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*MERKEL 141 E WITH EXTRA 28 GAUGE BARRELS, SCOPE, AMMUNITION AND CASE. SN 553052. Cal. 9.3 x 74 R and 28 ga. This fine lightweight little combo has 21-5/8″ shoe lump double rifle bbls with broad, matted rib, heavily swamped at center forming rear quarter rib, mounted with claw scope bases, and quickly acquired single standing leaf square notch rear sight with notch outlined by three light gathering beads. Day-glo orange square blade front sight is mounted in matted ramp. Side of left bbl is marked with Merkel USA information; right side with model and caliber. Case hardened, scallop-backed, petite, boxlock action features crossbolt third fastener, bushed strikers, non-automatic safety, and single non-selective trigger. Action is engraved with about 30% coverage medium scroll. Nicely streaked European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over black leather covered pad. A reinforcing pin is through side panels, coarse checkering at grip, and a sling loop on toe line. Matching slim beavertail ejector forend has Deeley release. Action is also fitted with a set of 28 ga. 28″ shoe lump bbls with matted, concave rib with the same markings as rifle bbls (except for caliber) with sling loop on bottom rib. Bbl flats of both sets are stamped with German nitro proofs, calibers, and SN (Shotgun bbls with an addition of “-1″). Shotgun bbls have their own splinter forend. Rifle Bbls: Drop at heel: approx 1-15/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight without scope: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. 28 ga. Bbls: Bore diameter: left-.550, right -.549. Bore restrictions: left -.018 (Full), right -.010 (Mod). Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-5/8”. Rifle bbls are fitted with Leupold “European” 2-7 Variable 30 mm scope with crosshair and dot reticle, which has bikini cover, in Recnagel rings numbered to gun. Aluminum Americase with black inset panels, has two key and one combination lock, is lined in burgundy velvet with “Merkel” embroidered on lid. Case has space for action, both sets of bbls, and scope, and contains two keys. Also included is a box containing RCBS dies, approx 350 286 grain soft point bullets, box of 20 new RWS cartridges with “Rap-X” power bonded bullets, and another with “Uni Classic” 293 grain bullets, two older boxes of RWS cartridges, one with 293 grain full jacketed bullets, the other with 258 grain H mantle bullets, another box of A square cartridges loaded with monolithic solids, an unmarked plastic box loaded with A square Dead Tough bullets, a yellow plastic box with what appear to be re-loads, as well as some A square solid and Dead-Tough bullets in cardboard boxes. PROVENANCE: J. E. Fender Collection with his notes. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, retaining nearly all orig finishes on wood and metal, with only a few faint handling marks. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Mechanically crisp. Scope is excellent with brilliant optics. Case is excellent. Cartridges are excellent. A delightful lightweight combination that balances and handles very well with each bbl set. Ideal for the one-gun worldwide hunter. 4-48901 MGM170 (6,000-9,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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