Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
EXTREMELY RARE MODEL 1879 WINCHESTER CARTRIDGE BOARD
Item # W112
This is the second cartridge board that I believe Winchester ever manufactured and it is referred to as a Government Board. At the bottom it states "Capacity of works 2 million cartridges daily". Contains about 70 cartridges, 6 paper patch bullets, several empty brass shot shell cases, 3 empty paper cases, quite a number of primers along with Winchester primers. Overall board is in generally VG condition with a few light stains and some oxidation of the cartridges. Very rare board. I can only recall seeing one other one of these over the years and this one is in much better condition. Original fancy oak framing in excellent condition with a few light mars. Original correct antique wavy glass still in place. A very colorful piece of early Winchester History.
Antique $ 27,500.
INTERESTING AMERICAN FLAG
Item # W527
Used for advertising at sporting goods store in Waterville Main. It says " Winchester Rifles and Shotguns and Ammunition". Towards the bottom it says " Buy all of your Winchester sporting goods at Dakins Sporting Goods 67 Temple Street Waterville Maine". I understand only a few of these have surfaced. They were done in about 1915. Measures 11 by about 7-1/2" high. Neatly framed and looks great. Colors are bright. An extraordinary piece of American History. This flag was produced before the law was passed that you could not deface the American flag.
Antique $ 1,575.
VERY UNIQUE WINCHESTER CARTRIDGE DISPLAY BOARD
Item # M829-19-560
In the center is the Winchester logo with the rider along with a plaque noting the presentation of this board to Bob Peterson for his contribution to their cartridge manufacturing business. He came up with the Bismuth shot. Very interesting board measuring 2-1/2 feet high by 3-1/2 feet long. Walnut display case with glass. The display covers about 100 cartridges that Winchester was making at the time. Overall condition is excellent with only a few light handling mars. Very attractive display item. One of a kind!
Antique $ 5,750.
FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 54 BOLT ACTION RIFLE
Item # W371-20-231
Very scarce gun with correct original Mannlicher stock featuring the round cheek piece and pistol grip checkered stock. Wood is in excellent condition with checkered steel buttplate and correct Model 54 sling swivels. Ramp front sight is matted and neatly engraved all the way around it with hooded front sight. No rear sight slot. Cal 30-06. Mint bore. Has a Redfield factory installed receiver sight. Also equipped with a side mount aperture for a scope. I'm sure the factory installed the Carl Zeiss scope with excellent optics. Gun is fairly elaborately engraved with a floral design on the floor plate as well as the trigger guard. Front and back of the bbl is engraved as is the receiver. Overall gun is in excellent+ condition retaining nearly all original blue. Shows very little if any signs of use. Gun is guaranteed to be 100% correct. John Olin made up a number of these manlicker stocked 54's when he took over the running of the Winchester Arms Company to give to his good friends. This is apparently one of them. Extremely rare and in excellent condition complete with Letter of Authenticity from Herb House, the former curator of the Winchester Museum in Cody, Wyoming. He describes most features on this gun. After close examination I conclude that it is probably the work of Alden Ulrich. Very scarce gun!
Modern $ 12,900.
Item # PK-502
WINCHESTER FAMILY SCALE
Item # 402j
WINCHESTER NO. W11 FOOD GRINDER
Item # 402a
5 from table top, excellent condition.
WINCHESTER NO. W32 FOOD GRINDER
Item # 402b
6-1/4 high from table top to top of hopper. Shank broken near crank handle-shouldn't be too hard to fix. Otherwise VG cond.
WINCHESTER PIPE WRENCH
Item # 402c
14 with wood handle, VG+ condition.
WINCHESTER PIPE WRENCH
Item # 402e
8 with wood handle, VG+ condition. Rare.
WINCHESTER MONKEY WRENCH
Item # 402d
Coe's pattern (No. 1002). 8 long, very nice condition.
