Blued Krupp-Stahl barrels with a single brass bead sight on the matted concave solid rib, 2002 dated German proofs, 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and chokes "VBZ"/"1/2" (improved cylinder/modified). The coin finished scalloped boxlock action displays floral scroll engraving surrounding a pair of hares in a field on the right and a covey of quail on the left along with the signature "MK" below for Merkel Master Engraver Michael Koch. The gun features bushed firing pins, double triggers, and automatic tang safety. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered forend with engraved fittings and a "1" on the shoe and straight grip stock with Merkel buttplate. Includes an extra matching 28 inch .410 bore barrel set featuring 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors and chokes marked "1/1"/"1/2" (modified/full). Also includes a canvas and leather takedown case, original box, and shipping boxes. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech both proved at 14.0mm (.551 inches) and measure .552 inches; choke constriction .010/.018 inches; 1 3/8 inch drop at comb; 2 1/2 inch drop at heel; 14 1/2 inch length of pull; weight 5 lbs. 7 oz.
Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue and coin finishes with limited handling evidence, some slight discoloration in a few areas in the coin, and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. The case is excellent and the boxes very good. Mechanically excellent.
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