Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
WINCHESTER MODEL 94 DELUXE PRESENTATION RIFLE
Item # W704
Extremely scarce 26" full round full matted pencil bbl and full length mag tube. Cal 30-30. Orig pistol grip checkered 3X grade wood in exc cond. Shotgun style buttplate. Fine bore. Factory inscription on the side "Woodford Clay". This gun is orig complete with Factory Letter which includes presentation inscription. Overall gun is in exc condition with about 90% bright blue overall. Excellent case colors remaining on the hammer and lever. Would be hard to improve upon.
Antique $ 16,500..
EXTREMELY RARE MODEL 1894 TAKE DOWN DELUXE PENCIL BARREL RIFLE
Item # W764
26" full oct bbl. 30 cal. Correct sights include a flat top sporting rear as well as a Lyman side mount 21 series receiver sight. Exc bore. Orig pistol grip checkered 3X grade wood in VG+ cond with a rifle style buttplate. Sharp checkering and a considerable amount of oil finish remaining on the stock. This gun is a true pencil bbl measuring under 1/2" at the muzzle with the rare combination of a full length mag tube. Take down frame. Antique serial number. Very desirable and unique Winchester.
Antique $ 14,500.
EARLY 1894 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W543
30 cal.Standard 26" round bbl. Full length mag. Rifle butt. Four digit serial number. Most bbl blue is gone and is a silver/grey. A couple spots evidently had some light pitting and have been cleaned on both the bbl and mag tube. Equipped with a 3-leaf rear sight. Standard driven silver front. Receiver is also a mostly silver/grey with some blue remaining. The wood is in VG overall condition. It has had a coat of something added at some time. Bore is good. It is getting harder to find antique 1894's.
Antique $ 1,750 sale pending.
MODEL 1894 WIN TAKE DOWN
Item # W554
Oct bbl. Full length mag. Rifle butt. Beautiful gun with all bbl blue remaining. Nearly all receiver blue. As normal, the take down ring has greyed out. There is not hardly any wear at the carry point. The wood has the original finish and is in exceptional condition. A few handling and hunting marks. Solid with no cracks or losses. Likewise, the inside is exceptional. A beautiful gun with one draw back, extra holes drilled upside of the receiver. Still a very nice rifle.
Modern $ 2,475.
WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W696
Cal 25-35 26" full round bbl and full length mag tube. VG+ bore. Correct buckhorn rear sight and Lyman front sight. Original wood is in VG condition with a rifle style buttplate. Bbl and mag retain 75% original blue somewhat toning. Receiver has good traces of blue in protected areas. Clean sharp gun in a scarce caliber.
Modern $ 1,275.
WINCHESTER 1894 ROUND BARRELED RIFLE
Item # W551
Cal 38-55. Receiver is antique looking brownish/blue. Bbl has quite a bit of blue toning to brown. Good bore with decent riflings. Some roughness. This is equipped with a shotgun style butt and correct nipple top hard rubber buttplate. Someone has put a coat of varnish on this years ago. Not being very careful as some is on the metal. Cody form accompanies this rifle.
Antique $ 1,695.
WINCHESTER 94 RIFLE
Item # W701
Cal 25-35 with 26" full oct bbl and full length mag tube. It has a Marbles front sight and typical buckhorn rear sight. Original wood has a repair to the wrist and is slightly undersized. Rifle style buttplate. Overall gun is generally gunmetal grey with some minor pitting on the receiver. Bbl and mag have good traces of original blue. Scarce cal in oct bbl.
Modern $ 1,375.
MODEL 1894 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W553
Chambered in 38-55. Straight configuration gun with the exception of a 2/3 mag. Receiver is pretty much completely grey. Bbl retains quite a bit of thinning blue. Wood is very nice. Has had a coat of varnish added. Bore is better than average for a 38-55 with little or no pitting but some roughness. Good riflings.
Antique $ 1,475.
WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W700
Cal 38-55. Full round bbl and full length mag tube. Original sights and excellent bore. Original wood is near excellent with rifle style buttplate. Bbl and mag retain about 95% bright blue. Receiver retains about 50-60% blue with the balance having flaked. This has the Japan style finish. Nice clean gun in a good caliber.
Antique $ 2,175.
MODEL 94 TAKE DOWN RIFLE
Item # W712
Cal 30-30. 26" full oct bbl and rare half mag. Original sights include a 3-leaf folding rear sight. Wood shows some minor use but generally VG with rifle style buttplate. Metal is an aged brown patina showing some signs of cleaning. Nice functioning action. Hard to find a take down with a half mag and full oct bbl.
Modern $ 1,495.
WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W702
Cal 25-35 with full length round bbl and full length mag tube. Original sights. VG bore that would benefit from a good cleaning. Original wood is VG with a few minor handling mars and dings and has about 2 dozen achievement notches in the top of the comb but no splits or cracks. Complete with rifle style buttplate. Bbl and mag tube retain about 60% blue toning slightly. Receiver has good traces of blue with a mostly aged plum/brown patina. Nice gun in a scarce caliber.
Modern $ 1,575.
WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE IN SCARCE CALIBER 25-35
Item # W699
Very nice shootable bore. Correct base front sight incorrect blade insert on the front. Marbles buckhorn replacement rear sight. Original stocks have had a light coat of finish added and are slightly undersized. There is a carved Star of David on the left hand side of the stock. Nice clean gun with about 60% toning bbl and mag blue. Receiver is mostly a gunmetal grey. No pitting. Correct saddle ring.
Modern $ 1,350.
WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W414 -20-136
Cal 32 Special. Original full oct bble and full length mag tube. Correct smokeless rear sight. Lyman front sight. Appears to have a good plus bore that would definitely benefit from a good cleaning. Original wood has the usual light mars and dings but no splits or cracks. Rifle style buttplate. Overall metal is turning plum/brown with sharp corners and 25-30% original blue. Fairly clean little gun.
Modern $ 1,375.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 .38-55 CALIBER RIFLE
Item # W449 -20-192
Cal 38-55. Original 26" bbl. Original sights. Fair bore. Original wood has a few minor mars and dings from service but still sound and solid. Rifle style buttplate. Overall gun has turned mostly plum/brown coloration with good traces of blue in protected areas. No pitting. All original and complete with early antique serial number and a quite desirable cal.
Antique $ 1,275 sale pending.
MODEL 94 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W522-20-175
Cal 30-30. Original 26" full round bbl and full length magazine tube.Good to VG bore. Original sights. Wood has a considerable amount of original varnish with the usual mars and dings but no splits or cracks. Rifle style buttplate. Bbl and mag retains about 25% blue turning brown. Receiver has traces of blue mostly turning a modeled brown coloration. Un-touched in any way. All original.
Modern $ 1,175.
NICE WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W522 -20-175
Cal 30-30. Original 26" full round bbl and full length magazine tube. Good shootable bore. Original sights. Wood shows some scattered hunting mars and dings but no splits or cracks. Sound and solid with a rifle style buttplate. Overall metal is generally VG with some bad storage marks. Basically a plum/blue/brown retaining 30-40% original finish turning dark. Un-touched gun is still in shootable condition.
Modern $ 1,175.
UNUSUAL WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE WITH TWO MAG. TUBE RETAINING RINGS
Item # 6319-18-193
.30 Caliber. 26 inch round bbl, full mag, VG bore, traces blue in protected areas, balance of metal is a plum gray patina. Sheard front and buckhorn rear sights, shotgun butt, VG wood. This gun has two magazine retaining rings. I have only encountered this a couple times before. Close examination reveals that both have been taken out at one time and been inspected but I am positive that both are original. The patina is too perfect on the mag tube and both rings to be anything else. Very unusual feature.
Modern $ 975.
ANTIQUE MODEL 1894 WINCHESTER
Item # 9273A-19-238
Cal 25-35. 26" oct bbl and full mag. Crescent buttplate. All metal is a greyish coloration. The buttstock shows a lot of use with a crack in the wrist area coming off of the tang screw. The corners are good. All wood is present. Forearm wood also shows a lot of use with one small chunk out on upper right side. Wood is solid. Dark dirty bore in fair condition. May clean up? Action works okay. This old Winchester was built in 1897.
Antique $ 1,175.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 .38-55
Item # W508-19-237
Standard round bbl and full mag. Crescent buttplate. Bbl metal is bluish and turning. Receiver is mostly vintage plum/brown coloration. Wood is nice fitting and in relatively good condition. Bore is good to VG. It has a Lyman bead style front sight with bead missing. Appears to be the original rear sight with a replacement elevator. The finish on both metal and wood that remains is all original finish.
Antique $ 1,575.
RARE GOLD PLATED WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE
Item # W280-20-207
Very likely a one-of-a-kind gun. I first saw this gun 40 some years ago at the Ohio Gun Collectors Show. It is the only one I have ever seen or heard of. Standard configuration. Full round bbl and full mag tube. But it has a gold gilded forend cap, receiver and buttplate. The Factory Letter verifies features. Gun has an antique serial number and is in excellent+ condition with about all vivid case colors on hammer and lever. Original sights include folding tang sight. Receiver has 97-98% heavy gold gilt finish still remaining as well as the buttplate and forend cap. Round bbl and full mag tube has 95% blue. Original plain Walnut stock is nicely figured with almost all original varnish remaining. Overall gun is guaranteed original and untouched. Very unusual to see a standard configuration with gold gilded frame.
