Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
Pistols & Handguns
BROWNING 9MM ENGRAVED RENAISSANCE AUTOMATIC PISTOL
Item # MHG376-17-596
Modern $ 3,850.
BERETTA 92F WITH GOLD ACCENTS
Item # MHG457-18-475
NIB. A very attractive looking gun with gold accents including the hammer, safety, bbl markings and model markings. Also has Dlx finely figured grips. The 92's, of course, were a double action semi-auto in 9mm. 2 clips total, cleaning accessories and box. Nice gun!
Modern $ 775 sale pending.
MERWIN & HULBERT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER
Item # MHG507
Antique $ 4,750.
SECOND MODEL LEMAT REVOLVER
Item # MHG515
5-1/2" bbl. 5" shotgun bbl underneath. Looks like it may have replacement sights. Mechanics is about VG missing the nipple for the shotgun bbl. Wouldn't be hard to repair. Gun in 525,XXX serial range with all matching numbers. Original wood grips show a fair amount of use but checkering is still sharp and only a slight loss on one corner. Metal is about good with a fair amount of dings and mars. Missing loading lever. As is and cheap for a LeMat.
Antique $ 9,500.
PETTINGIL 44 CALIBER ARMY MARTIALLY MARKED REVOLVER
Item # MHG516
7-1/2" bbl. Overall gun is generally in good condition with a smooth gunmetal grey frame. Traces of blue in protected areas. Correct ramrod. Original wood grips show slight loss to the corners of one grip. Fairly rare gun. Martially marked early percussions like this are quite scarce. This one is in better than average condition.
Antique $ 2,950.
Item # MHG518
These were usually carried by sea Captains to disperse mutiny attempts. They had four barrels spreading out from a central position to take care of a crowd. 3" bbls. Total gun length is 8-1/2". This gun shows a fair amount of heavy aged patina with scattered pitting. Mechanical condition is generally VG. Wooden checkered grips are sound. Very scarce early European hand gun. I have only encountered a few in the last number of years. Quite desirable and unique. There is a similar one pictured on page 230 of Firearms Curiosa by Winant.
Antique $ 4,250.
PALM SQUEEZER MADE BY MITRAILEUSE
Item # MHG476
32 cal extra short rim fire by Francaiseda. Overall gun is in fine condition with the frame having an X pattern of etching on the side. Hard rubber grip towards the end of it. Mechanic excellent. Gun retains about 95% of the original nickel finish. Action works fine. A Neat little gun.
Antique $ 1,875..
HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT COLT DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER
Item # C1673
This gun belonged to East Chicago Policeman Captain Timothy O'Neil who was credited for killing public enemy number one, John Dillinger. This gun is well documented with a Colt Factory Letter as well as numerous letters from individuals such as J. Edgar Hoover and other public officials commending O'Neil for the taking down of Dillinger. Also,O' Neil's scrapbook with newspaper clippings and career achievements accompanies this revolver. A very collectable item!! The gun is in very good condition with about 75% original finish remaining.
Modern $ 45,000.
LINDSAY YOUNG AMERICA 2 SHOT POCKET PISTOL
Item # MHG510
Marking on the side is " Lindsay Young America Manufactured by J P Lindsay N Y". A very unique, rare and odd pocket pistol. It has a fluted bbl. Cal 41. Serial number 536. A rather strange concept. This is a dual hammer dual percussion with single bbl. The idea was that 2 complete charges were loaded in superposed fashion. (1 on top of the other) The trigger would discharge the hammer for the first load the farthest out. When the trigger was pulled again the second hammer would discharge the final round. It goes to show that just about everything was tried in building firearms! This gun is in exceptional condition with a bbl scene of a lion, eagle and just about everything else under the sun. The brass frame is scroll engraved. All metal is nice, smooth and clean. The grips on this old gun, which would pre date the Civil War, are exceptional. No chips and very nice. If you are looking for something different and cool, this is the gun!
Antique $ 2,975 sale pending.
HOPKINS PHILADELPHIA PERCUSSION BELT DERINGER
Item # MHG511
Big bore, small gun! This is a 45 cal meant to be worn on the belt. Quite ornate gun with scroll engraving on the lock and the hammer. Also on the upper tang. Nice clean smooth metal. Action works good. Wood is exceptional. VG overall condition. One light age crack on the left hand side by the belt clip. Everything is solid with no wood missing. Also a light crack that has been repaired many years ago on the right hand side with original wood. Just a hairline crack that does not detract from the gun. Very nice little gun!
Antique $ 1,475.