WINCHESTER STAG HANDLE CARVING KNIFE
Item # 402f
Marked 'Winchester, Trade Mark, Made In USA'. 9 blade, 14" overall, one piece stag antler handle.
WINCHESTER KITCHEN SLICER KNIFE
Item # 402g
Marked 'Winchester Trade Mark, Made In USA, Stainless, 733?. In good condition.
WINCHESTER KITCHEN KNIFE
Item # 402h
Marked 'Winchester, Trade Mark, Made In USA, Stainless, W762'. Cut swaged blade, front 1.5 broken off but here-shouldn't be too hard to fix.
WINCHESTER SMALL POCKET KNIVES
Item # PK-503
Two blades per knife: one is 1-3/4, the other is 1". Slim trim knives with a silver metal rim and pearl effect finished handles, Winchester Western marking. Blade tang marked 'Colonial Prov. R.I.' who is a well-known American knife maker. Several available, all unused, some with orig paper packaging.
Antique $ 35.00 each.
FINE ARRANGEMENT OF WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-500
1: 2-5/8 pocket knife with scissors and nail file. Red metallic handle, Winchester design on one side. Stainless steel blades and attachments, stamp on tang, VG cond. 2: 4" lock back knife with ivory boneite handles and Winchester horse design, nickel silver bolsters. Blade marked 'Winchester New Haven, CT'. Fair cond with deterioration of finish on bolsters. 3: Two Winchester 2-3/4" two blade knives with silver colored metal rims and pearl effect finished handles, Winchester Western mark. In good cond with some marks to handles. 4: 3-1/2" two blade knife, genuine bone handles, nickel bolsters, heraldic shield, orig Winchester stamp and '2857 /`87' marked on tang. VG cond. 5: 3-1/4" two blade knife, genuine bone handles, nickel bolsters, heraldic shield, orig Winchester stamp and '2978 /`89' marked on tang. Excellent cond.
THREE WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-495
1: 3-5/8 three blade knife with orig Winchester stamp on tang, '3964 /`87' also marked on tang, bone handles with nickel silver bolsters and crest shield. 2: 3-3/8" two blade pen knife with cast bronze color handle commemorating the Winchester Model 1873. Orig Winchester stamp and '1987 —1' marked on tang. 3: 3-7/8" three blade buck knife. Buck and '301' marked on tang, black handles with bronze plate and nickel silver bolsters. All knives are New In Box.
THREE WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-466
1: 3-1/2 blade, '125th Anniversary Knife' with cast bronze colored handles, engraved commemorating the Winchester Model 1866. Orig Winchester stamp and 1991-2 stamp on tang. 2: 3-7/8" three blade buck knife, buck and 301 stamp on tang, black handles with silver colored Winchester plate and bolsters. 3: 4-1/4" two blade buck knife with buck and 311 stamp on tang. Black handles with silver colored plate and bolsters. All knives are New In Box.
WINCHESTER KNIVES AND TOOLS
Item # PK-465
A little bit of everything in this collection of thirteen knives and tools. 1: Stainless steel Far East operations 2 two blade knife with money clip. 2: 3" box cutter with red Winchester logo. 3: Boxed 2-5/16" lock back knife with hoop design, brown bone handles, single metal bolster with Winchester horse design. Blade marked 'Winchester', tang stamped '440 Stainless'. In red and black box marked 'Japan'. 4: 2" stainless steel two blade money clip knife with 'Winchester (Hong Kong) Limited' design. In black and orange box marked 'Japan'. 5: 4" lock back knife with ivory boneite handles and Winchester logo, nickel silver bolsters, blade etched with 'Winchester New Haven, CT'. 6: 2-5/8" pocket knife with scissors and nail file, red metallic handle with Winchester design on one side. Blades and attachments are stainless steel with stamp on tang. 7: Two Winchester marked 2-3/4" two blade knives with silver colored metal rims and pearl effect finished handles; Winchester Western mark. 8: 3-1/2" two blade '125th Anniversary Commemorative' knife. Cast bronze color handles engraved with Winchester Model 1866 design; Oliver Winchester pictured on reverse. Orig Winchester tang stamp and '1991—2' stamp on reverse. In box marked 'W15 1991-2'. 9: 'Model 1921 Commemorative' marked 3-1/3" single blade lock back knife. Bronze colored handles engraved with Winchester logo and Model 1921 rifle on reverse. Orig Winchester stamp and '1989-1' stamp on tang. In box marked 'W15 1989-1'. 10: 2 Winchester stainless steel 3" opening tools. 11. 2" sharpening disc with Winchester design.
