Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
W89 WINCHESTER 92 OCT RIFLE
Item # W89
Cal is a custom gunsmith stamping "38". I checked the round and 38-40 does fit. This gun has been re-finished. The blue would only be called fair. It was way overbuffed. Bbl address is very faint. They even buffed out the serial number and reapplied number 1. The wood is relatively good but the finish does not match. The buttstock has a filled hole on the bottom. Forearm is a nice piece of wood. Orig rear sight missing the elevator. The front sight is a strange modified thing. Action is good. Bore is fair to good.
Antique $ 1,395.
W178 HIGH CONDITION ANTIQUE 1892 WINCHESTER
Item # W178
Cal 25-20. 120k serial range. TD, oct bbl, full mag and crescent butt. All the good stuff! Flip globe and Lyman tang sight. All orig and verified by a Cody Research Form. Gun has had very little use and very little wear even at the carry point. Nearly all blue remains on the receiver. A little wear at the mag tube from the take down. Just as bright and shiny on the inside with a VG+ bore. The wood is in the same nice cond. You don't find many antique serial number 92's in this cond! Comes with Research Form.
Antique $ 5,500 sale pending.
W203 INTERESTING 1892 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W203
.38WCF Cal. Oct bbl, full mag and crescent butt. Receiver is a grey/brown patina with hints of blue in protected areas. The bbl has aged to a blue/brown color. Butt stock fits nice. It has a repaired chip in the upper corner and the orig piece was used. Nice and solid and fits good. The rest of the stock is in good cond. Good fit to upper and lower tang. Forearm wood is very nice and good fitting. Action is good. Bore is a bit rough and could use a good cleaning. This is a very interesting gun because it has "WRACO" stamp over where the serial number had been. Winchester would not do business with companies like Sears & Roebuck and others that would cut the retail price of their guns. Those companies would have to get the Winchesters they sold from other dealers or jobbers that would remove the serial number so Winchester could not trace it back to them as the source. When one of those guns with the serial number removed was returned to Winchester for repair, it would have the "WRACO" marking put on it, making them quite a rare specimen. An interesting rifle!
Antique $ 3,250.
W67 WINCHESTER 1892 TAKE DOWN
Item # W67
A TD rifle with a standard 24" oct bbl, full length mag and crescent buttplate. Cal 25-20. 460k serial range. Extra figure wood in good cond. Nice fitting to the tangs and frame. A coat of varnish has been added decades ago. Pretty wood! Most bbl blue remains and is beginning to age. There is a couple of light wear spots. The mag tube is about the same. Nice action. Somewhat rough bore that could use a good cleaning.
Modern $ 2,150.
8484 WINCHESTER MODEL 92 DELUXE SHORT RIFLE IN 44 CALIBER SMOOTH BORE
Item # 8484-25-173
Orig 20 full oct bbl, full length magazine, orig sights, exc bore. Orig deluxe checkered fancy straight stock wood is in exc cond with metal shotgun style butt plate and correct short style forearm. Overall gun retains nearly all of the orig blue, shows very little signs of use. I believe this is one of the guns that was made up for the MGM movie company in the 30's; it has all the configurations of that grouping of firearms. They have appeared in a number of variations-almost all were 20" short rifles. This one has probably some of the most unique features I've seen and I think it is the most desirable. Very attractive. An asset to any serious Winchester collection.
Modern $ 18,500 .
W1297 MODEL 1892 WINCHESTER
Item # W1297 -25-188
Equipped with round bbl, half mag and in 38 WCF. An early 1900's gun in pretty fair overall cond. Receiver has nice smooth metal that has turned and antique plum color. Most blue on the bbl is aging. Rifle butt and show quite a bit of use. There is a hole in the bottom for a sling swivel. Nice solid stock. Shy at the upper tang. A coat of varnish added decades ago. Forearm is in good overall cond. VG+ bore. Nice action.
Modern $ 2,375.
