Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
W134 VERY FINE 16” WINCHESTER 94 TRAPPER
Item # W134
30WCF SRC made in 1927. Near excellent bore. Gun is in all original configuration as it left the factory as indicated in an extensive 4 page George Madis letter. BAFT clearance papers included. Wood has been lightly sanded and has a high gloss finish applied. Metal retains most of a very high quality restoration. Light scratches on receiver. You would be hard pressed to find a better example of a trapper than this beauty!
Modern $ 6,500.
W1433 WINCHESTER 1894 TRAPPER
Item # W1433 -25-207
This trapper is equipped with the factory 15" bbl in 30 cal. It has been used as a tool and looks it although it does look better than most trappers that you see. Receiver is a grey color. Bbl has quite a bit of blue. More wear towards the muzzle on both bbl and mag tube. A couple of dings in the mag tube. Has orig carbine sights. Wood is actually not that bad. A little undersized at the buttplate. Fit is fair at both tangs. A bit of wood missing on the top right. Normal dings and scratches but is not broken. Forearm wood is quite good with no missing wood. Gun looks used but cared for having a VG+ bore. Decent trapper with ATF clearence papers.
Modern $ 4,875.
W72 15” WINCHESTER ‘94 TRAPPER
Item # W72
This 1925 SRC is in 30WCF caliber, VG bright shiny bore, thinning original blue on barrel and mag tube. Receiver is a brown/grey patina. Good crisp action. Original saddle ring. Carbine ladder rear sight, standard carbine post with blade front sight. Wood on stock is solid, but has about a 2" gouge on upper left side. Forearm is missing a big sliver on left side from long ago. These short barreled guns are scarce and desirable in any condition. This is a very good collectable and usable Winchester.
Modern $ 4,650.
W1586 WINCHESTER 1894 SRC
Item # W1586 -25-244
There are very interesting markings on this 94. On the stock are the numbers "342" and "LAPD". We assume that is a rack number for the Los Angeles Police Dept but we have no provenance stating such. This gun is in the 810k serial range which puts manufacture date at 1917. It has had very little use. All the bbl blue is there and is bright and shiny. The inside is near perfect. The wood is very nice cond with just a couple of light handling marks. The receiver does have some flaking which is common in this serial range. A very nice low mileage with interesting markings.
Modern $ 2,775.
W1290 ANTIQUE WINCHESTER 1894 SRC
Item # W1290-25-230
Nice early 4-digit serial number. Cal 32-40. Not too bad cond gun with the receiver mostly a typical plum/brown color. The bbl also displays the same color. Good bbl markings. A few dings and scrapes but overall good looking. Buttstock is also not bad. Good fit with just a little shrinkage at the toe. Some deep stain or oil applied years ago. Much has worn off but some still remains. Overall wood cond is exceptional for an 1894 gun. Bottom lever pivot piece is a brighter blue and most likely a replacement. Somewhat of an oversized saddle ring. Ladder style rear sight and standard front sight. The bore is way above average for a 32-40 and would be in the VG range. You do not find a lot of antique 94's anymore, especially in a saddle ring. This would be a great gun for any early Winchester collector.
Antique $ 2,500.
W703 DELUXE GOLD GILT MODEL 94 CARBINE
Item # W703-24-272
Finest finish possible being gold gilt receivers. The Carbine has the typical carbine style stocks. Fancy 3X walnut carved and checkered style in F pattern. The receiver is done in style No. 7 factory pattern of scroll engraving. Cal 30-30. Tang sight, flip up rear sight and typical carbine front sight. This gun is in superb condition with vivid case colors on hammer and lever. Nearly all gold gilt on the frame, buttplate and bbl bands. All the high gloss lacquer finish on the stock.Many special order features. A carbine with dlx wood and carbine style butt is very unusual. Only 19 carbines were ever engraved and only 7 of them had carved wood. Only about 90 94's had gold gilt finish. Very rare gun that is well documented pictured in several publications. Excellent inside and out.
