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Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items

Various Rare & Collectible Guns

MR713 VERY FINE SHARPS 1878 BORCHARDT LONG RANGE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE

Item # MR713

MR713 VERY FINE SHARPS 1878 BORCHARDT LONG RANGE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE Cal 45-100. Extremely fine gun! Original sights include veneer windage adjustable front sight. No rear seat. Folding tang sight with matching base on the back of the stock. Original wood has sharp rifling in excellent condition with a hard rubber buttplate. A few light handling mars. May have some varnish added but not re-finished or undersized. Retains about 95% bright original bbl blue. 50-60% thining case colors. Very nice English Walnut insert panels on the side plates. Very fine all original all matching Sharps Borchardt. According to Frank Sellers' book, only about 230 of these longe range were ever produced. Fine gun!

Antique  $ 19,500.

MSG530 FINE QUALITY J. P. SAUER & SON HAMMERLESS S X S DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN

Item # MSG530

MSG530  FINE QUALITY J. P. SAUER & SON HAMMERLESS S X S DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN 12 Gauge. 28" bbls. Very pretty shotgun with some extra figure wood, very fine checkered pistol grip stock. Nice, bright, shiny bores, fluid steel bbls, receiver still has ample amounts of case coloring visible-the rest has aged to the normal grayish look. Fine fitting wood. Very nice gun. These J. P. Sauer's are slim, trim, nice handling shotguns. LOP - 13-3/4" just under 6-1/2 pounds. Made in 1906.

Modern  $ 1,575.

MSG234 W.C. SCOTT AND SON, LONDON, 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN

Item # MSG234

MSG234  W.C. SCOTT AND SON, LONDON, 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN Original steel barrels measuring 24-1/2 inches. Choked improved cyl/cyl. Definitely appears to be the original length which is unusual but I'm sure they've not been cut. Lots of blue remaining but it's thinning. Ejectors, double triggers and a beautifully engraved receiver. Someone modified the pistol grip and lower tang to a more stream-lined shape. Nice figure in the French walnut stock and forearm. Wood is in great condition with no cracks or loss. LOP 14-3/4" over a leather covered pad. Fine looking, highly usable open bore gun.

Modern  $ 2,500.

R26 REMINGTON-WHITMORE MODEL 1878 ‘NEW MODEL HEAVY SHOTGUN’ IN 10 GAUGE

Item # R26

R26  REMINGTON-WHITMORE MODEL 1878 ‘NEW MODEL HEAVY SHOTGUN’ IN 10 GAUGE 30 inch plum brown barrels with vivid Damascus pattern. Pitted bores. Receiver has turned to mostly a gray patina coloration. Early style engraving with a lot of coverage on side plates, trigger guard, both tangs and butt plate. Straight grip stock in VG condition that has had a coat of varnish added some time ago. Gun is featured in the book "Remington Double Shotguns" on page 71 by Charles Semmer.

Antique  $ 2,100.

MSG437 L.C. SMITH DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN

Item # MSG437

MSG437  L.C. SMITH DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN 26 inch barrels, marked 'Specialty Grade', M & M chokes, right bore excellent, left tube has some tiny ripples. Ejectors, checkered beavertail forearm, checkered straight grip deluxe buttstock, 13-3/4" pull, double triggers. Engraving includes a duck on the right and pair of game birds on the left.

Modern  $ 3,100.

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. In the butt is the original hickory cleaning rod. This is a great piece of American History that anyone would be proud to own.

Antique  $ 67,500.

MR1101 FINE SPENCER CARBINE

Item # MR1101

MR1101  FINE SPENCER CARBINE Cal 50 RF. 20" round bbl with 3-groove rifled bore. Gun appears to have post-war arsenal alterations. Bbl lacks the 1865 markings, is un numbered and retains a good amount blue. Likely a replacement at the time of alteration. Action also retains much of an arsenal aplied case color. Wood is in VG condition. Action is crisp and tight. Nice Spencer Carbine!

Antique  $ 9,500.

MR1185 SPENCER RIFLE WITH SPECIAL ORDER SET TRIGGER

Item # MR1185

MR1185  SPENCER RIFLE WITH SPECIAL ORDER SET TRIGGER Cal 56-46. 28-3/8" oct bbl. Serial number 1151. This rare Spencer has standard sporting rifle blade front sight, folding ladder rear and receiver mounted peep sights. Barrel retains much of original blue finish. Frame has a good amount of original case colors. Wood is in VG condition with only minor scratches and dings. Set trigger needs some adjustment but the action works fine. Bright shiny bore. The Spencer rifles are a great piece of American History.