W1354 WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 RIFLE
Item # W1354-25-157
38 cal with round bbl, full magazine and crescent butt. This gun is in very nice cond for being well over a 100 years old. Receiver retains about 75% blue. Bbl blue has mostly worn and aged to a plum color. Mag tube is mostly blue. VG+ bright bore with good rifling and no pitting. Butt stock is also very nice. No cracks or losses. Same with the forearm. A couple of handling mars but VG overall. This is a good looking 92 Winchester.
Modern $ 3,750.
WINCHESTER MODEL 92 RIFLE
Item # W531 -25-181
Cal 38-40. Original 24" rull round bbl and button mag tube. Original sights. VG+ bore. Bright and shiny with sharp rifling. Wood shows a fair amount of use with a few dings and mars. Still retains some original varnish. Complete with a rifle style buttplate. Metal has turned a plum/blue/brown patina on the bbl and mostly a light gunmetal grey with some minor pitting on the receiver. Should make a good shooter with nice functioning action.
Modern $ 1,375.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 MUSKET
Item # W630-25-168
Scarce cal 32-20. Original 30" full round bbl with original sights. Original musket stock in generally VG condition with correct sling swivels and only a few handling mars. No splits or cracks. Very slight chip of wood missing in the upper right hand side near the tang. Good bbl markings. Overall metal is generally VG+ with 50% toning blue on bbl. Receiver is mostly flaked and is a plum/brown patina with traces of blue. All original with a few minor mars in the bbl, looks as though someone has taken the bbl off for some reason. I guarantee that it is the correct bbl for this frame. VG+ condition overall. Nice clean little gun.
Modern $ 8,250.
WINCHESTER MODEL 92 RIFLE
Item # 4244-25-169
Cal 32-20. Full oct bbl and button mag. Original wood shows a fair amount of use. It has some oil added and has turned quite dark but is basically sound and solid with a rifle style buttplate. Shootable bore. Original sights. Overall metal shows traces of original finish with the balance turning a heavy brown patina. Some replacement screws. Correct saddle ring.
Modern $ 995 .
8177 WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TAKEDOWN RIFLE IN 44 CALIBER
Item # 8177
24 inch round bbl with a fair to good bore; would benefit from a good cleaning. Metal is mostly a gray brown patina with no pitting. Very good fitting wood is in good cond with the normal dings and scratches.
Modern $ 2,175.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 ROUND BBL RIFLE WITH BUTTON MAG IN 38 WCF
Item # 8180-25-159
Pretty good bbl blue which is starting to turn, receiver has a generous amount of thinning blue; even some somewhat bright case colors on lever. Perfect fitting wood with the normal dings and scratches; more so on the forearm. Appears to be a light coat of oil having been added? Good bore with some roughness, may clean up to be VG? 1906 gun.
Modern $ 2,100.
W08 HALF OCTAGON BARREL WINCHESTER 1892 RIFLE IN 38 WCF
Item # W08-25-147
Mostly a gray patina gun with some light cleaning done, some blue remains in protected areas. Pretty clean metal with some scratches and dings, all markings are VG. Good looking, full fitting wood with a rifle butt, coat of finish has been added sometime ago. Good to VG bore on this 1917 vintage button mag Winchester.
Modern $ 1,975.
5453 WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 RIFLE IN CALIBER .44-40
Item # 5453-25-186
Special order round barrel, half length magazine tube, VG shootable bore, original sights. Smooth clean metal has turned a dark plum blue patina coloration, Walnut stock has a shotgun butt with a chipped toe and a couple of gouges, is otherwise solid.
Modern $ 1,475.
W1639 WINCHESTER 1892 44 CALIBER RIFLE
Item # W1639 -25-141
This rifle has a round bbl, button mag and crescent buttplate. 850k serial range. Decent looking rifle with nice smooth metal. Receiver has mostly greyed out. Bbl still has quite a bit of blue, thinning in some spots. Slight wear at the muzzle. This rifle has a VG bore. Typical slick action. Buttstock is in relatively good cond and has had a light coat of varnish put on years ago. Everyone wants a 44 cal 92 and this is a very decent rifle!
Modern $ 2,175.
