Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
MSG780 HOLLAND & HOLLAND SINGLE BBL TRAP
Item # MSG780
The model would be called "Super Trap". 32" full choke high rib bbl with front and mid beads. A lot of people like a long LOP on a trap gun and this one has about 14-1/2". This gun was built in the early 60's and has not seen much use. In fact it is nearly "as new" condition. The name "Holland & Holland" and the condition says it all!!
Modern $ 5,750.
MSG803 CORTONA PRESTIGE O/U 28 GAUGE
Item # MSG803
This shotgun is a recent manufacture and on the bottom is the Cortona Prestige marking. Also on the bottom is "Marcheno made in Italy". On the bbl is marked "Kalispell-Cusick, WA-Made in Italy". What does all this mean? I don't rightly know. Evidently made in Italy. Supposedly they were made by Rizzini for the Kalispell Indian Tribe of Idaho. This is a beautiful shotgun in "as new" condition. This a single select trigger o/u with bird and dog scenes in gold adorning the frame and trigger guard. The wood is beautiful European or English Walnut with fine figure. Another unique item is the buttplate which is made of wood and is affixed to the gun with a contrast in wood which is really appealing. On the buttplate is also the Cortona marking. Very graceful lines to this shotgun that only a 28 ga can accomplish. Nice light easy swinging shotgun that would be just perfect for upland birds. Also it has removable chokes. A high quality o/u.
Modern $ 2,175.
MSG779 ORNATELY CARVED AND ENGRAVED SXS EUROPEAN SHOTGUN
Item # MSG779
A very early hammerless gun with a unique action. The coffee grinder looking lever on the bottom pushes the bbl forward and opens it. You load the shells and put it back towards the front thus closing the action. Marked on the bbl is "Teschner & Sturm patent". It is a 20 ga although modern shells do not fit. Evidently for 20 ga brass shells. Firing system is also somewhat odd. It looks almost like percussion nipples inside but they would have to be reversed for that to work. Could be a pinfire or those holes might have an internal firing pin that comes through? I'm not quite certain how that part works? On the frame on top of the breech is an engraved crown above a shield. The stock has deep relief carving on both sides. Especially on the left side with the cheek piece. All kinds of floral swirls but the highlight is towards the butt there is a scene of 5 dogs fighting. Don't know what the artist was trying to tell us but it certainly is different. Overall gun is in good condition for it's age. This is a very old gun with grey antique patina on the bbls. The frame is a grey/brown. Wood is very dark from oil staining and most likely was a dark rich color to start with. Behind the trigger guard is the bone extension which was popular in Europe. We get some unique and cool items in here at Merz Antiques and this one would be in the strange and unique category!!
Antique $ 1,575.
MERZ COLLECTION BEAUTIFUL BROWNING SUPERPOSED MIDAS GRADE 20 GAUGE
Item # MERZ COLLECTION
This was manufactured in 1970 in Belgium. The Superposed was John Browning's last achievement and what an achievement it was! The Superposed was well known for being an absolute solid great shotgun. Many feel it is the best o/u ever built. Of course the Midas grade is the best of the best. This example is absolutely gorgeous and has the desirable features of the round knob pistol grip. Also has the intricate buttplate which is beautiful checkering done into the buttstock. This gun just oozes quality with the gold trigger,gold bird scenes, impeccable engraving and the drop-dead gorgeous wood. The condition is virtually new and very likely un-fired. I can't say enough about this high quality beautiful shotgun! Please take a look at the photos.
Modern $ 12,750 sale pending.
MSG759 HIGH QUALITY GERMAN COMBINATION GUN
Item # MSG759 -26-485
Markings on the bbl are " TH. Liedlich In Spandau". Leidlich was noted for high quality firearms although in those days most guns made in Germany were high quality. This one shows the amount of workmanship that went into the gun with deep relief engraving. Just about all the metal parts are covered including the hammers and the tangs. There are several game scenes. There is horn used on the bottom opening lever and the back part of the trigger guard. The butt plate has a trap door with provisions for three cartridges. Wood is VG condition on both the stock and forearm. This is quite remarkable as most of these have long sidelocks with some very delicate wood in between and that is all present. This is a combination gun 28 ga and 44 CF. I'm not sure which 44 CF. The American 44-40 does not fit. It is too small. Mechanics work nicely. Gun locks up nice and solid. If you are looking for something different this would be a beautiful piece to have.
Antique $ 2,972.