Antique  $ 7,250.

R090 ITHACA 4E SINGLE BARREL TRAP SHOTGUN

Item # R090

R090  ITHACA 4E SINGLE BARREL TRAP SHOTGUN Serial number over 400,XXX range. Orig 30 full choke bbl, exc bore, orig wood has filler piece expertly added to comb, looks pretty decent with a Morgan type adjustable metal pad. Other than alterations to the wood, gun is in fine cond with 98% bbl blue on the receiver, 75-80% vivid case colors. Should make fine shooter.

Modern  $ 1,750.

MHG592 FLINTLOCK PISTOL

Item # MHG592

MHG592  FLINTLOCK PISTOL A smaller flintlock pistol with overall length of about 8-1/2". The pistol is not very big but the bore sure is. Cal 54. Gun is in good overall antique cond. Bbl is mostly brown. Some rust both inside and out. Metal is in relatively good cond. There was some floral engraving on the top of the bbl which is still visible. Action works well on both hammer and the frizzen. Brass furniture is intact and has a nice aged look. Wood is actually quite nice. Normal scratches and light cracks but no chunks missing. Towards the grip cap is what appears to be worm holes? Attractive little flintlock.

Antique  $ 775 .

MHG531   Wm HOWELL PERCUSSION PISTOL

Item # MHG531

MHG531   Wm HOWELL PERCUSSION PISTOL About a 50 bore. 6" oct bbl with "London" on the top. Wood is VG overall with checkered pistol grip and small compartment in the butt. Metal is mostly a gray color with some brown on the barrel. A very nice gun for not a lot of money!

Antique  $ 495 sale pending.

MHG530 EUROPEAN PERCUSSION PISTOL

Item # MHG530

MHG530 EUROPEAN PERCUSSION PISTOL About 70 bore. Percussion officers pistol, made by the well known firm of Williams & Powell of Liverpool, England. This firm worked in Liverpool, England from 1844 to 1892. Wood is overall good for it's age. Metal is grey/silver and "Liverpool" is still visible on the bbl. Engraved side plate with "William & Powell". Replacement captive ramrod.

Antique  $ 375.

MHG251 CHRISTOPH KUCHENREITER MARKED PERCUSSION PISTOL IN APPROXIMATELY .50 CALIBER

Item # MHG251

MHG251  CHRISTOPH KUCHENREITER MARKED PERCUSSION PISTOL IN APPROXIMATELY .50 CALIBER 8-3/4 octagon barrel, fine condition overall with smooth clean metal of a soft plum gray coloration. Fancy furniture with fancy carved border decorations, checkered grip area, horn forend and ramrod tip, trapdoor in end of fancy butt won't open. Most likely it contains a map to a lost pirate treasure.

Antique  $ 2,375.

MHG511 HOPKINS PHILADELPHIA PERCUSSION BELT DERINGER

Item # MHG511

MHG511 HOPKINS PHILADELPHIA PERCUSSION BELT DERINGER Big bore, small gun! This is a 45 cal meant to be worn on the belt. Quite ornate gun with scroll engraving on the lock and the hammer. Also on the upper tang. Nice clean smooth metal. Action works good. Wood is exceptional. VG overall condition. One light age crack on the left hand side by the belt clip. Everything is solid with no wood missing. Also a light crack that has been repaired many years ago on the right hand side with original wood. Just a hairline crack that does not detract from the gun. Very nice little gun!

Antique  $ 1,475.

MR637 MODEL 1855 US PERCUSSION MUSKET

Item # MR637

MR637  MODEL 1855 US PERCUSSION MUSKET Marked on the lock plate ahead of the Maynard tape primer is "Harpers Ferry" and "US". Back part of the lock is dated 1859. It has the date 1858 on top of the bbl. This is a 3-banded musket with a 42" bbl. One of 12,000 guns converted at the Harpers Ferry Arsenal. Original wood is sound and solid with a few minor dings and mars but no splits or cracks. Definitely would benefit from a good cleaning. Metal is in VG cond with a light gunmetal grey color. Some patina starting to appear on the lock plate. Original ramrod and complete with correct bayonet.

Antique  $ 3,250.

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.

MHG638 ENGRAVED SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER

Item # MHG638

MHG638  ENGRAVED SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER The only marking is on the top "DEFENDER". One of the many small pocket pistols of the day. This is a 5-shot revolver in 32 RF. Most of the nickel remains on the frame. Most finish is gone on the cylinder. There is a repaired crack behind the hammer. Has some very nice pearl grips.