W1303 HIGH CONDITION WINCHESTER 92 RIFLE
Item # W1303 -25-142
Cal 25-20. Oct bbl, full mag and crescent buttplate. Late gun in the 920k serial range. Nearly all blue remaining with some light flaking to the receiver which was common in this era. Bore looks just as good as the outside being bright and shiny and near excellent. Wood is also good looking and nice fitting. A light coat of varnish has been added. A very good looking rifle.
Modern $ 5,250.
W1314 ANTIQUE MODEL 1892 TD
Item # W1314 -25-134
Cal 32 WCF with full mag and crescent buttplate. This gun has a pistol grip stock. Lower tang is an obvious replacement. I'm not sure if it was originally a pistol grip or not. Wood is in very good shape but has a satin finish on it. Crescent buttplate and Winchester pistol grip cap. Receiver is nice smooth metal and mostly a medium brown color. Upper tang has more blue where a tang sight had been for many years. Bbl blue is worn and a brown color as is the mag tube. A ding or two in the mag tube. Slick action. VG bore. Serial range is under 100k.
Antique $ 3,100.
W1640 ANTIQUE 1892 WINCHESTER
Item # W1640 -25-136
Oct bbl, button mag and crescent buttplate. Cal 38 WCF. It is getting hard to find 92's in the antique serial rang. This one is in the 75k range. Receiver is mostly an antique grey color with decent smooth metal. Bbl is grey/brown. Nice sharp edges. Nice markings. An orig sight showing more blue. German silver front sight. Has seem some use but still pretty decent. Hammer spring is slightly weak. Action works good. Bore is fair to good. A decent gun.
Antique $ 1,975.
W1637 WINCHESTER 1892 SPECIAL ORDER RIFLE
Item # W1637 -25-137
Features half round half oct bbl, button mag and desirable crescent buttplate. Front half of the bbl is mostly brown. The oct portion has some finish that looks like a Japan black with some flaking. Very readable markings. Receiver is mostly a brown color. Bore is VG cond. Good working action. Buttstock is a bit shy at the tangs and has had a coat of something put on it as has the forearm. Cal 32.
Modern $ 1,475.
W1636 SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1892 IN CALIBER 44
Item # W1636 -25-136
Equipped with half round half oct bbl, button mag, crescent buttplate and Lyman tang sight. Bbl blue and markings are VG. There is a few spots towards the muzzle. Some one over cleaned the receiver. Wire brush marks are visible. Don't know what they were thinking?? Buttstock is good overall with a light repair on upper left corner. Good fitting. Forearm wood is also VG overall. Another plus to this rifle is the bore VG-VG+ cond. This is a Special Order 92 in the very desirable 44 caliber.
Modern $ 2,150.
W1595 WINCHESTER MODEL 92 TAKE DOWN
Item # W1595 -25-146
Cal 32 WCF. A pretty good looking gun in the 900k range. Still has quite a bit of bbl blue with some freckling. Receiver is mostly a medium brown patina. Butt stock is in VG cond. Nice fitting with no cracks or losses. Forearm is also above average cond. VG+ bore. Nice action.
Modern $ 1,595.
W1592 WINCHESTER MODEL 92 RIFLE
Item # W1592 -25-143
Round bbl in cal 32. Near excellent bore. The rest of the gun is not too bad either. Very nice blue on the bbl. Thinning in some spots. Equipped with the optional button mag. Receiver is mostly greyed out typical of the 900k range guns. Wood is overall good with some dings but no cracks or losses. Forearm looks like it has had a coat of something applied. Nice action. Good bore. A decent Winchester!
Modern $ 1,175.
W1599 WINCHESTER 1892 SPECIAL ORDER RIFLE
Item # W1599 -25-145
This Winchester has a button mag, round bbl and crescent buttplate. Metal finish is pretty much grey on the receiver and bbl. Some antique finish remains. Correct flat top style rear sight but that has more blue and was likely changed. Cal 32 WCF. VG+ bore. Nice action. Buttstock fits and looks good. The forearm also is good. A decent Winchester!
Modern $ 1,275.
