Lot 32: Merkel Model 147E Scalloped Boxlock Double Ejectorgun

Amoskeag Auction Co

November 17, 2012
Manchester, NH, US

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Description: --IMPORTANT NOTATION: Tiny crack on either side of the base of the forearm -- serial #745369, 12 ga., 28" raised matted rib barrels choked full and extra full having bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 98% original blue showing only some brightening of the edges of the rib. The coin finished frame is engraved with two ducks in a detailed marsh on the left side and two partridge in a field on the right all surrounded by stylized borders. The bottom plate has some shaded open scroll and a Suhl monogram lightly stamped in the middle. Simple scroll and borders are applied to the triggerguard and forearm iron as well and all screw heads are engraved with a flower head. The straight grip walnut stock and splinter forearm rate very good to excellent having minor handling marks and exhibiting crisp checkering. The stock is fitted with an Old English recoil pad providing a length of 15" and drops of 1 9/16" at the comb, 2 11/16" at the heel, and no cast. The gun features double triggers, ejectors, automatic safety, cocking indicators, and side clips. These German shotguns are an excellent value for the quality and features with which they are made and are built to last. (115499-12)
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