Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
ITHACA NID MODEL DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG637
Grade 2 E with 30" bbls. Box lock action. Choked full and mod. No. 2 style engraving with fowl scenes. Original nicely grained wood is in excellent condition with sharp checkering and measuring 14-1/2" to the end of the buttplate. Overall gun is in fine condition showing little use and could use a good cleaning. Case colors are vivid on the receiver but some yellowing with age. Bbls have mostly all blue with a considerable amount of age that needs to be cleaned off. Tight crisp action. Nice shotgun.
Modern $ 1,775.
L C SMITH 16 GAUGE A-1 GRADE
Item # MSG626
One of ten L C Smith made in the A-1 grade according to Brophy's book. Original 30" Damascus bbls with good shootable bores. Choked in modified and improved modified. Bbls appear to have been re browned at one time and retain a considerable amount of Damascus pattern with a few signs of scattered pits on the rib. Side plates are nicely engraved with a dog motif. The gun has been restocked and the checkered burl wood is in fine condition measuring 14-1/4" to the end of the L C Smith hard rubber buttplate. Overall gun shows a fair amount of cleaning but is mechanically very nice. Needs to have the receiver re case hardened. Very rare gun.
Antique $ 2,150.
ITHACA 10 GAUGE 2 -7/8” MAGNUM DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG654
450k serial range. Original 32" bbls stamped "smokeless powder steel made in the U.S.A.". VG shootable bores. Original wood has been lightly refinished but in very nice condition with 14" pull to the end of the red recoil pad. Bbls have been refinished and retain most of the re blue. Original receiver has considerable amount of the case colors starting to turn nickel color on the bottom. Ithaca type dog motif with a couple of engraved stars on the side. Should make a good shooter.
Antique $ 2,275.
ITHACA 20 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG638
1-1/2 grade and is marked so on the water table. Original 26" bbls with excellent bores. Choked full and modified. Original checkered wood is in VG condition with 14-1/4" LOP. Overall gun looks great with an excellent refinish overall. Nice bright blue. Excellent case colors. Very rare grade.
Modern $ 1,375.
VERY SCARCE ETHAN ALLEN DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER HINGED BREECH LOADING SHOTGUN
Item # MSG635
12 ga. Exposed hammers. 26" bbls. Original fancy dlx wood in excellent condition with sharp checkering and a shotgun style buttplate. Nicely engraved action. One of the higher grades that these guns became available in. One of the more elaborate Ethan Allen shotguns I have seen. VG condition with about half the damascus pattern on the bbls. Good strong evidence of case colors on the breech, receiver and upper tang. Generally VG bores with a small dent towards the end of one bbl. There was only a couple hundred of these that were serial numbered and had the Ethan Allen markings. Very scarce gun.
Antique $ 2,975.
REMINGTON MODEL 1894 HAMMERLESS 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # R1801 -20-381
30" bbls choked full and full. Extractors. Overall gun is in beautiful condition retaining most of the original high gloss lacquer finish on the stock with sharp checkering. Measures 14-1/4" to the end of the hard rubber buttplate. Retains about 75% of original case colors. High grade Damascus bbls retain about 75% original finish. Crisp tight action. Sharp checkering. Excellent bores. Hard to improve upon this nice little shotgun.
Antique $ 995 sale pending.
ITHACA 4E SINGLE BARREL TRAP SHOTGUN
Item # R90-18-274
Serial number over 400,XXX range. Orig 30 full choke bbl, exc bore, orig wood has filler piece expertly added to comb, looks pretty decent with a Morgan type adjustable metal pad. Other than alterations to the wood, gun is in fine cond with 98% bbl blue on the receiver, 75-80% vivid case colors. Should make fine shooter.
Modern $ 1,750.
LEFEVER ARMS CO CATALOG
Item # M5-47
7 1/2 x 9", 32 pp with order blank. Tan with green border, red lettering & picture of falling ducks with caption: 'Guns of lasting fame'. Good cond-complete but the cover spine is split & a couple small tears. This is the only Lefever catalog I have ever seen.
DOUBLE BARREL F GRADE PARKER DAMASCUS 12 GAUGE HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG600-19-540
30" bbls which are choked cylinder and mod. VG bores. Original wood is in nice condition with no splits or cracks. 14" pull. Nice figure. Some wear to the checkering. Bbls retain about 50% thinning damascus pattern. A very minor dent in one bbl about a foot in front of frame. Receiver has traces of case colors mostly turning nickely. Generally VG with double triggers and extractors.