MSG768 CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY SXS
Item # MSG768-26-411
An early Charles Daly shot gun "Made in Prussia". Prussian built Dalys are beautiful high quality shot guns. Arguably one of the best SxS's built. This one is 12 ga with 2-1/23" chambers. The typical fine tight engraving with several game scenes on the bottom of the frame and trigger guard. Shot gun has the usual LOP of 14-1/4". Butt plate is the orig made of horn. Ebony inlay on the forearm. Everything is in nice condition. Nice smooth metal. Nice fitting and good looking dlx wood. This is a great shot gun at a very fairly priced.
Antique $ 2,575.
MSG326 HIGHLY ORNATE EUROPEAN FOWLING PIECE
Item # MSG326-26-482
This side by side is aproximately a 24 bore. Has 22-1/2'' bbls. Percussion muzzle loader. Very ornate, well done piece with beautiful brass furniture. A very neat looking brass stag head that is inletted into the stock top, behind the hammers. Bbls exhibit a nicely aged bluish-brown coloration. Wood is in VG condition with a lot of usage dings but overall very nice. Equipped with sling swivels as a lot of the European guns are. This would be a very beautiful decoration piece.
Antique $ 1,650.
MR983 9-BORE PERCUSSION SHOTGUN
Item # MR983-26-486
J. Cooper is marked on the lock. 29-1/2" bbl. Some old pitting and rust on the bbl. Lock plate has J. Cooper and some light engraving which is all visible. Trigger guard is brass. A crack by screw hole on the lower tang. The butt plate is also brass with the long point that comes into the stock and in nice shape. The stock is also in nice shape with just some dings, scratches and a couple of light cracks. Overall solid. A later replacement ram rod. Good wall hanger and conversation piece.
Antique $ 575.
MSG774 EUROPEAN PINFIRE SxS
Item # MSG774 /msg770A-26-503
Unmarked gun except for underneath the bbls. This is either French or Belgian. A 12 ga pinfire double with the underlever bbl opener. That and the fancy trigger guard were traits of the early pinfire European shotguns. A good looking gun with an attractive Damascus pattern. Color of the bbls is a deep brown. Mostly smooth metal. Some moderate pitting in the otherwise shiny bores. Stock is VG and fits quite well to the long bottom tang and the side locks. Slight shrinkage to the wood. A very unique early shot gun.
Antique $ 1,075.
MSG777 HIGH QUALITY LANCASTER SXS
Item # MSG777
This is an early Charles Lancaster London England SxS hammer gun with side opener. Chambered for the 2-1/2" 12 ga. Nice condition gun with a very tight pretty Damascus pattern on the 30" bbls . They have an medium brown patina. Inside the bore is exceptional. Bright and shiny. The receiver has the typical early European tight scroll work. Delicate and finely done. Overall cond of the wood is good. Hammer springs, trigger springs and action all work well. A very nice old English shotgun.
Antique $ 3,875.
MSG767 CHARLES DALY SINGLE BARREL TRAP SHOTGUN
Item # MSG767-26-416
Prussian era Daly with the sextuple locking system. This gun has been re-done with a custom stock of very pretty Walnut. It also has an adjustable buttplate. Beaver tail forearm. Ventilated rib bbl that is 32" with full choke. Bright bore. Bbl has been re-blued. Charles Daly were a high quality shotgun.
Modern $ 3,675.
MSG771 J.P. SAUER & SOHN O/U COMBO GUN
Item # MSG771-26-484
A very high quality gun with a 16 ga top bbl over 8x57JR (7.8mm x 57 rimmed). The 16 ga and 8x57 are good classic European rounds. A nice high cond gun with nearly all blue remaining. Light wear at the muzzle and light freckling in a few spots. Receiver is beautiful. A silver color with game scenes on both sides of the frame and also on the bottom. The rest of the engraving is the classical tight swirl. VG cond. European Walnut graces the gun. Gun is topped with a Leupold VX-3 2.5X to 8X. If you are looking for something a bit different with high quality, this would be a fine gun for you.
Modern $ 3,750.
MSG778 WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT ENGLISH MADE DOUBLE BBL HAMMER 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG778
This gun has orig 30 bbls with bright shiny bores, orig wood is nicely checkered with straight grain circassian style walnut measuring 14-1/4" pull. Bbls have been reproofed to Nitro 2-1/2" and has been refinished along with the trigger guard. Receiver is a gun metal grayish coloration; very nicely engraved-shows some wear but nice cond in general. Quite an attractive little gun complete with red lined canvas covered trunk case.
Antique $ 1595.
MSG760 BELGIAN SIDE LEVER 410 SHOTGUN
Item # MSG760-26-420
No markings on the gun other than a couple of proof marks. It chambers the short 410 shot shell. A very slim trim little shotgun with 28" oct bbl to the forearm and then is round. A very small forearm in VG shape. Buttstock is also very nice. Bore looks VG with just some light roughness in front of the chamber area. Missing the extractor. A unique shotgun.
