This is a fine condition Merkel O/U 12 gauge with 28" barrels (serial #58453), Model 203E. It is engraved and gold inlaid. It is in 95% to 98% condition overall, but the monogram plaque has been removed from the butt stock. The monogram plaque hole has been inlaid with an ebony inlay. The drop at the comb is 1.5"; the drop at the heel is 2.5"; the length of pull is 14.25"; the chokes are modified over improved cylinder by choke gauge. The actions is very tight, not having been shot much. The manual description includes "Model 203E Over and Under Double Barrel Shotgun with G M - Holland and Holland Side Locks; ... Kersten locking system ... and doubled rods, with covered closing arm so that locks can be removed without tools, with automatic ejectors... sliding safety device on the butt neck ... hinged front trigger... pistol grip stock ... made of selected dark walnut, oil finished, finely hand checkered... English arabesque engraving...". This is the second owner selling. The first purchased it about 1970 from J. L. Quick and Son Co., Birmingham, Alabama. We will consider trade for U.S. gold and silver coins at spot, and will take VISA or MasterCard for an additional 4% fee.
Trades Accepted: No
Prices are generally firm, but some trades are excepted for partial payment. Cashier's Checks are the preferred method of payment, USPS Money Orders, 2nd choice. Personal checks are held for two weeks, and discouraged. No PayPal. Foreign sales are possible with proper brokerage, payment (usually credit card) and shipping arrangements. We will ship to California (which is almost a foreign country!) Layaway is possible for items priced over $1500, with payments including 1/3 down, 1/3 at 30 days and final payment with shipping at 60 days. Card fees are 4% with VISA and MasterCard preferred. Shipping is generally USPS Priority, insured. Shipping amounts quoted may be changed to the exact cost if requested, and overseas shipping will be charged on specific individual item shipping cost.
With two partners, I own Pawnee Sportsmens Center LLC, near Fort Collins, Colorado. We have trap & skeet, sporting clays, rifle/pistol, 1000-yard range, 3-gun, cowboy action shooting, and upland game bird hunting. I have done antique and obsolete firearms repairs as well as restorations and appraisals for 40 years. I primarily deal in Lever Action Winchesters and Colt Single Action Army revolvers. We have some Colt and Winchester parts, and I manufacture the Columbia Precision Tang Peep Sight for lever guns and some single shots. If you Google Columbia Precision, you can get to my direct email