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Lot 436: Engraved Gebruder Merkel Model 201e Over/Under Shotgun

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Factory Game Scene Engraved Gebruder Merkel Model 201e Over/Under Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Factory Game Scene Engraved Gebruder Merkel Model 201e Over/Under Shotgun

Manufacturer: Merkel Gebruder
Model: 201e
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 30 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 627
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 261
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1962. Blued Bohler Stahl barrels with dual white beads on the matted vent rib, standard Merkel markings, 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and choke constrictions of .016/.034 inches (modified/full). The coin grey action displays floral scroll surrounding a dog flushing birds on the left and a trio of pheasant on the right. The gun features a single selective trigger and a tang mounted manual safety switch. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered three-piece forend with engraved fittings including the Deeley latch release and round knob pistol grip stock with brown rubber recoil pad. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 1 3/4 inch drop at heel; 14 1/4 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs 4 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall, retaining 99% original blue finish, 95% original coin finish with some discoloration, light handling evidence, a few marks in the wood, a layer of varnish added to the stock, and sharp checkering on the forend and stock. Mechanically excellent.

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