Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
The Model 1895 Winchester breaks from the design of other Winchester lever action repeaters by having a box-style magazine rather than a magazine tube.
W401 MODEL 1895 WINCHESTER RIFLE IN 405 WCF
Item # W401
405 WCF caliber. This is the big dog that everybody wants! Teddy Roosevelt made this gun famous. This one features a 24 inch tapered round barrel with thinning original blue that is worn at the carry point by the caliber marking. Bore is bright and shiny with strong rifling. Crisp action. Original sights. Receiver is mostly a grey patina with original blue in the protected areas. Wood is in good condition with a few handling mars. It is unusual to see a gun with this caliber without a shotgun butt. This one has the desirable rifle stock with crescent butt plate. Stock appears to have been freshened with a coat of finish added. A good looking Winchester in a very desirable caliber!
Modern $ 4,375.
W991 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 IN 405 WCF
Item # W991
24 inch round barrel chambered in the mighty .405 WCF caliber. Very good bore with strong rifling. Almost all original blue remains. Receiver is starting to thin a little with edge wear to the high points. Barrel has some scattered thinning behind the rear sight. Standard front and rear sights with the addition of a Marbles "Special Base" Automatic Flexible Joint tang sight which is really quite rare in itself. Wood is in good condition with just the usual handling mars of a gun made in 1915. Crisp action. Overall a very nice use but well taken care of Winchester 1895 in the desirable 405 caliber.
Modern $ 4,750 sale pending.
W727 WINCHESTER MODEL 95 NRA MUSKET
Item # W727-27-307
Original 24" musket style bbl in scarce cal 30-03. It has the Craig Jorgenson flip up rear sight. Stationary post front sight. Correct bbl bands. Correct sling swivels. Correct flat musket style buttplate. Wood is in generally VG condition with a few mars and dings but no splits or cracks. Metal is also VG with 75-80% bbl blue and 30-40 thinning and toning receiver blue. Scarce original gun!
Modern $ 3,995.
4580 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 CARTRIDGE TEST RIFLE IN CALIBER .30 ARMY
Item # 4580-27-308
Fine bore, Musket length 28 barrel still in the white (unpolished). It has excellent markings and a date stamp '8-25-16'. Receiver retains 85-90% original blue, Lyman Model 21 receiver sight, Musket buttstock with trapdoor buttplate. Wood near rear of buttstock is battered from being clamped by a machine rest. The front of the musket forearm has been modified to a shorter style. Documentation indicates this test rifle was still in Winchester's inventory as of 3-11-1957. Also listed in 'The Standard Velocity Test Rifle' book as a 'Check Gun' in the ballistic laboratory. Rare, interesting item.
Modern $ 3,650.
9106 WINCHESTER MODEL 95 DELUXE TAKE DOWN SPORTING RIFLE
Item # 9106-27-312
Caliber 30-06. Orig 24" bbl, VG+ bore, orig sights include Lyman front, typical buckhorn rear as well as Lyman side mount receiver sight. Custom replacement checkered straight grip deluxe burl wood with a higher that normal comb in excellent condition complete with sling eyes and a Silvers pad. Deluxe checkered forearm has a crack by the screw. Overall metal VG with thinning original barrel blue, receiver retains 40-50% toning blue starting to plum in areas. Nice, clean, sharp little gun.
Modern $ 4,275.
W1313 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE
Item # W1313-27-294
Cal 30-40 Krag. 26” full round bbl. Fine bore. Original sights include a Lyman flip up receiver sight as well as a bbl sight. Gun is guaranteed correct. Records indicate that it has a fancy stock, Lyman front and rear sights, shotgun butt, oil finish, 1/2” larger Silvers pad, carved in Style D and received in the Warehouse on October 29, 1898. The gun has all these features listed but left out the engraving. Gun has to be right and this is just an error in the Factory Records. I would put my reputation on this gun being correct with the engraving. I have never seen a carved stock 95 that was not engraved. Especially with the unique 1/2” larger Silvers pad. Engraving is a floral panel motif with 4 different game scenes. It has gold lines at the front of the receiver, end of the bbl and around the back of the receiver. Stock is in excellent condition with sharp carving. A beautiful Silvers pad on it. Fancy 3X grade wood. Overall condition of the gun is approximately 95% orig blue with some thinning on the high point areas. Sharp engraving. Deer in one panel. A moose head in another. A bear on one side and a Big Horn sheep. All original complete with an early 17k serial range. Beautiful little gun! Complete with Factory Letter.
Antique $ 47,500.