Antique  $ 325.

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.

MSG890 LEFEVER NITRO SPECIAL SIDE BY SIDE

Item # MSG890

MSG890  LEFEVER NITRO SPECIAL SIDE BY SIDE 410 ga. 26" bbls, 2-1/4" chambers, fixed full and modified chokes. Boxlock action. Double triggers and extractors. Good bores. Orig forearm has been refinished. Buttstock is a replacement and has a Fajen grooved buttplate. LOP 14-5/8". DAC 2-3/4". DAH 2-3/4". Stock is cast off. Overall weight is a mere 6 lbs. 4 oz. Metal has faded to a brown color on bbls and frame. This is a nice little 410!

Modern  $ 1,475.

MR342 LARGE FRAME BULLARD MODEL 1886 RIFLE

Item # MR342

MR342  LARGE FRAME BULLARD MODEL 1886 RIFLE .50-115 Caliber. 24 full round bbl, original 13" magazine, minty-mirror bore, 90% darkening bbl and mag blue, just beginning to turn, receiver finish has mostly dimmed to a soft dark gray plum patina coloration. Fine forearm, VG buttstock very lightly cleaned, hardrubber buttplate. Fine, rare gun.

Antique  $ 9,500.

MSG241 SERIAL #1 SPENCER 1884 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN

Item # MSG241

MSG241  SERIAL #1 SPENCER 1884 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN 32 inch Damascus barrel and Damascus magazine tube have turned a dark plum blue brown patina coloration; most Damascus pattern visible. Receiver turned mostly dark on right side and forward area of left-balance is a nickelly gray patina; sharp scroll and vine engraving with a hunter and dog scene on left side. Interesting that right side is marked 'Spencer Arm Co.' (without patent date). Engraving appears to be done by the New York master Louis D. Nimschke-quite elaborate. SN 1 is present on numerous parts throughout the gun. Of further interest is that the barrel bears the Model 1886 type address, the cond matches the rest of the gun perfectly and it appears no alterations have been made. VG walnut, short non-checkered pump handle, checkering on pistol grip somewhat worn; otherwise VG+ walnut. The carrier's forward area is of a different design than seen on other 1884's, etc.; the slot is very short. VG shiny bore with a few pits. Interesting Spencer; possibly one-of-a-kind.

Antique  $ 7,750.

MSG872 ITHACA CRASS MODEL ENGRAVED SHOTGUN

Item # MSG872

MSG872  ITHACA CRASS MODEL ENGRAVED SHOTGUN 12 gauge. 30" solid rib Damascus bbls with 2-3/4" chambers choked cylinder/improved cylinder. Metal is mostly a gray/brown coloration. Bbls have a good Damascus pattern with some roughness in the bore towards the breech. "Ithaca Hammerless" in a scroll banner on each side. Replacement buttstock in good condition. Checkered forearm has some wear but is overall good. Checkered Ithaca Gun buttplate.

Antique  $ 225 sale pending.

MHG580 MANHATTAN PERCUSSION REVOLVER

Item # MHG580

MHG580  MANHATTAN PERCUSSION REVOLVER This Manhattan would be called the series 4 with a Newark N.J. bbl address. Bbl is 6-1/2" long. Cal 36. The series 4 had a 5-shot cylinder. Overall cond is pretty good. Cylinder scene is faint but somewhat visible. Metal has some pin prick pitting throughout but no deep corrosion. Touch up blue in places. British proof marks. Mechanics are VG. Indexes, locks up, trigger and hammer springs good and loading gate works. A great bore. Manhattan was a major player in firearms at one time but went by the wayside. This is a good collectable gun.

Antique  $ 1,575 .

MHG215 MARTIALLY MARKED E. WHITNEY 2ND MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER

Item # MHG215

MHG215  MARTIALLY MARKED E. WHITNEY 2ND MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER The Navy Model is 36 caliber single action percussion revolver with a standard barrel length of 7 5/8 inches that was manufactured from the late 1850s through the early 1860s. The revolver went into production after Colt’s patent on his revolver mechanism expired in 1857. Interesting in that it is in the 4th type serial number range but has the E. Whitney barrel address. Generally fine condition overall retaining 85% original nickel on the barrel, frame, hammer and trigger guard with traces of case colors on loading lever. Nice grips with great cartouche. Excellent mechanics. Plain cylinder. A fine Civil War Era Whitney.

Antique  $ 3,975.

