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Lot 3565: Engraved Gebruder Merkel Model 47E Double Barrel Shotgun

Factory "OW" Signed and Engraved Gebruder Merkel 20 Gauge Model 47E Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3565: Engraved Gebruder Merkel Model 47E Double Barrel Shotgun

Factory "OW" Signed and Engraved Gebruder Merkel 20 Gauge Model 47E Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized:

Factory "OW" Signed and Engraved Gebruder Merkel 20 Gauge Model 47E Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Merkel Gebruder
Model: 47e
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 26 7/8 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 455
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 293
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Blued Krupp Stahl barrels with single brass bead sight on the matted concave solid rib, dual bands of engraving at either breech, 1997 dated German proofs, chokes marked "VZ"/"1/2", and 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. The scalloped boxlock action displays light scroll engraving surrounding a pair of game scenes consisting of a trio of quail in a field on the left and a pair of mallards on a pond on the right. The left side of the action is signed "OW" for the engraver that carried out the work. The gun features factory single selective trigger, bushed firing pins, and a tang mounted automatic safety switch. Highly figured, multi-point checkered forend with engraved fittings and straight grip stock with factory buttplate. Includes a leather bound takedown case and a pair of nickel snap caps, nickel oiler, and three-piece cleaning rod. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech both proved and measured at 16.0mm (.630 inches); choke constriction .004/.017 inches; minimum wall thickness .028/.027 inches; 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 9/16 inch drop at heel; 14 9/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs. 5 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue and coin finishes with limited handling evidence and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. The case is very fine. The right ejector hammer functions but will not hold at cocked when forend is removed, must be manually cocked to reinstall, otherwise, mechanically excellent.



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