Antique $ 475.
MSG744 W.C. SCOTT HAMMER SHOTGUN
Item # MSG744 -26-466
12 ga 2-1/2" shells and 30" bbls. A good looking shotgun with nice tight scroll engraving on the frame all of which is still there. Mostly an antique grey color as is the bbls. A ding or two on the right bbl that is not noticeable on the inside. The bore is very nice with just a couple of light pitting spots in front of the chamber area. The rest is bright and shiny. Both hammer and trigger springs are good. A slight bit of wiggle when locked up. Wood is VG. Nice orig buttplate. Good fitting even on the delicate area around the side locks. Forearm is also VG. A nice old shotgun.
MSG745 INTERESTING G.E. LEWIS SxS 12 GAUGE
Item # MSG745
A quality shotgun with full coverage engraving. There are a couple of bird scenes on the side of the boxlock. Even the trigger guard is engraved. The word "Safe" is in gold on the upper tang. Bbl is marked G.E. Lewis Birmingham. Another interesting mark is "THE GUN OF THE PERIOD" on a bbl. Beautiful shiny bore. Nice lock up. Wood is also in very good position with a red recoil pad added. Very nice shotgun!
Modern $ 1,375.
MSG772 CLASSIC EUROPEAN SxS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG772 -26-429
The Europeans preferred the 16 ga and that is what this one is chambered for. The chambered length is for the short 16 ga shells in 2 to 2-1/4" length. Markings on the bbl and frame is "Braunschweig". On the other bbl is marked "G.L. Rash". Beautiful fine relief engraving on the action with some gold intertwined in the leafing. Full coverage. On top is quite a bit of gold all the way from the bottom of the tang up through the top of the action. Another unique feature that the Europeans liked was the bone trigger guard. The metal is very nice condition on both the bbls and the frame with nearly all finish remaining. The bores are good but there is light pitting on the chamber area. Wood is some sort of fancy European walnut. There is a sling swivel on the buttstock. There evidently was one under the bbl that is no longer there. LOP is 13-3/4". This is a nice light gun that would be great for upland birds. If you want a unique good looking SxS this would be a fine gun.
Antique $ 3,250.
MSG753 HIGH QUALITY FLINTLOCK FOWLING PIECE
Item # MSG753 -25-431
Fine Italian made flintlock with gold inlays and silver mountings. Markings are "Giuseppe Merli in Brescia". A very old gun dating back to the 1700's to the early 1800's. Typical of early guns, this one is quite long. Overall length is 67" with a 51" bbl. Approximately a 16 bore. Metal is mostly a silver color. There is fancy engraving on the bbl and side insert plate. The stock also has unique old fashioned checkering. The wood is VG overall. Some shrinkage in places and a sliver missing at the muzzle. This gun has aged quite gracefully. The frontlock action and frizzen work well. Bore has not been cleaned in decades and could use a good cleaning. The trigger guard is a very long ornate affair. The front arrow shaped point is missing. All flintlocks are very unique and this high quality flintlock is something to behold.
Antique $ 4,375.
MSG737 CHARLES DALY PRUSSION SHOTGUN
Item # MSG737 -26-424
A nice antique shotgun with serial number 861. 12 ga 2-1/2" 26"Damascus bbls which are VG cond. Nice smooth metal. A couple of light dings. Good bores with some light frosting towards the chamber. Lock up is solid. Frame is mostly an antique grey with nice markings and all engraving present. Wood has been nicely redone. Looks good. Charles Daly Prussion shotguns are known for high quality. Here's your chance to own one at a good price.
Antique $ 1,195.
MSG738 W C SCOTT SIDE BY SIDE HAMMERLESS
Item # MSG738 -26-464
Markings on the bbl of this SxS "The Monte Carlo B". Very nice looking side lock Scott with the crystal indicators. Side lock has the typical engraving of the day. W C Scott had very nice engraving. This one has a bird in flight on each side. The rest has the tight floral scroll work with nearly entire coverage. Still some case color remaining on the frame. Action is the Greener side bolt style. Lock up is very tight. 12 ga with 2-1/2" chambers and 30" bbls. Cylinders are very bright and shiny. One ding in the left bbl. Dlx nicely figured wood. Fiddle back figuring. Nice checkering. Rounded knob pistol grip. Enscruncion on the bottom with no writing. Custom wooden butt extension. Someone took a lot of time fitting this. It fits the character of the gun. Forearm is in exceptional cond with no cracks. A very nice classic English shotgun.
Antique $ 3,500.