Antique $ 1,475.
DOUBLE BARREL CAPE RIFLE
Item # MSG601-19-529
45 cal rifle bbl and 20 ga shotgun bbl. Marked on top of the rib is "Blissett and Son High Holborn London." 4-leaf folding express sight. Period front sight. Nicely figured European Circassian Walnut stocks with shotgun style buttplate. Checkering has been freshened. Looks good. Complete with correct sling eyes. Back action locks are very delicately engraved and marked "Blissett and Son". Nice looking gun. Double trigger bottom opener. Double hammer. Beautiful delicate looking gun! Bbls have been refinished a long time ago. Still retain about 90% of the professional refinish. Receiver has about 20% nickeling original case colors. No pitting. Smooth sharp crisp action.
Antique $ 4,500.
MIROKU OVER AND UNDER 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG614-19-252
Miroku is of course well known in the firearms business as manufacturing guns for other companies such as Winchester, Browning, Charles Daily, Smith & Wesson etc. They are the prime builder of the reproduction classic guns. You do not normally find a Miroku marked without some other name on it. This one is marked " B.C. Miroku" . This is a vent rib o/u 20 ga shotgun with 26" bbls with modified chokes. It has a golden single trigger with select fire. Nearly all finish remains on both metal and wood. Overall condition is VG+. One scratch on the bottom of the buttstock, the only real detraction of the gun. This would be a very fine upland game shotgun.
Modern $ 1,150.
LANE & READ BOSTON MARKET GUN
Item # MSG597-19-501
Very pretty gun with deluxe stock in VG condition. The furniture is a mixture of iron and brass. The forearm tip being brass and the trigger guard being iron along with the lock plate, buttplate and a couple other parts. Inset gold medallion says "Daniel Webster." Setup more like a standard percussion shotgun, although it is big bore! Approximately a 1" bore. Definitely sets it aside from your average shotgun. The trigger guard is of the square front variety. Rather unique. Dimension wise, this gun makes a little more sense than some of them. The bbl is a reasonable 34" and weight is approximately 10-3/4 pounds. It is a half stock and has a cleaning rod, dark brownish metal that has faded and a very pretty deluxe stock with a cheek piece. Top of the bbl has a rather unique spear shaped flat making sort of a rib for about 1/3 of the bbl length. Action is nice and solid. Daniel Webster must have been a hell of a man to pull the trigger on this baby!
Antique $ 5,275.
BELGIUM MADE BROWNING SUPER-POSED MIDAS GRADE OVER AND UNDER 12 GUAGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG605-19-242
30" bbl. Full and modified choke. Fitted with another bbl that is unmarked but still numbered to the gun. Probably made by Simmons. The gun has probably been re-stocked and it is beautifully done with Circassian Walnut. Highly figured contrasting black and blond stripes throughout. Stock dimensions measure 14-3/4" to the end of the brown Pachmayr pad. Gun was manufactured in 1968 and is in virtually un-used condition. The engraving was signed by Arno. This is a round knob short tang Belgium made Browning fitted in original Browning 2-bbl set case. Nearly new condition. Excellent throughout!
Modern $ 8,975.
MASSIVE PERCUSSION MARKET HUNTERS GUN
Item # MSG595-19-500
This gun tips the scales at almost 22-1/2 pounds. Bbl length is 43-1/2". Bore is approximately a 5 bore. Very few markings on this gun. Some sort of a proof mark on the top of the bbl and the numbers 35 on the side of the bbl. No maker indicated. This is a good, high quality piece and heavy duty it definitely is. Thick wall bbl. Relatively smooth metal which is a brownish coloration. Was is possibly a browned finish to start with. Some light pitting around the nipple area. The wood is in quite good condition. However it has had a couple of cracks on the left hand side. One from the buttplate about in the middle of the stock going forward and the other one on the left hand side above the trigger. Everything is good and solid. This is a very BIG HEAVY DUTY GUN!
Antique $ 5,750.
