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Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items

Various Rare & Collectible Guns

MR838/MR858 EVANS CARBINE

Item # MR838/MR858

MR838/MR858  EVANS CARBINE This would be called the New Model repeating carbine. Cal 44. Carbine length bbl at 22". These are quite scarce with a short production run in the late 1870's. This particular gun has a very good blue on the frame. Bbl is more greyed out. A few spots towards the muzzle that are quite heavily pitted and have aged into an antique patina look. The stock has several bruises and dings on it but is actually in amazing cond for it's age. Forearm also shows wear. Bore is bright and shiny with good rifling. Couple of light pits. Nice smooth action. A good collectable scarce gun.

Antique  $ 1,675.

WMERZ FACTORY ENGRAVED GOLD INLAID MODEL 07 CASED WINCHESTER RIFLE

Item # WMERZ

WMERZ  FACTORY ENGRAVED GOLD INLAID MODEL 07 CASED WINCHESTER RIFLE Caliber 351. This gun was engraved by William Gough who was a factory engraver. Beautifully done. Way above his average work. On one side is 2 gold inlaid moose and some gold birds in a tree. On the opposite side is a grizzly walking in the sunrise with birds flying off. Just a beautiful scene! Receiver is probably 90% covered with engraving. Barrel has engraving as well. Fancy deluxe 3X grade wood is in excellent condition with just a few light handling mars. Complete with Winchester sling eyes and a hard rubber buttplate. Original sights include a Marble flip up rear sight, Lyman front sight and folding tang sight. Overall gun is excellent with 95% barrel blue. Receiver is at about 90% blue remaining and starting to turn a soft patina. Beautiful engraved game scenes! This gun is new to the market. It has been in my personal collection for over 40 years and before that it came out of a family in New England who had it since new. Fitted in a unique case that has a place for 2 boxes of cartridges. Also holds an extra clip on the bottom. On the lid is room for 2 extra clips in a slot. Winchester logo on the inside of the case and also a Winchester catalogue of tools accompanies it. Case and cartridges are in excellent condition. One of a kind outfit. I feel this was made for the Extra Finish Arms Catalogue of 1917 that never materialized because of WWI. The facts that I stated here are confirmed by a hand written letter by George Madis. Great gun!!

Modern  $ 85,000.

MSG900 FACTORY ENGRAVED PRE-WAR DARNE 28 GAUGE SLIDING BREECH SHOTGUN

Item # MSG900

MSG900  FACTORY ENGRAVED PRE-WAR DARNE 28 GAUGE SLIDING BREECH SHOTGUN Overall gun is in near new condition with virtually all the barrel blue. The receiver is nicely engraved with a French gray color for finish. Wood is checkered and in very good condition. 14-1/2 inch LOP to end of a checkered buttstock. Double triggers. Nicely figured wood retains almost all original varnish. Clean little gun that weighs merely 5 pounds 4 ounces. These 28 gauge Darnes are very scarce. I only know of one other and that is in my personal collection. Excellent inside and out.

Modern  $ 5,500.

MR1219 PRE WAR DIANA MODEL 20 AIR RIFLE

Item # MR1219

MR1219  PRE WAR DIANA MODEL 20 AIR RIFLE .177 caliber. These were made somewhere around 1937-1940. Gun is in beautiful condition with 95%+ bright blue finish. Original sights. Mechanics are excellent. Walnut stock is in excellent condition. This is a high quality German air rifle. I don't believe I have ever seen another one. Comes complete with a letter from the manufacturer stating facts about the gun.

Antique  $ 395.

MSG903 DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER BELGIAN MADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN

Item # MSG903

MSG903  DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER BELGIAN MADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN 29 inch barrels. Fair bores. Action is about fair. Slightly loose but still functions okay. Wood shows a fair amount of use with a lot of wear to the checkering. Still solid and sound with no splits or cracks. 14 inches to the end of a steel buttplate. Overall gun is generally brown. Good functioning locks marked Bridge Gun Co.

Antique  $ 225.

MSG902 NORINCO MODEL 99 DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER STAGE COACH STYLE GUN

Item # MSG902

MSG902  NORINCO MODEL 99 DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER STAGE COACH STYLE GUN 12 Gauge featuring 20 inch barrels with 3 inch chambers. Marked on top of the barrels is Norinco Model 99. A modern clone of the Remington 1887 double shotgun, the Norinco M99 is a sturdy and robust replica of an icon of the Old West. It is obviously a great choice for Cowboy Action Shooting. Appears to be un-fired. Made in China.

Modern  $ 225 sale pending.

