Gebruder Merkel Double Rifle Drilling W/ Communist Party History inv # 18-1518
Caliber: 7x65mm, 20 Ga., 2 3/4”
Barrels: 24 3/4″ Bohler Steel. Rib is marked “Rakosi Matyas”
Notes: Rakosi Matyas was the General Secretary of the Hungarian Communist Party (1945-1948) and the General Secretary of the Hungarian Working People’s Party (1948–1956).
Stock: Ebony tipped splinter forearm & rnd. knob cheekpiece stock of fine thin shell walnut.
Engraving: Full coverage deep relief engraving consists of games scenes including stag on left side w/ hound & boar on right side. Scenes are surrounded by oak leaf vine type scroll w/ shaded backgrounds that continue to wedges on the breech end of the rifle bbls.