8786 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 TAKE DOWN DELUXE ENGRAVED SPORTING RIFLE
Item # 8786-27-303
This gun is in the 73,XXX serial number range. If you consult R.L. Wilson's Winchester Firearm Engraving book, you'll see several different Model 95's in the 73,74,75 thousand serial number range that were made for the Fancy Finished Arms catalog of 1917 that never materialized. This is one of the new patterns, no doubt and done by Stokes-very typical of his engraving with very delicate scrolls and shell motifs. Caliber 30-06 with a VG+ bore, orig sights include correct Lyman side mount 21 series receiver sight and the engraving is done in such a way that it does not impede on the sight. Orig 3X checkered straight stock deluxe burl wood shows some usage but no splits or cracks; light wear to the checkering; complete with orig Silvers pad. Generally VG+ cond throughout; guaranteed all orig. Engraved Model 95 Winchesters are very hard to find.
Modern $ 24,500.
W1490 FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 95 TAKE DOWN
Item # W1490 -27-309
Cal 30-06. Pictured on page 337 of R.L. Wilson's Engraving book. The engraver was Gough and features numerous animals done in his style. On one side is a bear stalking a couple deer and a mountain lion sneaking up on a mountain goat. On the other side is a buffalo charging a bear. Receiver is mostly a light grey with sharp engraving. Bbl has about 75% orig blue turning silvery. 24" rd bbl. Orig sights. Rifle style buttplate. The checkered wood shows a fair amount of usage. Unusual checkering in some type of fleur de lis style on the buttstock as well as the forearm. Sound and solid. A very rare gun complete with a crest engraving on the bolt. Includes info on the crest belonging to the Austin family.
Modern $ 11,500.
W579 WINCHESTER 1895 RIFLE
Item # W579
Cal 303 British. 28" bbl with orig sights missing elevator on the rear sight. Thin blue metal worn in areas. Bore is dark with good rifling and may benefit from a good cleaning. Overall wood is in good condition with handling mars. A decent 1895 in 303 British.
Modern $ 1,475.
W1652 ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1895
Item # W1652 -27-272
Cal 38-72. 24" oct bbl. A pretty early 95 in the 26k serial range. Engraving is Winchester style 6 scroll. Still visible but receiver has quite a bit of wear. Color is mostly grey on the receiver, lever and mag. Bbl is grey with some discoloration from the action to the end of the forearm. Good overall cond wood with a crescent butt plate. The forearm looks good but likely is a replacement. The gun letters with $2 engraving and the 24" bbl.
Modern $ 6,750.
W560 WINCHESTER 1895 WITH RARE OCTAGON BARREL
Item # W560
26 inch octagon barrel chambered in Cal 38-72 WCF. Sights include dovetail front sight and buckhorn rear sight with elevator. Metal is mostly a brown/gray color with freckling overall. Dark bore that may clean up. Forearm wood has been carved out on the right side. Buttstock has a crack off the upper tang on the right side. Crescent buttplate.
Modern $ 1,475 sale pending.
W055 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 RIFLE WITH 24” BBL
Item # W055-27-313
Caliber 35 WCF. Special order 'Climbin Lyman' receiver sight with aperture, standard Lyman front and King rear bbl sights, receiver is blue brown, bbl has a lot of blue with some thinning. Bore is good. Very nice fitting wood with usual dings, scratches and hunting scars. Sliver missing from forearm. Good gun!
Modern $ 2,675.
W528 SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER 1895 TAKEDOWN RIFLE
Item # W528
Cal 35 WCF. Sights include folding rear sight and Lyman 21 receiver sight. All metal has a good amount of slightly thinning blue. Takedown ring is a gray color. Deluxe checkered wood is overall good condition with a rare cheek piece. Ebony insert on the schnable forend. Winchester hard rubber checkered buttplate. Nice 1895 Deluxe Takedown!
Modern $ 7,250.
W393 WINCHESTER 1895 DELUXE
Item # W393-27-286
Semi-fancy wood is marked "1X" on the tang. It does have a beautiful grain to both the stock and forearm wood is in very nice condition. Has been lightly freshened years ago. Bbl blue is nearly all there with just some light wear and a couple of scratches. Frame has good blue with some wear at the carry point. Equipped with a Lyman 21 sight. Near excellent bore. Cal is 30-1903.
Modern $ 3,850.
W363 HIGH CONDITION WINCHESTER 1895
Item # W363 -27-293
A good looking rifle with 95%+ bbl blue and 80%+ on the frame. Some wear to the lever. Typical for a 95. Nice smooth action. Good bore. Cal 35 WCF. There is a bit of an oddity on the stock. At the comb area is a very small white bead inlay. Possibly horn or ivory. This is repeated on the forearm on the ebony cap towards the tip. Wood is in good condition. Rifle butt. Good fitting to both upper and lower tang. One crack on the right near the toe. No missing wood and is solid. Forearm is also in VG cond. Nice Winchester!
Modern $ 4,100.