MSG587 SMITH PERCUSSION SINGLE BARREL SHOTGUN

Item # MSG587

MSG587  SMITH PERCUSSION SINGLE BARREL SHOTGUN Approximately 11 bore, 34-3/4 bbl which is marked "London". The bore is relatively good with some light pitting. Buttstock is in VG condition. There appears to have been a repair done underneath the percussion nipple. It was very well done. All complete with a replacement ramrod. Very nice wall hanger!

Antique  $ 475.

MHG392 BEAUTIFUL FLINTLOCK PISTOL

Item # MHG392

MHG392  BEAUTIFUL FLINTLOCK PISTOL 21" overall with a 13-1/2" bbl. Bore is approximately .65 cal. Gun features all brass fixtures such as trigger guard. Inlaid motifs are very decoratively engraved. The woodwork on the gun is superb with a considerable amount of elaborate carving. There is a minter's name that I can't quite make out on the lock plate. A very beautiful well made decorative gun believed to be an early Spanish made. Overall gun is a plum-brown coloration with excellent wood. All complete and original unaltered. Very interesting piece.

Antique  $ 3,950.

MR1133 STANDARD ARMS MODEL G SLIDE ACTION RIFLE

Item # MR1133

MR1133  STANDARD ARMS MODEL G SLIDE ACTION RIFLE Cal 30 Rem. 22" round bbl, dovetail front sight and sporting rear sight. The Model G can be gas operated or with the switch at the gas port turned off becomes a manual slide action. This one has mostly a blue/brown color to the metal. Bottom loading box magazine. Walnut checkered slide grip has some wear. Buttstock is overall good with some dings and gouges. Brass decorative buttplate has the Standard Arms Company logo. Bright shiny bore and crisp action.

Modern  $ 695.

MR1069 STANDARD ARMS COMPANY RIFLE

Item # MR1069

MR1069  STANDARD ARMS COMPANY RIFLE Cal 35 Rem. Appears to be complete and is in relatively good condition. Decent blue on the frame. Bbl also has blue but with some pin pricking and freckling on quite a bit of it. There also is an extra dovetail milled into the bbl for an alternative sight. Action works. Comes with a pouch of cleaning accessories.

Modern  $ 950.

MR1071 STANDARD ARMS RIFLE

Item # MR1071

MR1071  STANDARD ARMS RIFLE Cal 30 which is the obsolete 30 Remington caliber. Standard Arms rifle was unique in the fact that they made a rifle that was suppose to be semi automatic but could also be used as a slide action. Very short production run of these guns in the early 1900's. Sounds silly to have a semi-auto pump rifle. It made sense in the day because of the variations of different ammo that may not always work as a semi-auto so you had the option to use the slide action. This gun has very nice bbl blue. The frame has quite a bit of blue on the left side and not so much on the right side. A decent stock. One cool thing about the Standard Arms was the buttplate and slide handle which were quite ornate. Most of the parts appear to be with the gun and even comes with a pouch containing cleaning accessories.

Modern  $ 975.

MHG245 RECORD BREAKING ENGRAVED PRESENTATION CASED STEVENS CONLIN #38 2ND ISSUE TARGET PISTOL

Item # MHG245

MHG245  RECORD BREAKING ENGRAVED PRESENTATION CASED STEVENS CONLIN #38 2ND ISSUE TARGET PISTOL Inscribed on the left side of the barrel "With this pistol was made the first perfect outdoor score of 100 at 50-yard range" continuing on the right side "Made at Philadelphia November 8th, 1898 by C.H. Taylor." His initials are very elaborately engraved on the butt. He went on to be a very well known successful businessman after graduating from Harvard. Taylor worked for a number of automobile manufacturers and airline companies where he patented numerous devices. Entirely engraved: gold gilted receiver elaborately engraved and retains nearly all the orig gold gilt; bbl is in excellent cond retaining all the orig blue; orig mother-of-pearl grips. Beautifully cased in a French Moroccan style leather case with a 'J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co.' label on inside top which also has the "First Perfect Score of 100 at 50 Yard Range, November 8, 1893" statement on it. Very neat and interesting as far as early American target shooting is concerned. Gun is near mint condition; complete with tools fitted inside the case and a box of cartridges. Hard to improve on and definitely a plus to any Stevens collection. A lot of paperwork accompanies this gun.

Antique  $ 12,500.