MSG901 DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER SIDE BY SIDE GERMAN MADE SHOTGUN BY FOERSTER

Item # MSG901

MSG901  DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER SIDE BY SIDE GERMAN MADE SHOTGUN BY FOERSTER Gun features a back action style lockplates. Horn trigger guard. Beautifully engraved with tight English style scrolls. Top opener. 31 inch barrels and excellent bores. High quality grade Damascus pattern is quite visible. Action has traces of case colors and has turned a silver color. Wood is in fine condition with a cheek piece, pistol grip stock and nicely checkered. Hard rubber buttplate. High quality gun by a well known maker. Should make a good shooter.

Modern  $ 2,275.

MSG899 LEFEVER E-GRADE SIDE BY SIDE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN

Item # MSG899

MSG899 LEFEVER E-GRADE SIDE BY SIDE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN Featuring 32 inch barrels with automatic ejectors, double triggers, improved and modified chokes. Side lock action features game scenes engraved on both sides. A hunting dog on each side. Beautifully done engraving. Stock appears to have a well done piece inlaid into the stock making it a higher cheek piece. 14-1/4 inch LOP. 1-3/4 inch DAC and 2-5/8 inch DAH. KICK EEZ pad has been added. 90% original barrel blue. Receiver has about 80% bright vivid case colors remaining. Nice clean gun.

Modern  $ 3,475.

MSG898 ITHACA GRADE 5 SINGLE BARREL TRAP

Item # MSG898

MSG898 ITHACA GRADE 5 SINGLE BARREL TRAP 12 gauge. Ventilated rib. Beautifully engraved with a pheasant on one side and a wood cock on the other inlaid in gold. Wood is in excellent condition with most original lacquer. 1-5/8 inch DAC and 1-1/2 inch DAH. 15-1/2 inches LOP. Original Ithaca recoil pad. Overall gun is superb with 99% bright blue and nearly all vivid case colors. Beautiful gun inside and out.

Modern  $ 4,500.

MSG897 CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY SIDE BY SIDE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN

Item # MSG897

MSG897  CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY SIDE BY SIDE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN Choked improved modified and cylinder. Overall gun is beautifully done. Expertly engraved in floral pattern. Game scenes featuring a dog and pheasants and other various birds inlaid in gold on the receiver sides. Circassian style walnut has sharp checkering and a beautiful grained pattern. Measures 13 inches to the end of the wood and 14 inches to the end of the recoil pad. 1-7/8 inch DAC and 3-3/4 inch DAH. Overall metal is in excellent condition with 90% coin finish to the receiver. Prussian marked as well as the crossed hammer and pistol marking on the frame. Nice clean little gun.

Modern  $ 9,975.

MSG894 W.C. SCOTT 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN

Item # MSG894

MSG894  W.C. SCOTT 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN Features a 30 inch barrels with a solid rib. Automatic ejectors. Double triggers. Wood is in very good condition showing only minor wear to the checkering. Stocks measure 14 inches to the end of the buttplate. Barrels retain about 75% thinning blue. Receiver and side plates have 50% case colors. Beautiful scroll engraving nicely done. Mechanical condition is excellent and should make a fine shooter.

Modern  $ 3,475.

MSG893 410 OVER AND UNDER BARETTA 687 SILVER PIGEON

Item # MSG893

MSG893  410 OVER AND UNDER BARETTA 687 SILVER PIGEON Comes with plastic case. Gun is in "as new" condition. Beautiful gold inlaid birds in a case hardened action. Barrel retains all blue and receiver has all the case colors. Beautiful checkered wood. As new inside and out. A fairly scarce gun!

Modern  $ 3,650.

MSG839 ITHACA 4 E SINGLE BARREL TRAP

Item # MSG839

MSG839  ITHACA 4 E SINGLE BARREL TRAP Gun appears to have a complete factory restoration. Retains all of that refinish. Crisp sharp engraving. Wood is beautiful condition and has an Ithaca pad. Features 14-1/2 inch LOP. Just over 100k serial range. Should make a great shooter.

Modern  $ 2,275.

MSG880 ALLEN & THURBER ENGRAVED PERCUSSION DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN

Item # MSG880

MSG880  ALLEN & THURBER ENGRAVED PERCUSSION DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN 12 gauge. 30" solid rib Damascus bbls. Single brass bead on the concave rib. Bbl markings are "Allen & Thurber" and "Worcester". Bbls are brown with visible Damascus pattern. Hammers, action, forend cap and buttplate have light scroll engraving. Wood is in fair refinished condition with checkering worn smooth. Complete with wooden ramrod. Interesting back action percussion double shotgun.

Antique  $ 2,295.

MR1139 ADAM SCHURF MARTINI ZIMMERSCHUETZEN RIFLE

Item # MR1139

MR1139  ADAM SCHURF MARTINI ZIMMERSCHUETZEN RIFLE Cal BB. 26-1/2" oct bbl with most of a reblue remaining. Good marking. Restored receiver, trigger guard and buttplate have bright vivid case colors. Deluxe checkered stock with cheek piece and thumb rest . There is a chip out at the toe and scratched checkering on the right side. Zimmerschuetzen sights.