MERWIN & HULBERT POCKET ARMY REVOLVER
Item # MHG475
Cal 44-40. This gun features the 3-1/2" round bbl with top strap style frame and birds head type grip. Overall gun is excellent with about 95% bright nickel. A little flaking on the cylinder and a few spots on the right hand side. Mechanical condition is excellent. Great grips. Excellent bore. Nice clean little gun.
Antique $ 3,575.
PAIR OF HIGH QUALITY FRENCH STYLE MUFF PISTOLS
Item # MHG504-20-419
Cased with all accompaniments. These guns utilize the cap type ignition systems. They have folding triggers. Guns are numbered in a set at 1 and 2. Nicely engraved at the bottom of the lock plate as well as the hammer. Screw off Denzien style bbl with ebony carved grips. Overall guns at one time were plated gold over silver finish with about 75% still remaining. Mechanical condition is excellent. Nicely cased and quite a handsome looking outfit.
Antique $ 2,875.
RUGER NEW MODEL SUPER BLACKHAWK
Item # MHG505
Modern $ 435.
FACTORY ENGRAVED PRESENTATION CASED STEVENS CONLIN #38 2ND ISSUE TARGET PISTOL
Item # MHG245-17-538
Engraved on the side of the barrel: 'With this pistol was made the first perfect outdoor score of 100 at 50-yard range' and the other side continues 'Made at Philadelphia November 8th, 1898 by C.H. Taylor.' His initials are very elaborately engraved on the butt. He went on to be a very well known successful businessman after graduating from Harvard. Taylor worked for a number of automobile manufacturers and airline companies where he patented numerous devices. Entirely engraved: gold gilted receiver elaborately engraved and retains nearly all the orig gold gilt; bbl is in excellent cond retaining all the orig blue; orig mother-of-pearl grips. Beautifully cased in a French Moroccan style leather case with a 'Stevens Arms and Tool Company' label on top which also has the '..1st perfect score of 100' statement on it. Very neat and interesting as far as early American target shooting is concerned. Gun is near mint condition; complete with tools fitted inside the case and a box of cartridges. Hard to improve on and definitely a plus to any Stevens collection. A lot of paperwork accompanies this gun.
Antique $ 12,500.
VERY SCARCE REMINGTON RIDER DA NEW MODEL BELT REVOLVER
Item # R1154-19-446
36 cal. 6-1/2 oct bbl. Blued finish. Very nice Walnut grips. Sharp corners. Overall gun looks nice with good traces of finish in protected areas with the balance turning a plumish/grey/brown coloration. A very scarce little revolver hardly ever seen in the belt variation.
Antique $ 2,275.
VERY RARE REMINGTON NEW MODEL POLICE SA PERCUSSION REVOLVER
Item # R1158-19-445
Cal 36. 6-1/2" full oct bbl. 6,100 serial range. Overall gun shows an aged patina finish with sharp corners and good markings. Original wood grips have a few dings and a well done repair to one side. Overall metal is starting to turn an aged brown patina. Nice functioning action. All original.
Antique $ 2,750.
REMINGTON RIDER DA NEW MODEL BELT THROUGH THE CYLINDER MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER
Item # R1157-19-449
36 cal. Original grips have a repaired crack on one that is sound and solid. Overall metal is a grey coloration with no finish. Scattered pits. Good bbl markings. The full fluted cylinder models are extremely scarce. This is the only one I think I have encountered. Shows a fair amount of use. Dark bore. Still a very desirable collectors item.
Antique $ 2,100.
BEAUTIFUL SCOTTISH STYLE PERCUSSION PISTOL
Item # MHG477-19-421
Lock is signed "Mortimer." All metal pistol. Has a 7" bbl and measures 11-1/2" overall. It has a 3-stage canon type bbl with the belt hook on the opposite side. Gun is very beautifully engraved. Several different motifs. Mechanical condition is excellent. Gun looks fantastic with an aged unpolished full silver finish which has turned an untouched patina coloration. Very unique gun with wonderful engraving.
Antique $ 4,950.
ANTIQUE KNIFE PISTOL BY JAMES ROGERS OF SHEFFIELD
Item # MHG474-20-313
Cal 30. 3-1/2" brass bbl. 2 fold out blades. There is a compartment in the grip for balls. Overall generally VG condition with a light patina to the bbl. Horns scales for grips. English proofed. Folding trigger mechanism. Well marked classic pistol knife by England's most noted manufacturer.
Antique $ 2,395.
