Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 521: Factory Engraved Signed Merkel 20 Gauge 147E Shotgun

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Factory Master Game Scene Engraved Gunter Richter Signed Merkel 20 Gauge 147E Double Barrel Shotgun with Box and Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,500

Factory Master Game Scene Engraved Gunter Richter Signed Merkel 20 Gauge 147E Double Barrel Shotgun with Box and Case

Manufacturer: Merkel Gebruder
Model: 147e
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 26 3/4 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 378
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1999. Blued Krupp-Stahl barrels with single brass bead sight on the matted, concave solid rib which is marked "147E 20 Ga", 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and choke constrictions of .009/.018 inches. The scalloped, sideclipped boxlock action features a trio of quail on the left and right, all surrounded by floral scroll engraving, double triggers, bushed firing pins, and an automatic tang mounted safety. The action is signed on the left side with a "G.R." for Master Engraver Gunter Richter. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings and Deeley latch release and straight grip stock with Merkel buttplate. Includes original box and a factory leather bound takedown case. Stock measurements: 1 9/16 inch drop at comb; 2 1/2 inch drop at heel; 14 11/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 2 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue and coin finishes with limited handling marks, crisp engraving, and crisp stock checkering. Mechanically excellent. Box and case are both very fine.



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