W161 WINCHESTER 1895 SRC
Item # W161 -27-306
Cal 30-03. This 95 saddle ring is complete with the top wood. It is missing the orig rear sight. Instead there is a Lyman 21 sight on this gun. Good bbl blue with just some wear at the muzzle and a couple of light spots. Receiver has greyed out. Some blue in protected areas, especially where the Lyman sight is. Still some blue on the mag which is normally worn off. Bore is a bit dirty and could use a good cleaning. Should clean up to good and has strong rifling. Buttstock has had a coat of varnish added. Fits pretty good and is just slightly shy at the upper tang. Some staining on the receiver and upper tang from the varnish. Recoil pad has been added. Forearm has many achievement marks on the bottom. This gun killed a lot of deer or something else. Forearm also has had a light coat of varnish and is in good overall cond. Top wood is VG+. A nice old saddle ring.
Modern $ 1,175.
W578 1895 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W578-27-297
24" bbl. In the very scarce 30 Gov't 03. Nice high condition gun with nearly all bbl blue remaining. Receiver also has ample blue with wear to the high points. Wood is nice fitting and VG condition. Crescent buttplate. Beautiful shiny bore in excellent condition! The 30-03 was not in use very long and this gun has not been used very much. Nice rifle!
Modern $ 3,475.
W757 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 RIFLE
Item # W757
Cal 38-72. 26" round bbl. Sights include dovetail front sight with brass blade and adjustable sporting rear sight. Bbl has most blue remaining and good caliber marking. Receiver has a good amount of blue also with wear at the high points. Lever has turned a brown patina. VG bore. Bright and shiny. Wood is in fine condition with just a few light handling mars. This is a nice 95!
Modern $ 4,975.
W663 WINCHESTER MODEl 1895 RIFLE
Item # W663
Cal 30 Govt 03. Sights include a Marbles no.2 front sight and sporting rear sight. Bbl has a good amount of blue remaining with wear in carrry points. Receiver is grey with quite a bit of blue in protected areas. Wood is overall good with numerous dents and dings and a brand mark on the left side of the buttstock. VG bore.
Modern $ 1,375.
W623 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895
Item # W623
Cal 35 WCF. Original sights including a Lyman receiver sight and a blank in the rear bbl sight. Bbl has some thinning blue remaining with scattered freckling. Receiver is mostly grey with blue in protected areas. Good bore with some roughness throughout. Wood has several dings, dents and a couple of round wear spots/gouges on the left side of the buttstock. Nice action.
Modern $ 1,695.
W755 WINCHESTER 1895 RIFLE
Item # W755
Cal 35 WCF. 24" bbl and crescent butt. Sights include a raised dovetail front sight and a buckhorn sporting rear sight. Overall metal retains most of the high polish blue finish. Some cycling marks on the the magazine. Case colors still remain on the hammer and lever as well as the butt plate. Wood is also VG condition with some handling dents and dings. VG bore and crisp tight action. This is a fine 1895!
Modern $ 5,175.
W328 1895 DELUXE WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W328
22 inch round barrel chambered in 30 U.S. Cal. Bore is good with strong rifling. Crisp action. Some case color present on the hammer. About 20% thinning original blue blending to gray on the receiver. There is a "364" stamped in the upper tang. No idea what that is for. Barrel is mostly thinning blue/gray color. Sights include the correct "WR" marked Lyman #21 receiver sight and a blade front. Deluxe wood is in good condition with worn checkering and a little original varnish still present on the stock. Complete with steel buttplate. A good looking very usable Winchester made in 1899.
Modern $ 3,575.
W570 WINCHESTER MODEL 95 TAKEDOWN RIFLE
Item # W570
Cal 35 WCF. Orig sights include the Lyman 21 side mount receiver sight. Fine bore. Of the period Lyman replacement front sight. Dovetail bbl flat filled with a blank. Wood is in excellent condition with a rifle style buttplate. Bbl retains 90% blue. Receiver is mostly flaked and retains about 25% orig blue with the balance a light plum/brown color. Gun is in generally very fine condition.
Modern $ 3,175.
W298 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895
Item # W298 -27-295
24" bbl chambered in 35 WCF. This gun has been totally refinished with the front half of the bbl having most of that finish remaining. The back third has turned a brown color. Bbl markings are a bit light. Receiver held the blue better and it does not look bad. Very little wear to it. Hammer exhibits some usage wear. VG+ bore. Shiny with sharp rifling. Wood condition is pretty good also. It has been freshened but not overly sanded and fits well.
Modern $ 1,795.
W1597 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 RIFLE
Item # W1597
Chambered in 38-72 cal. 26" bbl with globe front and ladder rear sight. Nice bright shiny bore in VG-VG+ cond. Good rifling. Nice action. Quite a bit of finish left on this gun. Nice blue in protected areas. The balance is a pleasing brown. Bbl has nearly all the blue on it and good markings. Rifle butt. Some extra figure wood. There are no cracks or losses. Forearm is also VG overall. This is a nice rifle.
