Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
W964 SPECIAL ORDER 1894 WINCHESTER
Item # W964
Equipped with half oct half round bbl, button mag and in cal 30 WCF. A decent looking gun with aging to the metal finish. Bbl is a blue/bronze color. Receiver is mostly a brown/bronze color. I believe this is what would be called "cigarette patina". We see this from time to time when a gun hung in a bar or a home with heavy smokers and they get a gold like color to them. Gives it a nice antique look. Equipped with a tang sight and a Sheard front sight along with orig rear bbl sight. Bore is VG with light roughness. Wood is also in pretty good shape. You can see where someone has done some sanding and there has been a coat of oil added. The forearm has some handling marks and is a bit shy at the forearm cap. Still a decent old Winchester.
Modern $ 1,875.
W431 SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1894
Item # W431
26" half round half oct bbl in 30 WCF. Also a take down rifle with a full length mag tube. High condition with most finish remaining. Typical grey color to the take down ring, forearm cap and buttplate. Good fitting wood with a crescent buttplate. Orig sights. Nice action and exceptional bore.
Modern $ 4,975.
W447 PR-64 WINCHESTER 94
Item # W447
Early 50's gun chambered in the not as often seen 32 WS. Likely someone's deer rifle back in the 50's. There is wear at the carry point but the balance has the blue remaining. Wood is also nice. This gun was used but well cared for. Minty bore! Set of sling swivels added.
Modern $ 795.
W355 MODEL 1894 WINCHESTER TAKE DOWN
Item # W355
26 inch round bbl half mag. Caliber 32WS. Pretty decent looking gun with 90+% bbl blue. Receiver is grayed out towards the front, some blue does remain near 50%. Very good bore. Take down tight, action good. Wood overall is in very good condition, nice fitting to the frame. One light crack coming off the top corner on the right hand side. Other than that, normal usage marks. Handsome special order Winchester!!
Modern $ 3,250.
W314 WINCHESTER 94 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE
Item # W314
Oct bbl, full magazine and crescent buttplate. 30 WCF. Good looking rifle with nearly all bbl blue remaining. Mag tube retains most blue at about 90% with light wear. Even the forearm cap has blue with some wear. Receiver is 90%+ with an area on both sides of the trigger having some blue missing. A late gun at just over 1 million which is getting towards the end of production. This came stock with blued hammer and lever. Most of that blue remains. Stock fits gun condition as being VG. Some scrapes and scratches. Slick action. Great bore!
Modern $ 2,395.
W332 WINCHESTER 1894 RIFLE
Item # W332
This is a '94 round bbl, full mag and crescent butt. Cal 32-40. Very nice bbl and mag tube blue. Standard sights. Looks like there was some light cleaning on top of the rear sight. Receiver has had some steel wool or something used on it to clean some light oxidation. Marks do show. There is some blue remaining and the metal is smooth. Wood is very good overall condition and very nice fitting. No cracks or losses. And what a bore! A nice little Winchester that is nearly 100 years old.
Modern $ 2,375.
W364 1894 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W364
Cal 32 WS and has the orig 32 WS rear sight which looks like it has had some touch up blue. Bbl retains most blue with a few scratches and light wear but overall very nice blue. Receiver has some wear and aging with a blue/brown color to it. Buttstock has a crescent buttplate. Stock is in good condition and has been lightly freshened. Bore is somewhat dark with good rifling. Definitely could use a good cleaning. I think bore will be in the VG range once properly cleaned?
Modern $ 2,395.
W360 WINCHESTER 1894 TAKE DOWN
Item # W360
Cal 32 WS. Oct bbl, full length mag and crescent buttplate. Nice bbl blue with rub marks by the front sight. There are a couple scratches and wear spots but overall good blue. Rear sight has been changed to a low profile sight. Likely to accommodate the Lyman tang sight. Mag tube has wear marks from the TD feature. Also a ding in the mag tube on the right. Otherwise nice cond. Receiver blue is pretty good also having 60%+ blue with some wear at the carry point and also the take down ring. VG bore with strong rifling. No cracks or losses to wood.
Modern $ 2,875.
W334 WINCHESTER 1894 RIFLE
Item # W334
30 cal rifle with standard 26" round bbl and full mag. The bbl has some wear and a couple of spots of what appears to be where some chemicals have taken off some of the finish between the forearm and sight and around the rear sight. There is some freckling and light rusting on the receiver bridge and rear of the bbl. This pattern continues on the bolt and some on the receiver. A halfway decent looking gun with the rest of the receiver looking good. Good fitting wood. Bore is a bit dirty and would be good to VG with a cleaning.
Modern $ 1,850.
