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
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 firearms restorations and appraisals for 35 years. We also deal in Lever Action Winchesters and Colt Single Action Army revolvers, among others. 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 will Google Columbia Precision, you can get to my direct email address and phone number.