October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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26"and 30" Demi-bloc barrels, both fitted with matted, ventilated ribs are engraved "GEBRUDER MERKEL, SUHL" on left sides of scroll engraved ejector bosses. Bottoms of barrels are stamped with GDR nitro proofs for 2 - 3/4" chambers with date of 8/70. Coin finished OU double Kersten action features non-automatic safety, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and single selective trigger. Detachable side locks have hidden take down screw with flip-up latch on right lockplate. Action is engraved with near full coverage well cut semi relief varying sized scroll with floral highlights on side bolsters. Lockplates are fully engraved with matching large open shaded scroll. Blued top lever and trigger guard are scroll engraved to match. Very fine nicely marbled and attractively fiddle figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14 - 1/4" over checkered horn buttplate with Merkel logo. Stock features multi point pattern checkering at grip which has chinstrap transition to butt. Matching three piece ejector forend has iron and bottom piece which services both barrels. Gun comes with green felt bags for both sets of barrels and action, and its original box with end label marked with this guns serial number. CONDITION: Excellent, appears to be essentially as new with only a few of the faintest of handling and assembly marks on all surfaces. Mechanically excellent. Box is a bit tattered. End label partially obliterated by tape. Very attractive small bore top of the line Merkel. These guns currently retail at over $30.000.00. MGM 226
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Value
Accessories
Original Box, Extra Barrel Set
Barrel Length
26" & 30"
Barrel Wall Thickness
Chamber
2 - 3/4"
Choke
26": O .005 (IC) U .005 (IC) 30": O .027 (full) U .022 (mod)
Drop at Comb
26": 1 - 1/2"
Drop at Heel
26": 2 - 9/16"
FFL Status
Modern
Gauge
20
Internal Bore Diameter
26": O .626 U .626 30": O .618 U .0618
Length Of Pull
14 - 1/4"
Manufacturer
Gebrüder Merkel, Suhl
Model
OU 303
Serial Number
75723
Weight
26": 6 lbs 12 oz.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $4,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $12,600.00
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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