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Gebruder Merkel Boxlock Drilling - 16 Gauge / 8x57JR

Item sold by Gregg Martin Auctions on 11/06/2006 for : $1,475.50

Lot 1528 Detail

16 Gauge / 8x57JR Gebruder Merkel Boxlock Drilling

Serial no. 15444. 16 x 16 gauge by 8x57JR. 26 3/4-inch Bohler steel barrels with matted flat rib with automatic rising rear sight. Case-hardened sculpted and scalloped Boxlock action with full coverage of fine foliate scroll and game scenes: stag and hind and pair of roe deer. Intercepting safeties. Greener-style cross bolt. Extractors. Adjustable set front trigger. Cocking indicators. Rifle barrel selector on tang. Greener-style side safety. Side clips. Disc-set strikers for shotgun barrels. Finely checkered pistolgrip stock of slightly figured walnut. Horn grip cap and buttplate. Cheekpiece. Finely checkered splinter fore-end with Deeley-style release. Telescopic base mounted on right barrel with Weaver Marksman 4x telescopic sight with cross-hairs.

Condition: Fine, as partially redone. Barrels show 90 - 5% worn bluing with some staining and spotting. Left barrel shows a minor dent. Both barrels show slight dents. Bright shotgun bores. Rifle bore shows well-defined rifling with some light pitting. Action show 50 - 60% faint case colors. Buttplate shows losses. Refreshed wood shows handling marks. Oval shows roughness. Telescopic sight needs work; eyepiece is cross-threaded and image is blurred.

Data: Barrel Dimensions: Bore: 0.672/0.672-inches. Chokes: 0.026/0.028-inches (Improved Modified). Chambers: 2 5/8-inches. Proof: German, Nitro, 16/1, 16/1, 7.8mm, 57, 5/27. Minimum Wall Thickness: 0.022-inches. Stock Dimensions: Pull: 14 1/4-inches. Drop at comb: 1 1/2-inches. Drop at heel: 2 1/2-inches. Weight: 7 pounds, 3 ounces (without scope).

Estimate: $1500 - $2000

*16 Gauge / 8x57JR Gebruder Merkel Boxlock Drilling.


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