Merkel  Pre-War 301-E Two Barrel Set   20ga, 2 5/8" Chambers

Above, with 30" barrels fitted.   Below, with 28" barrels fitted.


Two pairs O/U matted vent-rib barrels of Krupp Laufstahl with ivory bead

front sights and with Merkel name inlaid in gold: 28" choked improved

cylinder & improved modified, and 30" choked full & extra full. 15"pull from

checkered single-selective trigger to hand-checkered high-polish-blued steel

buttplate. 1 5/8" - 2 3/8"drop. 3/8" cast-off. Lightly figured European walnut

stock with Deeley-release three-piece splinter forend interchangeable

between barrel sets, engraved steel-capped pistol grip, classic point-pattern

checkering, beaded pancake cheekpiece, and sling swivels. Scroll-engraved,

scalloped, casehardened Anson&Deeley action with double underbites,

double Kersten locks, automatic ejectors, rotary cocking indicators and

manual top tang safety. Screws behind fences indicate intercepting sears.

Weight: 6lbs, 13oz with the 26" barrels; 7lbs with the 30" barrels. Built 1937,

possibly benchmade by a highly skilled gunsmith; someone else inlaying

the Merkel name on the ribs afterwards. Very little used, retaining 99%+blue

and 99% case colors. Sparkling high-polish blue on furniture.  $10,975.

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