Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
W985 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 PISTOL GRIP DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W985
Cal 32-40. Full oct bbl and button mag. Orig Winchester sights. VG+ bore. Pistol grip deluxe checkered wood is in fine cond with a few light handling mars. Very fancy wood with what I believe is I style checkering. Orig ordered with eyes for a Winchester sling and a steel shotgun style buttplate. Gun retains 75% bright bbl and forend cap blue as well as about 75% blue remaining on the receiver. Nice clean sharp gun in a rare caliber with rare configurations. 15k serial range.
Antique $ 12,750.
W984 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 PISTOL GRIP DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W984
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.
W988 94 TAKE DOWN IN CALIBER 30-30
Item # W988
This gun has orig 26" full oct bbl with full length mag tube. Beeches combination front sight missing the loop. Period buck horn 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.
W991 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W991
Special order 26" half oct bbl and button mag. Scarce cal 25-35. Orig Winchester sights. Wood has a light coat of varnish added but not sanded or undersized. Rifle style buttplate. Wood is generally VG with a small piece missing out of the forearm. Probably 1/8" deep and 1" long. Other than that the wood is sound with no splits or cracks. Overall metal is VG with about 50% bbl. Receiver has about 20-25% blue turning a plum/brown. Scarce configuration in a rare caliber!
Modern $ 1,695.
W1025 HALF ROUND HALF OCTAGON 1894 TAKE DOWN
Item # W1025
Special order gun. Cal 32 WS with correct 32 WS Smokeless sight. Good bore. Nice action. Receiver has the antique brown/grey finish. A relatively early gun. 217k serial range. Bbl blue is pretty much all there with some thinning. Wood is in VG cond. Good fitting on both upper and lower tang. Extra figure wood with nice looking tiger striping grain. Forearm is also in good cond with some extra figure to it. Wood has had a coat of something applied. Very nice special order Winchester!
Modern $ 2,175.
W992 ANTIQUE WINCHESTER 1894 RIFLE
Item # W992
Cal 30. 26" round bbl rifle equipped with post and bead style front. It has some sort of a replacement rear sight that is similar to a Winchester sight. Overall cond is VG for its age. The receiver retains a strong 80% blue with some thinning. Bbl and full length mag tube has most blue remaining lightly thinning. The stock is equipped with crescent style butt. The stock is in VG cond and has been freshened. It is just slightly shy at upper and lower tangs. Forearm wood is also VG cond with no cracks or losses of wood. VG+ bore. Nice action. Serial range is 122k. A fine old Winchester!
Antique $ 1,895.
W927 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W927
This has 26" round bbl, full mag and rifle butt. This gun is just over a million serial range and has the typical flaking receiver seen on guns of that era. Quite a bit of blue remaining on the left hand side with flaking towards the front. The right hand side has a bit more flaking but still nice blue. The bbl and mag tube retain most all orig blue. The butt stock is very nice fitting and in great cond. Right hand side has some oil soaking spots. Forearm is VG with a couple of slight mars. This gun does have the full California buck horn sight. Nice shiny bore! Low mileage 94 rifle!
Modern $ 1,795.
W926 WINCHESTER 1894 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE
Item # W926
This rifle is in the desirable 32-40 cal. Full length mag tube. VG bore. Crescent butt. Receiver is a vintage grey and some blue on the bottom. Bbl retains perhaps 70% thinning blue. Mag tube also has decent blue. The forearm of this gun has lightly done initials"D C" with an artistic border. Does not look too bad. Fit is nice with no splits or cracks. The butt stock is also nice fitting. The artist struck again doing a deer in a decorative circle on the left hand side. Light refinish to the wood that looks good. Old Cowboy art! Bright shiny with nice rifling. A very nice Winchester with some character.
Antique $ 1,475.
W1027 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 TAKE DOWN FACTORY ENGRAVED DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W1027
Cal 25-35. Features special order 24' half oct half round bbl and half length mag tube. Take down frame. Excellent bore. Orig Lyman front sight and the typical flip up 2-leaf blade rear sight as well as folding tang sight. Overall gun is in excellent cond with about 90-95% bright orig blue. The take down ring has about 50% blue that has turned plum/brown. Pistol grip 3X grade fancy burl wood in excellent cond with eyes for Winchester sling. Sharp checkering. Most orig varnish remains. A very interesting stock measuring 1/2" longer than standard and 1/2" less drop than the standard shotgun butts do. Apparently a special order feature. Rather than 5" it only measures about 4" from top to bottom on the stock. It does not have the tip on the hard rubber buttplate where they have a divot cut in the stock. This is flat. A factory job. Very unusual. It is engraved in pattern #6 by, I believe, Stokes. Complete with scarce dbl set triggers. This gun has 10 or 12 special order features.
Modern $ 29,750.
