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Merkel Shotguns

Merkel is an interesting company with an expansive history. The company is known today as Merkel, but has gone by many names throughout its history. These different names include E.A. Merkel, Merco, Abesser & Merkel, B. Merkel, and Gebrüder Merkel. A shotgun stamped with any of these names is considered a Merkel.

Merkel, a German company, has been in both American and Russian hands. After a time, it was purchased by H&K and then Caracal International.

Throughout Merkel’s history, the manufacturer has always produced extremely high-quality firearms. They build and design sporting rifles and shotguns. Their shotguns are double-barrel designs, which are side by side or over-and-under designs. Their weapons are well known and renowned for their high quality and the classic workmanship placed into each weapon. Merkel shotguns are for the most discerning shotgunner.


Quick Facts

  • High-grade Merkel models are still made one at a time by hand. Often, less than 30 of these weapons are made per year
  • Merkel shotguns are categorized into three different series: pre-Berlin Wall models, German Democratic Republic guns, and post-Berlin Wall models
  • Engraved firearms produced after 1992 will all feature the engraver’s personal signature

Recommended Items at Auction

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Merkel Mod. BBF with a Zeiss scope and a drop-in barrrel
May 15, 9:00 AM CEST
Merkel Mod. BBF with a Zeiss scope and a drop-in barrrel
by Hermann Historica GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€7600 Bids
Gebruder Merkel Boxlock O/U Combination Gun with Zeiss Scope
May 17, 9:00 AM CDT
Gebruder Merkel Boxlock O/U Combination Gun with Zeiss Scope
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $1,600- $2,500
$1,4000 Bids
Gebruder Merkel Boxlock O/U Combination Gun with Zeiss Scope
May 19, 9:00 AM CDT
Gebruder Merkel Boxlock O/U Combination Gun with Zeiss Scope
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $2,500- $4,500
$2,0000 Bids
Sidelock-o/u shotgun Gebrüder Merkel & Suhl probably cal. 12/70? #74361 § C
May 16, 5:00 PM CEST
Sidelock-o/u shotgun Gebrüder Merkel & Suhl probably cal. 12/70? #74361 § C
by Joh. Springer's Erben Auctioneers
Est: €2,000- €4,000
€2,0000 Bids
Over and Under Combined Shotgun/Rifle Merkel, Mod 211 with conversion barrel
May 15, 9:00 AM CEST
Over and Under Combined Shotgun/Rifle Merkel, Mod 211 with conversion barrel
by Hermann Historica GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€1,0000 Bids
A Merkel over-and-under shotgun, Suhl
May 15, 9:00 AM CEST
A Merkel over-and-under shotgun, Suhl
by Hermann Historica GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€4400 Bids
An over-and-under shotgun Merkel 303 E
May 15, 9:00 AM CEST
An over-and-under shotgun Merkel 303 E
by Hermann Historica GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€1,9000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Merkel Shotguns


Hermann Historica GmbH

Hermann Historica GmbH

Rock Island Auction Company

Rock Island Auction Company

Joh. Springer's Erben Auctioneers

Joh. Springer's Erben Auctioneers