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Lot 3499: Gebruder Merkel 20 Gauge Model 47E Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Factory Engraved Gebruder Merkel 20 Gauge Model 47E Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,500

Factory Engraved Gebruder Merkel 20 Gauge Model 47E Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Merkel Gebruder
Model: 47e
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 27 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 693
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 295
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Blued Special Gewehr Laufstahl barrels with single brass bead sight on the matted concave solid rib, dual bands of engraving at either breech, 1990 dated German proofs, chokes marked "VZ"/"1/2", and 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. The casehardened scalloped boxlock action displays light leaf and scroll engraving and features double triggers and a tang mounted automatic safety switch. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered forend with engraved fittings and straight grip stock with black checkered buttplate. Includes a canvas bound takedown case and a pair of nickel snap caps. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 9/16inch drop at heel; 14 5/8 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs. Provenance: The Paul H. Thompson of Union, SC Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue and casehardened finishes, limited minor handling evidence with a small ding on the underside of the action, and sharp checkering on the wood. The case is very fine. Mechanically excellent.



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