MSG734 W C SCOTT PREMIER QUALITY HAMMERLESS S x S
Item # MSG734 -26-471
This an early Scott with the crystal indicators on each side. A cool feature on these guns. This one is elaborately engraved on the side locks with ducks, woodcock and almost everything that has ever flown. Even some cranes on the bottom. Very ornate. The scroll work is the delicate tight engraving. Very nice! A 12 ga gun with 2-1/2" chambers. Bores are in excellent cond. The bbls have been refinished. Markings are still readable. Nice smooth metal. Stock is in exceptional condition. The delicate fitting around the trigger guard and sidelocks are in good cond with no cracks or missing wood which is unusual. There is something between the comb and upper tang that looks like some sort of a shield that has been taken off or it is a repair. Everything is solid and wood is good. There has been an addition to the stock with spacer plates and recoil pad. Forearm is good overall. Missing a splinter towards the front. A very classy looking antique shotgun.
Antique $ 2,475.
MSG723 ROYAL GRADE CASED GRULLA 2-BBL SET
Item # MSG723-25-377
This gun features a 20 ga set of bbls as well as a 28 ga set. Both are 26". The 28 ga is skeet and skeet. The 20 ga is improved cylinder and modified. This gun has the hand detachable side locks. Side plates. Ejectors. Single non selective trigger. Holland & Holland style action. Top tang automatic safety. Gun is fitted in a leather case with full accessories. This is one gun out of a set of 24 made for the Ducks Unlimited Club. It has a Ducks Unlimited gold inlaid plaque on the side of the stock and numbered "D U R 021". Gun is beautifully made. Fancy wood. Beaver tail forearm on both bbls. Side clips on the action. Fully scroll engraved. In "as new" condition and only test fired. It is made up on the Royal Grade format that Grulla used. Very desirable light weight little gun. Retail price on these was $32,000.
Modern $ 19,500.
MSG593 BEAUTIFUL HOLLAND & HOLLAND DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE
Item # MSG593-26-435
Roll ejector hammerless shotgun. Featuring 30 bbls. Choked modified and improved cylinder. Original Walnut stock is in excellent condition with correct checkering. Leather covered cheek piece. 14" pull with a checkered Walnut buttplate. Excellent bores. Dimensions drop at the heels 2" and at the comb about 1-2/3". Double triggers. Sling swivels. The gun comes complete with a Factory Letter from Holland & Holland stating the manufactured configuration as well as import papers from the original owner clarifying the fact that he had received it as a war souvenir while stationed in Europe. There is a letter from his son stating various facts about the gun. Beautiful condition with about all of a probable refinish on the bbls but very beautifully done. The receiver shows traces of case color. Crisp and sharp engraving. A beautiful gun in excellent condition. Marked on top of the bbl " #2". Apparently it was one of a set that was separated.
Antique $ 13,750.
CHURCHILL DOUBLE BARRELED 12 GAUGE FULL SIDE LOCK
Item # MSG667 -26-421
Automatic ejectors. Double triggers. 30" bbls choked cylinder on the right and full on the left. English style straight stock deluxe fancy burl wood in excellent condition measuring 13-3/4" to the end of red English style recoil pad. Bbls retain about 95% original blue. Receiver has been re case hardened probably by Churchill and retains nearly all that case hardening. Beautifully scroll engraved. Quite elaborate. Top opener with a 3rd fastener. Proofed 1-1/8 oz on the bottom of the water table. Complete with English style leather case which is missing some of the end. An easy repair.
Modern $ 6,950.
MSG577 WEBLEY & SCOTT MODEL 700 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN WITH CASE
Item # MSG577-26-472
This gun was manufactured in approximately 1958 with 30" bbl, 2-3/4" chambers, ejectors, single trigger. Also features Prince of Whales grip, checkered wooden buttstock, LOP is 14 1/4". Drop at the comb is 1 3/8 and at the heel is 2 1/4. Total weight of the gun is 6 pounds 10 oz. Gun is in beautiful cond with virtually all of the case colors still in tact as well 99% of the bright vivid blue. Original wood shows virtually no use. Nicely checkered stock. Gun is in a leather English style case which doesn't fit exactly perfect but it wouldn't be too hard to fit it to the case. Very nice all original little gun. 129,XXX serial number range.
Modern $ 3,500.
MSG587 SMITH PERCUSSION SINGLE BARREL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG587-26-494
Approximately 11 bore, 34-3/4 bbl which is marked "London". The bore is relatively good with some light pitting. Buttstock is in VG condition. There appears to have been a repair done underneath the percussion nipple. It was very well done. All complete with a replacement ramrod. Very nice wall hanger!
Antique $ 475.
