Barrels for gun manufacturers around the world: Using the business model OEM, Merkel caters to different customer groups. Firstly there are the gunsmiths who require cold-forged precision barrels for their precious goods. Secondly manufacturers of hunting rifles and shotguns worldwide order the famous Suhl barrels here. And last but not least, the manufacture also caters to the manufacturers of sporting and law enforcement weapons – the cold-forging machines in the factory can make rifle barrels, shotgun barrels, pistol- or revolver barrels in different calibres and barrel profiles. The special feature here: the shotgun barrels are cold-forged here as well, making them steadfast, durable and precise.