Merkel, based in the city of Suhl, Germany, has been making high-quality sporting guns since the 17th century. The company has a worldwide reputation for its unique engravings, along with a training school for engravers and a gun-making ‘technical school’.
Merkel 161 Review
Side by side
Tim Pilbeam gets his hands on a bit of class, and itches to get an invitation to some overseas shooting to put an exquisite double rifle through its paces