Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
W1051 FACTORY GOLD INLAID WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W1051-24-246
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.
W617 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 PRESENTATION RIFLE
Item # W617-24-274
Cal 25-35. 24" half oct bbl. Globe front sight. Lyman flip up rear sight. Folding tang sight. Gun features D style carving on a pistol grip 3X grade deluxe wood which retains all the high gloss lacquer finish. Complete with a checkered shotgun style butt plate. The forend cap, take down ring, receiver and butt plate are gold guilted and retain about 90% of that guilting with just a slight toning to the color. Hammer and lever retain all the case colors. Bbl and mag tube retain virtually all the blue. A fantastic gun featuring #4 pattern engraving. Presentation was to " George Rutledge by R. M. Dudley January 1, 1912". New Mexico became a state that year and R.M. Dudley was a private detective at the time. Who knows what prompted such an elaborate gift? The gun came out of Sante Fe a number of years ago and is pictured in all the Winchester books. Very interestingly, on page 122 of the Winchester American Legend by R.L. Wilson, there is a layout of the Winchester Highly Finished Arms Catalog that belonged to one of their salesmen. His name, A.C. Albert, is written on the outside of it. Page 10 of that catalog lists this gun by the inscription and all the features. 25-35 cal, 24" bbl, gold guilting, carved stocks and the cost of labor.( Ironic that we found the historical significance of that Highly Finished Arms Catalog.) This gun is one of the best 94's in the country. All original complete with double set triggers. Engraved by John Ulrich as the lower tang is so stamped. Super gun!
Antique $ 145,000.
W1033 ANTIQUE 1894 SPECIAL ORDER TAKE DOWN RIFLE
Item # W1033-24-213
5-digit antique serial range in 25-35. Scarce to find an early 25-35. Oct bbl and full length mag tube. Gun is equipped with a crescent butt and extra figure wood. Wood is very nice and lightly freshened. Receiver is antique grey color. Bbl has quite a bit of blue with spots of silver. Mag tube is also a bit blotchy in color. Bore is a bit dirty but has nice rifling and should clean up. Nice rifle with a lot of features.
Antique $ 2,150.
W1397 AS NEW PRE-64 94 WINCHESTER
Item # W1397-24-219
These were great deer rifles and most people used them as such. I don't think this one has ever been hunting. Virtually as new cond. Built in 1950 and must have sat in someone's closet for decades. A couple of very light handling marks and a couple of little marks on the mag tube and one very light wear spot on the sharp edge of the receiver and that's it. Hard to find cal 32 WS. Very hard to find in this cond!
Modern $ 1,595 sale pending.
W1398 WINCHESTER 94 TRAILS END SRC
Item # W1398-24-207
Modern $ 895 sale pending.
W1295 SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1894
Item # W1295
Special order features are 1/2 round half oct bbl, button mag and shotgun butt. Cal 38-55. Front half of the bbl is almost all a silver/grey. The oct portion has some finish in protected areas with the balance an antilque grey. Good bbl markings. Orig front and rear sight. Receiver is also a grey color. Metal is smooth and clean. Very nice fitting stock at both upper and lower tang. The nipple top hard rubber butt plate in VG cond. The forearm has no cracks or losses and also VG. The bore is above average for a 38-55. There is a couple of light to moderate pits and some roughness but it does have nice rifling. Complete with research form.
Antique $ 1,695.
W1362 1894 WINCHESTER 25-35
Item # W1362 -24-234
Quite desirable being an oct bbl rifle. This has the standard 26" oct bbl , full length mag tube and crescent butt. Cond of the bbl is VG+ with about 90% or better orig blue remaining with only light wear to the oct edges and muzzle. Receiver retains most blue also. Wear to the high points. Greyed out at the carry point. A couple of light areas of frekking. Still some case colors remaining on the lever and hammer. The wood is exceptional. Light age marks but no cracks or losses to either the stock or forearm. Shiny bore with good strong rifling. Standard rear sight and a Sheard blade front sight. Good lookin rifle.
Modern $ 2,775.
W925 1894 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W925-24-242
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.
W988 94 TAKE DOWN IN CALIBER 30-30
Item # W988 -24-198
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 # W1103-24-225
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 -24-250
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 -24-227
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 -24-240
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 # W1043-24-245
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 # 8352-24-249
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 # W1053-24-224
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 -24-241
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.
W991 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W991-24-248
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.
W927 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W927-24-215
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 -24-231
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 # W280-24-273
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 -24-202
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 # 7082-24-222
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 # W770-24-253
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 # W522-24-203
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 -24-226
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 # W761-24-244
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 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 -24-228
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 -24-206
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 -24-232
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 # 6434-24-235
Antique $ 1,250.
1899 PENCIL BARREL WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE
Item # W18-24-208/212
.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 # 6730-24-209
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.