Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 432: Engraved Gebruder Merkel 28 Gauge Over/Under Shotgun

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Factory Game Scene Engraved Gebruder Merkel 28 Gauge Over/Under Shotgun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Factory Game Scene Engraved Gebruder Merkel 28 Gauge Over/Under Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Merkel Gebruder
Model: Over/Under
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 28
Barrel: 28 1/2 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 831
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 261
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1967. Dual white bead sights on the matted vent rib, standard Merkel markings, choke constrictions of .038/.038 (full/full), and 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. The coin finished boxlock action features floral scroll engraving surrounding a trio of mallards on the right and a dog flushing birds on the left. The gun features a single trigger and a tang mounted manual safety switch. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered three piece forend with engraved fittings including the Deeley latch release and pistol grip stock with raised cheekpiece, white line grip cap, inscription oval marked "WD", and rubber recoil pad. Includes a canvas bound takedown case. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/16 inch drop at heel; 13 3/4 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 5 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 98% plus original blue and coin finishes, minor handling evidence, and some slight wear at the muzzle. The wood is very fine with a few minor marks and sharp checkering. The case is very fine. Mechanically excellent.

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