Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
Smith & Wesson
MHG624 RARE SMITH & WESSON BICYCLE MODEL REVOLVER
Item # MHG624
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.
MHG643 SMITH & WESSON SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER
Item # MHG643
Some confusion on the name of these. Some times called S & W 38 single action second model revolver or also model 2 second issue. These were built from the mid 1870's to early 1890's. They were chambered for the center fire S & W cartridge. This one is a little unusual with it's 6" bbl. Most finish remains. Front sight is a custom "old gunsmith" sight. Mother of Pearl grips with just a couple of light chips out. Hinge pin, action and bore are all very good. Unique gun that comes with an old holster.
Antique $ 1,475.
MHG644 SMITH AND WESSON MODEL 2 SPUR TRIGGER
Item # MHG644
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.
MHG633 ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1
Item # MHG633
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.
MHG650 SMITH & WESSON SINGLE SHOT TARGET PISTOL
Item # MHG650
These were also called the 22 perfected model or the single shot model of 1891. A lot of different names for this gun. What they are is a very high quality single shot target pistol. This one is in the 3rd model range with it's 8k serial number. These were chambered in 22 LR. It has a 10" bbl. Wood checkered grips with the S & W monogram. This particular gun has nearly all blue remaining. A couple of scratches and rub marks. Also a couple of small letters on the right side "W B". Those letters are also on the bottom of the butt. Inside looks just as good as the outside. Nice case colors on the trigger and hammer. Very nice high quality target pistol. Comes with a Smith & Wesson letter.
Modern $ 1,275.
MHG496 SMITH & WESSON SAFETY HAMMERLESS 4TH MODEL 38 CALIBER REVOLVER
Item # MHG496 -25-817
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
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
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
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
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.