Antique  $ 2,275.

W761 HISTORIC HENRY PRESENTATION RIFLE

Item # W761

W761  HISTORIC HENRY PRESENTATION RIFLE Cal 44RF. Early production serial number 1111. Right side of the receiver is period engraved "Edgar Totten Wisconsin April 8th From Wm. A Warren" For some unknown reason the year has been deliberately taken out. Many privately purchased Henry's were carried by soldiers from Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky (which cost them $42. About 3 months soldiers pay) during the Civil War. I found an Edgar Totten who mustered out of the 173rd Regiment in October of 1865. There was a William Warren listed from Bellevue, Iowa. He was the local sheriff and the leader of a posse during the "Bellevue War". He went on to become an important quartermaster for the Union Army in the Civil War. Not sure of the connection between the two or the reason for the presentation. This rifle is in Good overall condition showing honest wear and color for it's age. The rear sight is missing the slider. This is a great piece of American History that anyone would be proud to own.

Antique  $ 67,500.

MSG851 BRASS BARREL BLUNDERBUSS FLINTLOCK

Item # MSG851

MSG851  BRASS BARREL BLUNDERBUSS FLINTLOCK No markings appear on the bbl which measures 14-3/8" with 1-1/2" at the muzzle. Brass trigger guard and butt plate along with the bbl have a nice aged patina. The lock looks like it could be French but the rest of the gun seems to be an American assembly. Wood is got some areas of chipping and dings and has some sort of finish added. There is a replacement wooden rod. A great piece of History.

Antique  $ 2,295.

MR1186 AMERICAN PERCUSSION HEAVY BARREL TARGET RIFLE

Item # MR1186

MR1186  AMERICAN PERCUSSION HEAVY BARREL TARGET RIFLE Cal 38 Percussion. 32" part octagon bbl with a slightly rebated muzzle cut for the false muzzle and starter. Sights include globe front sight and adjustable notch rear sight with long extension. Bbl has a bright blue finish and the marking "WESSON" on top of the oct part of the bbl. Rifle has German silver furniture and a half stock with a patch box. Gun weighs a hefty 14 lbs. Wood is in overall good refinished condition. There is some wood missing on the right side of the forend. A great conversation piece!

Antique  $ 2,175.

MR1169 HAMILTON RIFLE NO.15

Item # MR1169

MR1169 HAMILTON RIFLE NO.15 The Number 15 Hamilton boys rifle in 22 caliber. Metal is a brown/gray patina. Metal piece on the stock and the butt plate have been painted black. Wood looks nice and smooth. Original peep rear and blade front sights. Bore has roughness throughout and would benefit from a good cleaning.

Modern  $ 315.

MR1168 HAMILTON RIFLE NUMBER 27

Item # MR1168

MR1168 HAMILTON RIFLE NUMBER 27 The Model 27 was the most popular of all Hamilton rifles with 500,000 being made. 22 caliber tip up frame boys rifle. This one has a pretty good bore with good rifling. Metal surfaces have been cleaned long ago. Wood is nice looking and refinished. A slight crack on the left side of the forearm. Original sights. A good entry level Hamilton to start your collection.

Modern  $ 250.

MR1167 THE HAMILTON RIFLE NO.27

Item # MR1167

MR1167 THE HAMILTON RIFLE NO.27 The Model 27 was the most popular of all Hamilton rifles with 500,000 being made. Just an honest looking brown patina gun. Bore has visible rifling. Would benefit from a good cleaning. Wood shows some wear with dings and scrapes. Original sights. Good Hamilton for the money.

Modern  $ 285.

MR1166 THE HAMILTON RIFLE NO.027

Item # MR1166

MR1166 THE HAMILTON RIFLE NO.027 The second highest production run of the Hamilton rifles with 250,000 produced starting in 1908. This is an honest looking rifle a fair amount of original blue present with the balance turning a plum/brown patina. Butt plate also has good blue. Smooth tip up. Crisp action. Good bore. Wood is decent light handling mars and scratches. This is a good example.

Modern  $ 300.

MR1156 HAMILTON RIFLE NO.15 BOYS RIFLE

Item # MR1156

MR1156 HAMILTON RIFLE NO.15 BOYS RIFLE Hamilton No.15 Boys Rifle chambered in .22 caliber. Interesting collectable rifle that someone decided to spray paint black. Wood is in good shape with added finish. Bore is a little rough and could use a good cleaning. Action seems to work fine.

Modern  $ 225.

MR1155 THE HAMILTON NO. 027 RIFLE

Item # MR1155

MR1155 THE HAMILTON NO. 027 RIFLE This is a high condition Number 027 Hamilton rifle with most all original blue remaining. Butt plate looks as good as the frame. Crisp action. Best bore I have seen on a Hamilton. Original sights. Wood is in good condition also. 250,000 produced starting in 1908. This is a fine example of a Hamilton if you only want to have one.

