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Merkel 47E 16 #16153792 06/08/21
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so I got a line on a Merkel 47E 16 straight grip single trigger side clips nice wood ic mod factory and in new condition with box $2800 bucks Im thinking good deal?


Re: Merkel 47E 16 [Re: SLDUCK] #16153929 06/08/21
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Your Merkel could be a nice find. Make sure it's stock dimensions are suitable and find out what the bores are choked at. For some reason many have cylinder bores. Get as much information about the gun as you can. Does it have a nice wood stock? Or does it have really fantastic furniture? The price varies greatly on this model. The price also varies by who's selling them. They are not rare, they are readily available. The MSRP in 2016 was $4595.00, then Merkel discounted them to $3999. You could consider it an investment, though I don't know how large a following they have here in the states. A quick search revealed a nice 20 gauge for $3K and a 12 for $2500. I enjoy the hunt until I find the perfect match; fit, condition and price. Is it sexy enough for you?


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Re: Merkel 47E 16 [Re: SLDUCK] #16154096 06/08/21
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hard configuration to find in 16 gauge perfect bird gun for me

Re: Merkel 47E 16 [Re: SLDUCK] #16155604 06/09/21
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If it fits and is choked for your needs, sounds like a good deal. I’d prefer a pistol grip, but that’s me, not you.


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I had a pistol grip 47E 16 bore about 35 years ago. Liked the gun quite a lot, hunted quail and pheasant with it back then.

You may know all of this but parts for Merkel shotguns can be difficult to find in some cases and they can also be expensive. Depending on the age of the gun it would pay to know a good machinist gunsmith. I sold mine when a friend had to send his back to East Germany for repairs and it was not the easiest or quickest repair. He got the gun back in a bit over a year. I know they were modernized after unification and were later sold to a UAE company a number of years ago so parts and service may have changed for the better since my experience with the brand.

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If it checks all the boxes its a good deal.


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