I never knew these existed until a guy gave me one:https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-f...un_id=101459452
But, even if I had to bu,bu,bu,bu, BUY one, (with my money) I’d take that over any SKB. Correct number of triggers, to begin with. A touch of hand cut engraving, as well, and checkering and bluing as good as I’ve seen out of Europe.
Using the Francis Sell specification 20 gauge version to attempt to learn to shoot off the right shoulder. Recoil seems to bother me more on that shoulder then the left, so, a 20 gauge, for now. A porky 20 gauge, over 6 1/2lbs. But, it is a 3” gun.
This guys price is a bit optimistic, in my opinion.
The only thing wrong with the Merkels I’ve handled was they were all engraved with big assed birds being chased by equally big assed foxes, in what is kindly called “Teutonic style” engraving. Winston Churchill doesn’t work there.