Modern  $ 395.

MR1154 HAMILTON RIFLE NO.27

Item # MR1154

MR1154 HAMILTON RIFLE NO.27 The Model 27 was the most popular of all Hamilton rifles. This is the later Model 27 with the 1907 patent date. The HAMILTON RIFLE No.27.22cal. Patented Oct.30 1900,-Aug.13, 1907 Mfd. by C.J Hamilton and Son. Plymouth, Mich.U.S.A. SPECIFICATIONS: Action type: Tip-up barrel Weight: 2 1/2 lbs. Caliber: .22 rim fire Length: 30 inches Barrel length: 15 inches Mfd. Dates: 1906-1930 App. Mfd.: 500,000. Bore has visible rifling. Brown patina with traces of original blue showing through. Front of the rear sight is missing. Replacement screw holding stock on. Wood is not bad. Some light dings. A good entry level Hamilton.

Modern  $ 260.

MR1144 THE HAMILTON RIFLE NUMBER 51 IN 22 LR

Item # MR1144

MR1144 THE HAMILTON RIFLE NUMBER 51 IN 22 LR The Model 51 rifle was the first Hamilton rifle to be chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge. This one looks as though it was used quite a bit. Thinning barrel blue with scratches. Good bore. Original sights but missing the peep sight. Receiver is a blue/brown/plum color. The wood is all there but does have numerous scrapes and scuffs. These were made between 1935 - 1941. This is basically an honest looking used Hamilton.

Modern  $ 290.

MR1142 DAISY V/L PRESENTATION MODEL

Item # MR1142

MR1142	DAISY V/L PRESENTATION MODEL It is a .22 V/L cal. (case less air ignited cartridge). Daisy produced these for a very short time (1968-69) when the BATF ruled that the gun constituted a firearm and since Daisy was only licensed to manufacture air weapons they decided to discontinue production. 18" round bbl, blued metal, standard sights and walnut stock. Only 4,000 of these Special Presentation Model rifles were produced for dealers. This one is in VG condition with just a couple scratches on the metal and wood.

Modern  $ 475.

MHG842 TAURUS MODEL 94 REVOLVER

Item # MHG842

MHG842  TAURUS MODEL 94 REVOLVER The Model 94 is a Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder. Nine-round cylinder chambered in 22LR caliber with a 4 inch barrel. The grips are textured rubber with Taurus medallions. Sights include a serrated ramp front and the rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation. Nice case colors on the hammer and trigger. Shiny bore. This gun has seen very little use.

Modern  $ 325 sale pending.

R2241 VERY RARE ELLIOT RING TRIGGER DERRINGER

Item # R2241

R2241 VERY RARE ELLIOT RING TRIGGER DERRINGER Cal 32 RF. 3-3/8" 4-shot stationary cluster bbl, ring trigger, rotating firing pin and hard rubber grips. Bbl and ring have a nickel finish with most nickel remaining. Frame is gold plated with some wear. Nice little colletor piece!

Antique  $ 2,995.

MSG807 WARDS WESTERN FIELD 410 SxS

Item # MSG807

MSG807  WARDS WESTERN FIELD 410 SxS 26" Bbls, Markings are "Wards Western Field Model 50". On the bbl is "Selected Forged Steel" and "Proof tested 410 bore 3 in chamber". This gun was made by Stevens Arms Company and sold to major marketers such as Wards. This one is in exceptional condition. Normally these are well used but this one is not. Nearly all blue remains. Case colored frame has nearly all case colors. Dimmed lightly especially at the carry point. Wood is also in good overall condition. This has the Western Field recoil pad which is correct to this gun. Nice solid lock -up. Excellent bores. Comes with a Letter from J. Stevens Company.

Modern  $ 1,250.

MR1193 PAIR OF ALEXANDER HENRY DOUBLE RIFLES

Item # MR1193

MR1193  PAIR OF ALEXANDER HENRY DOUBLE RIFLES Beautiful pair of double rifles manufactured by the famous Scottish gunsmith. Factory ledgers list these by serial number as being sold to Harry Panmure Gordon. Gordon was the founder of Panmure Gordon & Co. stockbroker and investment bank. Both guns have outstanding detailed English scroll work, Damascus bbls, banners and "Alex Henry, Edinburgh and London Maker to their Royal Highness' The Prince of Wales and Duke of Edinburgh" on top of the ribs. Forearms are checkered as is the pistol grip buttstocks. They have blade front sights, shadow line cheekpieces, red recoil pads. The grip caps have small trapdoors that hold replacement firing pins. Both have a good amount of original brown finish on bbls and case color on frames. One has a recoil pad that has hardened and deteriorated. The other has partially refinished buttstock and period replacement recoil pad. Mechanics are good on both rifles. There is a leather takedown case with the "Alexander Henry Edinburgh & London" label inside the cover but it is in very poor condition and missing all the straps. Also some papers about Mr. Gordon and a book "The Land of the Almighty Dollar" written by Gordon accompanies them. These are a beautiful pair of double rifles manufactured by a famous Scottish gunsmith and owned by a prominent well known individual.