W388 1894 WINCHESTER OCTAGON BARRELED RIFLE
Item # W388
Cal 32 WS. Nearly all finish remains on the oct bbl with just a couple of light age spots and light wear. Mag tube also retains most blue. Receiver has all blue too but has some flaking. Beautiful case colors on the lever and some remains on the hammer. Bore is VG+. Bbl comes equipped with the smokeless 32WS sight. Wood fits well and in good overall condition with just a couple of dings and scratches.
Modern $ 3,100.
W675A SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894
Item # W675A
Half round half oct bbl on this 32 WS. Full length mag tube and crescent butt. This is a 1902 gun which is still very presentable. Nice bbl blue lightly turning. Receiver has a pleasing antique patina being somewhat brown. Buttstock has some usage wear. A sliver missing from the upper corner and light crack coming from the frame. Everything is solid with all orig wood there. The forearm also exhibits some usage but in good cond overall with just on slight crack coming off the forearm cap. Wood present and solid. VG bright shiny bore and nice action. This is a gun to be proud of and still use.
Modern $ 1,975 .
6434 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 CUT-AWAY
Item # 6434
Antique $ 1,250.
6433 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 CUT-AWAY
Item # 6433
Antique $ 1,175.
W346 MODEL 1894 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W346
30WCF Cal. Standard configuration 26 inch round barrel with full mag and rifle style butt plate. Bright shiny bore with strong rifling. Crisp action. Traces of case coloring on lever. Butt plate and forend cap have turned a silver color. All original thinning blue remains on the barrel and mag tube. Receiver has most of the blue with silver color on the carry points. Wood is good fitting and still proud to the metal with no cracks or chips. 169k serial number that just misses the Antique status. A great old honest Winchester that has not been abused and still looks good today. A great buy at this price!
Modern $ 1,875.
W345 WINCHESTER 1894 ROUND BARREL RIFLE
Item # W345
38-55 caliber 26 inch round barrel full magazine rifle with crescent butt plate. Traces of case color remain on the lever and hammer. Most original blue on the mag tube with thinning blue on the barrel. VG Bore has strong rifling with shine that could clean up even better. Receiver has 50% blue with the rest turning plum. Still some blue on the forend cap too. Wood fits good with no cracks or chips. It has had a coat of something shiny applied sometime ago, most has rubbed off of the forearm. Nice action. This is a good honest rifle that has been used and taken care of.
Modern $ 2,150.
W274 WINCHESTER 1894 RIFLE
Item # W274
Cal 32-40. 26" round bbl. 267k serial range. A well used gun that still has some apeal to it. There is some faded blue on the bbl.There are spots that look like they may have been cleaned and cold blue applied. Receiver has blue in protected areas with the balance being grey. Several spots of pitting on the frame making me think this gun probably sat in a gun safe and got rusty. Forearm wood is in good overall condition and is minus the normal crack usually seen on these. Buttstock would be in good condition except that someone whacked off the comb which looks a bit strange. It is equipped with the popular crescent buttplate. Bore is VG. Action is nice. This would be a good vintage hunting firearm. Comes with a Winchester Letter from the Cody Firearms Museum.
Modern $ 1,095.
W284 WINCHESTER 1894 OCTAGON BARREL
Item # W284
26" oct bbl, cal 32 WS, full length mag tube and crescent buttplate. Decent blue on the bbl and mag tube with some wear area. Receiver has a couple of bad scratches off the screws on the right side. Appears there is some touch up blue with most of it wearing off. Fair bore. Some roughness and wear to the rifling. Stock is in relatively good condition but has been sanded and is a bit shy at the upper tang and frame. Forearm is good overall condition but also a bit shy from sanding. A set of sling swivels has been added.
Modern $ 1,075 .
W281 1894 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W281
Standard configuration rifle with 26" round bbl, full length mag tube and crescent buttplate. An early 1900's gun in VG overall cond. Does show some age but looks like it was taken care of. Blue has turned to a blue/brown color. A bit more blue to the mag tube. Receiver has pretty much entirely greyed out. Bore is in the good category with somewhat bright good rifling. No pitting but some typical roughness. Wood is VG overall cond. Nice fitting with all four corners intact. The forearm is also in nice cond. There has been a coat of varnish added. A decent old rifle.
Modern $ 1,575.
W248 WINCHESTER 1894 OCTAGON BARREL
Item # W248
Cal 30. Standard configuration 1894 with 26" oct bbl, full length mag and crescent buttplate. About 90% blue on the bbl with some wear spots but overall good cond. Mag tube also. Receiver has blue and you can see some evidence of light cleaning on both sides. Light scratches to the finish. Good overall condition buttstock. Fit it good. There is a crack on the left side coming off the frame going back to almost the end of the lever. The piece is present and solid. The forearm has the typical usage marks but no cracks or losses. Bore is dirty and needs a cleaning. Does have strong rifling and should clean up to good.