MSG596 PERCUSSION MARKET GUN BY BELL
Item # MSG596-26-487
A huge gun of approximately 5 bore. Marked on the top of the bbl is "Glasgow." Bbl starts out in an oct configuration and goes down to a rather ornate ring that sections the front half of the bbl which is round. Total length of the bbl is approximately 42". Metal patina is mostly a greyish brown. Looks like it was lightly cleaned many years ago. Metal is smooth. The stock had a chip at the toe with a piece grafted in. Quite a good job for being done about 100 years ago. Also a couple of fill spots in the bottom part of the stock. Everything is nice and sound. Action works very well. Very solid. There was a repair to the hammer at one time. One chip out of the stock on the right hand side right in front of the action. Gun comes with ram rod. As stated, approximately 2 bore. No refunds for dislocated shoulders!!
Antique $ 4,950.
MSG617 W W GREENER DOUBLE BARREL HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG617
12 ga. Excellent bores. Choke full and full. 30" bbls. Original nicely checkered semi-deluxe wood is in fine condition with a small chip out of the toe and a minor chip out of the buttplate as well. Sharp checkering. 14" pull. Overall gun is in fine condition with about 75% of the bright damascus pattern on the bbls. Receiver has virtually all of the case colors thinning slightly on the bottom. Nice delicate engraving. Marked on the lower tang "Grade F". Very nice little gun! Fairly lightweight weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces.
Antique $ 1,850.
MSG631 GEORGE WALLIS PERCUSSION FOWLER 8 GAUGE MARKET GUN
Item # MSG631 -26-500
48" oct to round twist steel bbl. Very high quality gun with nicely engraved locks, top tang, trigger guards and breech end of the bbl. Platinum bands and platinum vent in the patented breech. Top of the bbl is marked " George Wallis Hull". Back action locks are marked with makers name as well. Bbl has Birmingham proofs. Double wedge fasteners. Ramrod is held in with 2 retaining bands. Overall gun weighs about 12 pounds. Mostly a plum/brown patina. Very fine functioning locks etc. Interesting market gun.
Antique $ 2,750.
MSG666 EJ CHURCHILL REGAL XXV
Item # MSG666 -26-422
12 ga with a 25" bbls measuring 15" to the end of the English recoil pad. The receiver is beautifully scroll engraved. Top opener, automatic ejectors and double triggers. A very light gun. Overall in excellent condition retaining virtually all the bright case colors and original blue. Would be hard to improve upon this beautiful gun. Marked on the bottom of the gun "The Regal".
Modern $ 7,250.
MSG251 T. BLAND AND SONS, LONDON, HAMMERLESS SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG251-26-413
2-1/2 chambers, ejectors, 28" steel nitro proof barrels, mirror bores with light pitting. Beautiful straight grip stock, nice forearm wood, no cracks. Wood, release lever and triggerguard have been freshened up; frame and sideplates mostly silver with some case colors remaining. 3 minor dents in left barrel could be lifted. It's a looker!
Antique $ 2,750.
MSG434 JOHN PATSTONE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG434-25-403
12 Gauge. Orig 27 fine English Damascus bbls, Cyl & Cyl, dolls head, boxlock, top opener marked Westley Richards, 60-70% fine scroll engraving coverage, most all brown tone Damascus pattern visible, frame turned dark gray patina. Nicely figured checkered straight grip walnut, raised tear drop side panels, 14" pull to end of horn buttplate, 2-9/16" chambers, shiny bores.
Antique $ 1,895.
MSG528 12 GAUGE CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY FEATHERWEIGHT BOXLOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG528-24-408
Serial number is in the 1,4XX range. 26" concave matted rib bbl marked 'Excelsior Steel' over the top of each chamber, rib is marked 'Charles Daly Diamond Quality Featherweight'. Gun features automatic safety's, auto ejectors, double trigger; a beautifully engraved, sculptured and scalped boxlock frame with game scenes on the bottom. Orig wood is in exc cond with a splinter forearm and a pistol grip checkered circassian walnut stock which measures 14" to the end of an American type of white line recoil pad, 1-1/2" drop at the comb, 2-1/2" drop at the heel. Overall gun is in superb cond with virtually 98-99% orig bright glossy blue on the bbl, receiver is crisp and sharp with the satin type of case colors that really accentuates the engraving, inside of the water tables marked 'Prussia'. Also features the side clips on the receiver. Choked improved cylinder and improved modified. Beautifully done and fitted with the high quality English leather covered take-down carrying case.
Antique $ 7,750.