8175 SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1892 RIFLE IN 38 WCF
Item # 8175-25-147
Full octagon barrel, button magazine, shotgun butt, VG+ bore. Nice original wood that has just enough usage marks to make it look great; does have a very well done, small toe repair. Lots of bbl blue which is thinning, lightly cleaned receiver has some blue in protected areas but is mostly gray. Would be a dandy shooter!
Modern $ 2,100.
W1445 HIGH CONDITION 1892 OCTAGON BARREL
Item # W1445-25-156
Cal 38. Oct bbl, full length mag and crescent butt. Most blue remains on receiver with light flaking as you would usually see in this serial range which is over 700k. Bbl has beautiful blue at about 90%. A couple of light storage marks near the muzzle. The mag tube also has nearly all blue. Inside is just as nice as the outside. Nice case colors on lever and hammer. Wood fits good and in extremely good cond. This is a nice rifle!
Modern $ 4,850.
W1287 WINCHESTER 1892 RIFLE
Item # W1287-25-161
Oct bbl, full length mag tube and crescent butt. Cal 38. This old gun has seen some use and has an aged dark patina on the bbl. Front sight has been slightly modified. The rear sight is a replacement. The long shank sight looks almost like a Marlin type but it is of the period. Receiver also has a deep patina with some roughness and pitting throughout. Color is a grey/brown. Butt stock has a repair in the wrist area and has been refinished. A couple of cracks coming off the upper tang. Forearm wood has a chip out of the front right hand corner. A light crack coming off the left hand side towards the receiver. Bore dark and needs a good cleaning.
Antique $ 1,275.
W1036 WINCHESTER 92 OCTAGON RIFLE
Item # W1036 -25-170
Cal 32-20. 24" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Correct typical Winchester blade front sight and buckhorn sporting rear sight. Excellent bore. Wood is in excellent cond with about all varnish remaining. Rifle style buttplate with good case colors turning dark. Forearm has several dents midway up on the side. Overall gun is in terrific shape with 98% bright glossy blue and vivid case colors on the hammer and lever. The type of gun that is becoming increasingly difficult to find.
Modern $ 6,750.
8189 WINCHESTER 1892 ANTIQUE ROUND BBL RIFLE WITH SPECIAL ORDER BUTTON MAG
Item # 8189/8187a-25-176
Antique $ 2,375.
W1085 WINCHESTER 1892 SHORT RIFLE
Item # W1085-25-171
A 20" round bbl. 32 cal. Button mag and crescent butt. Beautiful bright shiny bore with good riflings. The exterior of the bbl retains nearly all blue with a few scratches and some light thinning in places. Receiver is mostly a normal grey/brown color. Wood is exceptional cond with the buttstock fitting nicely to the upper and lower tangs and to the buttstock. The forearm is also VG. No cracks or losses. A nice little 92!
Modern $ 2,175.
W924 ANTIQUE 1892 RIFLE IN .38 WCF
Item # W924-25-190
Standard configuration gun with oct bbl, full mag tube and rifle buttplate. Serial number on this gun is in the 80k range. Shows it's age with mostly a brown patina and some blue showing through on the bbl. Bore condition is fair to good with decent rifling, some pitting and some roughness. Wood is in good overall condition considering it's age. A little shy at the upper tang. Nice fitting at the lower tang and frame. Slight sliver missing at the bottom corner right hand side. Forearm wood is a little bit more beat up with a chip missing in the upper corner coming off of the forearm cap. Appears to be some saddle wear right at the frame where the serial number is. A light crack also goes forward from that point. Orig sights with a later button style elevator. A decent antique!
Antique $ 1,395.
W816 WINCHESTER 1892 .44 CALIBER RIFLE
Item # W816-25-155
This rifle is equipped with round bbl, full length mag tube and crescent buttplate. A very nice rifle with a lot of orig blue remaining. About 80% on the left hand side and 70% on the right. Greyed out on the bottom at the carry point. Bbl blue is also very nice with some thinning and starting to turn. Nice clean smooth metal. Bore is bright and shiny with some light roughness. Action is nice. Wood is also in VG cond. Good fitting to upper and lower tang and buttplate. No cracks or losses. This is a nice clean honest 110 year old rifle!
Modern $ 2,750 sale pending.
