Technisch geht Merkel eigene Wege: Ein Bedienelement genügt, um alle Funktionen des Merkel Systems zu steuern. Die Handhabung ist damit einfach und sicher. Alle Merkel Drillinge basieren auf dem System 96K, so dass die zusätzliche Ausstattung mit Wechsellaufbündeln als Drilling, Büchsflinten-Drilling oder Doppelbüchs-Drilling problemlos möglich ist.
The manufactory was created in 1898. Merkel’s only production site is in Suhl – we view the location as a guarantee of quality that is recognized in many countries around the world. The Suhl manufactory is an exceptional combination of hunting gun manufacturing and high-tech forging. Merkel combines the traditional manufacturing methods of handcrafted hunting guns with the highest standards of quality and safety – all achieved in what is, for this day and age, an unusually deep in-house range of manufacture, from cold forged barrels to hand engraving.
Merkel exports to more than 40 countries all over the world and has close to 200 employees – each one a highly qualified specialist. They often come from families that have worked in the gunmaking trade for generations. Merkel is one of the very few factories that can manufacture both : modern firearms and handcrafted hunting guns.