Modern $ 1,395.
W232 WINCHESTER 1894 HALF OCTAGON BBL
Item # W232
Half octagon is a special order. This gun is in 32 WS. Front sight has an addition making it taller. Appears to be the original sight that was slightly modified. The rear sight is the original 32 WS Smokeless sight. Lots of finish remains on this gun. 90%+ on the receiver with some light aging. The bbl also is 90%+ with just a couple of areas of light wear and thinning but blue is pretty much all there on the bbl and mag tube. Good condition wood and a very good bore.
Modern $ 2,995.
W174 WINCHESTER 1894 RIFLE 38-55
Item # W174 -26-236
A very nice cond Winchester with a 26" rd bbl, full mag and crescent buttplate. It would be hard to find nicer bbl blue. 95%+ remaining. A couple of scratches towards the front sight and light wear in a couple of spots. Mag tube also has nice blue. Receiver has nice blue on the left side and typical flaking on the right. This gun is in the 850k serial range and they had the tendency to do that. The bottom of the buttplate was evidently sitting on something and got a little rust so it has been lightly cleaned and is now a silver/brown color. The top of the buttplate looks nice. The wood also looks nice. It is nice fitting and in VG cond. VG bore, especially for being a 38-55.
Modern $ 2,875.
W1644 RARE ANTIQUE WINCHESTER 1894
Item # W1644-26-228
This fine rifle is equipped with the LONG 30" bbl! Cal 38-55. This is an oct bbl, full length mag tube and crescent buttplate. Serial range is just over 100k. For being this old, this gun retains quite a bit of blue. 70%+ on the receiver and about the same on the bbl. Thinning in spots and some wear. Still has some case color remaining on the lever and hammer. Stock also is good overall cond with just some handling marks. Bore is above average for 38-55. Some light pitting and roughness but good rifling. Nice action. Long barreled 94's are very hard to come by.
Antique $ 6,500.
W93 WINCHESTER 94 RIFLE
Item # W93-26-240
This rifle is just over 1 million serial range and is getting towards the end of the production of the 94 rifle. 26" round bbl, full mag and shotgun butt. Bbl has quite a bit of blue. Light wear towards the muzzle. Front sight is a replacement with a higher blade. Mag tube is a bit strangely colored with a brown finish towards the muzzle and pretty good blue in the center. Why is that? Receiver had some pitting and looks like it was cleaned at one time and may have had some cold blue applied which has worn off. Right side mostly grey and left side a blue/brown color. Buttstock is refinished and is slightly shy at the tangs. A couple slivers missing in the upper corners. Forearm is in good overall refinished cond. VG+ bore. Cal 30 WCF.
Modern $ 895.
W26 1894 WINCHESTER SPECIAL ORDER
Item # W26 -26-237
This 94 is in cal 32 WS and comes with 26" round bbl with button mag and crescent buttplate. A good looking rifle with a large amount of blue remaining. Bbl has nearly all blue with some wear at the muzzle. Receiver has an aging blue and some wear at the carry point. Buttstock is in VG cond with no cracks or losses. Getting somewhat dark with what appears to be oil staining. Forearm is also in good overall cond. Nice action. VG bore.
Modern $ 1,775.
W51A EXTRA LIGHT DLX 1894 WINCHESTER
Item # W51A-26-396
This scarce Winchester is a deluxe take down with a 22" special order "rapid taper" or "extra light" rifle barrel with the 9/16 inch muzzle. Very bright shiny bore. Barrel and mag tube have 98% blue with one spot of light pitting in about the middle of the top of the barrel. Rear sight has a white ghost ring that is made by Chas. Daniels. Receiver has most original blue. Hammer and lever still have traces of case colors visible. Take down is solid. Deluxe wood has nice checkering and pistol grip with no cracks or chips. This is a very scarce short barreled 1894 that is hard to find in this condition. Anyone would be proud to own this fine gun!
Modern $ 10,500.
W702 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W702 -26-246
Cal 25-35 with full length round bbl and full length mag tube. Original sights. VG bore that would benefit from a good cleaning. Original wood is VG with a few minor handling mars and dings and has about 2 dozen achievement notches in the top of the comb but no splits or cracks. Complete with rifle style buttplate. Bbl and mag tube retain about 60% blue toning slightly. Receiver has good traces of blue with a mostly aged plum/brown patina. Nice gun in a scarce caliber.
Modern $ 1,575.
