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Lot 1477: Engraved Gebruder Merkel 20 Gauge Boxlock Over/Under Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Factory Engraved Gebruder Merkel 20 Gauge Boxlock Over/Under Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Factory Engraved Gebruder Merkel 20 Gauge Boxlock Over/Under Shotgun

Manufacturer: Merkel Gebruder
Model: Over/Under
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 26 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 378
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 243
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1970. Blued Bohler Stahl barrels with single brass bead sight on the matted vent rib, standard Merkel markings, chambers marked 70 mm (2 3/4 inch) with automatic ejectors, and choke constrictions measured .004/.005 inches (improved cylinder/improved cylinder). The casehardened bolstered boxlock action displays light floral scroll engraving and features a single selective trigger and a tang mounted manual safety switch. Lightly figured, multi-point checkered three-piece forend with engraved fittings including the Deeley latch release and pistol grip stock with hard rubber grip cap and buttplate. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/2 inch drop at heel; 14 1/2 inch length of pull; cast-off; weight 6 lbs 9 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 98% original blue finish with light wear at the muzzle, 98% original case colors, scattered minor spotting, and minor handling evidence. The wood is very good with scattered light dings and scratches, small chip on the right of the forend, and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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