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Lot 1475: Engraved S.P. Signed Merkel 20 Gauge 147E Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Factory Master Game Scene Engraved "S.P." Signed Merkel 20 Gauge 147E Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Factory Master Game Scene Engraved "S.P." Signed Merkel 20 Gauge 147E Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Merkel Gebruder
Model: 147e
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 26 3/4 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 243
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 2002. Blued Krupp-Stahl barrels with single brass bead sight on the matted, concave solid rib which is marked "147E 20 Ga", 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and choke constrictions of .008/.017 inches. The scalloped, sideclipped boxlock action features a trio of pheasant on the left and three grouse on the right all surrounded by floral scroll engraving, double triggers, bushed firing pins, and an automatic tang mounted safety. The toplever is silver inlaid with "EL". The action is signed on the left side with a "S.P." Nicely figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings and Deeley latch release and straight grip stock with Merkel buttplate. Includes a factory leather bound takedown case with cleaning tools. Stock measurements: 1 5/16 inch drop at comb; 2 1/4 inch drop at heel; 14 1/2 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 2 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 99% original blue and coin finishes, minor oil discoloration on areas of the coin, and minor handling evidence. There is a small chip on the left side of the forend at the shoe, otherwise the wood is very fine with a few minor marks and sharp checkering. The case is excellent. Mechanically excellent.



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