The over-and-under shotgun 2000 series has a long hunting tradition and has achieved a great deal of sporting success. Besides the dominant 12 calibre, Merkel also makes lightweight shotguns in the 2000 series. The 20 caliber is characterised by its light weight, excellent responsiveness and comfortable recoil. The “C” in the in type designation signifies the complete fitting out of the gun: C stands for “Complete”. From a technical point of view, complete fitting out means: steel-shot capability and interchangeable chokes, selective single trigger, adjustable in the length. A convenient detail: the shotguns are equipped with disconnectable ejectors as standard.
With W Horton & Sons, all Merkels come made to fit and with a plethora of bespoke options including stock configuration, choice of stock blank, bespoke engraving, trigger weight and configuration.
The long side plates are a traditional feature of fine hunting guns. They offer room for decorative engraving and optically extend the receiver. Merkel has produced the 2002C for lovers of these guns. The prismatically inset side plates make an impression with their perfectly handcrafted workmanship. A stock of class 5 walnut, a “Jagd” (game scene) engraving and the three-piece forearm with engraved screws bring the 2002C to “complete” perfection.
OVER AND UNDER SHOTGUN 2002C: modified Anson&Deeley locks in steel receiver | Kersten cross bolt | selective single trigger, adjustable in the length |Manual safety with intercepting safety sear | disconnectable ejectors | game scene engraving Jagd | Stock with pistol grip and cheek piece (other stock available) |three-piece forearm | interchangeable chokes steelshot proofed (2 chokes included)
Caliber:12/76 or 20/76 Choke: 1/4-1/2 (steel-shot proofed), 1/4-3/4, 1/2-1/1 barrel length: 71 cm (cal. 12), 68 cm (cal. 20, 28, 16, 36) overall length: app. 112 cm (cal. 12), app. 109 cm (cal. 20) weight: app. 3,1 kg wood class: basic wood class 5