POST WAR NON-MERKEL MFG COPY OF A 304E SIDELOCK

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  Lot #2099  (Sale Order: 100 of 670)  
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EJECTOR DOUBLE TRIGGER O/U GAME SHOTGUN IN HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION. Cal. 20 Ga., 3". S# 30645. Bbls. 27 7/8" Demi-bloc are fitted with low narrow ventilated rib. Left side of top bbl. engraved "GEBRUDER MERKEL SUHL". Breech ends are engraved w/ attractively cut, large shaded scroll. Sides bottom bbl. are stamped w/ postwar German nitro proofs for 3" chambers, choke information & S#. No date mark is found. Case hardened, double Kersten O/U, sidelock, action w/ double underbites & Purdey locking bolt features non-auto safety, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators & double triggers (front articulated). Action is engraved w/ near full coverage, lightly & attractively cut, large shaded scroll within geometric & sm. scroll borders. Bottom of action engraved "GEBRUDER MERKEL" (there is no "GM" logo on breech face). Single beaded blued steel trigger guard engraved to match w/ S# on tang. Nicely streaked European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15" over red "Old English" pad. Stock features semi-diamond hand, drop points, & closely spaced point pattern checkering w/ mullered borders. Grip cap is horn, deeply embossed w/ portrait of a "Green Man". Matching 3-piece slim forend has Deeley release. MEASUREMENTS: BBLS Bottom: Dia - .608. Restriction - .010 (light mod.). Top: Dia. .610. Restriction -.004 (IC). Wall Thickness - Bottom .045. Top .044. STOCK - DAH - 2 3/16". DAC - 1 5/8-". Cast very slightly off. LOP - 15". WEIGHT - 6 lb. 11 oz. CONDITION: very fine. Evidence of only very light field use. Bbls. retaining over 95% original blue w/ only a hint of silver on sharp edges. Action & locks retain over 95% of their original case hardening color w/ only a hint of silver & a few very light marks. Stocks retain nearly all of their original oil finish w/ some added oil on butt w/ installation of relatively new pad. Checkering very lightly worn. Bores are very fine. Action is tight. Bbls. are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. (20-3174/MGM). CURIO. $2,500-4,500.

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 Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 | 10:00 AM  Eastern
 
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POST WAR NON-MERKEL MFG COPY OF A 304E SIDELOCK
POST WAR NON-MERKEL MFG COPY OF A 304E SIDELOCK
Lot number: 2099
Seller: Poulin Antiques & Auctions, Inc
Event: SESSION 2 - FABULOUS FIREARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION!
Ends: Saturday, December 12 | 10:00 AM  Eastern

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