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Old 12-20-2016, 09:01 AM   #1
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help identify my Merkel

Hi all,
new here. My dad left me a few shotguns and I am trying to identify this 16 gauge merkel. it has straight stock, beavertail forearm and auto ejectors... here are a bunch of pics. I have no clue what model it is or what it may be worth but I can't imagine a lot as my dad was a hunter and trader and didn't have a lot of free cash lol.
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:10 AM   #2
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:35 AM   #3
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more pics if it helps
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:29 PM   #5
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Those looks like they are stamped 20 gauge, not 16 with 70 mm chambers (2-3/4)
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Old 12-20-2016, 07:21 PM   #6
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That Merkel is likely worth a bit more than you think. As 1oz noted, it is not a 16ga, the barrels are marked as a 20ga - but in today's market, that seems to increase it's value. The gun looks like a Model 8 but they were extractor guns, not ejectors, so it is likely a 47E.
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thanks guys. I will look at 47e's and possible value. appreciate the help
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Old 12-21-2016, 08:21 AM   #8
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That gun looks like it hasn't been fired, so value should be decent!
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Old 12-21-2016, 08:24 AM   #9
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47e's can be found on New and Used Guns For Sale Online - Guns International in the Merkel section. Most are over $4K
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thank you 1 oz. !
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