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Classic Doom weapon, Kurt Cobain's final mic and preferred zombie mashing tool of the God among men Bruce Campbell, gets a 2012 revamp from makers Merkel.
The walnut has a subtle glow, the barrel blacking seems less dense than many modern finishes, the classic lines and obvious proof of craftsmanship are what jump out at you first with this gun.
Even with its 26.3/4in barrels, weighing just less than 7lb, the Merkel is not that light for a 20-bore. The method of construction requires a fairly deep action and the quality and therefore density of the walnut all contribute towards that weight. Its the kind that belongs on the arm of a clay pigeon shooter as a fashion accessory to really show his mates he's balling or your retirement present to sit on the wall and swear blind to the grand kids its loaded.