SAVAGE REVOLVING FIRE-ARMS CO NAVY MODEL
Item # MHG479-19-481
A very unusual and seldom seen percussion pistol made during the Civil War era. Cal 36 6-shot cylinder. 7-1/2" oct bbl. Pretty much the period standard loading lever system, but with a lever and a trigger. The lever thus indexing the cylinder and cocking the hammer. The trigger fires the arm. A big handgun with overall length of approximately 14". Grey coloration and was likely cleaned years ago. All markings are very good. Mechanics work well. Wooden grip is in nice condition with some shrinkage. The only negative is that the little ramrod catch is missing. This truly is a unique collectable from the Civil War Era! A lot of Savage revolving pistols were purchased by the US Government.
Antique $ 1,895.
METROPOLITAN ARMS COMPANY NEW YORK PISTOL
Item # MHG481-19-440
Back in those days, everyone tried to copy a good thing. The Metropolitan, from a distance, you would swear was a Colt Navy. This one is in very nice condition with what appears to be original finish blue/brown antique finish. Still nice markings on the cylinder that are somewhat visible. Serial number 1812. It does have the brass backstrap and the tiny trigger guard that you can barely get your finger in. Action works. Cylinder does index. Overall condition is quite nice. Good collectable piece!
Antique $ 2,275.
SERIAL #1 EXTREMELY FINE FACTORY ENGRAVED WHITNEY RING TRIGGER PERCUSSION REVOLVER, CIRCA 1854
Item # MHG7777-19-479
Very rare; less than 50 made. This gun was formerly in the William L. Locke Collection collection and is pictured in his book as well as 'American Percussion Revolvers'. Overall gun is in beautiful cond with 90% of the orig blue on the frame and bbl. Orig grips are VG with some light mars and dings, good case colors on the hammer and lever. Gun is probably unfired; exc+ inside and out. .31 caliber.
Antique $ 12,500.
US MARKED FLARE GUN
Item # MHG493-19-442
Shoots an approximate 1-1/2" diameter flare. This is in the pistol variety with a 4" bbl and a pistol grip. Marked on the gun is "US Property Pistol Pyrotechnic M-8." You never know when you might need a flare gun! For only $275 you can have one!
Antique $ 275.
THE AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER
Item # MHG485-19-428
A small nickel plated pocket pistol with 2-1/2" bbl. Cal is 38 S&W. 5-shot revolver in as new condition with the original box. The gun is near new and the box is in VG condition for it's age. A seam or two letting go but still very nice. Nice collectable!
Antique $ 895.
YOUNG AMERICA SAFETY HAMMER PISTOL
Item # MHG488-19-430
The safety hammer meaning that it is a factory bob style hammer. Double action, but pretty much usable in double action mode because of no hammer spur as designed. A very diminutive gun with a 2" bbl and just over 5" overall. Made by the H&R Arms Company. 5-shot 32 S&W. Gun is blued with all blue remaining. Exceptional hard rubber grips. Comes in original box. Box is very old but still together and in reasonably good condition.
Antique $ 895 sale pending.
H & R MODEL 1905 DOUBLE ACTION PISTOL
Item # MHG487-19-429
Another exceptional condition boxed revolver. Nickel plating. 2-1/2" bbl. Cal 32 S&W long. This one has the hard rubber H&R grips with the target. Grips are as new. Box also is very nice. The black box with red striping and VG. One edge letting go. All there and nice.
Modern $ 550.
H & R YOUNG AMERICA DOUBLE ACTION PISTOL
Item # MHG497-19-431
This Young America is in nickel and the double action means that it does have an exposed hammer and spur for shooting either single or double action. A very small revolver with a 2" bbl. This is a 5-shot in 32 S&W cartridge. This is a fine condition gun with all finish remaining and exceptional hard rubber grips.
Antique $ 275 .
NEW IN BOX RUGER BISLEY BLACKHAWK REVOLVER
Item # MHG500-19-486
Modern $ 650.
BABY HAMMERLESS EJECTOR REVOLVER
Item # MHG483-19-384
This is one of the first mini pocket guns with bbl length of 1-1/4" . Overall length of about 4." 6-shot 22 cal folding trigger hammerless. These small guns were made by a couple of outfits in the teens and 20's. This one is by Sedgley so indicated on the grip with a large "S." Condition is phenomenal. All finish remaining. Grips are mint. Comes in original box. The box itself is also in fine shape with light wear to the corners. All intact and with a nice label. Inside the box is even the instruction sheet! Very cute little gun!
Modern $ 1,575.