THREE WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-464
1: Buck knife in orig box. 3-7/8 blade with 'Buck' and '301' stamp on tang, black handles with silver colored Winchester plate and bolsters. 2: 3-5/8" two blade wharncliffe half whittler, congress pattern, slanted pinched bolsters are in nickel. Orig Winchester tang stamp and '2935 /`88' on tang. Comes with display box. 3: Two blade pocket knife marked '2935/`88' on the tang of one blade. Box numbered to knife. All knives are new in box.
WINCHESTER CENTENNIAL LOCK BLADE KNIFE
Item # PK-462
Double 4 blades, drop clip marked 'Winchester'. Body is approximately 6" long with wood sides; right side has shield inlay marked '1873-1973' with a rifle. Attractive large knife. New cond, no box.
FOUR WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-461
1: 3-7/8 three blade 'buck' star knife, black handles, silver colored bolsters and Winchester plate. Tang is stamped 'Buck/301'. In good cond with some handling marks. 2: 4" lock blade with ivory boneite handles and Winchester horse design; blade marked 'Winchester, New Haven, CT', nickel silver bolsters. In good cond with some deterioration to the finish on the bolsters. 3: 3-1/2" three blade knife, orig bone handles, nickel bolsters and heraldic shield. Orig Winchester tang stamped '3971 /`89' on reverse side of tang. In box. Exc cond. 4: 4-1/8" blade trapper pattern knife. Master blade is clip, secondary is spey. Genuine old Rogers bone handle, nickel bolsters, heraldic shield. Tang marked with orig Winchester and '2904 /`87' stamps. In box. Exc cond with minor handling marks.
THREE WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-440a
1: 3 lock blade knife marked 'Winchester, New Haven, CT'. NSN. Faux bone side plates stamped with rider and horse. 2: 3" x 1" blade marked 'Winchester 440 Stainless Handmade'. Bolster is engraved with horse and rider logo on both sides; side plate is dark wood. 3: Double bladed folding knife, blade is etched with 'Winchester gunstock for 1000', side plates are bone with small inlaid shield. All knives are in new condition but knives 1 and 3 have some slight tarnish showing.
Item # PK-440
D.H. Russell belt knife with sheath made in Canada for Winchester. SSN 0088; in orig box. Unique, excellent quality non-folding knife. Comes with nice Winchester marked leather sheath. New in original box.
SEVEN WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-438
1: One 3-7/8 equal ended three blade 'buck' star knife, black handles, bronze colored bolsters and Winchester plate. Tang stamped 'Buck' and '301 star stockman model No. 301'. 2: One 4" lock back knife with ivory boneite handles and Winchester horse design; nickel silver bolsters. Blade marked 'Winchester, New Haven, CT'. 3: One 2-5/8" pocket knife with scissor and nail file, Red metallic handle with Winchester design on one side. Blades and attachments are stainless steel with stamp on tang. 4: Two 2-3/4" two blade knives with silver colored metal rims and pearl effect finished handles with Winchester Western mark. 5: One 3" two blade knife with genuine bone handles, nickel bolsters and heraldic shield. Orig Winchester stamp and '2851 /`88' stamp on tang. In box marked 'W15 2851' 6. One 3-3/4" three blade knife with genuine bone handles, nickel bolsters and heraldic shield. Orig Winchester stamp and '3949 /`89' stamped on tang, in box marked 'W15 3949'. All in new, unused cond. A couple of them have slight tarnishing from age.