MSG682 O/U 410 FOLDING SHOTGUN
Item # MSG682 -26-470
Marked on the gun is "Sile Inc. Ossian IN" and "Made in Italy". The gun appears to be "as new" but looks as though it has been fired. All finish remains on both metal and wood. a unique feature of this gun is that it folds in half. Reminiscent of the old H & R folding single shot shotguns. Very unique feature that makes for a small package for backpacking etc.
Modern $ 995.
M2-138 W. RICHARDS DOUBLE BARREL HAMMERLESS 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # M2-138-26-460
Fine bores choked full and improved modified, 30 barrels retain 95% bright shiny barrel blue, receiver retains 25% case colors with 50-60% original blue remaining on the underside of the receiver. Border areas tastefully engraved. Boxlock with ejectors and double triggers, checkered splinter forearm and straight grip stock are VG. 14 1/4" pull to the end of the original stock. A couple of walnut extensions have been added out 1 1/2" at the top, 3" at the toe. Fine little shotgun-should make a good shooter.
Modern $ 1,750.
MSG234 W.C. SCOTT AND SON, LONDON, 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG234-26-467
Original steel barrels measuring 24-1/2, choked improved cyl/cyl. Definitely appears to be the original length which is unusual but I'm sure they've not been cut. Lots of blue remaining but it's thinning; ejectors, double triggers and a beautifully engraved receiver. Someone modified the pistol grip and lower tang to a more stream-lined shape. Nice figure in the French walnut stock and forearm, wood is in great conition with no cracks or loss. LOP 14-3/4" over a leather covered pad. Fine looking, highly usable open bore gun.
Modern $ 2,500.
HOLLAND & HOLLAND LTD CATALOG
Item # el-0-853
HOLLAND & HOLLAND LIMITED CATALOG
Item # el-0-845
Circa 1933, 93/4 x 7 1/4. Colorful country gentleman doffing hat with a dog at his side, 36 pages long, includes a full line with prices and shooting school information. VG cond with old adhesive tape over spine.
HOLLAND & HOLLAND LTD CATALOG
Item # 0-855
HOLLAND & HOLLAND LTD CATALOG
Item # el-0-854
MSG713 W.C. SCOTT SxS ENGLISH 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG713-26-469
This gun features 28" nitro proofed bbls. Mint bore. Ejectors. Pistol grip checkered circassian style walnut with splinter style forearm. Complete with a good looking English style butt pad. Stock measures 13-3/8" overall. Gun is beautifully engraved. A very dense scrolling on the sides. The bolsters are factory carved in a relief acorn style. Overall gun is excellent+. Wood shows some wear to the checkering but is solid and sound and looks great. Nearly all bbl blue. Vivid case colors at about 75-80%. Nice clean gun.
Modern $ 6,500.
MSG719 WESLEY RICHARDS 12 GUAGE SxS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG719-26-459
26" nitro proof bbls. Excellent bores. Ejectors. Frame features side clips. Gun is beautifully engraved with a tight scroll style and a game scene on one side and couple pheasants on the other. A hunting dog on the bottom of the frame. Beaver tail forearm has sharp checkering. The orig stock has some wear to the checkering. Measures 14" to the end of a Pachmayr pad. Dbl triggers. Compete with a Letter of Authenticity from Wesley Richards stating the configuration. 75% thinning case colors on the frame. Bbl has about 95% blue. Beautiful little gun.
Modern $ 6,500.
MSG442 FRANCOTTE DOUBLE BBL 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG442-19-549
26 bbls with bright shiny bores. Almost all the rich bluing remains on the bbls, ample case colors remain on the frame with some bad storage marks. Straight grip stock is in VG cond with a few handling marks and a small plugged hole on bottom. Very slim, trim, fast handling quality shotgun.
Modern $ 1,675.
MSG677 W.C. SCOTT 8 GAUGE
Item # MSG677-122-496
This is a percussion shotgun with 28" bbls. The bores are surprisingly nice. Bright and shiny. No pitting but some light roughness. Overall the bores are VG+. Exterior of the bbls are mostly a grey patina with good markings on the rib. The wood is also VG. Nice fitting lock plates. The delicate wood around the upper tang is all in tact. Checkering still remains but worn down somewhat. Entire pattern is visible. Ram rod included. It looks old but is most likely a period replacement ramrod. Nice trigger springs. Functions just fine. This gun weighs in at 11-1/2 pounds which isn't as ridiculous as some of these big guns. At least you can carry this one! Nice shot gun and a very good conversation piece.
Antique $ 2,375.
