new top lever Merkel

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Marlin32
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new top lever Merkel

#1 Post by Marlin32 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:36 pm

A Merkel 12ga 47E followed me home today. Incredible condition, made in 1990. I am not sure if it was ever fired.
Choke markings say 1/4 and 3/4, tag says Mod/Imp Mod, and sales guy checked it, ( not sure with what, brass choke guage of some sort I figure)
I know Merkel's notoriously tight choked, but to me, the marking indicate a Imp cyl/Mod, all is moot, as the chokes are what it shoots.

Any Merkel experts out there have any thoughts?

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Re: new top lever Merkel

#2 Post by GunnyMack » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:59 pm

1/2 should be mod , I'd say you have imp cylinder and imp mod.
Let's see some pictures!
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Re: new top lever Merkel

#3 Post by Ray » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:10 pm

for some reason I envisioned one of those clever, elegant french or belgian sliding-breech doubles.

clever until you think that the only thing holding back the tang of the breech from your dominant eye is a 3mm diameter locking pin/bolt.
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Re: new top lever Merkel

#4 Post by Marlin32 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:37 pm

The.5re was a beautiful Kreigoff drilling 16ga by 7x57 JR in there too, about 5k. Wonderful engraving, sidelock.

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Re: new top lever Merkel

#5 Post by Pete44ru » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:06 pm

Ray wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:10 pm
for some reason I envisioned one of those clever, elegant french or belgian sliding-breech doubles.

clever until you think that the only thing holding back the tang of the breech from your dominant eye is a 3mm diameter locking pin/bolt.


You must be thinking about a Darne SxS, Ray.

This is what a Merkel 47E looks like:

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IF IN THESE TYMES OF JEOPARDY,
MORTAL PERIL INVADES THY THOUGHT,
TAKE UP THIS TRVSTY PIECE,
TRVST IN THY GOD, AND FEAR THEE NAUGHT.

(The avatar is me, in 1948 ! )

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Re: new top lever Merkel

#6 Post by Ray » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:58 pm

Darne
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