Meriden Model 15 engraved Value

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by jimchooz, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. jimchooz

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    image.jpg image.jpg I inherited a Meriden Model 22 pump. Octoganal barrel and its engraved. SN 3008

    Looking for a rough value.
     
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    Some really fascinating information on the Meriden website. Arthur W. Savage, Founder of Savage Arms and inventor of the radial tire (who formed the Savage Tire company in 1901, Duarte Ca.) was associated, along with his sons with the Meriden Fire Arms.

    I remember radial tires being the "new greatest tire" of the 60's when in fact it was as old as the Model T Ford.

    In 1912 Sears sold the Meriden in two grades, one was an engraved model.

    In another corner of the Meriden history is reference to Boy Scouts. In the wind up to WWI, Boy Scouts dressed in uniform and drilled with Meriden rifles which looked like miniature army rifles and soon "military" 22's became all the rage. Referred to as "boy toys" they were popular for two decades of the early 1900's.

    Thanks SSL for posting the link. Quite informative.
     
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    You are welcome. Honestly, I had to research. The name rang a vague bell In my memory bank but I couldn't remember anything about them. That's what I love about this site. Even the questions promote learning!
     
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    Not sure why but I keep getting an error msg saying I can’t reply?
     
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    Maybe time to upgrade your membership? 20 bucks and you're in like Flynn!
     
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    Thru research and appraisal, found out the engraved models are rare and valuable. Think I'll hang on to it.
    Thank you all for the input!
     
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    I inherited one as well and it's a tack driver. No telling how many bricks I have run through that thing.
     
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    So after much research here's what I found. WITHOUT the engraved panels, $200-$300 max.
    Engraved panels are rare. $2000-$3000 value.
    Mine's on Rock Island right now with a Sep 7 auction date.
     

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