Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
MR1125 1868 SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR RIFLE
Item # MR1125
Caliber 50-70. Overall gun is generally very good with a plum/brown patina finish. Original sling swivels. Missing cleaning rod. Good sharp markings. Lock is marked "1864". A repaired crack in the wrist area. Looks like some initials on the stock. Gun has seen a fair amount of use but still has correct sights and a decent bore. Not bad for an early Allin conversion.
Antique $ 795.
MR1124 1873 SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR RIFLE
Item # MR1124
Comes complete with original bayonet, scabbard and correct bayonet frog. Very good metal condition overall with sharp markings. Traces of finish in protected areas. Balance has turned a plum/brown. Sound solid wood. May have been lightly cleaned at one time but still very serviceable. Original cleaning rod. Correct sling swivels.
Antique $ 1,195.
MR1123 1884 SPRINGFIELD CADET RIFLE
Item # MR1123
Caliber 45-70. Correct sling swivels. Original cleaning rod. Bayonet retains most original blue. Gun is mostly a plum/brown color with blue in protected areas. Lock plate is marked 1884. Good markings. Original wood has the correct cartouches showing. Dings and mars overall but no splits or cracks. A fairly decent little gun.
Antique $ 875.
MR1111 1873 SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR CUSTOMIZED CARBINE
Item # MR1111
Caliber 45-70. Carbine stock has numerous dings, mars and handling marks. No splits or cracks. Correct saddle ring. Bright shiny bore. Barrel has been shortened to 24" and has about 50% blue turning a plum/brown. Breech bolt is mostly brown patina. Nice functioning action. Comes with an original cleaning rod in the butt. A clean usable trapdoor.
Antique $ 1,295 .
MR657 1795 SPRINGFIELD FLINTLOCK MUSKET
Item # MR657
This is the Type 1 Springfield with a very long 45 inch barrel. The pan and frizzen work very nicely with spring being just fine. The hammer spring does not work. It is loose as is the trigger. Evidently the spring is broken. Pretty much all there with the bbl bands, sling swivels, the iron furniture and even the ram rod. For being 220 plus years old, it is pretty good looking and has aged gracefully. It would look absolutely perfect above the fireplace. Definitely a piece of American History!
Antique $ 4,500.
MR1128 SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR CONVERSION RIFLE
Item # MR1128
Cal 50-70. 32-5/8" bbl. Breech block marked 1869 over eagles head, crossed swords & "U.S." 1863 Dated lockplate. Folding ladder rear sight. 2 Band walnut stock w/ leather sling. Left side of buttstock stamped "39 B". Metal is mostly a grey color. Wood stock is in good overall condition with some minor handling mars. Complete with a leather sling.
Antique $ 1,095.
MR1209 SPRINGFIELD 1868 TRAPDOOR RIFLE
Item # MR1209
Cal 50-70. 32-1/2" bbl, slotted tip ram rod, folding ladder rear sight missing slider and 1863 dated Springfield lock. Bbl, trigger guard and bbl bands are a bright silver color with some freckling. Action is a dull faded blue. Good bore. Wood has been refinished a long time ago and has several handling mars and cracks coming off the buttplate. Non matching numbers.
Antique $ 1,075.
M05 US SPRINGFIELD CARBINE BOOT
Item # M05
1887 leather carbine boot with Rock Island Arsenal imprinted on it. This is the type with the brass guard on the front. It does have the lower mounting strap but not the upper one. The leather is extremely good for it's age. Hardly any deterioration or cracks. On the back is some old soldier art. Appears to be an arrowhead and a couple of letters that were lightly done over and crossed out. The front is excellent. Nice accessory to add to a Springfield collection!
No License Required $ 675.
MR639 SPRINGFIELD 1840 RIFLE CONVERTED TO MUZZLE LOADER
Item # MR639
Features a 42" bbl. 69 cal. Gun retains all the correct features such as 3 retaining bbl bands. Lock is marked "D. Nippes" followed with US markings underneath. Also on the lock plate is marked "Mill Creek PA 1841". Overall gun is generally VG with good cartouches. Metal has turned plum-brown patina. Correct sling swivels still intact. Mechanical cond is VG. A few minor dings and a small crack in front of the lock plate. Other than that it is a very fine all original untouched big long gun.
Antique $ 1,175.
