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.
W1597 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 RIFLE
Item # W1597 -25-249
Chambered in the obsolete 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.
Antique $ 3,875.
W1530 WINCHESTER 1895
Item # W1530 -25-252
This gun is completely refinished but they did a good job of it. Bluing looks nice and wood looks good. Bbl has been cut to 22". A Lyman 66A receiver sight. Orig wood was used and has a crescent buttplate. A hole in the buttplate has been filled and a couple holes in the forearm has been filled. This rifle looks good and would make an excellent hunting rifle.
Modern $ 795.
W1528 CUSTOM WINCHESTER MODEL 95
Item # W1528 -25-250
This Winchester was sporterized into a short bbl carbine. Cal marking on the receiver bridge is 6.5mm X 54. Looks like a military bbl that has been cut down to 17-1/2". They made it into a pistol grip with a custom piece of wood that looks pretty good. There is a deteriorating recoil pad on the gun. Forearm is modified from something. Receiver still has quite a bit of blue. At one time it did have a Lyman 21 sight. Sight is gone but holes are there. Also one extra hole on the upper tang. Not the best gun smithing work but it would make a good carry gun in the brush.
Modern $ 725.
W1529 WINCHESTER 1895 WITH 28” BARREL
Item # W1529 -25-251
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-25-263
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.
Antique $ 4,375.
W1490 FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 95 TAKE DOWN
Item # W1490 -25-264
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.
W1315 WINCHESTER 1895 FLAT SIDE
Item # W1315 -25-255
Nice early Winchester oct bbl rifle. 1800 serial number. Cal 38-72. The old antique flat sides are getting hard to find. This one is a pretty good example with 26" oct bbl. Bbl is mostly a grey patina. Bore isn't too bad either. Good rifling. No pitting. Some light roughness. Receiver is also a grey antique patina. Good wood. Butt stock fits and looks good. A few use marks. Forearm is also way above average with no cracks or losses. This would be a dandy if you are looking for an early Winchester 95.
Antique $ 2,175 sale pending.
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.
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. Orig checkered straight grip deluxe burl wood is in VG cond with a light coat of varnish having been added. There appears to be a special order stock with a higher that normal comb; complete with sling eyes and correct Silvers factory 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 # 6735-25-260
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 # W727-25-261
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!
Antique $ 3,995.
W578 1895 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W578-25-254
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!
Antique $ 3,475.
8344 WINCHESTER MODEL 95 MUSKET IN 30-40 KRAG
Item # 8344-25-265
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 # 8324-25-256
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 # W055-25-262
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 # 4580-25-258
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 # 8786-25-253
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.
Antique $ 24,500.