RARE GOLD PLATED WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE
Item # W280-22-109
Very likely a one-of-a-kind gun. I first saw this gun 40 some years ago at the Ohio Gun Collectors Show. It is the only one I have ever seen or heard of. Standard configuration. Full round bbl and full mag tube. But it has a gold gilded forend cap, receiver and buttplate. The Factory Letter verifies features. Gun has an antique serial number and is in excellent+ condition with about all vivid case colors on hammer and lever. Original sights include folding tang sight. Receiver has 97-98% heavy gold gilt finish still remaining as well as the buttplate and forend cap. Round bbl and full mag tube has 95% blue. Original plain Walnut stock is nicely figured with almost all original varnish remaining. Overall gun is guaranteed original and untouched. Very unusual to see a standard configuration with gold gilded frame.
Antique $ 25,500.
W1002 ANTIQUE WINCHESTER M-1894
Item # W1002
Cal 38-55. Round bbl, full mag and rifle butt. This rifle is in the 131k serial range. Metal is mostly grey on both receiver and bbl. Mag tube does have quite a bit more blue on it. The metal has a few rubs and scrapes but not pitted. Buttstock is quite dark from oil staining. Good fitting. No chunks missing in the four corners. Forearm is good overall cond and does not have the usual cracking. Action is good. Bore not so good.
Antique $ 1,375.
W986 FIRST MODEL 1894 WINCHESTER
Item # W986
Yes sir! It does have the important 10 O'clock screw!! Rifle configuration with 26" oct bbl that is brown/grey color. Mag tube about the same with a little more grey showing. Receiver is also a brown/grey color. Metal is smooth and clean. VG bbl markings. Cal 38-55. Nice early gun with serial number 3530. Wood is nice fitting and good cond. Shows some wear especially towards the toe. May be a saddle gun? Buttstock has some sort of finish applied and most worn off down to what appears to be correct color Winchester stain. Forearm exhibits usual handling marks but in good overall cond. Bore is surprisingly good for being a 38-55. First model 94's don't come by often so don't miss out on this one! A decent gun.
Antique $ 4,250.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE IN 25-35
Item # 7082
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.
W770 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 16” SHORT RIFLE
Item # W770-22-31&50
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.
W774 FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W774-122-1
Pictured on page 266 of the Winchester Engraving Book by R.L. Wilson. This gun is accompanied with a Factory Letter of Authenticity from the Buffalo Bill Historical Society. This has numerous features such as a 24" half oct bbl, full matted, plain trigger and it states "trigger milled", fancy pistol grip carved and checkered style F wood, Lyman receiver sight, no rear sight , customer supplied front sight with a gold bead. Engraved $10 style number 6 engraved scrolls on the bbl, inlaid gold bands at the breech and tip. Gun was received in the warehouse on January 28, 1908. Shipped on the 29th of January. Returned and repaired on February 27th of 1913. At that time I believe they installed a flat top sporting rear sight because at this time there is a rear bbl sight and I believe the factory did it. A Sensational gun!! Cal 32 special with an excl bore. Orig sights. Pistol grip carved wood in excl cond with rifle style buttplate. Receiver is engraved in style #6 with a sheep on one side and a buck on the other in an oval. Quite elaborate engraving with gold bands on the bbl at the breech and the forend, as well as scroll engraving on the breech end of the bbl, forend cap and buttplate. Overall gun is excl+ cond with 95% lustrous bbl and mag blue. Receiver retains about 75% orig blue starting to thin in the serial number area. Case colors still quite evident on the hammer and lever. Would be hard to improve upon. One of the very few Winchester I have seen with a checkered trigger. This gun is truly a unique factory engraved Winchester!
Modern $ 37,775 .
MODEL 94 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W522-122-18 & 59
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.
W675A SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894
Item # W675A -122-4
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.
W761 SPECIAL ORDER 1894 TAKE DOWN
Item # W761-122-3
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. Installed on the bbl is the flip sight and 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 $ 2,550.
WINCHESTER MODEL 94 DELUXE PRESENTATION RIFLE
Item # W704A-122-19
Extremely scarce 26" full round full matted pencil bbl and full length mag tube. Cal 30-30. Orig pistol grip checkered 3X grade wood in exc cond. Shotgun style buttplate. Fine bore. Factory inscription on the side "Woodford Clay". This gun is orig complete with Factory Letter which includes presentation inscription. Overall gun is in exc condition with about 90% bright blue overall. Excellent case colors remaining on the hammer and lever. Would be hard to improve upon.
Antique $ 16,500.
WINCHESTER 94 RIFLE
Item # W701-22-248
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.
WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W700 -122-25
Cal 38-55. Full round bbl and full length mag tube. Original sights and excellent bore. Original wood is near excellent with rifle style buttplate. Bbl and mag retain about 95% bright blue. Receiver retains about 50-60% blue with the balance having flaked. This has the Japan style finish. Nice clean gun in a good caliber.
Antique $ 2,175.
WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W702 -22-249
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.
WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE IN SCARCE CALIBER 25-35
Item # W699 -22-247
Very nice shootable bore. Correct base front sight incorrect blade insert on the front. Marbles buckhorn replacement rear sight. Original stocks have had a light coat of finish added and are slightly undersized. There is a carved Star of David on the left hand side of the stock. Nice clean gun with about 60% toning bbl and mag blue. Receiver is mostly a gunmetal grey. No pitting. Correct saddle ring.
Modern $ 1,350.
WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W414 -122-17
Cal 32 Special. Original full oct bble and full length mag tube. Correct smokeless rear sight. Lyman front sight. Appears to have a good plus bore that would definitely benefit from a good cleaning. Original wood has the usual light mars and dings but no splits or cracks. Rifle style buttplate. Overall metal is turning plum/brown with sharp corners and 25-30% original blue. Fairly clean little gun.
Modern $ 1,375.
WINCHESTER MODEL 94 CUT-AWAY
Item # 6434-22-69
Antique $ 1,250.
1899 PENCIL BARREL WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE
Item # W18-22-252
.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.
VERY INTERESTING WINCHESTER MODEL 94 DELUXE RIFLE IN 38-55
Item # 8411-18-186
Orig 26 full oct bbl, button mag, exc bore, orig sights include a Lyman hunters ivory bead front, Buckhorn rear and Lyman Model 21 side mount receiver sights. Orig 3X grade pistol grip checkered wood is in exc cond; shotgun style buttplate. This gun was special ordered by Winchester with an inch and a half extra drop to the stock-very unusual: the stock that they used doesn't have a pistol grip cap, it's got a bag grip on the end instead. Overall gun is in exc+ cond with 98%+ bbl blue, 95%+ vivid rec blue; stock retains virtually all the high gloss lacquer finish with some very light crackling showing. Research Form states it was returned to the factory 3 times for R & R around the turn of the century; complete with all matching numbers, vivid case colors on the hammer and lever. Sharp little gun.
Antique $ 9,500 sale pending.
HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT WINCHESTER MODEL 94 PISTOL GRIP DELUXE PRESENTATION LIGHTWEIGHT RIFLE
Item # 8404-19-217
A plaque inlaid in the stock states that this gun was presented by seven prominent politicians and businessmen to Catherine Sherwood. The names include former presidential candidate William J. Bryan, Missouri governor W. J. Stone, Missouri Secretary of State and Senator S. B. Cook, US Senator J. A. Reed who was also the mayor of KCMO, and others. These gentlemen were all instrumental in the founding of the St. Louis Game Park, which is now known as the Drury-Mincy Conservation Area. Perhaps Mrs. Sherwood donated some land to the game park or helped them in some other way. 24 extra rapid taper lightweight full octagon bbl, half length magazine tube, 3-leaf platinum lined rear and typical Winchester front sights, exc bore. Orig pistol grip checkered deluxe wood is in VG cond with a light coat of varnish having been added at one time; not sanded or undersized. Very nice little gun with 75% toning bbl blue and 50% receiver blue turning plummish brown. Rare configuration. It makes sense that an extra lightweight rifle would have been made for a woman. It is quite unusual to find a presentation piece involving so many well-known individuals. More information on the founding of the St. Louis Game Park is online: http://thelibrary.org/lochist/periodicals/wrv/v36/n4/sp97d.htm.
Modern $ 9,500.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE TAKEDOWN RIFLE IN CALIBER 32 WINCHESTER SPECIAL
Item # 8352-122-26
Rifle is equipped with deluxe very extra figured wood, pistol grip, checkered. The checkering is almost wore off of the forearm, finish has possibly been freshened. Bbl retains 80-90% blue, thinning in a few spots. Flip up globe front and standard rear sights, fair to good bore. Receiver retains maybe 40% blue, the remainder is the standard grayish color. This takedown is a half mag with a nipple top buttplate. Very fine old rifle.
Modern $ 3,850 sale pending.
DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN RIFLE IN .30 CALIBER
Item # 6730-122-28
Full round barrel and full length magazine, excellent bore, 50% barrel blue, the balance thinning to a blue gray coloration, magazine turned a plum blue patina, 30-40% of the receiver finish has turned a plum blue, the balance is a gray patina; modified Marbles front and buckhorn rear sights. VG checkered deluxe pistol grip stocks, shotgun buttplate, most original varnish intact, balance flaked.
Modern $ 3,750.
MOST UNUSUAL SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 94 PENCIL BARRELED RIFLE IN .38-55
Item # 6741-122-24
Extra-rapid taper 24 round bbl, VG bore. This example is in the 1,3XX,XXX serial number range. Correct Model 53 fluted comb style buttstock with serrated buttplate. Very nice overall retaining 99% shiny bbl blue, 85% shiny receiver blue, most blue remains on hammer and lever as well. Original sights, VG walnut with numerous little dings and scratches; most original varnish remains. Very interesting little gun.
Antique $ 8,500.