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Merkel 140 AE chambered in .500 Nitro Express. Comes with a reloading package including dies, brass and bullets. The asking price is $8,500.00 CDN ($6,950.00 US).
It's not my preferred caliber however it would be an introduction to the World of double rifles. Should I grab her?
 

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dude, is that even really a question???
 

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shucks. at that price, buy it even if LOP is off. spend another chunk on a new butt stock.
 

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At that price, there is not much risk in finding out. Oh, and please stop using that "need" word. It's inappropriate for this discussion. ;-)
 

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And it comes with some reloading stuff if it is the one I am thinking of! Congratulations if you get it!! And you shouldn't hesitate all all , buy it!!

I was looking for a bit, and it is rare to find one for sale, and purchasing from a well known company who would know a lot about doubles should be very reassuring! If I wouldn't have found a 470 I would have jumped on that the second I seen it for sale!
 
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As already stated, you don't need a use for a gun. It's a great price so it's pretty much your duty to buy it and post pictures of it. I look forward to seeing them lol
 

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EXERCISE CAUTION...

FYI - @TOBY458 and I have seen a few scammers on GI and GB recently selling a Merkel DR 470NE, a highly engraved Merkel K2 and a Krieghoff DR in 470NE. All of them priced waaaaay below what they should be. If it looks too good to be true, it might just be. Buyer beware.

Ask questions, like for detailed pictures of the breech face, proof marks and muzzle ends. This simple step can sort things out quickly. If they can't provide them...don't buy it.

I hope it works out for you.
 

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EXERCISE CAUTION...

FYI - @TOBY458 and I have seen a few scammers on GI and GB recently selling a Merkel DR 470NE, a highly engraved Merkel K2 and a Krieghoff DR in 470NE. All of them priced waaaaay below what they should be. If it looks too good to be true, it might just be. Buyer beware.

Ask questions, like for detailed pictures of the breech face, proof marks and muzzle ends. This simple step can sort things out quickly. If they can't provide them...don't buy it.

I hope it works out for you.
Yes. We saw this on three different rifles just this week. When emailed they either don't respond or if they do it's apparent that they don't have the rifle in hand.
 

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UPDATE: I pulled the trigger today (pun intended) on the Merkel 140 AE .500 Nitro Express double rifle.
It comes with dies, 100 Norma brass and a couple of boxes of Woodleigh Weldcore bullets. I will post a picture when it arrives. In the meantime does anyone know what factory ammo or reloads this rifle would be regulated with?
 

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I sent an email to Merkel with the serial number and they responded quickly to my inquiry.

Mine also had the test target and the papers showing what was the regulated load. In my case it was federal ammunition, I am not sure what loads were used with the 500 nitro.

So happy you purchased it!!

Craig
 

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No such thing as to much gun! Mine was regulated with Federal Trophy Bonded and I had a Swift A-Frame load in one trip to the range.
 
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Merkel 140 AE chambered in .500 Nitro Express. Comes with a reloading package including dies, brass and bullets. The asking price is $8,500.00 CDN ($6,950.00 US).
It's not my preferred caliber however it would be an introduction to the World of double rifles. Should I grab her?
@Quaticman
You shouldn't be asking that question.
The title should have been just bought my first double.
Bob
 

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