From one-of-a-kind to serial production
The wide range of in-house production is typical of Merkel manufacturing. All key processes are carried out in our manufactory. Merkel produces all the essential components of a gun itself: barrels, stocks, lock components, locking mechanism parts and barrel sets. Assembly, ballistic testing and final inspection – we only rely on ourselves to carry out these processes.
There are product groups where Merkel makes no more than a single hunting gun per year. There are others, which number in the thousands. This flexibility in production quantities is characteristic of Merkel manufacturing. At the request of a customer we can offer highly individualised hunting guns – right down to a one-of-a-kind piece. At the same time we produce Meisterstücks in series, where this serial production seemed infeasible before the turn of the millennium.
There is hardly another hunting gun manufacturer in the world that covers such an extensive product range. This stretches from traditional hunting rifles – our Meisterstücks – right through to semiautomatic rifles of the MEM category; or from the massive Africa side-by-side rifle to the modern bolt action rifle. With three-dimensional computer simulations or controlled shooting with the aid of high-speed cameras, we draw nearer to the ideal rifle. According to the Merkel definition, the ultimate aim of the ideal rifle combines functional aesthetic, high precision, the highest quality and a service life that will last for generations. Even if they are distinguished by a perfect finish and enjoy great popularity among collectors, our rifles are all made for contemporary hunting. And even if we work with cutting-edge technology, every Merkel rifle remains an individual one-of-a-kind.