PARKER 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG608-19-537
This Parker has the desirable 0 frame size. This is a grade G. Serial range is 232,XXX. Bbls are 26," marked "Special Steel." Beautiful bright shiny bores on the 26" bbls. Exterior finish is almost all there with just light wear. Case coloring on the frame is still visible but quite faded. Some brown peeking through. All markings VG. Wood is near excellent. Black spacers and a white line recoil pad added to make the LOP to front trigger approximately a little over 14-1/2." This is a nice slim fast handling Parker.
Modern $ 5,750.
PARKER DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER SHOTGUN IN 12 GAUGE
Item # MSG267-17-641
30 'Stub Twist' barrels retain considerable original luster with a few dark spots, VG+ bores, C & C, considerable vivid case colors present on sideplates, darkening case colors remain on the balance of the frame and on the hammers. Fine checkered pistol grip walnut, 14-1/4" pull to end of steel buttplate.
Antique $ 2,100.
REMINGTON 11-48 SEMI-AUTO 12 GAUGE
Item # R212-17-365
28 mod choke bbl. Looks like the same dipshit worked on this gun as a couple others. Complete but missing the forearm wood, shortened stock with a glued on buttplate. Some minor problems but a cheap price.
Modern $ 125.
BELGIAN BROWNING AUTO-5 LIGHT 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG366-18-278
28 barrel, vent rib, excellent bore, 95% barrel blue, 90%+ shiny receiver blue with a few scattered light corrosion spots from bad storage; carefully cleaned and looks good. Nicely engraved, fine walnut retains most all original varnish, 14-1/2" pull to end of Pachmayr pad.
Modern $ 675.
LC SMITH SxS 12 GAUGE
Item # MSG581-20-331
Fluid steel bbls measure 30" and are choked full and mod. Bores are bright and shiny. This fine old shotgun still has a lot of original case colors and blue with some thinning. Wood is also in VG condition with some alligatoring and chipping to the finish mostly on the buttstock. Nice, tight, good classic shotgun!
Modern $ 875 .
L.C. SMITH DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG437-18-532
26 barrels, marked 'Specialty Grade', M & M chokes, right bore excellent, left tube has some tiny ripples. Ejectors, checkered beavertail forearm, checkered straight grip deluxe buttstock, 13-3/4" pull, double triggers. Engraving includes a duck on the right and pair of game birds on the left.
Modern $ 3,100.
PARKER VHE BOXLOCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN IN 12 GAUGE
Item # MSG263-19-253
30 Vulcan Steel barrels, Full and Full, near excellent bores, 97% original blue remaining, 1-1/2 frame, 99%+ of professionally re-done case colors-looks great! Checkered pistol gripped walnut VG+, 14-1/4" pull to end of replacement Parker hardrubber buttplate.
Modern $ 2,650.
ITHACA 4-E DOUBLE BBL 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG509-17-633
This gun is made by Armi Beschi of Italy with 28 bbls, checkered deluxe grade pistol grip walnut stock is in exc cond with hard rubber recoil pad as orig equipment. Overall gun is in as new cond with all of the case colors remaining and all the vivid blue. Beautifully done little gun.
Modern $ 3,650.
HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON TOPPER SHOTGUN CUT-AWAY
Item # MSG394-18-599
The top and the side of the action is cut away to show operation and transfer bar safety system. No barrel portion or stock. Don't wait on this one, every H & R collector would die to have one of these.
Antique $ 350.
LEFEVER ARMS COMPANY F GRADE S x S
Item # MSG573-18-523
12 GA 30" bbl with full and modified chokes and an absolutely near perfect bores. A good solid old shotgun with engraved sidelocks. This one has a duck on the right hand side and a grouse on the left hand side. Still some case colors showing on the locks and frame. Bbl are pretty much and antique greyish patina. Overall wood condition is VG. Nice old shotgun.
Antique $ 1,575.
10 bore percussion SXS J.H. Johnston Pittsburgh PA
Item # MSG561-18-583
34-3/4" London twist bbl. Barrels have a very rich looking antique brownish color to them. They probably were browned to start with. Lock plates are very nice looking, smooth metal in an antique greyish brown. The wood is VG in this old gun. Nice figuring in the stock. Small compartment in the bottom opens. Hammers and triggers work well. A good looking old shotgun!!
Antique $ 1,695.
ITHACA FEATHERLIGHT REPEATERS ...THE BEST GUN GOING
Item # el
A Complete History of the Ithaca Model 37 and the Model 87. Hardcover book by Walter Snyder.
