- Double guns: Side by Side Double Barreled Shotguns and SxS Double Rifles

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Merkel Model 147EL - Side by Side (SxS) Shotgun

In May 1999 Merkel introduced the 147EL side by side shotgun in 12, 16, 20, and 28 gauges. Merkel is one of only a few manufacturers in the world still producing the traditional 16-gauge shotgun. The classic 147EL is stocked in luxury grade Turkish Walnut, and features the same excellent craftsmanship found in all Merkel side by sides. Like the Model 147E, this model is detailed with a hand engraved hunting scene on the silver-greyed receiver, plus it contains light scroll engraving on the barrel, and "EL" inlaid in silver on the top lever.

Locking Mechanism:
Greener cross-bolt with double under barrel locking lugs.

Single selective or double triggers.

Automatic, tang-mounted sliding safety.

Case Ejection:
Holland and Holland ejectors.

Special cold hammer-forged steel, demibloc construction, solid sighting rib.

12 and 16 gauge-28 inch/710mm
20 and 28 gauge-26 3/4 inch/680mm or 28 inch/710mm

12 gauge-3 inch chambers
16 gauge-2 3/4 inch chambers
20 gauge-3 inch chambers
28 gauge-2 3/4 inch chambers

English or pistol grip, oil finished luxury grade walnut.

Silver-grayed receiver with fine engraved hunting scenes, engraved border and screws.

12 and 16 gauge approximately 6.8 lb./3.1 kg
20 gauge approximately 5.9 lb./2.7 kg
28 gauge approximately 5.8 lb./2.6kg

*Note: No cocking indicators on 28 gauge.

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