MANHATTAN FIRST MODEL FIRST VARIATION POCKET REVOLVER
Item # MHG412-18-438
Serial number 317. The early Manhattans had an engraved floral motif on the bbl flats which is a very delicate engraving and looks very good most all of which remains. The frame is an antique grey patina and the cylinder is a brownish patina. Mechanics are good. The action works properly. Rosewood grips are also in pretty good condition but have had a repair to the right hand side and there is a slight chip on the left hand side. Caliber is 22 short. A neat little collectable gun that very much resemble an early Smith and Wesson.
Antique $ 595.
STAR 1911 STYLE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL
Item # MHG453-18-474
Cal 9mm. The Star is a good quality gun made in Spain. They pretty much copied everything we did here in America but they did end up with a decent gun. All finish remains. A few light handling mars. Overall condition is very good. Comes with an extra clip and a holster.
Modern $ 400.
BLUNT & SYMS SINGLE SHOT BAR HAMMER PISTOL
Item # MHG431-19-482
On top of the half oct bbl, is "B & S New York" and "Cast Steel." A quite unique early hammerless type percussion pistol. The B & S was made sometime in the 1840s-1850s. Cal is approximately .34-.36. Very typical of the day scroll engraving. All markings very visible. Action works nice. A unique collectable in wonderful condition for very little money!
Antique $ 675.
MARTIALLY MARKED E. WHITNEY 2ND MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER
Item # MHG215-17-389
Interesting in that it is in the 4th type serial number range but has the E. Whitney barrel address. Generally fine condition overall retaining 85% original nickel on the bbl, frame, hammer and triggerguard; traces of case colors on loading lever. Nice grips with great cartouche, excellent mechanically. Plain cylinder. A fine Civil War Era Whitney.
Antique $ 3,975.
WALTHER MODEL 8
Item # MHG223-19-292
Waffenfabrik Walther G.35 Cal" in blue circle on grips (25). N proofing, virtually all blue remaining with very slight holster wear at the muzzle. Comes with holster dated 1915 and marked "Werkgenossenchaft, Berlin". Holster is in great shape but retaining strap has come loose. Gun is in very fine+ condition.
Modern $ 1,475.
POSSIBLE ESQUIBEL PERCUSSION PISTOL
Item # N39-20-316
One of the great Spanish gun makers. Their 'Running Stag' brass escutcheon is inlaid atop the breech area. Approximately .58 Caliber. 11" bbl, 17" overall length. Simple engraving on top strap with the numeral '2'. The brass furniture motifs have been beautifully designed with a definite romantic influence. Brass has turned a very rich dark patina-quite greenish in areas. The walnut has been tastefully carved as well using vine and floral motifs. Generally VG+ cond with some small bits of wood missing near the brass buttcap. Horn forearm tip, ram rod tip missing. Attractive. Includes photos of disassembled gun as well as research notes from the consignor.
Antique $ 2,950.
BELGIAN SINGLE SHOT GALLERY PISTOL IN 9 MM RIMFIRE
Item # MHG348-19-401
Good bore, 10 octagon barrel, fancy target sights, overall metal is a dark plum blue brown patina coloration, fancy triggerguard and butt cap with finial, VG checkered half-stock walnut.
Antique $ 595.
DMW MILITARY LUGER
Item # MHG439-17-557
This is a standard 4" bbl version. Receiver is dated 1915. Overall gun in VG condition. Some pinprick pitting here and there. Most finish remains. Wooden grips are also in VG condition. Early style mag with typical non-matching number. All other numbers on the gun match. Real decent Luger.
Modern $ 1,575.
VERY RARE FRANKENAU PURSE PISTOL
Item # MHG418-19-417
Pistol is mounted inside a purse. The gun is pictured on page 159 of the book "Firearms Curiosa" by Lewis Winant. This is a very interesting item. It is truly a coin purse. One side opens by a lever and inside is a small pin fire 5-shot revolver. Only the muzzle is visible at the end of the purse. Purse measures 2-1/2 by 3-1/2". It has a brass frame design. On one side of the purse is the original velour lining and the other side is missing the lining with only the inside brass coin purse visible. Other than that, the gun is in near excellent condition with a trigger that drops down for activating the revolver. I believe these were made in Germany and only about 200 were produced. Unique disguised protection device.
Antique $ 3,350.