7114 SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TAKE DOWN RIFLE
Item # 7114 -25-194
Modern $ 4,500.
W737A ANTIQUE 1892 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE
Item # W737A-25-193
A desirable gun with all the good features everyone is looking for. Oct bbl. Full length mag tube. Crescent butt. Cal 38 WCF. Old gun manufactured 1896 and it looks old. Grey/brown patina to the receiver. Bbl has some blue which is turning. Scattered pitting on all metal surfaces. Butt stock is relatively good. Missing a chip in the upper corner. Displays a lot of use. One chip out in the left hand front. Wood is solid. Action is nice. Bore not so nice. A great gun to start a collection. Still a good old Winchester!
Antique $ 1,495.
WINCHESTER MODEL 92 ROUND RIFLE
Item # 4219-25-184
Cal 44-40. Original 24" full round bbl and full length mag tube. Bright shiny bore with a few minor pits. Original sights. Wood has a few mars and dings and a little varnish added but not sanded. Complete with rifle style buttplate. Overall gun retains about 50-60% bbl and mag blue with traces of blue in protected areas on the receiver. Balance having flaked and turned a plum/brown coloration. Nice clean little gun.
Modern $ 2,150.
WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SPECIAL ORDER FULL OCTAGON BARREL WITH BUTTON MAGAZINE
Item # 4233-25-167
Cal 32-20 with VG shootable bore. Original sights. Original wood shows a fair amount of use but still sound and serviceable. It has the unusual Australian Home Guard markings. Overall gun is mostly a plum/brown coloration with good markings and sharp corners. Nice functioning action. All original and in generally good condition.
Modern $ 1,175.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE
Item # 4229-25-178
Cal 32-20 with special order full oct bbl and button mag. Original sights. Original wood shows some mars and dings and an expert repair made at the wrist. Rifle style buttplate. Overall metal is smooth and clean with a nice sharp plum/brown coloration. Possibly traces of blue. Not a bad looking gun.
Modern $ 1,250.
WINCHESTER MODEL 92 .38-40 RIFLE
Item # 4201-25-163
Special order full oct bbl and half mag tube. Cal 38-40. VG shootable bore. Original wood is in about good condition with a number of achievement notches on the forearm. Original buttstock shows some use and a few repairs in the wrist area. A few minor cracks which has made it quite usable and functional. Rifle style buttplate. Bbl retains about 50% blue turning brownish patina. Receiver shows a fair amount of use. Some rounding to the edges but no pitting. A couple of replaced screws. Good serviceable gun. Complete with early antique serial number.
Antique $ 1,775.
WINCHESTER MODEL 92 OCTAGON RIFLE
Item # 4232-25-152
Full oct bbl and full length mag tube. The gun is chambered for 38-40 having been set back into the frame; shortened on the breech end and re-chambered. Consequently it has a perfect bright shiny bore. Should make a good shooter. Bbl and mag tube retain about 75-80% good blue. Receiver is mostly a plumish brown color with some wear to the corners. Wood is generally VG with a light coat of varnish added but not sanded. Features original sights. Nice functioning action.
Modern $ 1,450.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 RIFLE IN .44-40
Item # 7113-25-189
Full round barrel, button magazine, VG shootable bore, original sights with a replaced blade on the front, metal turned a dark plum brown patina coloration. VG wood, carefully cleaned, light coat of linseed oil added, rifle buttplate.
Modern $ 1,875.
W663A SPECIAL ORDER 1892 WINCHESTER
Item # W663A -25-187
38 cal. Half round half oct bbl. Button mag. Crescent butt. Frame is brown/grey with bbl being mostly brown. Bore is shiny with decent rifling. Scattered pitting. Buttstock is in nice cond and is good fitting. Forearm is also quite good. This "modern" gun is 101 years old.
Modern $ 2,175.
WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SCARCE 16” SHORT RIFLE
Item # W692A-25-196
This gun includes the shortest of the 3 different length forends. Full oct bbl and full length mag tube. Cal 44-40. Orig sights. Dark bore. Wood is in generally VG cond with the usual mars and dings frequently seen on these imported short rifles. All of these went down to Central America and came back in horrible condition. This gun retains a heavy dark patina. Some rounding to the corners and shows a fair amount of use. Looks as though it was used for hunting daily. It still is not a bad representative of a short rifle.