MR1171 WILKINSON & SON OF LONDON BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE

Item # MR1171

MR1171  WILKINSON & SON OF LONDON BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE Cal 45-70. 28" bbls with near excellent bores, matted rib and sling eyes. Open field on the rib is marked "Wilkinson & Son Gun Maker to Her Majesty. Pall Mall London". This company is known today as "Wilkinson Sword". Rifle has been re chambered to 45-70. Sights include an ivory beaded blade front sight and folding leaf express sight marked "Express 50", "Express 100", "Martini 200" and "Martini/Bullet 300". Bbls retain most all of a very nice reblue. Action features full coverage fine floral scroll engraving. Case hardened frame has aged to a pleasing antique patina. Beautiful English Walnut stocks are checkered and in good condition with some light finish added.

Antique  $ 8,500.

MR231 STEVENS IDEAL LADIES MODEL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE

Item # MR231

MR231  STEVENS IDEAL LADIES MODEL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE Original 26 inch full octagon barrel is marked 25-20 caliber but has been Re-chambered to 22 Short. Sights include a Lyman globe front and Lyman windage adjustable folding tang rear. Barrel has been fitted for scope blocks. Original wood is in excellent+ condition with most all original high gloss lacquer finish remaining. Swiss style buttplate retains most all the silver with just traces of brass starting to show. Overall gun is excellent retaining most all bright shiny original barrel blue and original vivid case colors on the frame. Excellent bore. Should make a fine little target gun.

Antique  $ 6,750 .

MSG308 MOSSBERG TARGO MODEL 340 TR IN .22 CALIBER SMOOTH BORE

Item # MSG308

MSG308  MOSSBERG TARGO MODEL 340 TR IN .22 CALIBER SMOOTH BORE This example has the .22 smooth bore insert screwed in. A previous owner then cut the excess portion so it's flush with the stationary muzzle. 24 inch round barrel with most original blue and a bright shiny bore. Sound wood with the usual dings and scratches. Plastic trigger guard has a crack in it.

Modern  $ 395.

MR1181 FIRST TYPE JOSLYN MODEL 1862

Item # MR1181

MR1181  FIRST TYPE JOSLYN MODEL 1862 Cal 52 RF. 22" round bbl, blade type front sight and 3-leaf rear sight. Metal is a mottled gray. Brass trigger guard, buttplate and bbl band are a soft mustard color. Walnut stock has been lightly freshened and has a few scattered handling mars. Faint cartouche on left side above saddle ring. Bright shiny bore with some roughness at the breech and the muzzle.

Antique  $ 2,275.

MR1179 HARD TO FIND TRANSITIONAL JOSLYN 1862

Item # MR1179

MR1179  HARD TO FIND TRANSITIONAL JOSLYN 1862 Cal 52 RF. 22" bbl and standard sights. Standard brass fitting and the friction latch with Model 1862 markings. After buying 2,200, the US Government requested improvements to the latch so it would not come open during combat. The Model 1864 was the outcome with a spring operated catch and all case hardened furniture. This bbl is a faint blue. Brass bbl band, trigger guard and buttplate are a nice mustard color. Remainder of metal is a mottled gray. Wood has been lightly freshened and has 2 visible cartouche. Lots of inspector markings. Lock functions fine.

Antique  $ 2,950.

MR1178 JOSLYN MODEL 1864 WITH NAVAL ANCHOR MARKING

Item # MR1178

MR1178  JOSLYN MODEL 1864 WITH NAVAL ANCHOR MARKING Cal 52 RF. 22" round bbl with a good amount of blue remaining. Balance of metal is a silver/gray color. Bright shiny bore. Wood is overall good with some minor chips and dents. No markings or cartouches on the wood except for the small anchor directly in front of the trigger guard. Buttplate has "US" above the heel screw. Approximately 8,000 of the improved Second Model carbines were purchased by the US Government.

Antique  $ 3,100.

MR1034 CIVIL WAR MAYNARD CARBINE

Item # MR1034

MR1034  CIVIL WAR MAYNARD CARBINE On the side of the frame is "Manufactured by Mass. Arms Co". On the left side is the Maynard patent dates. This is a saddle ring carbine with a 20" bbl. 50 cal breech loading percussion. You don't see too many quite this nice. Very good metal finish remaining. Still orig case colors on the frame. Nice blue on the bbl. Wood has some dings and scratches and a couple of letters carved into the left side of the stock. Fortunately the cartouche is untouched and very readable. Bore is VG+. A good collectible gun.

Antique  $ 3,450.