TWO WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-437
1: 2-3/4, two blade W15 equal end master blade spear and secondary blade clip. Genuine old Rodgers bone handle, tang stamped with orig Winchester stamp and '2991 /`88'. Nickel silver bolsters and propeller shield. New in box, exc cond. 2: Special edition 3-1/2 two blade '125th Anniversary of Winchester' pen knife with sterling silver engraved handles commemorating the Model 1866. Limited edition-less than 500 produced. New in box, excellent condition.
Item # PK-429b
3-5/8, 3 blade back spring whittler knife. Master blade clip, secondary blades; spear and spay. Genuine old Rogers bone handle with nickel bolsters and heraldic shield. Orig Winchester stamp and '3904 /88' on tang. New in orig box. (Shown on right in photos.)
Item # PK-429a
3-7/8, two blade swell center (balloon). Equal end knife with genuine peach seed bone handle, nickel silver bolsters and balloon shield. Original Winchester tang stamp with '2880 1/2 /:88' also marked on tang. New In Box. (Shown on left in photos.)
THREE WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-427
1: 4" lock back knife, ivory boneite handles, Winchester horse design. Blade marked 'Winchester, New Haven, CT'. VG unused cond with age tarnishing to nickel silver bolsters. 2: Three blade buck knife; longest blade is 3-7/8". Bronze colored Winchester plate and bolsters. New in box, some age tarnishing. 3: Single blade "bow tie" pattern W15 1901 knife, genuine old Rodgers bone handle. Nickel bolsters and heraldic shield. New in box.
ORIGINAL WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 CARBINES SHIPPING CRATE
Item # 7221-19-241
Great sturdy dovetail-jointed wooden crate measuring 11 x 11 x 41-1/2 inches. Each end is labelled 10 Winchester Carbines Model 1894" in black, with the W logo & trademark info printed in red. These markings are heavy, stamped into the wood. The caliber "30 W.C.F." & some sort of an order number (hard to read) were printed lighter, apparently as the case was filled. Inside are some dividers for the guns. Overall crate is in very good condition. The gun dividers are partially present
WINCHESTER GUN DISPLAY RACKS
Item # 8030-11-363
Two racks available. These are slightly different than shown in the photo. They have wooden gun rests rather than clear plastic & no table supports. With hooks on the back to hang on a wall. Approx 29-1/2 X 13".
Antique $ 125 each.
WINCHESTER M-70 TRIGGERGUARD
Item # el
Engraved 'TEH' FOR TED HAZELWOOD, MANAGER OF WINCHESTER'S CANADA PLANT. This triggerguard came from one of his personal M-70's.
WINCHESTER MODEL 52 SECTION OF BARREL
Item # el-9-543
Showing the chamber and rifling. Used for demonstration purposes. One side is stamped 2450 RDS." Apparently this is a demonstration of the wear inside the barrel and chamber after firing 2450 rounds.
No License Required $ 75.
WINCHESTER MODEL 94 LEVER
Item # el-9-542
In the first casting stage before the final milling was done.
Antique $ 150.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1300 CUT-AWAY FRAME
Item # el-9-541
Used for demonstration purposes.
Antique $ 150.
WINCHESTER MODEL 37 EXPERIMENTAL FRAME
Item # el-9-540
Marked 'Experimental 2002' from the Winchester factory.
Modern $ 200.
WINCHESTER MODEL 50 WIN-LIGHT CUT-AWAY BARREL ASSEMBLY
Item # el-9-535
showing the choking assembly.
Antique $ 125.
WINCHESTER CUT-AWAY BARREL ASSEMBLY
Item # el-9-534
This cut-away model features the Win-choke.
Antique $ 100.
GROUPING OF WINCHESTER MODEL 59 BARREL ASSEMBLIES
Item # el-9-533
consisting of various stages of completion.
