLIN MODEL 95 FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE
Item # JM318-23-472
Cal 38-56. Original 26" half oct bbl and full mag tube. Gun is elaborately engraved with a grade 5 pattern 1 featuring a moose on one side and a stag deer in an oval on the other side. Fancy Burl checkered pistol grip Dlx wood is checkered in D pattern. Retains most high gloss lacquer finish. Overall metal in fine condition with about 90% bbl and mag blue. Receiver has turned mostly nickel color with traces of case color in protected areas. Case colors showing on hammer and lever. Overall gun looks great! Complete with Factory Letter of Authenticity.
Antique $ 22,500.
JM303 MARLIN MODEL 94 FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE
Item # JM303-23-457
22" full oct bbl. 2/3 mag. Cal 32-20. Very nice bore. Of the period replacement sights. Pistol checkered Fancy Burl Walnut stock is in VG condition with most original varnish. Some wear to the forearm. Bbl retains about 90% thinning blue. Receiver has about 50-60% case colors ranging from vivid on the back to a nickely color towards the front. Engraved in factory pattern number 1 featuring a buck deer in an oval on the left hand side. Crisp sharp action. Cute little factory engraved Marlin.
Modern $ 7,950.
MARLIN 39AS CUT-AWAY DEMONSTRATOR
Item # JM172-22-451
Antique $ 595.
MARLIN 336 DEMONSTRATION CUT-AWAY
Item # JM171-22-275
Newer style receiver with cross bolt safety. Factory cut holes showing mechanical function of the action, cut off walnut stock. Excellent condition with some light handling marks.
Antique $ 575.
JM1168 MARLIN MODEL 94 HALF ROUND, HALF OCTAGON BBL TAKE DOWN RIFLE
Item # JM1168-23-471
Caliber 25-20. This is a semi deluxe, checkered, pistol grip version. The orig case colors on the receiver have turned kind of a grayish nickelly color, still good case colors apparent on lever and hammer, pretty much all bbl blue remains. Installed on the bbl is a flip down Marbles rear, a long bladed front sight and a very nice Lyman flip up tang with the medium large apperture disc, bore is in fair to good cond and may clean up to be even better.
Modern $ 2,950.
THE BEST KNOWN ENGRAVED MODEL 1888 MARLIN
Item # JM301
This gun was formerly owned by Santa Claus himself. Only in production for a year, fewer than 5,000 Model 1888 rifles were made. Only one other possible Factory Engraved 1888 rifle has surfaced, but the quality is no where near the quality of this gun. Factory records indicate it was shipped on December 19, 1888, just in time for Christmas.
Antique $ Not for sale .
JM02 SUPERB MARLIN MODEL 1895 SRC
Item # JM02-23-467
Caliber .45-70. Exc bore. Exc overall, 98%+ bbl and mag finish is present. Almost all blue which is still quite lustrous-just starting to turn, 98% vivid case colors on the receiver are darkening a bit. Considerable case colors on hammer and lever have turned quite dark. Considerable lacquer is still present over case colors. Exc walnut, orig sights. What a gun!
Antique $ 18,500.
JM12 1881 MARLIN SPECIAL ORDER 32 EXTRA HEAVY WEIGHT BBL WITH A SCARCE 28” MAGAZINE TUBE
Item # JM12-23-456
Overall gun is in exc cond retaining approximately 90% orig blue starting to tone somewhat and drifting to a light plummish coloration on the mag tube. Orig wood is in exc cond with the usual light dings and mars but retains most all of the orig high gloss lacquer finish; fine bore and orig sights. Only 42 32 Model 81's were ever manufactured; very rare gun.
Antique $ 14,500.
JM07 CASE COLORED 26” BBL, 40 CALIBER 1881 MARLIN STANDARD FRAME RIFLE
Item # JM07-23-452
Dim colors remain on mostly gray receiver, blue drifting to brown on bbl, some scratches, nice mag tube blue. Nice fitting buttstock with some unusual dowel plugs added?? Good forearm with the common hairline crack, no losses. Very crisp, solid action and good bore. Letter.
Antique $ 4,250.
FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN BALLARD RIFLE
Item # JM1210-22-447
Caliber 38-55 with a 32" heavy weight half oct bbl. VG shootable bore. Adjustable globe front sight. Original folding tang rear sight. Original checkered buttstock in VG condition with a very minor crack towards the top of the upper tang. Complete with a large Helm style buttplate, cheek piece and nicely checkered stock. The forearm has a couple of cracks in it and a small piece of wood missing on one side and has accommodations for a palm rest. Overall metal is a gunmetal-silvery greyish brown patina on the bbl and nickel color on the receiver. The receiver is very nicely engraved by Leslie Ulrich featuring a stag deer on one side and a bear on the other side. All original and complete with large loop lever and Schutzan double set triggers.
Antique $ 6,950.
Marlin model 27S slide action rifle caliber 25rf
Item # JM1155-18-108
24" oct bbl has 95% of blue remaining as does the receiver. Wood is in very fine condition with some aging. Slick, smooth action. These models are seldom seen and would be a fine addition to any Marlin collection.
Antique $ 1,295 sale pending.
