Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
Beadwork & Other Indian Artifacts
VERY OLD NAVAJO BEADED HEADPIECE (HAIRPIECE)
Item # el-3-417
Item # el-3-415
Two-colors of leather & rabbit fur with bright beaded flowers.
VERY WELL MADE CONTEMPORARY PIPE TOMAHAWK
Item # M843-19-514
The axe end is an aged brass coloration with inlaid iron sharp edge. 24" nicely made wooden shaft with numerous tacks inlaid. A feather drop with old trade beads attached with leather thong. Very well done. Made by the artist who made a number for the movie "Dances with Wolves." Very authentic looking.
NICELY DONE PIPE TOMAHAWK BY A WELL KNOWN MAKER WILLIAM BUCKLEY
Item # M825-19-511
Buckley is known for making Kentucky rifles and this is no doubt his work. The shaft measures 17". It has eight or ten nicely done silver and brass inlays. Nicely engraved with scalloped edges. The brass tomahawk with Buckley's style of work. The brass has turned a nice patina. Very nicely done and easily recognizable as Buckley's work.
Antique $ 1,175.
EXHIBITION GRADE QUALITY PIPE TOMAHAWK
Item # M841-19-510
Measuring 20". Wooden shaft is of natural fancy striped wood with 3 German silver inlays. German silver bands that says "To Your Arms Soldier Fight" . Beautiful tomahawk with German silver inlaid Eagle on one side of the blade that says "Liberty" underneath it. On the other side it says "Old Hickory" and a picture of Andrew Jackson. The bowl is also wrapped in German silver and delicately engraved. The mouth piece is also German silver. Whoever the artist was, they did an excellent job on this tomahawk. The rest of the blade is nicely engraved with other silver inlays.
Antique $ 2,375.
CONTEMPORARY PIPE TOMAHAWK
Item # M842-19-515
Measuring 22" overall. Nicely done. Wooden shaft has thong leather drop tie with bells on the end of it. A few feathers. Some old trade beads. The tomahawk has 8-10 brass inlays on each side in a cross manner. Metal has turned a dark brown patina. Also fitted on the tomahawk is leather drop thong with trade beads, elk tooth and some feathers. This again is made by a contemporary artist who has done many authentic Indian pieces for movies. Very decorative.
Antique $ 795.
2’ X 3’ WOOL RUG WITH SOUTHWEST GEOMETRIC DESIGN
Item # el-0-774
Red, black, white and dark gray colors. Very decorative, later made rug.
2’ X 3’ WOOL RUG WITH SW GEOMETRIC DESIGN
Item # el-0-775
Red, black, white, dark gray colors. Very decorative, later made rug.
TWO-HANDLED WOOD SCRAPER / HIDE SCRAPER / TOBACCO CUTTER
Item # Scraper520
With 8-3/4 blade which is marked '225' with 'RW' inside a Heart/Pyramid shape. Orig hardwood handles in great shape, blade has been cleaned. Put the kids to work scraping logs for the hunting shack or other menial chores.
DISPLAY OF 6 SPEAR POINTS, 3 DRILL TYPE POINTS AND SEVERAL SHARDS OF REDDISH COLORED POTTERY
Item # A130
Spear points are 2-1/2 to 3-1/2" long, drills are 2-3/4" to 3" All in a 12 x 8" display case. Good to VG condition.
INTERESTING GROUPING OF SMALL ARROWHEADS
Item # A80
7/8 long to 1-1/4" long. Interesting variation in designs and colors, 8 items, VG+ to fine condition. In a 4.5" x 5.5" box.
COLLECTION OF SCRAPERS, ARROWHEADS, POTTERY SHARDS AND WHAT APPEARS TO BE A 2” LONG PIECE OF TOOTH
Item # A15
One arrowhead shaped piece has a crater and small hole reaching opposite side; no doubt used to start fires with a twirling wood shaft-very rare. Mounted in display case.
INTERESTING COLLECTION OF ARROWHEADS, SCRAPERS, TEETH, SHELLS, POTTERY SHARDS AND SMALL STONE AXE
Item # A14
33 pieces; teeth are beaver, probable bear tooth, probably two human teeth. Also an interesting triangular stone; 3/4 thick, 3.5" per side. Mounted in display case with cracked glass. (Will swap a good piece of glass for extra $5.)
BAG FULL OF PIECES
Item # A41
Variety of colors and sizes; some were once part of a point, others possibly knappers.
IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION OF PREHISTORIC NATIVE ARTIFACTS
Item # A5
Consisting of 2 fish-hooks and 37 arrowheads/spear points in varying condition. All knapped from various types; flint and stones, various colors. Midwest. Mounted in display case.
LARGE NATIVE AMERICAN MADE BEAR CLAW BEADED NECK PIECE
Item # el-0-738
Consists of a brightly colored beaded area with an Eagle surrounded by 10 bear claws. 4 1/2 diameter.
LARGE NATIVE AMERICAN MADE BEAR CLAW BEADED NECKPIECE
Item # el-0-739
BEAUTIFUL BEADED FUR & LEATHER MUKLUKS
Item # el-0-744
16 DIAMETER HORN WREATH
Item # el-0-742
Formed from five horns believed to be from desert Bighorn Sheep. The horn lengths range from approximately 12 long to 20" long. Quite decorative Western wreath.
LEATHER & SEAL SKIN JACKET
Item # el-0-760
Cuff/collar/back/lower front have beautiful fur. Leather: mellow pale yellow; of medium ladies size. Very attractive & very rare dating back to the 40's. Made by the Alaskan Eskimos.