DB117 CASED MERKEL PRE-WAR 2-BARREL SET 16 GAUGE O/U SHOTGUN BARREL AND 30-06 O/U RIFLE BARREL; Gun is excellent condition. Shotgun barrels measure 26 inches and is improved modified and full. Rifle barrel is in fine condition and measures 25-1/2 inches. There is one forearm for the two barrels. Receiver is elaborately engraved with a game scene of a hawk taking ducks on one side and hunting scene of a dog flushing a couple birds on the other.
The trigger guard has the initials “T H” inlaid. Single selective trigger. Sling swivels. Cocking indicators. Straight grip circassian walnut stocks are in excellent condition and measure 13-3/4 inches to the end of the buttstock. Buttstock is finely checkered as is the butt. Case is probably not original to the set but fits very well. No accoutrements present. Leather case with brass corners. Gun is in excellent condition. Looks to have been used very little. Barrels have been re-blacked and are in excellent condition. All markings are sharp and clear. More elaborate engraving than usually seen on these Merkels. Just a beautiful gun!
MODERN $ 11,750.