RARE ITHACA .410 SIDE BY SIDE DOUBLE
Item # MSG499-19-251
Bbl markings include the marking of 'Long Range Gun' which refers to its 3 chambers. There's a pointer engraved on each side of the receiver which was originally case colored and now has dimmed to a medium brown patina; bbls also have toned somewhat to a medium brownish blue, nice solid lock-up, exc bores. Wood is in VG cond with a couple little hairline cracks but everything is solid. The finish is alligatored a little bit. Attractive, scarce little gun; very hard to find.
Modern $ 2,295.
AMERICAN MADE 4-BBL SWIVEL BREECH RIFLE/SHOTGUN COMBINATION
Item # MSG284-20-308
With two 45 Caliber Percussion bbls on top and two approximately 16 gauge bbls on the bottom, swiveling at the breech. Very unusual American made gun; retains a considerable amount of brown Damascene style finish on the bbls, the birds eye maple stock is in very fine cond with a few mars, rifle style buttplate, back action locks, two trigger. Quite a unique little gun; complete with tang sight.
Antique $ 5,950 sale pending.
LEFEVER DOUBLE BBL ‘H’ GRADE SHOTGUN
Item # R841-17-637
12 Gauge. Orig 30 Damascus bbls, VG+ bore; orig checkered walnut stocks are in VG+ cond with 13 3/4" pull. Overall gun is in exc cond with 50% thinning case colors and probably 60-70% thinning Damascus pattern on the bbls. Nice, clean gun overall.
Antique $ 900.
PARKER D GRADE HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
Item # MSG462-18-295
12 Gauge with 30 Damascus bbls that are a silver gray coloration. Bores are good with slight roughness at chamber end. Receiver has mostly silvered out but retains all of the fine engraving and artwork that Parker guns are so noted for. Wood is good but scarred up; has a few dings and lock up spring is not functioning. Priced accordingly.
Antique $ 1,450 sale pending.
ENGRAVED SPENCER 1884 SLIDE ACTION 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG230-18-398
30 Damascus barrel, very nice condition with smooth clean metal, barrel is a darkish plummish blue patina coloration with most vivid Damascus pattern intact; considerable Damascus pattern visible on the magazine as well with a few small dents present on the left side, frame turned a gray patina with fine scroll style engraving with a dog and bird scene on left side. Very nice checkered pistol grip fancy walnut retains most all original lacquer.
Antique $ 3,100.
DELUXE ENGRAVED SPENCER MODEL 1887 PUMP ACTION 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG365-18-397
30 barrel, most fine style Damascus pattern is visible, fine bore, magazine is a thinning plum blue gray coloration, excellent case colors on the floor plate, some case colors visible on the frame as well-balance turned nickelly. Beautiful delicate scroll engraving with a pair of woodcock in an oval scene on left side, a falling duck in a circle is atop rear of receiver, engraving is sharp and crisp. Nice hardrubber pump handle, very nice checkered pistol grip fancy walnut, correct hardrubber buttplate.
Antique $ 4,500.
SERIAL #1 SPENCER 1884 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG241-18-273
32 Damascus barrel and Damascus magazine tube have turned a dark plum blue brown patina coloration; most Damascus pattern visible. Receiver turned mostly dark on right side and forward area of left-balance is a nickelly gray patina; sharp scroll and vine engraving with a hunter and dog scene on left side. Interesting that right side is marked 'Spencer Arm Co.' (without patent date). Engraving appears to be done by the New York master Louis D. Nimschke-quite elaborate. SN 1 is present on numerous parts throughout the gun. Of further interest is that the barrel bears the Model 1886 type address, the cond matches the rest of the gun perfectly and it appears no alterations have been made. VG walnut, short non-checkered pump handle, checkering on pistol grip somewhat worn; otherwise VG+ walnut. The carrier's forward area is of a different design than seen on other 1884's, etc.; the slot is very short. VG shiny bore with a few pits. Interesting Spencer; possibly one-of-a-kind.
Antique $ 7,750.
BAKER 12 GAUGE ELITE GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP SHOTGUN
Item # MSG275-18-525
32 barrel, scalloped boxlock action retains 99% blue; full coverage engraved in bold floral and game scenes: pair of ducks one side, pointer on other, ejector; 95%+ barrel blue; some engraving at the breech, fine bore, Imp.Mod choke, 2-1/2" chamber. Fleur d'lis checkering on beavertail forearm and straight grip stock, 15" pull to end of white line pad (1-1/2" of spacers and pad), varnish added to stocks, raised rib.