Antique $ 395.
WINCHESTER EXPERIMENTAL SINGLE BBL SHOTGUN RECEIVER
Item # ELS5548
Serial #EXP2002. This receiver part of an effort to manufacture a high quality single shot. The steel receive is blue with black triggerguard; the hammer and lever are unfinished. Top of receiver is stamped with Winchester proof mark, bottom has EXP2002 serial #. VG cond with some loss of finish and handling wear. Very rare.
VERY UNUSUAL WINCHESTER UMBRELLA
Item # 5785-9-369
Measuring approximately 6 feet across the top with a 6 foot long pole. When extended, the umbrella has six different panels: 3 of them have 'The Winchester Store' printed in black lettering on a white background; the other 3 panels say, 'Arthur F. Knies, White Haven, Penna'. Very unusual item-could very well be the only one that exists.
SALESMAN ROLL-UP KNIFE SAMPLE SET
Item # el-9-370
Featuring 60 Winchester marked folding knives marked 'Winchester Western' in either black or red printing and mother-of-pearl grips. These knives are very nicely done and are in as new condition; the roll-up is in as new condition as well. Very unique item and the only one I've ever seen.
VERY INTERESTING IRON PISTOL STRONGBOX FROM THE WINCHESTER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT DEPT.
Item # M5-2-4-819
27 x 17" x 16". Maker's name, 'Herring Hall Marvin Co.' marked inside. An old paper shipping label inside reads: 'From the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. on Broadway in New York'. Also accompanying this piece is a very interesting orig key which has an old cloth tag attached with wire that reads 'Iron Pistol Box in back office' and is marked from the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. New Haven, CT. Fine old orig Winchester collectable; exc+ cond retaining 95% orig black enamel paint. Total weight about 100 lbs.
Antique $ 1,500.
THE WINCHESTER ERA
Item # 34B
Hard cover by Madis. Signed First Edition. Story of The Winchester Company, discussing models collectible Winchesters. Well illustrated.
WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO.
Item # 7B
It's history and development. 1865-1981 by Houze. 512 pp. Excellent reference. Out of print.
WINCHESTER CATALOG NO. 83
Item # M5-41
1925. Light brown with red & gold lettering, 88 pp. Exc cond with a penciled address on back cover.
ORIG WINCHESTER INVOICE TO MR. KOENIG, NEWARK, NJ
Item # W1162-0-824
of 11/10/1881 for 12 Gauge brass shells, wads, etc. 8 x 9". Nice cond. Pictured on page 104 of Jim Gordon's "Winchester 1873" book.
WINCHESTER 8 PAGE BROCHURE: ‘INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR WIN M70’
Item # el-0-830
4x9, Red/white/black, VG. Post 1964.
WINCHESTER WESTERN BROCHURE: ‘1969 SPORTING ARMS AND AMMUNITION’
Item # el-0-831
8 x 11, 47 pages. Float plane & hunter in red & black plaid coat on cover. VG cond.
1980 WINCHESTER WESTERN GAME CALENDAR FEATURING ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOE FERRARA
Item # el-0-832
Complete with order form for actual prints. Legend at bottom reads '5th Annual Winchester Gun Show - Cody, Wyoming'. VG cond.
WINCHESTER TWO-PIECE 22 .BOXES 1873-1927
Item # 15B
By Richard Rains. Hardcover, lots of photos, over 200 pages covering the 22 Cal. boxed ammo made by Winchester. Very thoroughly done.
THE WINCHESTER ENGRAVING BOOK
Item # 5B
By R.L. Wilson. Hardcover book of over 500 pages. Beinfeld, Second Edition with most info from the old book plus 100 or better color pages of new info. Super book, the best of its kind. Out of print for about 20 years. We have the last of remaining new stock available, in shrink wrap. List price for the new reprint of this book is $225. These rare original factory sealed books are a real bargain at only $175, which is about half of what rare book sellers are charging for this edition.