Antique $ 25,500.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE
Item # W213-19-221
Oct bbl is a later replacement with "Model 94" stamped on it. Cal 32 WS. Full mag tube and rifle buttplate. Some modifications to the rear sight which has been filed down. Also the upper receiver bridge has been filed down, evidently to accommodate the lower rear sight? Gun has seen some use and the stock shows a couple of repairs and a little shield imbedded in the buttstock. Great bore! Action is tight but a little sluggish. Probably needs a good cleaning. Somewhat of an entry level 94 but still a decent gun.
Modern $ 895.
WINCHESTER 1894 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE
Item # 9296A-19-226
Very nice condition gun with a large percent of blue remaining on the receiver. Bbl is evidently a replacement because it is marked "Model 94." Cal is 32 W.S. Full mag tube and crescent buttplate. A very nice Lyman tang sight is an added feature. The wood on the stock is nice fitting and in very good condition. A coat of something has been added. The forearm is the same. Very well done! The bore is near excellent. I do not believe it has been used very much. A lot of eye appeal!!
Modern $ 2,500.
WINCHESTER MODEL 94 CUT-AWAY
Item # 6434-20-373
5 Million Serial Number range. Cut-away of their then new Angle Eject Receiver. No barrel, cut off stock. A great item for an 1894 rifle display.
Antique $ 1,250.
WINCHESTER COMMEMORATIVE: NRA CENTENNIAL MUSKET
Item # 9285-20-201
Modern $ 750.
1899 PENCIL BARREL WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE
Item # W18-18-196
.30 Caliber. 24" extra rapid taper round bbl, fine bore, 90% lustrous bbl blue-balance starting to turn with a couple of thinning spots; 15% receiver blue-balance thinning to a plum gray patina. Lyman front and No. 21 receiver sights, VG case colors on hammer and lever, VG forearm and fine shotgun buttstock retaining most orig varnish. All features verified by Factory Letter of Authenticity.
Modern $ 4,750.
1894 Winchester round barrel rifle with Button Mag in Caliber 38-55
Item # 9151-20-184
Receiver is a blueish-brown patina. Bbl retains alot of original blue. Wood is good fitting and in nice condition, has been re-varnished. Nothing undersized, good fitting. Fair to good bore with nice riflings. Could use a cleaning.
Antique $ 1,475 sale pending.
MODEL 1894 WINCHESTER HALF ROUND, HALF OCTAGON IN CALIBER 32 WINCHESTER SPECIAL
Item # 8937-20-140
This gun is equipped a full magazine tube, nipple top shotgun butt and as stated, the half round, half oct bbl. A very decent special order rifle that has some blue remaining on the receiver-the rest has turned the normal grayish color, nice bbl and mag tube blue. Bbl is equipped with Marbles sights, wood is in VG cond and nice fitting with possibly a coat of finish added, nice bright shiny bore and a nice action. Decent old Winchester!
Modern $ 1,995.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SPECIAL ORDER SHORT RIFLE WITH VERY SCARCE 16 INCH OCTAGON BBL & FULL MAGAZINE
Item # 8804-20-73
Caliber 30-30. I don't think I've had one of these for probably 25 years; very scarce gun that features the correct 7-1/2" which is the shortest of the two short rifle forearms. Express 3-leaf sight missing one leaf; blade front sight. Orig wood shows the usual amount of wear with a few nicks and gouges but is sound, solid with no splits or cracks; complete with what I'm positive is the orig carbine style buttplate-why not a carbine BP on a 16" short rifle? The last one I had, also had a carbine butt, as well as a saddlering. Decent, clean little gun with 25% blue in the protected areas on the bbl and mag; receiver is just a plum brown coloration with exc screws, no signs of pitting or any other abuse to the metal. Cool little gun!
Modern $ 7,500.
VERY INTERESTING WINCHESTER MODEL 94 DELUXE RIFLE IN 38-55
Item # 8411-18-186
Orig 26 full oct bbl, button mag, exc bore, orig sights include a Lyman hunters ivory bead front, Buckhorn rear and Lyman Model 21 side mount receiver sights. Orig 3X grade pistol grip checkered wood is in exc cond; shotgun style buttplate. This gun was special ordered by Winchester with an inch and a half extra drop to the stock-very unusual: the stock that they used doesn't have a pistol grip cap, it's got a bag grip on the end instead. Overall gun is in exc+ cond with 98%+ bbl blue, 95%+ vivid rec blue; stock retains virtually all the high gloss lacquer finish with some very light crackling showing. Research Form states it was returned to the factory 3 times for R & R around the turn of the century; complete with all matching numbers, vivid case colors on the hammer and lever. Sharp little gun.