Antique  $ 23,500 .

MR1132 BURLINGTON VERMONT HALF STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE

Item # MR1132

MR1132  BURLINGTON VERMONT HALF STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE Cal 44. 31-1/2" oct bbl. Dovetail front sight. Rear sight is missing elevator. Bore has good rifling with some pitting. Brass tipped hickory ram rod. Brass trigger guard, sideplate and buttplate. Lock is engraved with visible markings. Metal is mostly brown with some pitting. Walnut stock with cheek piece has chips and glued repair at the lock and sideplate areas. This rifle would look awesome hanging in your den or above the fireplace!

Antique  $ 475.

MR1131 THOMPSON CENTER KIT GUN

Item # MR1131

MR1131  THOMPSON CENTER KIT GUN Cal 50. 29" oct bbl. Sights include a globe front sight and adjustable rear sight. Double set triggers. Bbl retains most blue with some added engraving at the muzzle and breech end. Case colored lock with simple scroll engraving. Walnut stock in good condition with brass fittings including patch box and ram rod holders. Brass tipped ram rod. Nice percussion rifle.

Antique  $ 275.

MR1130 HALF STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE

Item # MR1130

MR1130  HALF STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE Cal 58. 40" oct bbl with smooth bore. Sights include a blade front sight and sporting rear sight. Engraved lock is quite worn . Metal is mostly a brown color. Brass trigger guard and buttplate. Rifle is missing ramrod and toe plate. Lock is loose in the maple stock with an attempted repair. Wood has some finish remaining with numerous handling mars and wear. Nice looking gun for above the fireplace or in the cabin.

Antique  $ 275.

MR1213 SMITH PATENT CIVIL WAR CARBINE

Item # MR1213

MR1213  SMITH PATENT CIVIL WAR CARBINE Wood is VG with just a few mars and dings with a small piece grafted in on top of the wrist. Nicely done long ago. Orig sights. VG bore. Bbl retains about 90% toning blue. Receiver has about 75% finish remaining. Orig gun with correct saddle ring. Nice affordable example!

Antique  $ 1,895.

MSG891 DOUBLE BARREL 410 - NEWMAN BROTHERS MARKED -

Item # MSG891

MSG891  DOUBLE BARREL 410 - NEWMAN BROTHERS MARKED - 410 Gauge. 2-1/2 inch chambers. The old Belgium Damascus barreled shotguns were generally choked a loose Full/Full. Overall gun is in nice condition with a quite visible Damascus pattern. Traces of case colors on frame and lock. Wood is nicely checkered with most orig varnish and a shotgun style butt. Clean tight crisp action. These are generally in horrible condition but this one is pretty good with a shootable bore. 26" bbls. This shotgun takes the older style shells with the short base. The newer modern style shells don't chamber with the longer brass base.

Antique  $ 995.

MR235A HARPERS FERRY CONVERSION RIFLE

Item # MR235A

MR235A  HARPERS FERRY CONVERSION RIFLE Breech block marked 'J.H. Hall, H. Ferry, US, 1837'. Very nice condition-smooth, clean metal is an even blue plum patina coloration, great wood, nice markings, original sling rings and cleaning rod.

Antique  $ 3,750.

MR599 MODEL 1819 HARPERS FERRY RIFLE

Item # MR599

MR599 MODEL 1819 HARPERS FERRY RIFLE It has a very interesting conversion to breech loading shotgun in 20 GA. Hammer must be pulled to cock position to draw the spring loaded firing pin back that has been neatly inserted into the breech chamber. By pulling back on the spur lever the receiver can be opened much wider of an elevation to fit in the cartridge. The underside of the breech hand ejector has been made neatly installed underneath the stock in front of the rear bbl bed to remove the spent shot shell. There is also a reinforced plate riveted over the top of the breech area to help contain excessive pressure. Very interesting alteration. Marked on the side of the receiver is "1832". Good sound wood. Plum-brown patina colorations with light markings. Original swivels and complete with functional ramrod.

Antique  $ 2,500.

MR591 MODEL 1819 HARPERS FERRY HALL RIFLE DATED 1831

Item # MR591

MR591 MODEL 1819 HARPERS FERRY HALL RIFLE DATED 1831 Converted to percussion in caliber 52. It has a normal 32-1/2" bbl with 16 groove rifling. Receiver carries the normal "Hall" markings. This gun is altered to percussion in the Federal style. Metal showing some scattered light pitting in breech area and buttplate. Minor pitting on the balance of the metal. Wood is in overall good condition with no major cracks or nicks beyond normal handling. Original sling swivels and correct ram-rod.

Antique  $ 2,650.

