Fabulous Merkel 303 EL Sidelock Ejector 16 Bore O/U Game Gun with Double Triggers – Knoth Engraved
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Category: Merkel Shotguns - Shotguns - German & Austrian Double
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Company: MacNab Fine Firearms
Member Since: 6/30/07
Country: United States
Phone: (704) 796-6364
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: US Postal Money Order, Cashiers Check
I am pleased to offer this very special Merkel O/U game gun engraved by Master Engraver Karola Knoth and custom stocked with a highly figured piece of walnut by Dave Sinnerton from the UK. In a break from his normal practice Knoth actually engraved both sideplates. The right side depicts four pheasants flushing along a fence line. The left sideplate displays five quail flushing from rocky terrain. The remainder of the frame, the breech end of the barrels, and the trigger guard are all profusely engraved as can be seen in the photos. *** It has 28” barrels with five Briley thin walled choked tubes and is topped by a solid cross-hatched rib. It is chambered for 16 gauge 2-3/4” cartridges. *** A fabulous piece of rich, dark walnut was custom made for this gun by famed English stockmaker David Sinnerton. It has a straight hand grip and a slim field forend. The wood finish is in near perfect condition with a few handling marks including two small nicks on the right hand side. Checkering is crisp. Stock dimensions are 14-1/4” to a checkered butt by 1-3/8” by 2-1/8”. Slightly cast off for the right hand shot. *** It was made in 2012 and weighs 6 lb 9 oz. Comes in it original box with five Briley thin wall choke tubes. *** Overall this great Merkel is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition. It balances and handles like a dream. Great travel hunting or clays gun. I give a 3-day non-firing inspection and will only accept returns if gun is not as described. *** See this great gun and other fine doubles at the MacNab booth at the Southern Side-By-Side at Backwoods Quail in Georgetown, SC on October 23rd – 25th 2015.