E. Kerner Combination Gun - OVER/UNDER, 16 GAUGE, 8 X 57 JR, PRE-WAR
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E. Kerner Combination Gun - OVER/UNDER, 16 GAUGE, 8 X 57 JR, PRE-WAR

$2,950.00
Ex Tax: $2,950.00
Product Code: Kerner 16ga 8x57 combo sn3242

Overview

General Specs: E. Kerner, Germany, Year 1941, 16 Gauge, 7lbs 12oz Serial Number: 3242 Emil Kerner entered the gun business somewhere around 1890, having been from a family of gunmakers dating back to 1606!  That is an amazing...

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General Specs: E. Kerner, Germany, Year 1941, 16 Gauge, 7lbs 12oz

Serial Number: 3242

Emil Kerner entered the gun business somewhere around 1890, having been from a family of gunmakers dating back to 1606!  That is an amazing history.  E. Kerner & Sohn remained in the gun making/gun trading business until 1946 when the Soviets shut them down.  Being a small company, he did not make large numbers of guns, but was known for building quality guns for the common man all the way to royal shooters.  This gun, sn3242 made in 1941, was built late in the game while Suhl was under German Nazi occupation, as noted by the proof marks.  The combination gun, with smooth-bore 16ga. shotgun barrel placed over an 8 x 57 JR rifle barrel, allows for hunting a wide variety of game with one gun in hand.  The German made guns are wonderfully engineered, nicely engraved, and very precise.  The front trigger is a “set trigger” for the rifled under barrel.  Push it forward and it sets to break at a very crisp 2lbs. pull.  The rear trigger operates the shotgun barrel.  This particular gun is built with quick-release claw mounts, and comes with a German made Eduard Kettner 6 x 42 scope with the German #1 post style reticle and still has crisp clear optics.  The quick release claw mounts lets you remove the scope easily, shoot birds or use iron sights, and return the scope to its mounts with a perfect zero every time.  Most who walk the woods with a combination gun in search of grouse and/or dear keep the scope in a belt hung pouch at the ready for the longer shots that require a scope.  This gun has all original metal finishes, excellent bores in both barrels, is tight as new on breech face and hinge pin, mechanically excellent in all ways.  It is an extractor gun and has good shooting dimensions.   With the classy engraving, fine checkering, German quality…there isn’t much not to like about this gun.  Thanks for looking!


Barrels

Barrel Length:  25 3/8"
Chokes:  Full .044/rifled
Bores:  16ga excellent; rifle excellent
Bore Diameter:  .668/rifled
Wall Thickness:  .030/rifled
% Blue:  98%
Chambers:  2 3/4"
Ribs:  solid rib, tight
Sights:  single

Action

Action:  tight, centered
Ejectors or Extractors:  extractors
Case Color:  french grey 90%
Screws:  very good
Engraving:  light scroll; simple game scene
Trigger Type:  double; rifle set
Trigger Guard Color:  94% charcoal blue

Stock

Type:  1/2 round; narrow field forend; straight european stock
LOP:  14 3/8"
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 5/8"
DAH:  2 3/8"
DAC:  1 5/8"
Cast:  0
Checkering Condition:  excellent
Butt Treatment:  B.C. Miroku brown pad



Other

There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details. Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns for sale and soon to be listed, check back or email us for a preview. Thanks for looking!

Payment and Shipping

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price.  Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $45.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Other

Call to purchase #616-292-6240.  If you have any questions please call or email us, at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.