Modern $ 3,875 .
W69 WINCHESTER 1895 RIFLE
Item # W69-27-305
Cal 35 WCF. A good looking gun with nice bbl blue. A few rub marks. Replacement rear sight and a German silver front sight. The receiver has quite a bit of blue with some wear to the high spots and carry point. 2 extra holes drilled on the left side for a receiver sight. The holes are plugged. Good rifling but light roughness. No pitting but could benefit from a good cleaning. Rifle butt and Winchester swivel eyes. The stock is missing a piece in the upper corner on the right side. A coat of varnish has been added years ago. The forearm is in good overall cond with no cracks or losses. A decent old 1895.
Modern $ 1,775.
W1661 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895
Item # W1661-27-304
28" bbl in cal 30 US. All metal has been cleaned and is silver. By the holes on the left it must have had a Lyman sight at one time. Now it is equipped with standard blade front and rear bbl sight which is missing the elevator. Bore is dirty. Rifling looks good and it may clean up somewhat. Stock looks VG. Has been sanded and refinished. It is shy at the tangs. Forearm is the same. It does fit to the frame good. This gun is 115 years old.
Modern $ 975.
3 BOXES OF WINCHESTER 405 AMMO
Item # A405
3 Boxes of the hard to find Winchester 405 300 Grain Soft Point cartridges. The 405 Winchester was the most powerful rimmed cartridge developed in 1904 for the Winchester Model 1895 lever-action rifle. 20 rounds per box. Ammo is clean and not re-loaded. Boxes are all in real nice condition. No torn flaps. Use them, collect them, display them. These are good to have with your Winchester 1895 rifle collection. You will receive the 3 boxes shown in the photo. We have more boxes available. Let us know how many you need.
No License Required $ 295 sale pending.
W1649 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 RIFLE
Item # W1649 -26-265
This rifle is in cal 30-03 and has 24" bbl. Nice high cond 95 with 90%+ blue on both receiver and bbl. Some normal wear to the mag. Bore is VG and may clean up to be VG+. Nice bore. Wood is VG. This is a good eye appealing M-95!
Modern $ 3,875.
W155 WINCHESTER MODEL 95
Item # W155 -27-296
Cal 35 WCF. 24" bbl. A good looking rifle with about 60- 70% blue remaining on the bbl and 80% on the receiver. Bore is VG with nice strong rifling. One extra hole drilled in the upper tang for a tang sight. "MADE IN U.S.A." stamped on the barrel. Wood has some non-factory checkering. Added sling eyes. A White Line butt pad has been added as well. Crisp action. Nice old Winchester 95.
Modern $ 1,895 .
W88 WINCHESTER 1895 RIFLE
Item # W88 -26-279
A refinished gun at about 80% of that finish remaining. Some wear spots on the bbl. Cal 30 US (30-40). Bore is dark and could use a good cleaning. Rifling seems to be good. Wood is in fair cond with a couple of slivers missing. Light repair along the upper tang. Lower fit is good. Has had a coat of varnish added at some time. Forearm is not bad cond.
Modern $ 1,175.
W1529 WINCHESTER 1895 WITH 28” BARREL
Item # W1529 -27-289
Built in 1899. Just missing the antique range. Original started out as a US musket but unfortunately it has been altered. Cut down and top wood is gone. There is a blank in the rear sight slot and a Lyman 21 receiver sight has been installed. Buttstock is in nice cond. Orig musket buttplate. Nice metal on the receiver. Quite a bit of blue on the left. Right side has ample blue but turning antique plum on top. Bbl blue is very nice with just a couple of wear spots and oxidation. VG blue overall. Shiny bore with good rifling. Chambered in the orig 30 US cartridge. A pretty good looking old rifle to use as is or find orig musket wood.
Modern $ 1,675.
W50A 95 DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W50A-27-290
Cal 30 US. Orig 26" rapid tapper bbl. Correct Lyman side mount receiver sight. VG+ bore. Orig 2X grade wood contains a considerable amount of orig varnish with usual mars and dings. Orig shotgun style buttplate. Overall metal is VG with 75% bbl blue and 50% orig receiver blue thinning. Nice clean little gun.
Modern $ 4,375.
8344 WINCHESTER MODEL 95 MUSKET IN 30-40 KRAG
Item # 8344-27-298
Exc bore, orig wood is exc+. Overall gun is exc retaining 95% bright shiny orig blue but it looks like somebody got something on the receiver-there's some spots where the blue has been removed. Other than that, it appears to be nearly unfired. Exc+ inside and out, hard to find in this condition.
Modern $ 5,250.