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. Complete with factory letter. A good looking Winchester in a very desirable caliber!
Modern $ 4,375.
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
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.
W461 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 TAKE DOWN
Item # W461
Cal 30 GOVT 1903. Equipped with a 24" bbl. Decent gun with smooth metal. unfortunately someone cleaned all the metal and it is now a bright silver color. Markings are still good. VG+ bore. Solid action. Good overall condition wood. Take down in a 95 is somewhat of a scarce feature.
Modern $ 1,195.
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 .
W385 HIGH CONDITION WINCHESTER 1895
Item # W385
Cal 38-72 with 26 inch bbl. Bbl has very nice blue on it, there is some scratching and a little bit of pitting on the front half of the bbl. The rest of it being exceptional. Likewise, the frame of this gun has 95% blue, some light scratching to the high points. The receiver only has a small wear spot. Lever is aging, this gun has some brownish-grey to the lever. Buttplate even retains remnants of case colors. If you think it looks nice on the outside, take a look at the inside, a nearly pristine bore!! Fine Winchester. Comes with Factory Letter.
Modern $ 4,500.
W324 WINCHESTER 1895
Item # W324
Caliber 30-1903. Quite a bit of blue remains on this '95, with the bbl at about 98% and just a shade under that for the receiver. 24" bbl. Replacement rear sight. Nice action, good bore. Wood mirrors the rest of the condition of the gun as being very good overall. Good solid action. Good looking '95.
Modern $ 2,275 sale pending.
W393 WINCHESTER 1895 DELUXE
Item # W393
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.
W1652 ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1895
Item # W1652
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.
W363 HIGH CONDITION WINCHESTER 1895
Item # W363
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.
W391 RARE WINCHESTER 1895 TD
Item # W391
Take down rifle in 35 WCF. Not only rare but has good condition also. Receiver has matting on the top with offset proofmark. 90%+ blue with light wear on the bbl. Receiver also has nice blue with some age and wear. More so on the left side. At one time this gun had a Lyman 21 sight but holes are plugged. Near excellent bore. Smooth action. Wood also presents itself nicely. Good fitting to frame and crescent buttplate. A couple dings on the forearm but overall good with no cracks or losses. Not a lot of 95 take downs out there.
Modern $ 3,375.
W283 WINCHESTER 1895 RIFLE
Item # W283
Early gun built in 1899 just missing the antique status. A standard configuration gun with 28" bbl. Cal 30 US. Aging medium brown color to the bbl. Inside the bore is pretty good cond. The receiver is a plum/brown with nice markings. Action is solid but a bit sticky from not being used. Forearm has a few dings and scratches but the wood is sound. One very slight chip missing in the upper corner towards the frame. Buttstock looks pretty nice from the left side. A few dings but fits nice. Turn it over and look at the right side and you will wonder what the hell is that!?! It is an inletted sharpening stone added probably 100+ years ago. I guess it would be beneficial when shooting a lot of game to be able to keep your knife sharp. The stone is very old and has age cracks and a chip missing. Bring this rifle to deer camp and you can gut and skin everyone's deer!!
Modern $ 995.
W1313 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE
Item # W1313-26-770
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.
W69 WINCHESTER 1895 RIFLE
Item # W69-26-268
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
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.
W1647 W1647 WINCHESTER 1895 SRC
Item # W1647 -26-259
This carbine has an interesting marking "MSP" on the bottom of the stock that supposedly stands for Montana State Prison. We do not have documentation as such. A very fine gun in it's own right. Cal 30 US. Good receiver and mag blue. Some wear at the top and at the carry point. Bbl blue is mostly intact with light wear in a couple spots. Stock is nice fitting and very good overall cond both buttstock and forearm. Top wood is in place as is the ladder sight. VG bore with strong rifling. Hard to find a good 95 SRC and this is one.
Modern $ 3,700.
W161 WINCHESTER 1895 SRC
Item # W161 -26-270
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.