MR785 MAYNARD MODEL 16 TARGET RIFLE

Item # MR785-26-556

MR785  MAYNARD MODEL 16 TARGET RIFLE 28" half oct bbl. Cal 38 Maynard. Orig circassian style wood is in excellent cond with pistol grip and a cheek piece. Very nicely grained strikingly looking wood. Sharp checkering. Globe front sight. Lyman tang rear sight. Near excellent bore. Mechanical cond excellent also. The engraving is a light delicate pattern with some blossoming floral and a motif with a covey of quail in the center. Nicely done. The other side has a deer running through the forest. A very unusual pattern and I'm unsure who the engraver is. It wouldn't surprise me if it was Nimschke. His work will surprise you. It's often hard to identify. Gun is very nice with about 90% orig dull blue turning plum. A nickel color receiver with just traces of case colors. A sharp looking gun!

Antique  $ 11,500.

MR1013 MAYNARD HUNTER’S RIFLE

Item # MR1013-26-558

MR1013  MAYNARD HUNTER’S RIFLE Maynards are a bit tricky but I believe that this would be the Maynard Single Shot No. 7 Improved Hunter's Rifle. Cal 35-30 Maynard with 20" bbl. A good looking Maynard with a lot of nice bbl blue. Hardly any wear at the muzzle. Also very good case colors on the frame. Marking on the frame " Manufactured by the Mass Arms Co". On the left side of the frame is "1873". This is equipped with simple bbl open sights and also a very nice long stemmed tang sight.. Stock is in good overall cond with just a couple of cracks at the pistol grip area. No missing wood. Nice Maynard!

Antique  $ 2,275.

MR1138 MAYNARD PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE

Item # MR1138

MR1138  MAYNARD PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE Cal 35. 26" part oct bbl. Bbl is mostly a brown/blue color. Action is mostly brown with some gray. Sights include flip up globe front sight, stationary notched rear sight and folding tang sight. Wood is good condition with a few handling mars. VG bore.

Antique  $ 1,895.

MR1136 MAYNARD 2ND MODEL SRC

Item # MR1136

MR1136  MAYNARD 2ND MODEL SRC Cal 50. 20" part round bbl that is mostly a brown/blue coloration. Action is gray with some brown freckling. Sights include a dovetail front sight and 2-leaf folding rear sight. Wood is overall good with numerous handling mars and two visible cartouches on the left side. Bright bore with some roughness.

Antique  $ 1,975.

MR1173 ENGRAVED AUSTRIAN RIFLE BY MULACZ

Item # MR1173

MR1173  ENGRAVED AUSTRIAN RIFLE BY MULACZ Cal 9.3mm. 26" round bbl, full length matted rib, ramped front sight and fixed notch rear sight. Bbl has most finish remaining. Action is beautifully engraved with floral pattern and a deer in ovals. The right side of the lockplate is marked " A. Mulacz in Wein". Also has several "Austrian markings on bbl flat". Checkered stocks are VG condition with a couple of well done repairs. Features a left side cheek piece and Schnabel forearm. European style sling swivels. A beautiful little rifle!

Modern  $ 1,975.

MR1213 ENGRAVED J. PURDEY & SONS SxS BOX LOCK DOUBLE RIFLE IN 450 EXPRESS

Item # MR1213

MR1213  ENGRAVED J. PURDEY & SONS SxS BOX LOCK DOUBLE RIFLE IN 450 EXPRESS 27-1/8" bbls with solid matted rib. Blade front sight and 2-leaf rear sight with one fixed leaf. LOP 14-1/8". Double triggers with tang mounted locking safety. Entire double rifle has a fine refinish and retains most of that finish. Fine English scroll engraving on receiver which is a silver color. Dark accent on lever, rib extension, bottom and trigger guard. Beautiful circassian checkered walnut stocks with cheek piece. Sling eyes, plastic grip cap and rubber recoil pad. This beautiful Purdey comes with a leather and oak case that shows some wear and loose compartments. Purdey & Sons label is affixed inside lid.

Modern  $ 12,500.

MSG869 PARKER TROJAN GRADE SxS

Item # MSG869

MSG869  PARKER TROJAN GRADE SxS 12 gauge chambered in 2-3/4". Lop 13-7/8". 29-7/8" solid rib bbls with brass bead sight. Bbls have thinning blue and the action shows case colors with spots of brown appearing. Wood is good overall with wear to the finish in areas. Grooved plastic buttplate.

Modern  $ 1,150 sale pending.

