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    **Cased 12 Gauge Merkel 203E Sidelock Ejector Over and Under Shotgun. Serial no. 90323. 12 gauge. 26-inch barrels with matted solid rib. Double Kerstin bolts. French gray reinforced action with four pin back action locks. Action and locks are heavily engraved with fine foliate scroll engraving and detailed game scenes: Left side: German shorthaired pointer flushing three grouse and a hare in a woodland setting, Right side: Eagle flushing four ducks and killing one in a woodland/marsh setting. Ejectors. Single selective trigger. Non automatic safety. Hand detachable locks. Cocking indicators. Finely checkered straight grip stock of slightly contrasting straight grain walnut. Blued triggerguard. Hard rubber buttplate. Finely checkered splinter fore-end. Maker's leather trunk case covered with green pebbled leather with brown leather end coverings. Green faux chamois interior. Double brass locks. Maker's leather label. Case is not fitted to the gun.

    Data: Barrel Dimensions: Bores: 0.719/0.719 inches. Chokes: 0.029/0.018 inches (Improved Modified/Modified). Chambers: 2 3/4 inches. Minimum wall thickness: 0.032 inches. Proof: German Suhl Nitro, 12, 11/74. Stock Dimensions: Pull: 14 1/4 inches. Drop at comb: 1 3/8 inches. Drop at heel: 2 3/8 inches. Cast-off: 1/4 inches. Weight: 7 pounds, 4 ounces.
    Condition: Excellent, showing very little use. Action shows very light cartridge rings. Barrels show 99+% bluing. Excellent bright bores. Stock shows some dryness to the finish and two or three very light handling marks. Fore-end also shows some dryness and one or two very light handling marks. The fore-end release does not release. Case in excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    18th Sunday
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