Gebruder Merkel 12 Gauge – MOD. 127E, PRE-WAR SIDELOCK, MINTY, vintage firearms inc

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Description: Merkel, Year 1926, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 2oz, Chokes F/F, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 3/4", DAC 1 5/8", SN#14777

I have been collecting, buying, and selling fine shotguns for over 30 years. It is a treasure hunt extraordinaire that I have enjoyed immensely. There are times when you think you have seen it all, and then you come across a truly rare and amazing shotgun. Merkel has been building fine firearms since 1898 and built its first side x side in 1914. Mostly known for their fine shotguns made post-WWII after the lifting of the Iron Curtain, it is their PRE-WAR guns that collectors and shooters covet most. Pre-war Gerbruder Merkel is associated with finely crafted over/under guns more than the side x side guns. I have seen many of their over/unders. However, I was unaware of their BEST GUN sidelock side x sides known as the Model 127E as shown here with the fine Merkel we are offering for sale today. This Merkel, sn14777 built in 1926, remains in incredible factory original condition with 99% factory barrel blue, 99% vivid, bold factory case color, 99% charcoal blue trigger guard, and 98% factory finish remaining on the wonderfully figured European walnut stocks. This is a Holland & Holland style 9-pin sidelock action, complete with beaded fences, sculpted bolster on the frame, cocking indicators, and ALL GOLD-WASHED INTERNALS, INCLUDING THE EJECTOR RODS, EJECTOR HAMMERS, COCKING RODS, TRIGGERS, AND ALL PARTS OF THE LOCKS INCLUDING THE PINS THAT SHOW TO THE OUTSIDE. You just don’t see these features on anything but the company’s finest offering of the day. The engraving is the most detailed and perfectly executed rose and scroll engraving I have witnessed from any maker in the world. Study the photos on our and you will see what I mean. The gun is in as new condition both visually and mechanically. This is a VFI CERTIFIED GUN WITH A 90 DAY MECHANICAL WARRANTY. We have stripped the action and forend to its smallest parts, Ultrasonic cleaned the old, dried oil from all the parts, inspected all for function and integrity, lubricated all and reassembled. The barrels have a wedge of engraving on the Krupp Steel rib, are tight on face and the hinge pin like a new gun, with ribs tight and barrels that ring true. See the specifications below for stock measurements, chokes, barrel wall thickness, etc. This is a rare gun, and a rare opportunity to own the finest Merkel has ever offered as a named Model 127E. Thanks for looking!

Barrel Length: 28" Krupp Steel***** Chokes: .039/.039 F/F***** Bores: Mirror***** Bore Diameter: .732/.732***** Wall Thickness: .025/.027***** % Blue: 99% factory***** Chambers: 2 3/4" factory***** Ribs: tight, smooth***** Sights: ivory bead*****

Action: tight, centered***** Ejectors or Extractors: Ejectors, excellent***** Case Color: 99% factory bold, vivid***** Screws: perfect***** Engraving: sharp clear rose and scroll; full coverage***** Trigger Type: Double, gold***** Trigger Guard Color: 99% factory charcoal blue*****

Type: Capped Pistol Grip/Splinter forend***** LOP: 14 1/4"***** LOP To End Of Wood: 13 1/4"***** DAH: 2 3/4"***** DAC: 1 5/8"***** Cast: 1/4" off heel***** Checkering Condition: perfect 32 LPI***** Butt Treatment: leather covered pad*****

There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. Call us for full details.

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Merkel
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: Yes.

LET ME SELL YOUR GUNS!!! As you can see, I do a thorough job, am nationally known, and have hundreds of existing customers looking for your gun! Federally licensed dealer of Classic American Doubles, i.e. Fox, Parker, Ithaca, L.C. Smith, Lefever. Guns must be shipped to licensed dealer. Layaways accepted. No returns on layaways. I BUY SHOTGUNS, COLLECTIONS OR ONE AT A TIME.

Shipping Notes: Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost) Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received. Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only Shipping & Insurance: Ground $210.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees! Item Condition: Used Requires FFL?: Yes

Item #: 981401841
SKU: 14777
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
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City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Phone: 616-292-6240
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