MSG868 PARKER 12 GAUGE VHE GRADE

Item # MSG868

MSG868  PARKER 12 GAUGE VHE GRADE 30" solid rib bbls, 2-3/4" chambers, choked full and full. LOP 14-7/8". Bbls have good amount of blue remaining with some scrapes and wear spots. Frame has visible case coloring with the balance having turned a worn silver color. Checkered stocks in overall good condition with a WhiteLine recoil pad.

Modern  $ 1,875.

MSG593 BEAUTIFUL HOLLAND & HOLLAND DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE

Item # MSG593

MSG593  BEAUTIFUL HOLLAND & HOLLAND DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE Royal Hammerless Ejector shotgun. Featuring 30 inch bbls. 2-5/8" chambers. Choked modified and improved cylinder. Original Walnut stock is in excellent condition with correct checkering. Leather covered cheek piece. 14" pull with a checkered Walnut buttplate. Excellent bores. Dimensions drop at the heels 2" and at the comb about 1-2/3". Double triggers. Sling swivels. The gun comes complete with a Factory Letter from Holland & Holland stating the manufactured configuration as well as import papers from the original owner clarifying the fact that he had received it as a war souvenir while stationed in Europe. There is a letter from his son stating various facts about the gun. Beautiful condition with about all of a probable refinish on the bbls but very beautifully done. The receiver shows traces of case color. Crisp and sharp engraving. A beautiful gun in excellent condition. Marked on top of the bbl " #2". Apparently it was one of a set that was separated.

Antique  $ 13,750.

MHG820 PAIR OF DOUBLE FLINT PISTOLS WITH CASE

Item # MHG820

MHG820  PAIR OF DOUBLE FLINT PISTOLS WITH CASE Cal 50. 7-1/2" bbls engraved “L. Alley Dublin Fecit” on top ribs. A very rare pair of flintlock double-barreled dueling pistols signed by Dublin Ireland gun manufacturer Lewis Alley. Each gun has a walnut stock with finely engraved steel mounts. The guns, along with the the steel bullet mold, are encased in the original box bearing the trade label of Wm. and Jn. Rigby. Pistols fit well into the case. Wood on the case is very good. Lining is worn. All metal parts have been cleaned to a pewter color. Engraving is still very visible. Stocks have wear to original finish. Steel crest plates have been fitted for removable buttstocks which are not present. A unique cased pair of Flintlock Pistols from the late 1700's. Comes with a certified evaluation/appraisal letter from M.S. Rau Antiques dated October 1997 showing a value of $12,500.

Antique  $ 8,500.

MSG394 HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON TOPPER SHOTGUN CUT-AWAY

Item # MSG394

MSG394  HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON TOPPER SHOTGUN CUT-AWAY The top and the side of the action is cut away to show operation and transfer bar safety system. No barrel portion or stock. Don't wait on this one, every H & R collector would die to have one of these.

Antique  $ 350.

MHG832 BELGIAN BROWNING ENGRAVED BABY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL

Item # MHG832

MHG832  BELGIAN BROWNING ENGRAVED BABY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL Cal 25 ACP. 2" bbl with leafy scroll engraving on most all the metal surfaces. Gold washed trigger and simulated pearl grips. Fixed sights and standard markings on the slide, frame and bbl. Comes in a "Browning by Montana Silversmiths" case of dark blue velveteen. Case has some wear. This Browning is a little cutie!

Modern  $ 2,550.

MHG831 FACTORY ENGRAVED BELGIAN BROWNING 1955 RENAISSANCE PISTOL

Item # MHG831

MHG831  FACTORY ENGRAVED BELGIAN BROWNING 1955 RENAISSANCE PISTOL Cal 380 ACP. 3-1/4" bbl, gold trigger and fixed sights. Full coverage engraving in beautiful floral and vine pattern. Nickel finish. Imitation pearl grips. This beauty is in NICE condition!

Modern  $ 3750.

MSG816 L C SMITH 20 GAUGE FEATHER WEIGHT

Item # MSG816

MSG816 L C SMITH 20 GAUGE FEATHER WEIGHT A nice slim trim SxS shotgun from the famed L C Smith/Hunter Arms Company. 28" armor steel bbls that are choked full and modified. This gun has seen some use but no abuse. Bbls are pretty much blue but are thinning throughout. There is some scratches and light dings throughout the bbls. Receiver retains case colors although they are faded. Wood is about the same as the rest of the gun being VG but showing age and use. Solid action. VG bores.

Modern  $ 1,375 sale pending.

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.

