Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
Smith & Wesson
MHG633 ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1
Item # MHG633-26-753
To be precise this would be the Model 1 Third Issue 7-shot 22 cal revolver. The 3rd issue had the bird's head style grip on it. The grips are ivory and in VG cond. Nickel finish. There is a Smith & Wesson Letter that comes with this gun. There is no mention of factory engraving so that was evidently done by someone else of the period. Nice smooth metal. Typical scroll engraving. Gun indexes and is relatively tight at the hinge pin. Bore is fair to good with some roughness. Also on this S & W Letter which is dated 1986 it states that this gun was sold in April of 1875. A good looking good collectable piece.
Antique $ 995.
MHG657 SMITH & WESSON 44 FRONTIER REVOLVER
Item # MHG657
Chambered in the very desirable 44-40. A good looking revolver with some age to it. Still quite a bit of blue in protected areas with the balance having turned an antique grey color. Metal is nice and smooth. Still very nice case colors on both hammer and trigger. Hinge pin is good and sollid. Action works good. Cylinder indexes and extractor works. Everything mechanically is good on this gun. Bore would be fair to good. Smith & Wesson grips look very good with honest wear. One chip out on the left hand grip on the bottom. A nice early double action S & W.
Antique $ 1,695.
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.
MHG644 SMITH AND WESSON MODEL 2 SPUR TRIGGER
Item # MHG644 -26-763
This would be the top break spur trigger No. 2 2nd issue revolver in cal 38 S&W. Quite elaborate tight scroll engraving with animal motifs inside of circles. All the engraving is worn but all visible. Comes with a 6" bbl which has a good bore. No pitting. Some slight roughness. Pearl grips adorn this classic single action Smith & Wesson. Grips are in good shape with just a couple of chips.
Antique $ 2,175.
MHG496 SMITH & WESSON SAFETY HAMMERLESS 4TH MODEL 38 CALIBER REVOLVER
Item # MHG496 -26-760
Overall gun is in fine cond with 95% bright glossy blue. Some flaking to the cylinder which is a purple/blue color. Pearl grips in fine cond with what seems to be a surface chip on the right hand side. Fits fine around the metal. Mechanics excellent. Mint bore. Good looking gun. You rarely see these with a blued finish.
Antique $ 1,175.
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.
MHG582 SMITH AND WESSON No. 2 OLD MODEL REVOLVER
Item # MHG582 -26-762
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.
XW3X SMITH and WESSON #2 REVOLVER CALIBER 32 RF
Item # XW3X-26-763
Antique $ 1,875.
MHG212 SMITH & WESSON LADYSMITH 2nd MODEL
Item # MHG212
Modern $ 1,650.
MHG572 SMITH & WESSON NO. 1-1/2 FIRST ISSUE REVOLVER
Item # MHG572-26-767
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.
MHG561 SMITH & WESSON No. 2 ARMY REVOLVER
Item # MHG561-26-757/759
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.