MSG675 EXHIBITION GRADE DARNE SXS 12 GA SHOTGUN
Item # MSG675-26-418
Very unusual elaborately done gun. The fences on the receiver show a floral chiselling with gold inlays. The back of the receiver is finely and elaborately engraved with matching trigger guard. Circassian walnut stock is fancy with an unusual style of checkering. Stock measures 15" with 1-1/4" added by the checkered style wood buttplate. Repair to the wrist area. Bbls are 30" improved modified and cylinder. Bright shiny bores. Side activated safety. Sling swivels. Decoratively done with intertwining initials below the forearm. I have not encountered anything like this interesting gun.
Antique $ 6,500.
MSG411 CHARLES DALY DOUBLE BBL HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG411-26-417
Nitro proofed 30 steel bbls, exc bores, choked full and modifled. Orig Circassian style walnut stocks are in exc cond with sharp checkering and measure a 14" pull to the end of the red recoil pad. Marked on top of the bbl: 'Charles Daly Krupp Fluid Steel Barrels'. Receiver is very delicately engraved with no game scenes; just very fine tight scroll work. Side clips, cocking indicators, double triggers, automatic ejectors. Condition is exc+ with mint bores, 97-98% orig bright bbl blue, receiver retains probably 90% vivid case colors starting to turn just a little light on bottom of the Prussian marked frame. Beautiful gun.
Antique $ 6,950.
MSG707 PRUSSIAN MADE CHARLES DALY
Item # MSG707 -26-423
Empire grade S x S 12 ga shotgun. Chamber length is 2-1/2". The 28" bbls are Krupp steel and have chokes of about full and mod. They are also marked with the retailer name JP Sauer & Son. Nearly all finish remains on bbls. Just as pretty on the inside with bright shiny bores. The top and sides of the receiver still have ample amount of case colors. The bottom is mostly a grey color. Typical of the fine Charles Daly shotguns, it has a nice looking piece of European walnut with a nice thin pistol grip which is fine-line checkered and comes down to the classic knob. Buttstock is near excellent. Forearm also has the same fine-line checkering and is in VG cond but does have a slight chip out of either side where the forearm intersects with the pivot point of the frame. This is a beautiful classic shotgun!!
Modern $ 2,575.
MSG708 JP SAUER S X S M-60 SHOTGUN
Item # MSG 708-26-465
12 ga 2-3/4" chambers. The steel bbls are 28". Both appear to be full choke. Frame is case colored with most colors remaining but somewhat dimming. Action is the greener style crossbolt. Most bbl blue remains. Nice bright shiny bores. A couple of something go through the stock at the pistol grip and towards the back of the boxlock. These are a couple of plugged holes. Not quite certain what they were for. There is no visible crack and the wood is in VG cond. The stock appears to have the checkering re-done and a coat of satin type oil applied. This gun is not overly heavy and feels like a natural pointer.
Modern $ 1,275.
MSG641 CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SIDE LOCK GERMAN DRILLING / COMBINATION GUN
Item # MSG641-26-483
16 ga. Dbl. and Cal. 8 X 57 rimmed. 28" bbls. VG+ bores. Marked on the bbls is "J P Sauer & Son, Suhl". It has a flip up tang sight. Double triggers. Side lever opening. Pistol grip stock in very nice cond. Fancy burl wood is excl with a considerable amount of orig varnish. 80% orig blue and 20% orig case colors turning a molten silver color. The side lock receiver is delicately engraved. Mechanics are fine. Sharp little gun.
Antique $ 3,195.
MSG530 FINE QUALITY J. P. SAUER & SON HAMMERLESS S X S DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG530-26-463
12 Gauge. 28" bbls. Very pretty shotgun with some extra figure wood, very fine checkered pistol grip stock. Nice, bright, shiny bores, fluid steel bbls, receiver still has ample amounts of case coloring visible-the rest has aged to the normal grayish look. Fine fitting wood. Very nice gun. These J. P. Sauer's are slim, trim, nice handling shotguns.
Modern $ 1,575.
MSG633 KETLAND MARKED BRASS BARREL FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS
Item # MSG633 -26-491
Cal 75. Bbl 14-1/2" part round and part oct. Top is marked "K D 1440 Dublin". Bbl is fitted with a spring loaded style bayonet. Bayonet is not present. Pitted locks still function fairly well. Correct original wooden ramrod. Good mechanical condition. Dark bore. Fairly decorative gun.
Antique $ 2,695.
MSG636 DOUBLE BARRELED CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN SUPERIOR GRADE SxS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG636-26-425
12 ga. 30" bbls. Choked full and mod. Damascus steel pattern. A few minor pitting but generally VG bores. Has the desirable crossed pistols motif under bbl indicating it is a Prussian made. Ejectors. Original wood in VG+ condition with nice sharp checkering. Circasian style walnut measuring 14-1/8" to end of the pad. Receiver retains about 25% case colors. Bbl has about 60-70% . Nice Damascus pattern showing. Very nice all original gun. Crisp mechanical condition.