Antique $ 9,500 sale pending.
HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT WINCHESTER MODEL 94 PISTOL GRIP DELUXE PRESENTATION LIGHTWEIGHT RIFLE
Item # 8404-19-217
A plaque inlaid in the stock states that this gun was presented by seven prominent politicians and businessmen to Catherine Sherwood. The names include former presidential candidate William J. Bryan, Missouri governor W. J. Stone, Missouri Secretary of State and Senator S. B. Cook, US Senator J. A. Reed who was also the mayor of KCMO, and others. These gentlemen were all instrumental in the founding of the St. Louis Game Park, which is now known as the Drury-Mincy Conservation Area. Perhaps Mrs. Sherwood donated some land to the game park or helped them in some other way. 24 extra rapid taper lightweight full octagon bbl, half length magazine tube, 3-leaf platinum lined rear and typical Winchester front sights, exc bore. Orig pistol grip checkered deluxe wood is in VG cond with a light coat of varnish having been added at one time; not sanded or undersized. Very nice little gun with 75% toning bbl blue and 50% receiver blue turning plummish brown. Rare configuration. It makes sense that an extra lightweight rifle would have been made for a woman. It is quite unusual to find a presentation piece involving so many well-known individuals. More information on the founding of the St. Louis Game Park is online: http://thelibrary.org/lochist/periodicals/wrv/v36/n4/sp97d.htm.
Modern $ 9,500.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE TAKEDOWN RIFLE IN CALIBER 32 WINCHESTER SPECIAL
Item # 8352-20-191
Rifle is equipped with deluxe very extra figured wood, pistol grip, checkered. The checkering is almost wore off of the forearm, finish has possibly been freshened. Bbl retains 80-90% blue, thinning in a few spots. Flip up globe front and standard rear sights, fair to good bore. Receiver retains maybe 40% blue, the remainder is the standard grayish color. This takedown is a half mag with a nipple top buttplate. Very fine old rifle.
Modern $ 3,850.
1894 WINCHESTER SEMI-DELUXE PENCIL BARREL TAKEDOWN RIFLE
Item # 7244-19-218
32-40. Full octagon rapid taper 26" barrel, full length mag. This 1910 built rifle retains approximately 70% thinning bbl and mag blue, receiver is the normal blue brown with a few dings in the metal, bore is good with rounded rifling and some roughness. Checkered pistol grip stock is in VG cond with the usual usage marks, forearm is very nice but does have a crack and very small chip missing. Pencil bbls are very cool!
Antique $ 6,500.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE IN 25-35
Item # 7082-20-164
One-half octagon bbl, full length magazine, VG shootable bore, old touch up blue has turned a dark plum blue patina, considerable orig blue is intact in protected areas on the bbl and magazine, later period sporting sights, VG forearm, later replacement shotgun buttstock.
Modern $ 2,100.
DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN RIFLE IN .30 CALIBER
Item # 6730-18-236
Full round barrel and full length magazine, excellent bore, 50% barrel blue, the balance thinning to a blue gray coloration, magazine turned a plum blue patina, 30-40% of the receiver finish has turned a plum blue, the balance is a gray patina; modified Marbles front and buckhorn rear sights. VG checkered deluxe pistol grip stocks, shotgun buttplate, most original varnish intact, balance flaked.
Modern $ 3,750.
MOST UNUSUAL SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 94 PENCIL BARRELED RIFLE IN .38-55
Item # 6741-20-183
Extra-rapid taper 24 round bbl, VG bore. This example is in the 1,3XX,XXX serial number range. Correct Model 53 fluted comb style buttstock with serrated buttplate. Very nice overall retaining 99% shiny bbl blue, 85% shiny receiver blue, most blue remains on hammer and lever as well. Original sights, VG walnut with numerous little dings and scratches; most original varnish remains. Very interesting little gun.
Antique $ 8,500.
DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN PENCIL BBL RIFLE IN .38-55
Item # 6731-19-208
Very rare extra rapid taper full octagon barrel with full length magazine tube. The muzzle measures just over one-half inch across the flats, fine bore, 97% lustrous blue remains on barrel and magazine, 70% receiver blue, the balance turning a plum blue patina coloration, case colors are present on the hammer and lever. Checkered pistol grip stock has considerable burling, most all varnish is intact, a couple of spots near the tangs are missing little pieces of wood; shotgun buttplate, original sights. Very scarce configuration. This gun is photographed in The Winchester Book by George Madis.
Antique $ 12,500.