MR590 MODEL 1819 HARPERS FERRY CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION RIFLE

Item # MR590

MR590 MODEL 1819 HARPERS FERRY CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION RIFLE Caliber 52. Original 32-1/2" bbl with 16 groove rifling. Receiver is marked with the usual 4 line markings "J H Hall-H. Ferry-US 1831". Overall metal is generally VG with a light gunmetal grey patina coloration. The breach bolt has probably had some touch up to it at one time. Some minor signs of artificial coloring on it. Trigger guard is moderately pitted. Original wood has some chips towards the back of the receiver and some minor cracks towards the front of the forearm which have been repaired and are sound. Original sling swivels. Condition is VG with some minor signs of poor storage.

Antique  $ 2,900.

MR587 VERY RARE MODEL 1819 NORTH MARKED HALL MUSKET DATED 1831

Item # MR587

MR587 VERY RARE MODEL 1819 NORTH MARKED HALL MUSKET DATED 1831 Altered to percussion in caliber 52. It has the standard 32-1/2" bbl with 16 groove rifling. Receiver marked "US-S North-Middleton Conn 1831". This gun was factory altered to percussion using the Federal style percussion hammer. Overall metal looks to be in excellent plus condition and has been polished to a bright nickel metal coloration with some very minor pits around the breech area. Lighter markings on top of the receiver. Original wood has some very minor stress cracks on both sides of the receiver but is sound and solid. Mechanical condition is VG. It has the original sling swivels. The gun looks great having been polished heavily as a lot of them were when new.

Antique  $ 3,275.

MR1096 BEAUMONT VITALI MODEL 1871 RIFLE MADE IN 1876

Item # MR1096

MR1096  BEAUMONT VITALI MODEL 1871 RIFLE MADE IN 1876 Cal 11.3x51R. 32.1/2" bbl. Bolt mounted ejector and a magazine cut-off. 4 round non-detachable box magazine. These were used by the Dutch Army through WWII. Bridge is stamped E327 with matching number on parts including the bolt and handle. Several inspector and proof stamps all over the gun including the sight. Butt plate is stamped 18 90 3808 which matches the bbl marking. All metal has aged to a gray/brown coloration. Bore is near mint. Comes complete with bayonet, ram rod and sling swivels. A very interesting rifle!

Antique  $ 575.

S22F FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 95 RIFLE

Item # S22F

S22F  FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 95 RIFLE Beyond a shadow of a doubt the finest 95 Savage ever produced. It was made for W.S. Stratton. Stratton was the owner of the Cripple Creek mines. He sold the mines in 1900 for $10 million which was a large amount of money at the time. He ordered a half dozen of these factory engraved Savages. This was his own personal gun. I purchased it years ago from Bob Funk of Wyoming and he had personally bought it from the Estate of Stratton. The gun has good provenance having been in my personal collection for a number of years and previously in Mr. Funk's collection. The early 95 Savages were made by Marlin before Art Savage got his factory going. The engraving on this was done by one of the Ulrichs. Features a dog and a deer in a motif on one side and scroll work on the other. The gun is in excl cond with about 75% vivid case colors with some areas turning silvery. The bbl retains 98% orig bright blue. Correct sights. Excl bore. Lyman flip up rear sight and folding tang sight. Fancy deluxe checkered walnut stocks retain most orig high gloss finish and have a few mars, dings and compression marks from storage but no cracks or splits. No signs of any refinish. Rifle butt retains a fair amount of case colors turning a silver color. Gun is excl+ all orig cond throughout and undoubtedly the finest 95 to have surfaced to date. There are only about 6 factory engraved 95 Savages that will letter. There is probably about another 6 or 8 out there that do not letter. I think I have seen them all and this is definitely the finest one. Great investment! This gun has a Factory Letter accompanying it that states the gun was ordered by Stratton and shipped directly to him in 1896.

Antique  $ 45,000.

MSG881 ITHACA GRADE 4E FLUES MODEL

Item # MSG881

MSG881  ITHACA GRADE 4E FLUES MODEL 20 ga double bbl. 28" bbls with a solid matte rib choked modified and full. Good amount of orig blue finish on bbls. Slight wear at the muzzle. Case colored scroll engraved frame that has aged to a grey patina. Fleur-de-lis checkered pistol grip stock is in good condition. Typical handling mars. Rubber recoil pad.

Modern  $ 3,995.

MSG882 ITHACA FLUES GRADE 4E DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN

Item # MSG882

MSG882  ITHACA FLUES GRADE 4E DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN 12 ga. 28" solid matte rib bbl. Single steel bead sight. Bbls choked modified and full. LOP 13-1/4". Engraving on the case hardened frame with floral scrolls and game bird scenes. Checkered stocks with Fluer-de-lis design. Ithaca hard rubber buttplate.

Modern  $ 3,775.