Modern $ 95,000.
W1141 RARE PRE-64 WINCHESTER 94 IN THE 1157000 SERIAL RANGE
Item # W1141-25-215
This gun features the hooded ramp front sight and is in cal 38-55. It would have been one that was assembled out of parts during the war I assume. The gun is in fantastic cond with virtually all blue except some flaking on the lever extension on the bottom. Wood is in excellent+ cond with all orig lacquer. Orig sights. Mint bore. Very interesting gun. All orig. I don't believe I have seen one like this over the years. A fine gun.
Modern $ 5,975 .
W1255 SCARCE WINCHESTER 1894 SRC 38-55
Item # W1255-25-228
You don't see a lot of SRC's in 38-55. This particuler gun is in well used condition but it looks like the user took care of it. Receiver has silvered out. Bbl has some blue in protected areas with the balance a brown/grey antique patina. Quite a bit of wear to the finish on the mag tube. Bore is fair with some roughness. Butt stock has numerous dings and scratches but fits nice to both upper and lower tang. Forearm has seen quite a bit of use and was evidently a scabbord gun. Dings and a slight piece missing by the bbl band but is solid. A decent old gun!
Modern $ 1,895.
W1139 WINCHESTER 94 SRC 25-35
Item # W1139 -25-243
Somewhat scarce to find a saddle ring 25-35 in the 975k range. Good looking gun with nearly all bbl blue. A little wear in a couple of spots. Receiver has very nice blue. Light flaking on either side. Wood is in exceptional cond in both fit and finish. Bbl has the standard carbine ladder type sight. Nice action. VG bore. Desirable SRC!
Modern $ 4,500.
W1142 WINCHESTER 1894 SRC
Item # W1142-25-245
A very nice high condition carbine in cal 25-35. Nearly all blue remains on bbl and mag tube. Action also has quite a bit of blue with some flaking to the finish. Worn a bit at the serial number which is in the 763k range. The wood is also in incredible cond with no cracks or losses. Very good fitting. Inside is just as clean as the outside. Typical sights with the flip up ladder rear. A very nice little Winchester!
Modern $ 3,995.
W1061 WINCHESTER M-1894 SRC
Item # W1061 -25-204
This carbine is in the scarce 25-35 cal. Pretty much all the blue remains on bbl and mag tube. Some thinning in spots and a little flaking. It does have the 3-leaf rear sight and a Marbles 94-C blade front sight. The bore is bright shiny with nice rifling and in VG+ cond. Receiver has 80%+ finish remaining with some flaking. Both buttstock and forearm are nice fitting and have good cond wood. Not a lot of 94 SRC's in 25-35.
Modern $ 2,195.
W710 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SRC
Item # W710-25-246
Cal 30-30. Original 20" carbine with correct full length mag tube. Fair bore. Original sights include 3-leaf express rear sight and blade replacement base front sight. Original stock is had a fair amount of use and looks a little rough but better than a lot of them you see. Overall metal is a light to medium color brown patina. Some roundness to the corners. Some indistinctness on the bbl address. Correct saddle ring.
Modern $ 795.
W673 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE
Item # W673-25-213
Cal 30-30. Original folding ladder rear sight and typical post front sight. VG shootable bore. 1/2 length mag tube. Wood is VG with original shotgun style buttplate. Retains most original varnish. Original saddle ring. Overall metal with about 85% bright shiny original blue starting to flake and turn thin in areas.
Modern $ 1,575.
W07 SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 94 CARBINE
Item # W07-25-247
With fancy deluxe checkered wood and full nickel finish. Gun is in the 1,050,xxx serial range, has an early sight configuration, made with the saddlering delete. 3X high gloss lacquer finish (most of which still remains), carbine stocks, hardrubber shotgun style buttplate. The gun has had some use and retains 85-90% orig nickel, nice bore, orig sights, good bbl markings. Numerous hunting mars & dings. Very scarce & interesting. The only one I've ever seen in this configuration.
Modern $ 8,500.