Modern $ 3,650.
PROBABLE ONE-OF-AKIND DELUXE PROTOTYPE ITHACA SEMI AUTO 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG404-18-526
Serial number 'EX 1'. 24 barrel, modified choke, bottom load, bottom eject. This same gun is listed in 'The Ithaca Gun Company' book by Snyder. Near excellent overall retaining 99% of the lustrous barrel blue, 95% receiver blue; just a little flaked from top left receiver. Excellent deluxe walnut with fleur d'lis style checkered pistol grip stocks, virtually all lacquer is intact, excellent bore. This gorgeous gun is most interesting.
Modern $ 3,900.
PARKER 10 GAUGE DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER SHOTGUN
Item # MSG291-19-541
Under lever opener, 29 Damascus barrels have turned to a dark plum brown coloration, frame has turned quite dark as well. VG checkered semi-pistol gripped stocks, 14" pull to the end of the steel buttplate, VG bores. Nice looking Trojan.
Antique $ 1,475.
ITHACA GRADE 5 ENGRAVED DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG429-18-275
Boxlock, 32 barrels, excellent bores, full coverage engraving in floral motifs with pheasant and partridge scenes on the sides and a bald Eagle on the underside. Fancy checkering on splinter forearm and pistol grip buttstock. Deluxe walnut generally very nice with a couple of coats of lacquer having been added, some chips of finish have been knocked off buttstock from use; original hardrubber buttplate. Considerable darkened receiver case colors present, most gold wash remains on double triggers, 90%+ blue on barrels. Overall, a fine gun.
Modern $ 6,500.
ITHACA LEWIS BOXLOCK DOUBLE BARREL GRADE 5 ENGRAVED 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG428-18-293
Ejectors, two sets of Whitworth fluid steel barrels: 26 and 28", two forends. Overall gun is in excellent condition with the barrels retaining 99% original lustrous blue, generous darkening case colors are intact on the frame which features dog scenes on the sides and a duck scene on the bottom, partridge on the triggerguard. Near exc walnut with light varnish added to the back half of the stock, old red rubber pad is a bit squashed, fancy checkering is in fine shape. Great lookin' shotgun; complete with Factory Letter and outstanding two barrel alligator case.
Modern $ 7,750.
BAKER GUN CO. DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG427-18-298
B Grade, marked Batavia, NY". 28" Damascus barrels retain most vividness, shiny bores, fairly elaborate engraving with a falling duck on left sideplate and a grouse on the right side. Checkered splinter forearm and semi-pistol grip buttstock are in excellent condition; correct buttplate.
Antique $ 2,275.
PARKER DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER SHOTGUN; ‘D’ GRADE IN 10 GAUGE
Item # MSG440-17-631
32 Damascus barrels, pitting present in the bores, under lifter action. Barrels are a gray patina coloration, traces of case colors on the frame, dog scenes on left side and on the triggerguard, buck scene on the right. VG checkered semi-pistol grip buttstock, mismatched forearm fits great.
Antique $ 1,275 .
REMINGTON-WHITMORE MODEL 1878 ‘NEW MODEL HEAVY SHOTGUN’ IN 10 GAUGE
Item # R26-18-551
30 plum brown barrels with vivid Damascus pattern, pitted bores, receiver has turned to mostly a gray patina coloration, early style engraving. Straight grip stock in VG condition, has had a coat of varnish added some time ago.
Antique $ 2,100.
REMINGTON MODEL 1894 HAMMERLESS 10 GAUGE
Item # R23-18-552
Smooth clean metal with quite a lot of case colors showing, 32 Damascus barrels with mirror bores. Only detractions are the letter 'KP' lightly carved in stock. Also white line recoil pad added. Good solid gun.
Antique $ 2,950.
REMINGTON FIELDMASTER MODEL 121 PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN MARKED ‘Routledge Bore for .22 Long Rifle Shot C
Item # R84-18-544
This example is indeed counter-bored almost 11 back from the muzzle to a diameter of approximately .40, 75% barrel blue (the balance is a thin blue gray from having had some light surface corrosion cleaned). 90%+ magazine and receiver blue is intact, nice wood with most original varnish remaining, light handling dings, shiny bore.
Modern $ 895.