MSG848 RARE YOUTH BOXLOCK ITHACA FLUES

Item # MSG848

MSG848  RARE YOUTH BOXLOCK ITHACA FLUES Grade 4 20 ga. 24" bbls choked improved modified and improved modified. White bead front sight. Bbls retain most all of a professional re-blue. Bores are excellent. Frame retains a good amount of silver plate with some areas of flaking. There is a dog scene on each side and a quail on the belly. Beautiful refinished wood has fancy fleur-de-lis checkering. Hard rubber buttplate and LOP 12-1/2". Triggers, top lever and safety are done in gold wash. This is a beautiful and rare Ithaca Youth Boxlock!

Modern  $ 3,100.

MSG847 CHARLES DALY BOXLOCK DOUBLE SHOTGUN

Item # MSG847

MSG847  CHARLES DALY BOXLOCK DOUBLE SHOTGUN 12 gauge. LOP 14-5/8". Barrels retain most of a quality restored blue. Action has vivid case color in protected areas with the balance having a nice aged grey patina. Checkered pistol grip stock and forearm are in good overall condition. Checkering is sharp and fit is good. Of the period Jostam pad. Small diamond shaped horn inlays at the rear of the side panels. Monogram plate on bottom of the stock has the initials "AGR". This is a beautiful Charles Daly and just in time for fall hunting.

Modern  $ 3,995.

MR281 INTERESTING BREECHLOADING NEEDLEFIRE PARLOR RIFLE

Item # MR281

MR281  INTERESTING BREECHLOADING NEEDLEFIRE PARLOR RIFLE Marked W Hanau IN GERA". Very nicely done little gun. 13-1/2" bbl to the breech which opens with a fancy engraved forward facing side lever. The breech area, upper and lower tangs, triggerguard and buttplate are also scroll engraved. Metal is a pleasing soft gray patina coloration. Fancy stock has a schnabel forend, checkered wrist and fancy carved cheekpiece. Delicate rigid sights, bore is approximately 7MM. Most orig lacquer remains on deluxe grade walnut.

Antique  $ 3,975.

MR1201 JOSEPH LANG & SONS DOUBLE RIFLE

Item # MR1201

MR1201  JOSEPH LANG & SONS DOUBLE RIFLE Cal 360 Express. 26" bbls, fastened bead front sight, Express rear sight with 1 standing and 2 folding leaves. Bbls have a good amount of blue fading slightly. VG bores. The petite frame has 3/4 coverage fine scroll engraving and very nice case colors. Double triggers. Beautiful checkered Walnut stocks in VG+ conditon. Silver nameplate in the toeline. Sling swivels. LOP 14-3/8". Stock is cast off. Overall weight is 7 lbs. 14.8 oz. Beautiful European double rifle!

Antique  $ 12,500.

MHG718 BELGIUM PERCUSSION PISTOL

Item # MHG718

MHG718  BELGIUM PERCUSSION PISTOL Cal 61. 8" oct bbl with button tipped ram rod. Wood in fair condition with checkered grip and an intricate inlaid silver design on each side and at the rod holder entry point. Some wear overall, a crack and missing slivers around the lock. A couple of lions on the left side and a hound on the trigger guard. This is quite a unique piece and would be great for conversation!

Antique  $ 1,775.

MSG767 CHARLES DALY SINGLE BARREL TRAP SHOTGUN

Item # MSG767

MSG767  CHARLES DALY SINGLE BARREL TRAP SHOTGUN Prussian era Daly with the sextuple locking system. This gun has been re-done with a custom stock of very pretty Walnut. It also has an adjustable buttplate. Beaver tail forearm. Ventilated rib bbl that is 32" with full choke. Bright bore. Bbl has been re-blued. Charles Daly were a high quality shotgun.

Modern  $ 3,675.

MSG641 CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SIDE LOCK GERMAN DRILLING / COMBINATION GUN

Item # MSG641

MSG641  CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SIDE LOCK GERMAN DRILLING / COMBINATION GUN 16 ga. Dbl. and Cal. 8 X 57 rimmed. 28" bbls. VG+ bores. Marked on the bbls is "J P Sauer & Son, Suhl". It has a flip up tang sight. Double triggers. Side lever opening. Pistol grip stock in very nice cond. Fancy burl wood is excl with a considerable amount of orig varnish. 80% orig blue and 20% orig case colors turning a molten silver color. The side lock receiver is delicately engraved. Mechanics are fine. Sharp little gun.

Antique  $ 3,195.

MSG411 CHARLES DALY DOUBLE BBL HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN

Item # MSG411

MSG411  CHARLES DALY DOUBLE BBL HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN Nitro proofed 30 inch steel bbls, exc bores, choked full and modifled. Orig Circassian style walnut stocks are in exc cond with sharp checkering and measure a 14" pull to the end of the red recoil pad. Marked on top of the bbl: 'Charles Daly Krupp Fluid Steel Barrels'. Receiver is very delicately engraved with no game scenes; just very fine tight scroll work. Side clips, cocking indicators, double triggers, automatic ejectors. Condition is exc+ with mint bores, 97-98% orig bright bbl blue, receiver retains probably 90% vivid case colors starting to turn just a little light on bottom of the Prussian marked frame. Beautiful gun.

