Lot #1349
Lot #1351

Lot 1350: G. Liebscher Engraved Gebruder Merkel 28 Ga. Model 147E Shotgun

Factory Master Gerhard Liebscher Engraved Gebruder Merkel 28 Gauge Model 147E Double Barrel Shotgun with Box and Case

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Lot 1350: G. Liebscher Engraved Gebruder Merkel 28 Ga. Model 147E Shotgun

Factory Master Gerhard Liebscher Engraved Gebruder Merkel 28 Gauge Model 147E Double Barrel Shotgun with Box and Case

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,250 - $4,500
Price Realized:

Factory Master Gerhard Liebscher Engraved Gebruder Merkel 28 Gauge Model 147E Double Barrel Shotgun with Box and Case

Manufacturer: Merkel Gebruder
Model: 147e
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 28
Barrel: 26 3/4 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 532
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 283
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Blued steel barrels single bead sight on the matted solid rib, standard markings, 1999 dated German proofs, dual bands of engraving at either breech, and 70mm (2 3/4 inch) chambers with automatic ejectors. The coin finished scalloped sideclipped action displays floral scroll engraving surrounding a trio of partridges in a field on the left and a trio of partridges in flight over a field on the right. The left side is signed "G.L." for factory Master Engraved Gerhard Liebscher. The gun features bushed firing pins, double triggers, and tang mounted automatic safety. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered forend with engraved fittings and straight grip stock with factory buttplate. Includes the original box and factory leather bound takedown case. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech both proved at 14.0mm (.551 inches) and measured .552/.553 inches; choke constriction .009/.017 inches; 1 9/16 inch drop at comb; 2 9/16 inch drop at heel; 14 1/2 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 98% plus original blue and 99% original coin finishes, minor handling evidence and some minor oil discoloration on the action. There is high edge wear on the triggerguard. There are a couple of short stress cracks on the underside of the forend, otherwise the wood is fine with some scattered handling marks, and sharp checkering. The box is very good and the case is very fine. Mechanically excellent.



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