Many consider the Merkel over-and-under to be the most balanced and natural pointing shotgun available. Merkel manufactures its firearms following strict guidelines like their steel on steel principle and uses time-consuming processes like brush oxidization because it provides extra quality. The highly functional and reliable Merkel lock is a Suhl modification of the Anson & Deeley boxlock of 1875, with compression spring ejectors. Merkel's double triggers offer the simplest, quickest, and most reliable method for instant barrel selection. Merkel shotguns also utlize a 3-piece forearm configuration that allows the forearm to fit perfectly around the barrels, greatly enhancing the firearm's handling characteristics. This shotgun features a tang-mounted safety and a metal bead front sight. Its wood, metal, and bore are all in good condition.