MSG846 CASED BERNARDELLI 2-BBL SET

Item # MSG846

MSG846  CASED BERNARDELLI 2-BBL SET 12 ga. Both bbls measure 27-1/2". Gun features 15" LOP with 2-3/4" chambers. Choking is improved modified and modified on one bbl. The other is full and improved modified. This is one of the most elaborate Bernardelli's I have seen. The receiver is covered with beautifully executed engraving. English in style with flower scrolls, banners and ribbons. This gun was probably made in the early 1950's. Straight stock is checkered and of beautiful circassian walnut. Retains most orig finish. Red Pachmayr pad. Full detachable side locks style action. Features ejectors. Bbls have most blue remaining. Receiver is coin finish that shows no wear as does the wood. Cased in orig Bernardelli case. Full leather with light green felt interior. Beautiful outfit!

Modern  $ 10,750.

MSG293 V. BERNARDELLI DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN

Item # MSG293

MSG293 V. BERNARDELLI DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN 26 bbls, extra F & F, exc bores and exc overall, 99% bright shiny bbl blue, back action, full coverage engraving on coin finished frame, floral and ribbon motifs with thirteen gold flower inlays interspersed, ejectors, checkered splinter forearm and pistol grip stock, beautiful deluxe Circassian walnut, 14" pull to end of hardrubber buttplate. This highly embellished custom built deluxe sidelock is breathtaking.

Modern  $ 15,500.

MSG 667 CHURCHILL DOUBLE BARRELED 12 GAUGE FULL SIDE LOCK

Item # MSG667

MSG 667 CHURCHILL DOUBLE BARRELED 12 GAUGE FULL SIDE LOCK Automatic ejectors. Double triggers. 30" bbls choked cylinder on the right and full on the left. English style straight stock deluxe fancy burl wood in excellent condition measuring 13-3/4" to the end of red English style recoil pad. Bbls retain about 95% original blue. Receiver has been re case hardened probably by Churchill and retains nearly all that case hardening. Beautifully scroll engraved. Quite elaborate. Top opener with a 3rd fastener. Proofed 1-1/8 oz on the bottom of the water table. Complete with English style leather case which is missing some of the end. An easy repair.

Modern  $ 6,950.

MSG666   EJ CHURCHILL REGAL XXV

Item # MSG666

MSG666   EJ CHURCHILL REGAL XXV 12 ga with a 25" bbls measuring 15" to the end of the English recoil pad. The receiver is beautifully scroll engraved. Top opener, automatic ejectors and double triggers. A very light gun. Overall in excellent condition retaining virtually all the bright case colors and original blue. Would be hard to improve upon this beautiful gun. Marked on the bottom of the gun "The Regal".

Modern  $ 7,250 .

MSG577 WEBLEY & SCOTT MODEL 700 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN WITH CASE

Item # MSG577

MSG577  WEBLEY & SCOTT MODEL 700 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN WITH CASE This gun was manufactured in approximately 1958 with 30" bbl, 2-3/4" chambers, ejectors, single trigger. Also features Prince of Whales grip, checkered wooden buttstock, LOP is 14 1/4". Drop at the comb is 1 3/8 and at the heel is 2 1/4. Total weight of the gun is 6 pounds 10 oz. Gun is in beautiful cond with virtually all of the case colors still in tact as well 99% of the bright vivid blue. Original wood shows virtually no use. Nicely checkered stock. Gun is in a leather English style case which doesn't fit exactly perfect but it wouldn't be too hard to fit it to the case. Very nice all original little gun. 129,XXX serial number range.

Modern  $ 3,500.

MHG637 HOPKINS & ALLEN SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER

Item # MHG637

MHG637  HOPKINS & ALLEN SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER This is marked "Dictator". There were a lot of these pocket guns in the old days. Hopkins & Allen was a well known company back then and they also made them. A nickel plated gun with the nickel in pretty good shape. Some wear but pretty much all there. This gun has beautiful grips in very good cond. There is a mechanical issue. Gun does not index and sometimes the hammer does not go all the way back but the cylinder does turn by hand. The cylinder pin is a bit marred up. This is a good looking interesting piece.

Antique  $ 295.

R107 HUSQVARNA ROLLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE IN .68 CALIBER WITH STRAIGHT RIFLING

Item # R107

R107 HUSQVARNA ROLLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE IN .68 CALIBER WITH STRAIGHT RIFLING Possibly for a 16 gauge slug. 35-1/2 part round, part octagon barrel. Fine overall condition with 90% lustrous barrel blue, 40% case colors on the frame. Most varnish remains on straight gripped checkered buttstock, cheekpiece and steel shotgun style buttplate, original sights. Interesting gun.

Antique  $ 1,950.

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