Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
Smith & Wesson
MHG652 SMITH & WESSON MODEL No.1 2ND ISSUE SPUR TRIGGER
Item # MHG652
Cal 22 RF. 3-3/16" oct bbl. These little S&W's had a brass frame and this one was silver plated. Silver has flaked and has some tarnish in remaining spots. Smooth cylinder has the 3 patent dates found on the second issue model after 20k serial range. Bbl has just slight traces of blue in protected areas. Rosewood grips are in good overall condition with a couple hairline cracks on the right grip. Rifling is still visible in a rough bore. Great little addition to that Smith and Wesson collection.
Antique $ 995.
MHG582 SMITH & WESSON MODEL NO. 2 ARMY REVOLVER
Item # MHG582
This is a nice overall cond S & W with a 6" bbl. Cal 32 RF long. Quite a bit of finish on this old S & W. Right at about 40% and the left about 50%. Clean smooth metal with good markings. Tight pivot pin. Bore is good with a little light pitting but good rifling. Rosewood grips have just a couple light dings and match the cond of the gun. A nice antique revolver.
Antique $ 1,275.
MHG723 SMITH & WESSON NUMBER 2 ARMY TIP-UP REVOLVER
Item # MHG723
Cal 32 RF Long. Fair bore. Nice mechanical condition. Rarely seen with a blued finish. Most are nickel. This is a very attractive gun with probably 60-70% blue thinning mostly on the cylinder. Rosewood grips show a few light handling mars. Still very nice condition.
Antique $ 1,195.
MHG828 LADY SMITH DA REVOLVER
Item # MHG828
Modern $ 1,475.
MHG841 SMITH & WESSON NUMBER 1-1/2 ENGRAVED REVOLVER
Item # MHG841
Original Mother of Pearl grips with a chip missing on the left side. New York style engraving that has been done very well and with an unusual scene of just flowers on both sides. Overall gun is mechanically excellent. Metal retains about 93% original nickel with the balance having flaked.
Antique $ 1,295.
W2275 SMITH & WESSON NUMBER 2 LEVER ACTION REPEATING PISTOL
Item # W2275
.41 caliber with scarce 6 inch barrel. Overall gun shows some scattered pits. Well defined original engraving. Action is complete. Decent barrel markings. Original rosewood grips fit well and may have been cleaned a long time ago. Smith & Wesson made about 500 No. 2 Lever Action pistols from 1854-55. Most of these pistols had eight inch barrels. No. 2 Lever Action pistols with six inch barrels are extremely rare. I don't know if I have ever had a Number 2 before. They are quite uncommon.
Antique $ 14,750.
MHG670 SMITH & WESSON MODEL 10
Item # MHG670
This is the model 10-6 with heavy 4" bbl. Cal 38 special. The model 10 was a fine gun and this one is in fine condition. Nearly all original finish remains. Very nice case colors on trigger and hammer. Equipped with Pachmayr presentation grips.
Modern $ 750.
MHG827 SMITH & WESSON 2ND MODEL LADYSMITH REVOLVER
Item # MHG827
Cal 22 S&W Long. 3-1/2 inch barrel with semi-circle front sight. Metal retains a good amount of original blue with some areas of flaking. 7-shot fluted cylinder has been touched up and shows areas of finish thinning. Strong case colors remain on the hammer. Grips are in VG condition. Bore has good rifling with an area of roughness at the breech. This is a nice little Ladysmith.
Modern $ 1,695.
MHG829 S & W 3RD MODEL LADYSMITH DA REVOLVER
Item # MHG829
Cal 22 S & W Long. 3-1/2" bbl, 7-shot fluted cylinder and semi-circle sight. Most blue remains with slight flaking and wear. Hammer and lever show good traces of case color. The two piece Walnut grips are in good condition and have the S&W Medallions. VG bore. A great little Ladysmith!
Modern $ 2,100.
MHG826 S & W LADYSMITH 2ND MODEL DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER
Item # MHG826
Modern $ 1,795.
MHG825 LADYSMITH 2ND MODEL DA REVOLVER
Item # MHG825
Cal 22 Long. 3-1/2" bbl, semi-circle front sight and 7-shot fluted cylinder. weighs little more than 1/2 pound. Blued metal and hard rubber grips. Hammer and trigger show good case colors! This one is in nice shape. Cute little revolver!
Modern $ 1,675.
MHG824 SMITH & WESSON LADYSMITH DA REVOLVER
Item # MHG824
Cal 22 S&W Long. 3-1/2" bbl with semi-circle sight. 7-shot cylinder. Metal retains a good amount of blue with spots of flaking. Hard rubber grips show light wear. Nice action. This one is a 1st model # 3000 of 4,575 total produced.
Modern $ 1,350.
MHG212 SMITH & WESSON LADYSMITH 2ND MODEL
Item # MHG212
Modern $ 1,650.