MR733 TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD CARBINE
Item # MR733
45-70 caliber Springfield carbine with a stock that is in generally VG condition with one spot of missing wood near the lockplate. Solid with normal handling mars. Metal finish is about 80% bbl blue and also equipped with correct carbine ladder sight. Some case colors remain on the trapdoor. Side plate is mostly a blue/brown coloration. This is a 3-groove bore in good to VG condition. Solid tight usable carbine.
Antique $ 2,475.
MR1126 SPRINGFIELD 1868 TRAPDOOR RIFLE
Item # MR1126
32-1/2" bbl. Marked 1863 on the lock. Breechblock marked with the Eagles head over crossed swords. Overall metal is brown patina. Stock has been refinished and has usual handling mars. Sliding leaf rear sight. Complete with cleaning rod.
Antique $ 1,375.
MSG884 SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR MODEL 1881 FORAGER SHOTGUN
Item # MSG884
26" round 20 ga bbl. Bead front sight. VG bore that could use a good cleaning. Carbine style stock in fairly good condition. There are some initials "R T" on the side and a splinter missing at the front. Looks good with some use showing. Bbl is mostly a grey/brown patina color. Lock plate looks the same with good markings. A very early 2-digit serial number 33. I believe there were only about 1,000 of these manufactured. Many used for the troops to furnish game.
Antique $ 2,475.
MR415 US MARKED MODEL 1873 SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR SPORTING RIFLE
Item # MR415
I believe that this is one of the guns that were converted to sporting rifles by the Meacham Arms Co. for frontier use in the 1880's. This is the finest I have ever seen with 99% plus vivid orig case colors and bright vivid blue All orig 30 heavy weight octagon BBL. Checkered wood is like new. The finest in the country.
Antique $ 14,500.
MR1064 US SPRINGFIELD CADET RIFLE
Item # MR1064
Caliber 45-70 This is the scarce cadet version of the trapdoor Springfield with the us Springfield 1873 Eagle on the sidelock. This gun shows its age with most the metal being a pleasing antique brown with some blue. Metal is in nice condition. It is equipped with the Buffington rear sight. Nice rifle and a shiny bore with light to moderate pitting and roughness. Overall good condition bore. Wood also is in good condition with numerous dings and scratches etc.
Antique $ 1,175.
EXTREMELY RARE MODEL 1873 RICE TROWEL BAYONET
Item # M5-736
For use on Springfield rifles. This bayonet was designed by General Rice. It actually was kind of a good idea but it just didn't work out. The idea was that it would be a combination bayonet/digging tool. It really didn't do either very well. For one thing, the high brass didn't like it because it looked goofy in parades having a shovel on the end of a gun, and in the field it didn't work so good because soldiers were prone to leave it on the rifle while they were trying to dig a hole, thus either plugging the muzzle or even possibly bending the bbl if they got into rocky terrain. These were used for a short time by a couple of different units. Anyway, it makes for a very good collectable. These are in VG+ condition. They have some age markings to them but are still very nice. No dings and alot of blue remaining on the handle. A very unique item for anyone with a Springfield collection.
MR782 US SPRINGFIELD CADET CONVERSION
Item # MR782-22-462
This one has been pieced together with a blend of M1868, M1870, and M1873 .50 and .45 parts, of the style associated with "Bannerman" surplus assemblies. Lockplate has the year 1863. Cal 50-70 govt. Metal is a very antique grey color. The lockplate has been re blued as has the hammer. The wood has had a wrist repair with a fairly good job done on it. Very serviceable. Ram rod included. Interesting gun for a reasonable price.
Antique $ 775.
MR 751 SPRINGFIELD 1868 TRAPDOOR
Item # MR751 -22-476
U.S. Springfield 1863 marked on lockplate.Early 13,XXX serial range. This gun has been completely nickel plated including the bayonet. All nickel parts retain a nice aged metal patina with some flaking on the breech block. Original wood is VG+ with only a few light mars and dings. Complete with original sling swivels and original leather sling. This gun was probably made up for parade.
Antique $ 1,175 .
2ND TYPE HEADLESS SHELL EXTRACTOR FOR SPRINGFIELD
Item # ELS-N160
MODEL 1882 HEADLESS SHELL EXTRACTOR FOR .45-70 SPRINGFIELD
Item # ELS-N159X
A unique tool that is hard to find. VG+ condition. 2 available.
Antique $ 65/ each.