Modern $ 4,500.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 RIFLE
Item # W272-25-166
24" round bbl, full magazine tube and crescent butt. 392,XXX SN range. Receiver is mostly silver/grey. Bbl is a medium brown patina. Quite a bit of blue on the mag tube. Slight dent in the mag tube that does not affect the spring. The wood is good fitting both at upper and lower tang and the buttplate. Forearm wood is also nice with no cracks or losses. Wood has the normal handling marks. Bore has decent rifling, scattered pitting and overall condition fair to good. May clean up? Cal 38 WCF.
Modern $ 1,695.
WINCHESTER MODEL 92 PISTOL GRIP DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W269-25-175
Special order double set triggers, Swiss buttplate, original 24" full round bbl and cal 32-20. Original sights include folding tang Lyman rear sight, Winchester flat top sporting bbl sight and Lyman patented front sight. Excellent bore. Bbl retains about 96% bright blue. Receiver has a few minor dings and mars. Some flaking on the bottom of the receiver but still 90% bright blue. Hammer and lever retain a considerable amount of bright case colors with traces of nickel on the buttplate. Original checkered fancy burl wood retains most original high gloss lacquer finish. Excellent+ inside and out! Guaranteed all original.
Modern $ 18,750.
WINCHESTER FOURTH MODEL MOLD IN 44 W. CALIBER
Item # LT1034
Marked "44 W." We believe that means .44 Winchester caliber, which is the same as .44-40. Traces of blue shining through a brownish gray patina.
SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SEMI-DELUXE 1892 RIFLE IN .25-20
Item # 6518-25-179
Modern $ 3,100.
WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SERIAL NUMBER 29
Item # 8977-25-162
For years this was considered the lowest known serial number 92 that had surfaced. Since then serial number one turned up a couple of years ago. Full oct bbl with full length magazine tube. Original combination front sight, flip up barrel sight, and tang sight. VG shootable bore with some roughness. Bright with sharp rifling. Wood has been lightly cleaned and is in excellent condition with rifle style buttplate. Metal is near excellent condition with 20-25% blue in mostly protected areas, the balance having turned a plum-brown gunmetal grey coloration. With matching Research Form.
Antique $ 15,000.
8825 WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SPORTING RIFLES SHIPPING CRATE
Item # 8825-25-183
Original dovetail-jointed crate with the older-style Winchester logo. Measures 10 x 10-1/2 x 45-3/4. Heavy marking pressed into the wood on both ends show the contents. Interestingly, one end has the markings upside down compared to the other end. Missing the top and internal gun dividers. Partial hinges remain where the top was attached at one time. Showing signs of age, but still in very nice condition.
MODEL 1892 WINCHESTER BUTTON MAG SHORT RIFLE IN CALIBER 32 WCF
Item # 8297-25-199
Considerable thinning bbl blue, receiver has turned mostly a medium brownish gray patina, very nice wood that is good fitting, no cracks or losses, crescent butt. Forearm also good shape on the wood with the normal dings, scratches, etc and is sound with no losses or cracks. Nice slick action, fair bore.
Modern $ 2,295.
VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SHORT RIFLE IN 25-20
Item # 8166-25-182
An ample amount of blue remains on the 20 round bbl with the remainder beginning to turn, receiver also retains some blue but is mostly a blue brown. Button mag, rifle butt, good wood, fair to good bore, orig sights. A short rifle in 25-20 is very scarce.
Modern $ 2,250.
7115 SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TAKEDOWN RIFLE IN .25-20
Item # 7115-25-177
Full octagon barrel, full length magazine tube, near fine bore, clean smooth metal, barrel and frame have turned a dark plum blue patina coloration, magazine retains 80% darkening blue, the balance turning plum blue. VG non-checkered pistol grip walnut, crescent buttplate, original sights include a hunters front. Scarce configuration.
Modern $ 4,950.