W1363 WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 25-35
Item # W1363 -26-239
A somewhat early gun being manufactured in 1903. 26" round bbl with button mag. Bbl is marked Model 94. Most receiver blue remains. Some wear at the serial number. Bbl has most blue with some thinning towards the muzzle. This gun has a beautiful bright shiny bore. Near excellent overall bore cond. Good looking wood that is nice fitting. A light coat of varnish has been added at some time.
Modern $ 3,750.
W770 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 16” SHORT RIFLE
Item # W770-26-201
Cal 30-30. Full oct bbl and full length mag tube. Correct front sight and 3-leaf carbine style rear sight with the usual missing center leaf. Wood is VG cond with a few mars and dings. Rifle style buttplate . Correct short forearm. Overall metal VG with about 50% blue on bbl and mag tube turning a plum/brown. Receiver is clean and smooth with a pleasing plum brown patina. Sharp corners. Good markings. Nice action. Good bore. Gun is generally better than average condition for a short rifle. Not a bad specimen.
Modern $ 7,500.
W1489 EXTREMELY SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 94 DELUXE RIFLE WITH SPECIAL ORDER SILVER TRIMM
Item # W1489 -26-396
Cal 32 Special. 26" half oct bbl with scarce full length mag tube. Orig sights include typical Winchester front sight, sporting rear sight and correct Lyman side mount receiver sight. Wood is very unusual. Special order straight stock checkered dlx grade wood with orig Swiss style buttplate. Fore end cap, receiver and buttplate retain about 97-98% orig silver finish having turned quite dark. Bbl retains about 98% orig blue. The only other time I have seen a gun like this was probably 25-30 years ago. I have not seen another since till now. Glad to get this one in. Probably one of a kind.
Modern $ 29,500.
W1366 OCTAGON BARREL WINCHESTER MODEL 94
Item # W1366-26-230
Cal 30. 26" oct bbl, full length mag and crescent butt plate. Serial number just over 1 million. Good looking rifle with most metal finish remaining. A little wear to the oct edges. A couple spots on the bbl and a little wear at the muzzle. Receiver has most blue remaining starting to show a little wear. Nice crisp action. VG+ bore. Wood is overall VG cond. Upper right corner there is a small spot of putty. A small chip out. Also on the forearm is a small portion that has been puttied. It does not detract from the gun. A very decent gun with all the desirable features.
Modern $ 2,150 .
W1441 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 IN 32 WS
Item # W1441-26-252
It appears this Winchester has been through some changes over it's lifetime. The serial number is 990k. The front half of the gun is off a 64. Where the model is stamped has been filed lightly and stamped 94. Bbl is 24". Another oddity, there is a saddle ring on it. Rear sight is the flip type and the front sight is the later 64 style ramp. Receiver has quite a bit of blue remaining. Worn at the carry point. A possible re-blue on the receiver. Maybe when they changed the bbl.?. It does look very nice. Shotgun butt on this butt with hard rubber butt plate that has a couple of cracks. Nothing missing. Stock is in VG cond with just a slight splinter missing in top right hand corner. Forearm is very dark but cond is VG. This gun does have a great bore going for it. This gun is just begging to go on a deer, bear or wild bore hunt!!
Modern $ 895.
W1051 FACTORY GOLD INLAID WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W1051-26-397
This is probably the best 94 that has surfaced in the last half dozen years. It is either a #1 gold inlaid or a #2. I am not really sure. It has 4 gold inlaid animals with a pair of moose in a setting on one side and a pair of deer on the other. Also features numerous gold inlaid lines with swirls and loops and borders. A lot of uncommon motifs on a Winchester. It is a high numbered gun in the 800k serial range. Features a 26" oct bbl in 30 cal. Orig sights include frat top sporting rear sight and Lyman folding tang sight. Pistol grip checkered 3X grade wood in excellent+ condition retaining nearly all the varnish. Shotgun style butt plate. Overall gun is excellent+ with 98% bright shiny orig blue with just slight toning on the high points. Beautiful gun inside and out. Would be hard to improve upon. The best 94 I have ever had and comes from the Arlin McCroskie collection. Guaranteed all original.
Modern Curio $ 225,000.
W988 94 TAKE DOWN IN CALIBER 30-30
Item # W988 -26-241
This gun has orig 26" full oct bbl with full length mag tube. Beeches combination front sight missing the loop. Period buckhorn rear sight. Extra finish grade wood in VG cond with rifle style buttplate. Overall gun is VG with about 75% bbl and mag blue and 10-15% receiver blue turning mostly plum/brown. Should make a good shooter.
Modern $ 1,875.