JM1180 MARLIN MODEL 94 TAKE DOWN SPECIAL ORDER RIFLE
Item # JM1180-23-460
32" full octagon, rapid taper bbl, correct 30" mag tube, Caliber 25-20. Fine bore, orig sights include folding Beaches combination front, Marlin buckhorn rear and folding tang. Orig wood is in exc cond retaining most the orig varnish; rifle style buttplate. Overall metal is exc as well with 90%+ orig bbl and mag blue; rec retains probably 90% case colors on one side and 80% on the other side. Fine little gun. Gotta be extremely scarce with the take down feature.
Modern $ 8,750.
JM1177 VERY SCARCE MARLIN MODEL 94 WITH A SPECIAL ORDER 32” FULL ROUND BBL IN 38-40
Item # JM1177-23-459
Correct orig 30" mag tube, fine bore. Orig wood has a number of very minor dents and bruises but no splits or cracks and still retains probably 90%+ orig lacquer. Metal cond is exc with 95%+ bright shiny orig bbl and mag tube blue, receiver is case hardened and still retains probably 95% bright vivid case colors, orig sights. Very fine little gun; guaranteed all orig. There weren't more than a handful of 32" barrelled 94's made.
Modern $ 8,750.
JM1185 FACTORY ENGRAVED PRESENTATION MODEL 1894 MARLIN DELUXE RIFLE
Item # JM1185-23-448
Caliber 32-20. Orig 24" half octagon bbl, half length magazine tube, orig 'C' pattern factory checkered stocks are in exc cond with a considerable amount of orig varnish remaining; shotgun style buttplate. This gun is engraved in factory pattern #3 that features two deer in an oval on the left hand side and very delicately scroll engraved on the other side. Very interesting, unusual gun-very rarely encountered with a full blue finish. Generally they're case hardened where this one has a blued finish with nickel trim on the buttplate, lever and hammer. Take down frame, very nice shootable bore. All orig with most the finish remaining, orig sights include folding tang. A lengthy description on the top of the bbl refers to Carl G. Winter, Grand Worthy President of The Fraternal Order of Eagles on his visit to the Marlin firearms factory on November 26, 1917. The Official Fraternal Order of Eagle Website confirms that he was in charge in 1917. Great little gun; exc+ inside and out.
Modern $ 15,500.
JM1169 MARLIN MODEL 94 HALF ROUND, HALF OCTAGON TAKE DOWN RIFLE
Item # JM1169-23-461
This gun has an uncheckered pistol grip stock which is in very nice cond, a little extra figure to the wood. Forearm also is in VG cond, some case colors remain on the receiver-they have dimmed but still nice case colors on the lever, bluing on the bbl is VG, some light pin prick freckling present. Near perfect bore on this 32-20. Good, solid Marlin rifle...
Modern $ 3,100.
JM1036 MARLIN MODEL 1881 THIN SIDE LIGHTWEIGHT FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE IN 38-55
Item # JM1036-23-451
Orig 28 full oct bbl, full length magazine tube, orig sights include Marlin rear and folding tang, generally exc bore. Orig pistol grip checkered Circassian style walnut is in exc cond with a few minor handling mars, no splits or cracks, rifle style buttplate. Gun is beautifully engraved in a bank note style of more elaborate than standard engraving featuring a grizzly bear on one side and a deer in an oval panel on the other side. Overall gun is in fine cond with 75% toning bbl and mag blue, receiver is nickel plated and has turned a very attractive dull patina nickelly coloration with 95%+ nickel remaining. Gun was formerly in the Brophy collection, a historian for Marlin, and is one of the scarcer of the Marlin's as there were only 3 or 4 of these ever engraved in the thin side lightweight rifle configuration. All original, fine little gun.
Antique $ 38,500.
JM1032 BALLARD NO. 2 SPORTING RIFLE
Item # JM1032-23-465
Caliber 32 Long. The 28 oct bbl is very near pristine with clean smooth metal and 95%+ orig blue remaining. Receiver also has clean smooth metal with dimming case colors, bright shiny bore with some roughness at chamber area. Wood is near perfect with very light handling marks. You would have to search far and wide to find a better condition Ballard.
Antique $ 3,750.
MARLIN TRAPPER BARREL
Item # ELSJM-200
Caliber .32 H.P.S., 15, minty.
MARLIN MODEL 1889 CUT-AWAY
Item # JM170-22-271
Nickel plated finish, cut-away frame exposing the internal mechanism, the action functions as a normal rifle, no magazine or stock present. Good condition with approximately 25-35% nickel remaining and scattered pitting. Very low 2-digit serial number listed on the 2008 ATF Firearms Curios or Relics list.
Antique $ 1,850.
MARLIN 1889 FACTORY CUT-AWAY WITH SHORT LENGTH OF BARREL AND CUT DOWN STOCK
Item # JM110-18-201
Extensive milling showing internal workings of the Marlin Lever Action. In good condition but the finish is worn. Numerous dings and scratches in the stock. Unique. Listed by serial number on the 2008 ATF Firearms Curios or Relics list.
Antique $ 2,750.
MARLIN GUNS CATALOG
Item # M5-96A
1954, 25 pp. with 1954 price list. Exc cond.