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Lot 3561: Gebruder Merkel 28 Gauge Model 40E Double Barrel Shotgun

Factory Engraved Gebruder Merkel 28 Gauge Model 40E Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3561: Gebruder Merkel 28 Gauge Model 40E Double Barrel Shotgun

Factory Engraved Gebruder Merkel 28 Gauge Model 40E Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000
Price Realized:

Factory Engraved Gebruder Merkel 28 Gauge Model 40E Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Merkel Gebruder
Model: 40E
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 28
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 452
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 289
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Blued steel barrels with a single brass bead sight on the matted solid rib, 2015 dated German proofs, 70mm (2 3/4 inch) chambers with automatic ejectors, and "VBZ"/"1/2" marked chokes (improved cylinder/modified). The coin grey scalloped boxlock action displays floral scroll engraving which extends to the toplever and trigger guard. The gun features double triggers, bushed firing pins, and tang mounted automatic safety. Attractively figured, multi-point checkered forend with engraved fittings, including the Deeley latch release, and straight grip stock with black serrated plastic buttplate. Includes a Steyr-Mannlicher hard case. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/2 inch drop at heel; 14 1/2 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 6 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue and coin finishes with limited handling evidence and sharp checkering on the wood. Mechanically excellent.



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