W1655 WINCHESTER MODEL 95 405
Item # W1655 -26-263
The 405 was a very powerful cartridge in it's day and still is. Overall nice cond. with 75%+ thinning blue on the bbl with some wear towards the muzzle. The receiver has pretty much greyed out with clean smooth metal. Lyman receiver sight. Rear dovetail has been filled and has a few scratches in that area. Sheard front sight. Bore is VG+. Wood is VG cond. Nice action. If you are a fan of big bore cartidges, a 95 in 405 is a necessity.
Modern $ 3,875 sale pending.
W55A RARE WINCHESTER 1895 NRA MUSKET
Item # W55A -26-278
The NRA muskets were specially built to comply with the specifications of the NRA target shooting competitions. This one is in 30 Gov. 06 cal. 26" bbl. Finish is mostly an aging blue with some wear at the muzzle. Bore would be good to VG. Strong rifling. Receiver has spots of corrosion that has been cleaned. Mostly a silver/grey color with some blue/brown. Buttstock is in VG cond. Nice fitting. Usage marks but very solid. Forearm wood is very nice with usual mars and dings but good overall cond. NRA musket was set up with the 1901 Krag sight which is on this gun. A unique rare Winchester.
Modern $ 2,375.
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 -26-264
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. Wood is VG. Nice old Winchester 95.
Modern $ 1,895 sale pending.
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 -26-280
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-26-261
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.
W1490 FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 95 TAKE DOWN
Item # W1490 -26-277
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.
W1136A WINCHESTER 1895 SRC
Item # W1136A-25-240
This carbine is in cal 30 US. Standard carbine configuration with the exception of the top wood is missing. Receiver has had some pitting that has been cleaned. There are pitting scars throughout. Color is grey. The bbl also has some pitting and dings. A unique feature is that it has a brass muzzle cap. I believe this would be from a Krag rifle. Wood has been sanded and is shy at the upper tang. There has been a few coats of linseed oil put on a long time ago and the color looks good and is wood is solid. Forearm has had oil or something put on it. It is not over sanded. Side grooves are still very prominent. The action is nice and solid but a little sluggish. Hammer and trigger work well. Would make a good "Vintage" hunting rifle.
Modern $ 995 sale pending.
9106 WINCHESTER MODEL 95 DELUXE TAKE DOWN SPORTING RIFLE
Item # 9106-25-257
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. Overall metal VG with 90-95% orig thinning bbl blue, receiver retains 40-50% toning blue starting to plum in areas. Nice, clean, sharp, all orig little gun.
Modern $ 4,275.
6735 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 RIFLE IN .30 U.S.
Item # 6735-26-284
28 barrel, fine bore, 80% barrel blue overall, the balance turning a plum blue gray coloration, replacement front sight blade, filler blank rear and a VG receiver peep sight which was made to resemble a No. 21; well done. Wood shows fair usage with 1/4" x 2" piece missing near hammer, varnish added; rifle buttplate.
Modern $ 1,475.
W727 WINCHESTER MODEL 95 NRA MUSKET
Item # W727-26-271
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.
W578 1895 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W578-26-281
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.
8344 WINCHESTER MODEL 95 MUSKET IN 30-40 KRAG
Item # 8344-26-272
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.
8324 WINCHESTER MODEL 95 NRA MUSKET IN 30-06
Item # 8324-26-269
Correct 24 bbl, orig wood includes top wood and is in generally VG cond with a few scratches and dings, very slight loss (1/8" high x 1" long) on the forearm where it meets the receiver; other than that it's fine. Good bore, probably 50% toning bbl blue, receiver mostly a plumish coloration with traces of blue in the protected area. All orig, scarce with a 24" bbl.
Modern $ 3,950 .
W055 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 RIFLE WITH 24” BBL
Item # W055-26-283
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. This antique gun has aged gracefully. Good gun!
Antique $ 2,675.
4580 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 CARTRIDGE TEST RIFLE IN CALIBER .30 ARMY
Item # 4580-26-276
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.
8786 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 TAKE DOWN DELUXE ENGRAVED SPORTING RIFLE
Item # 8786-26-266
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.