Robustness, reliability and intuitive handling-these are the properties that matter when every split second counts. In addition to tried-and-tested highpower big game caliber, Merkel side-by-side rifles of the Africa series offer everything the hunter needs to successfully and safely meet the challenges of the Safari. The recoil and balance of these unique rifles are optimised by the inert mass in the buttstock and barrel set, which have been exactly calculated by Merkel. The resultant greater weight reduces the recoil and enables the gun to be kept on target for the rapid second shot. The Safari rifles are built around an Anson & Deeley locking system with a Greener cross bolt with double bottom bite. The express sight with a sight leaf allows shooting at variable distances and the hinged trigger prevents injury to the trigger finger. Detachable sidelocks provide a surface for fine engraving. This rifle is calibered for .470 Nitro Exress rounds. Its wood is in good condition and its metal and bore are in very good condition.