Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
W1263 WINCHESTER PRE-64 94
Item # W1263
This is one of the last fine 94's! This gun was built in 1963 with a 2.5m serial number. It's a very low mileage gun with all finish remaining. Just a few light handling marks on the metal and a few light scratches in the wood. It would be hard to find one nicer than this. Excellent cond inside and out. 30-30 cal.
Modern $ 1,475.
W925 1894 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W925-23-4
This rifle features an oct bbl, full length mag and rifle buttplate. Cal 38-55. Receiver is greyed out and has light frekking pretty much throughout. Probably from some poor storage but does not look too bad. Bbl is in nice cond. Ample blue starting to lightly turn. Nice sharp edges on the oct and nice markings. The bore is pretty typical of a 38-55 in being rather rough with decent rifling. Good looking well fitting wood. Nice old oct bbl rifle!!
Antique $ 1,395.
W982 FACTORY ENGRAVED 94 TAKE DOWN RIFLE
Item # W982-23-76
Cal 38-55. 26" full oct bbl and full length mag tube. Typical flat top sporting Winchester rear sight. Lyman bead front sight. Lyman folding tang sight. A very interesting gun. It was engraved by Stokes. 565k serial range. Probably one of the guns that was made for the Highly Finished Arms Catalog of 1897. I have only 3 or 4 guns done this way. Very unusual with a standing grizzly bear with his back to the scene. There is a fleeing deer in the scroll work on one side as well as elk in a circle motif on the other side. The receiver features full scroll coverage. The bbl is also engraved with a vine motif around the caliber marking. Guaranteed all original this gun is pictured on page 343 of the Winchester Engraving Book by R. L. Wilson. It has a take down frame with fancy deluxe pistol grip checkered wood and rifle style butt plate. Wood is in excellent cond with most orig finish. Overall gun is excellent with 95% orig blue and just thinning on the high points.
Antique $ 35,500.
W988 94 TAKE DOWN IN CALIBER 30-30
Item # W988 -23-40
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.
W1103 WINCHESTER 94 RIFLE
Item # W1103-23-29
Cal 32-40. 26" full round bbl and full length mag tube. VG shootable bore. Orig flat top sporting rear sight and typical silver inlaid front sight. Wood retains a considerable amount of orig varnish. No splits or cracks. Correct rifle style butt plate. Overall metal is generally VG with good traces of blue in protected areas. The balance has turned a smooth plum/brown patina. No signs of abuse.
Antique $ 1,650.
W1046 WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE
Item # W1046 -23-4
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.
W1102 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W1102-23-46
Cal 30-30. Full oct bbl and full length mag tube. VG shootable bore. This gun features a Marbles #5 front sight and a platinum lined 3-leaf express rear sight. Orig wood has some minor hunting marks but is generally in VG cond with a rifle style butt plate. Overall metal is VG with 40% bbl and mag blue. Receiver retains about 10% orig blue in protected areas. Nice clean orig gun with desirable early antique serial number.
Antique $ 1,875 sale pending.
W1048 WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE
Item # W1048 -23-23
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 -23-7
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.
W1043 WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE LIGHTWEIGHT TAKE DOWN SHORT RIFLE
Item # W1043-23-16
Cal 30-30. 22" lightweight full round bbl with 2/3 length take down mag tube. Very nice bore. Pistol grip checkered walnut stock in excellent cond with sharp checkering. About 75% orig varnish remains and a hard rubber shot gun style butt plate. Bbl and mag retain 90%+ orig blue. Receiver has 75-80% blue turning a plum color. Excellent case colors showing on hammer and lever. All orig with the exception of 2 holes neatly plugged on the side of the receiver for the 56 Lyman receiver sight. Nice clean gun complete with Factory Letter.
Antique $ 9,950.
8352 WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE TAKEDOWN RIFLE IN CALIBER 32 WINCHESTER SPECIAL
Item # 8352-23-13
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 .
W1053 WINCHESTER 1894 IN CALIBER 38-55
Item # W1053-23-20
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!
Antique $ 2,175.
W984 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 PISTOL GRIP DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W984 -23-70
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 # W991-23-35
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 # W1025-23-5
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.
W927 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W927-23-47
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 -23-53
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.
RARE GOLD PLATED WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE
Item # W280-23-41
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.
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 # 7082-23-6
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 # W770-23-59
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.
MODEL 94 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W522-23-12
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 -23-21/195
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 # W761-23-62
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.
WINCHESTER MODEL 94 DELUXE PRESENTATION RIFLE
Item # W704A-23-19
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 # W701-23-26
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 # W702 -23-8
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.
W699 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE IN SCARCE CALIBER 25-35
Item # W699 -23-34
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.
W414 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W414 -23-51
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 # 6434-23-50
Antique $ 1,250.
1899 PENCIL BARREL WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE
Item # W18-23-44
.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.
6730 DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN RIFLE IN .30 CALIBER
Item # 6730-23-56
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.