W1046 WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE
Item # W1046 -26-226
Cal 32 special. 26" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Excellent bore. Orig sights include a folding tang sight, a Winchester period buckhorn rear sight and a Marbles blade front sight. Overall gun is in fine condition with 95% plus bright shiny bbl and mag blue. Receiver has about 75% bright blue slightly toning. Excellent case colors on hammer and lever. Pistol grip un checkered plain walnut stock is in fine cond with most orig varnish and correct steel shot gun style butt plate. Very nice orig old gun.
Modern $ 4,100.
W1048 WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE
Item # W1048 -26-238
26" round bbl and full length mag tube. Cal 30-30. Mint bore. Orig sights. Wood in excellent cond. Rifle style butt plate. Overall gun is in excellent cond with about 98% bright vivid glossy blue. Hard to find! Beautiful gun!
Modern $ 4,100.
W1047 WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE
Item # W1047 -26-235
Cal 30-30 with a 26" round bbl, full length mag and take down frame. Mint bore. Nicely figured wood is in excellent cond with most orig varnish and a rifle style butt plate. Overall gun retains about 95%+ bright blue. A little flaking on the front of the receiver. Sharp gun in fine cond.
Modern $ 4,500.
W1053 WINCHESTER 1894 IN CALIBER 38-55
Item # W1053-26-245
Round bbl with full mag tube and crescent butt. As stated, the cal is 38-55 which are not noted for having great bores. This one actually has a pretty good bore being bright and shiny. Some light pitting and roughness but has good rifling. Receiver blue is 70%+ with some age showing and wear at the carry point. A lot of good blue on bbl and mag tube with some rough spots and a few scratches. Wood is nice fitting on both stock and forearm. A few dings and scratches but no cracks or losses. The wood is quite heavily oil stained. Pretty nice gun overal!
Modern $ 2,175.
W984 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 PISTOL GRIP DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W984 -25-231
Special order 26" pencil bbl in full round. Half length mag. Take down style frame. Scarce cal 25-35. Orig sights include the typical Winchester German silver inlaid front sight and 3-leaf platinum express rear sight. Pistol grip fancy deluxe grade wood has been professionally re-finished looks VG with rifle style buttplate. Bbl retains about 95% slightly toning blue. Receiver has 80% bright blue. Vivid case colors on the hammer and lever. Sharp little gun in the 62k serial range.
Antique $ 15,500.
7082 WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE IN 25-35
Item # 7082-26-257
One-half octagon bbl, full length magazine, VG shootable bore, old touch up blue has turned a dark plum blue patina, considerable orig blue is intact in protected areas on the bbl and magazine, later period sporting sights, VG forearm, later replacement shotgun buttstock.
Modern $ 2,100.
MODEL 94 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W522-26-243
Cal 30-30. Original 26" full round bbl and full length magazine tube.Good to VG bore. Original sights. Wood has an ample amount of original varnish with the usual mars and dings. Rifle style buttplate. Bbl and mag retains about 25% blue turning brown. Receiver has turned an antique grey. All original.
Modern $ 1,175.
W761 SPECIAL ORDER 1894 TAKE DOWN
Item # W761-26-253
This Winchester has an oct bbl, full length mag tube and special order shotgun butt. This gun is in the 274k serial range and is 30 cal. Very nice blue with receiver having 80%+. Light frekking to finish. Bbl also has most blue with light frekking. Has correct tang sight installed and a flip sight on the bbl with 1 remaining of what should be a 2-leaf. Bright shiny bore with good rifling. VG+ overall bore cond. Nice solid action. Still remains some case color to hammer and lever. Wood is nice fitting and VG condition. Some extra figure to the forearm. Good solid special order 1894.
Modern $ 2,875.
W701 WINCHESTER 94 RIFLE
Item # W701-25-210
Cal 25-35 with 26" full oct bbl and full length mag tube. It has a Marbles front sight and typical buckhorn rear sight. Original wood has a repair to the wrist and is slightly undersized. Rifle style buttplate. Overall gun is generally gunmetal grey with some minor pitting on the receiver. Bbl and mag have good traces of original blue. Scarce cal in oct bbl.
Modern $ 1,375 .
W18 1899 PENCIL BARREL WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE
Item # W18-26-224/247
.30 Caliber. 24" extra rapid taper round bbl, fine bore, 90% lustrous bbl blue-balance starting to turn with a couple of thinning spots; 15% receiver blue-balance thinning to a plum gray patina. Lyman front and No. 21 receiver sights, VG case colors on hammer and lever, VG forearm and fine shotgun buttstock retaining most orig varnish. All features verified by Factory Letter of Authenticity.
Modern $ 4,750.