MHG628 GUSTAVE YOUNG ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON
Item # MHG628
Cal 22. 3-1/2" bbl, carved ivory grips and gold inlays. This one comes in a relined case and is accompanied with two books, one by Roy Jinks "The History of Smith & Wesson" and the other by Frank M Sellers " The Wm M Locke Collection". There is a hand written letter dated 1980 from the previous owner attesting to the fact that he received this gun from Mr. William Locke in 1959. Gustave Young's elaborate scroll engraving on the bbl flats, the cylinder, the grip straps, the breech and the silver plated frame. The right side of the grips are relief carved with the Mexican Eagle and snake. Overall condition is VG with sharp engraving and a good amount of finish remaining. The grips have two small replaced pieces at the frame junction. Nice little Collectors package!
Antique $ 11,750.
XW3X SMITH & WESSON #2 REVOLVER CALIBER 32 RF
Item # XW3X
Antique $ 1,875.
MHG561 SMITH & WESSON No. 2 ARMY REVOLVER
Item # MHG561
6" bbl. Cal 32 RF. Still some pretty good orig blue in protected areas. About 50%. Left side has more wear on bbl. Frame has some flaking on the right. The remaining blue is good looking. Cylinder has turned an aged medium brown color. Grips are VG cond. Action works and sounds good. Slightly loose at the hinge area. A decent old S & W.
Antique $ 1,275.
MHG572 SMITH & WESSON NO. 1-1/2 FIRST ISSUE REVOLVER
Item # MHG572
These are also known as the old model 1-1/2. The first issue had the square shaped butt and are quite rare since they were only made for about 3 years. This one is very high cond with 70-75% overall blue remaining. Frame has some very nice shiny blue. The cylinder is mostly flaked and there is some flaking to the bbl especially on the left hand side. Clean smooth metal. The beautiful rosewood grips are near perfect. This gun is solid and tight in every respect. The hinge pin is extremely tight. The lock works great with no wiggle. This gun is excellent mechanically. Bore is extremely good. Nice rifling. Shiny with only a couple of light pits. You rarely see one of these in such nice cond.
Antique $ 2,175.
MHG694 PAIR OF S & W 1-1/2 REVOLVERS
Item # MHG694
These guns are in absolutely outstanding condition. Beautifully fitting Rosewood grips in excellent condition. One gun has 30-40% blue on the cylinder and is flaked and left the cylinder looking a blue patina color. The other has about 95% bright sparkly blue. Excellent case color on the hammer. Would be hard to improve upon this beautiful pair of guns. All fitted in a period oak deluxe case with compartments for bullet block and cleaning rod.
Antique $ 6,500.
MHG655 HIGH CONDITION SMITH & WESSON SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER
Item # MHG655
This would be the No. 3 first model American. Cal 44. 8" bbl. Nice condition with a lot of heavy blue remaining. Slight wear to the sides of the bbl and the cylinder. Also very nice case colors on the hammer. Good condition grips. Vary slightly in color. Hinge pin, action and lock up are all good and solid. Bore is nice. Serial number is under 5k. A very nice old S & W!
Antique $ 8,950 .
MHG570 SMITH & WESSON AMERICAN
Item # MHG570-26-758
Rare cal 44 Henry. Overall gun is in only fair cond with some spots of pitting and some old cold blue put on it to touch it up. Orig woodgrips missing a chip and having a crack on one side. Bbl address is a little light but about half visible. Bore are so-so. Mechanics function very well. S & W model No.3 American 2nd model with a special order 6” bbl and is authenticated with a letter from S&W signed by Roy Jinks attesting to the configuration. The Rimfires are very scarce and I have only seen a few of them. Not the best condition but a very rare gun!
Antique $ 2,150.
MHG624 RARE SMITH & WESSON BICYCLE MODEL REVOLVER
Item # MHG624-26-755
In technical terms this would be the S&W Safety Hammerless New Departure Top Break Revolver in cal. 32 S&W Short. Superb condition S&W with all nickel remaining. A couple of light spots of freckling. Finish is all present. The Bicycles had a 2" bbl. This one has a near perfect bore. The pivot pin and everything is solid and tight. This gun is even possibly un-fired. Case colors remain on the trigger. A set of Mother of Pearl grips. No medallion. Not sure if these are factory or not. This gun comes with the box. This is the S&W pea-green box. On the label is "New 32 Departure". Inside the lid is all the directions. Box is in relatively good condition but the binding holding the two halves has let loose. For as old as this box is it is quite unique. Also there is a cleaning rod and brush that are later manufactured. The Bicycle Gun is very rare and to find one in this condition is nearly unheard of.
Modern $ 2,295.
MHG600 SMITH & WESSON BICYCLE GUN
Item # MHG600
The bicycle gun was a rare variation of the 32 safety hammerless 1st model. The bicycle gun has a 2" bbl. This one is in fine cond and nickel plated with about 95% remaining. There is just a few small spots of flaking, mostly around the grip area. Nice case colors on the trigger. This gun is virtually almost like new. Everything is crisp and solid with little or no wear. The pearl grips are also excellent. Comes in a custom fit case. The Bicycle pistol is rare and to find one in this good cond is even rarer.
Antique $ 2,975.