Antique $ 2,750.
MSG586A CHARLES DALY DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG586A-26-429
Marked "Prussia" on the water table and has the cross pistol mountings underneath the bbl which makes it quite desirable. Gun features cocking indicators, double triggers and extractors. Fine bores. Original wood is very nice with 13-1/2" pull, sharp checkering. A fair amount of original finish on the wood. 30" bbls are choked full and mod. Overall gun is in fine condition with about 75% thinning damascus pattern. Receiver has about 50% case colors turning nickely on the bottom of the frame. 7XX serial number range. Delicately and quite nicely engraved with cocking indicators and a top opener. Nice little gun!
Antique $ 3,575.
MSG594 CASED ENGLISH DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER SHOTGUN
Item # MSG594-20-333
Marked on the side plates is George and John Deane". The hammers are marked "Deane patent 561" which is the serial number. Overall gun is in fairly good condition with a fair amount of wear to the checkering. Nice Walnut stock. Steel shotgun style buttplate. Overall gun appears to have been cleaned. Bbl have traces of Damascus showing and are basically a nickel color. Locks, hammers and upper tang are beautifully engraved but also have been cleaned slightly and are a gunmetal grey color with some lacquer having been put on the wood as well as the lock plates. Double triggers. 30" bbls. Fitted in an oak case with correct makers label still in place. Overall gun in generally good condition with a great engraving on the upper tang. Very crisp action. Nice gun!
Antique $ 1,875.
MASSIVE FLINTLOCK WALL GUN
Item # MSG575-25-449
This type of gun was also used extensively for market hunting. The bore equates to approximately a 6-bore and shoots 3+ ounces of shot, or you can also shoot a ball. The 55" heavy bbl is a smooth bore. Overall length is over 6 feet. Weight is approximately 20 pounds. The only markings are on the top of the bbl. In large letters is "D N 28". It is British built and Belgium proofed in Liege. Liege was the finest proof house at the time. No other markings on the lockplate or anywhere else on the gun. All clean smooth metal that has turned a very pleasing antique plumish/brown coloration. The end of the bbl is slightly flared, but not nearly as exaggerated as a blunder buss. There is a hook on the forearm for holding it from recoiling when you are on a wall or parapet. Probably did not see a lot of use due to its fine condition. The wood is in VG+ condition with no apparent cracks or losses. Slight age shrinking at the buttplate. A coat of oil has been added at some time. Mechanically everything works fine. Bore is good. Includes a modern ball mold with a few 1,100 grain balls, cleaning rod and a huge antique Capewell's Patent flask that is over 12 inches long. An excellent item to display and a great conversation piece. This is a BIG fricken gun!
Antique $ 6,750.
V. BERNARDELLI DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG293-26-427
26 bbls, extra F & F, exc bores and exc overall, 99% bright shiny bbl blue, back action, full coverage engraving on coin finished frame, floral and ribbon motifs with thirteen gold flower inlays interspersed, ejectors, checkered splinter forearm and pistol grip stock, beautiful deluxe Circassian walnut, 14" pull to end of hardrubber buttplate. This highly embellished custom built deluxe sidelock is breathtaking.
Modern $ 15,500.
M. BRUNNER IN MUNCHEN” MUZZLE LOADING HAMMER DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN”
Item # MSG420-26-479
With a very unique percussion cap ignition system. Approximately 20 bore. 32 very ornate Damascus bbls, highly figured European walnut stock with rather elaborate wood engraving. Also has cheekpiece and wooden trigger guard. Overall cond is generally VG with a couple stock repairs; one hammer stud is broken-should be an easy fix. Would look great in a den or above a fireplace.
Antique $ 995.
MSG432 CZ MODEL BOBWHITE 202 B MINI DOUBLE BARREL .410 SHOTGUN
Item # MSG432-17-626
Modern $ 1,175.
M2-125 HEUSE-LEMOINE DOUBLE BARREL COMBINATION PINFIRE/PERCUSSION 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # M2-125-18-605
This is the only gun I've seen manufactured this way: it converts from a Pinfire to a Percussion. Very high quality in excellent condition with 29 barrels which retain 90%+ vivid Damascus pattern. Underlever opener, backaction lock and receiver are superbly engraved with deep relief chiseled motifs featuring dragons and flying monsters. Original stock shows a fair amount of wear to the checkering but is in fine condition with no splits or cracks; complete with cheekpiece and sling eyes. Missing the ramrod, the right hand hammer and the casing marked #1. The #2 casing is with gun. Still a fine little gun.
Antique $ 2,250.
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