A BEAUTIFUL PAIR OF MILLER AND VALGREISS BREECH LOADING UNDERLEVER SINGLE SHOT TARGET PISTOLS
Item # LM3-19-415
Caliber 38. The lock plate and frame upper tang feature nearly all the bright case hardening. Both guns feature mint bores. The bbls are 10" with fluted oct style. Both guns have two platinum bbl bands. All metal work is fine and beautifully scroll engraved. Bbls retain nearly all the bright glossy blue. The European style stocks feature a high gloss lacquer finish with checkered forearms and fluted buttstocks. The bottom of the buttstocks have a case colored triangle shaped grip cap which is very beautiful and adds a lot of class to the gun. Beautiful inside and out. Hard to improve upon.
Antique $ 8,500.
VERY FINE PAIR OF SCOTTISH ALL METAL PERCUSSION PISTOLS
Item # LM2-18-609
Caliber 477 featuring 6-1/2" blued oct bbls. Case hardened iron lock plates are beautifully and exquisitely engraved with flowing English style scrolls. The top of the bbls are marked " Richards London". Both guns feature belt clips on the side of the frame. German silver metal frame has turned a pleasing patina with excellent engraving. Mechanical condition is excellent. Complete with ramrods. Bbls retain 75% orig bright glossy blue with some flaking and some turning brown. The case hardening on the locks has turned somewhat dark but still has vivid case colors. Very pleasing pair. Hard to improve upon.
Antique $ 7,750.
EXTRAORDINARY CASED PAIR OF SCOTTISH ALL METAL SAW HANDLED PERCUSSION OFFICERS MODEL PISTOLS
Item # LM1-18-613
The frames on these guns are embellished with a large open scrolled style of engraving. The oval grip caps are also scroll engraved and mounted with two screws. Original oak case is in excellent condition with a very pleasing original green liner. It is accompanied with a blue steel nutcracker bullet mold marked "44 Caliber". Combination screw driver and picker. A tin of caps, a Greenheart loading rod with ebony head. A very fine extremely small German silver powder flask. Very Unique. Guns are in excellent plus condition. Retain most all original brown Damascene pattern on the bbls as well as fire-blued bluing to the nicely engraved hammers. Mechanical condition is excellent. These guns feature a 5-1/4" bbl with vivid blue remaining on the belt clips. On the bottom of the bbl in front of the frame, both guns feature Birmingham proofs. Marked on top of the bbl is "Manton Patented London". An extraordinary pair of guns. Very well done. Condition is superb. Complete with swivel style cleaning rods on the bottom of the bbls. Very unique pair of guns.
Antique $ 9,500.
BEAUTIFUL FLINTLOCK PISTOL
Item # MHG392-20-315
21" overall with a 13-1/2" bbl. Bore is approximately .65 cal. Gun features all brass fixtures such as trigger guard. Inlaid motifs are very decoratively engraved. The woodwork on the gun is superb with a considerable amount of elaborate carving. There is a minter's name that I can't quite make out on the lock plate. A very beautiful well made decorative gun believed to be an early Spanish made. Overall gun is a plum-brown coloration with excellent wood. All complete and original unaltered. Very interesting piece
Antique $ 3,950.
CASED PAIR OF ENGRAVED BELGIAN PERCUSSION PISTOLS
Item # MHG378-17-487
Of approximately 60 Bore. Both featuring swivel mounted ramrods, 9 bbls measuring 15-1/2" overall, locks are very nicely engraved and inlaid in gold on each nicely engraved sideplate is 'LAPORT IRMAOS RIO DE JANEIRO'. Wood has probably been cleaned some time ago and is in exc cond with no splits or cracks, the bbls appear to have been refinished at one time and retain most of the nice plum brown reapplied finish. The case is probably of newer silverware casing but still looks very nice. It's done very well with a modern flask, rammer, bullet mold and a few other things. Nice little outfit.
Antique $ 3,750.
THE LONE RANGER’S BROWNING RENAISSANCE PISTOL
Item # MHG334-18-478
.9mm Caliber (.380 ACP). Fully engraved in silver finish, AS-NEW condition overall, original synthetic pearl grips. Complete with a letter presenting this gun to a friend and signed 'Clayton Moore-The Lone Ranger'. This letter is dated 1977 and written on The Lone Ranger Inc letterhead stationary.
Modern $ 7,500 sale pending.
CHRISTOPH KUCHENREITER MARKED PERCUSSION PISTOL IN APPROXIMATELY .50 CALIBER
Item # MHG251-20-317
8-3/4 octagon barrel, fine condition overall with smooth clean metal of a soft plum gray coloration. Fancy furniture with fancy carved border decorations, checkered grip area, horn forend and ramrod tip, trapdoor in end of fancy butt won't open. Most likely it contains a map to a lost pirate treasure.
Antique $ 2,375.