Antique  $ 6,950.

MSG586A CHARLES DALY DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN

Item # MSG586A

MSG586A  CHARLES DALY DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN Marked "Prussia" on the water table and has the cross pistol mountings underneath the bbl which makes it quite desirable. Gun features cocking indicators, double triggers and extractors. Fine bores. Original wood is very nice with 13-1/2" pull, sharp checkering. A fair amount of original finish on the wood. 30" bbls are choked full and mod. Overall gun is in fine condition with about 75% thinning damascus pattern. Receiver has about 50% case colors turning nickely on the bottom of the frame. 7XX serial number range. Delicately and quite nicely engraved with cocking indicators and a top opener. Nice little gun!

Antique  $ 3,575.

MSG636 DOUBLE BARRELED CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SUPERIOR GRADE SxS SHOTGUN

Item # MSG636

MSG636  DOUBLE BARRELED CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SUPERIOR GRADE SxS SHOTGUN 12 ga. 30" bbls. Choked full and mod. Damascus steel pattern. A few minor pitting but generally VG bores. Has the desirable crossed pistols motif under bbl indicating it is a Prussian made. Ejectors. Original wood in VG+ condition with nice sharp checkering. Circasian style walnut measuring 14-1/8" to end of the pad. Receiver retains about 25% case colors. Bbl has about 60-70% . Nice Damascus pattern showing. Very nice all original gun. Crisp mechanical condition.

Antique  $ 2,750.

MSG707 PRUSSIAN MADE CHARLES DALY

Item # MSG707

MSG707  PRUSSIAN MADE CHARLES DALY Empire grade S x S 12 ga shotgun. Chamber length is 2-1/2". The 28" bbls are Krupp steel and have chokes of about full and mod. They are also marked with the retailer name JP Sauer & Son. Nearly all finish remains on bbls. Just as pretty on the inside with bright shiny bores. The top and sides of the receiver still have ample amount of case colors. The bottom is mostly a grey color. Typical of the fine Charles Daly shotguns, it has a nice looking piece of European walnut with a nice thin pistol grip which is fine-line checkered and comes down to the classic knob. Buttstock is near excellent. Forearm also has the same fine-line checkering and is in VG cond but does have a slight chip out of either side where the forearm intersects with the pivot point of the frame. This is a beautiful classic shotgun!!

Modern  $ 2,575.

MR1093 ORNATE HALF STOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY WURFFLEIN

Item # MR1093

MR1093  ORNATE HALF STOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY WURFFLEIN 36 bore. 30" oct bbl with blade front sight, sporting rear sight and extra breech sight dovetail. Nickel forend cap, wedge plates, sideplate, trigger guard, toe plate, palm plate and patch box nicely accent the rifle. Wood is checkered highly finished walnut. There is a chip out at the breech and repair at the wrist and on both sides of the bbl. Rod is a replacement. Bbl is a brown/gray patina. Nice decorative piece to display!

Antique  $ 1,775.

MSG596 PERCUSSION MARKET GUN BY BELL

Item # MSG596-26-487

MSG596  PERCUSSION MARKET GUN BY BELL A huge gun of approximately 5 bore. Marked on the top of the bbl is "Glasgow." Bbl starts out in an oct configuration and goes down to a rather ornate ring that sections the front half of the bbl which is round. Total length of the bbl is approximately 42". Metal patina is mostly a greyish brown. Looks like it was lightly cleaned many years ago. Metal is smooth. The stock had a chip at the toe with a piece grafted in. Quite a good job for being done about 100 years ago. Also a couple of fill spots in the bottom part of the stock. Everything is nice and sound. Action works very well. Very solid. There was a repair to the hammer at one time. One chip out of the stock on the right hand side right in front of the action. Gun comes with ram rod. As stated, approximately 5 bore. No refunds for dislocated shoulders!!

Antique  $ 4,950.

M2-138 W. RICHARDS DOUBLE BARREL HAMMERLESS 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN

Item # M2-138

M2-138  W. RICHARDS DOUBLE BARREL HAMMERLESS 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN Fine bores choked full and improved modified, 30" barrels retain 95% bright shiny barrel blue, receiver retains 25% case colors with 50-60% original blue remaining on the underside of the receiver. Border areas tastefully engraved. Boxlock with ejectors and double triggers, checkered splinter forearm and straight grip stock are VG. 14 1/4" pull to the end of the original stock. A couple of walnut extensions have been added out 1 1/2" at the top, 3" at the toe. Fine little shotgun-should make a good shooter.

Modern  $ 1,750.

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