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Win a Merkel K5 Arabesque

Win a Merkel K5 Arabesque

Be in with a chance of winning a Merkel K5 Arabesque single shot rifle, one of the first of its kind to hit the UK, in our charity prize draw.

The K5 Arabesque is a luxury rifle from the premium brand Merkel, a company renowned globally for its traditional craftsmanship in the world of gun making. With a deluxe grade 8 stock this rifle has an RRP of £6300 and you could win it by entering our prize draw.

All proceeds will go to the Simon Cooper fund. Simon fell at his home in summer 2020 and suffered injuries that left him paralysed from the neck down. Simon is a British Army veteran and former REME armourer who spent 21 years in the forces serving in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. His family and friends are raising money to help his family modify their home to accommodate his disability.

How do I enter?

Online: Enter the prize draw by making a donation of £20 to Simon's GoFundMe page and select referred by 'Viking Arms' from the drop down menu when you submit your donation.

The winner will be announced on the @vikingarmsltd Instagram page on the glorious 12th August 2021 - follow our Instagram page for updates. To secure your prize, if your name comes out of the hat, make sure you can answer this question when we get in touch:

How much does the Merkel K5 weigh to the nearest 100 grams? (Find out more about the specifications of this rifle here)

a. 2.8kg

b. 2.3kg

c. 1.9kg

Tickets are £20 each with ALL proceeds going to raise money for British Army veteran and former REME armourer Simon Cooper who was involved in an accident in summer 2020 and suffered injuries that left him paralysed from the neck down. Simon spent 21 years in the forces serving in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. All money raised by Viking Arms from this prize draw will go towards supporting Simon and his family.

Simon Cooper


What makes the Merkel K5 a great hunting rifle?

Old meets new, combining traditional European style with modern manufacturing techniques that
delivers an ultra-accurate rifle with classic lines appealing to the most discerning of hunters,
especially those who incorporate travel into their hunting colander.The Arabesque model and its silver action are lightly embellished with delicate scroll engraving that is enough to catch anyone’s attention without being too ostentatious complementing its grade 6 deluxe traditional Bavarian stock and chambered in the very versatile 30,06 SP.

  • Deluxe grade 8 stock
  • Arabesque engraving
  • Weight 2.26kg
  • Removable sights
  • Threaded barrel M15x1
  • Adjustable trigger
HubSpot Video

If you're coming to The Game Fair, you'll be able to check out the Merkel K5 in the flesh. Our design team is hard at work getting our stand ready for the show, and here's what you need to look out for on the day . . .

HubSpot Video


And it’s not just about the competition, on our stand this year, you’ll also be able to handle a selection of our Mossberg, Haenel, Merkel and Breda guns, so whether you’ve got your sights set on winning the renowned Game Fair Challenge, a 40-bird sporting shoot or you’re interested in trying something new just come and talk to our team about the best gun for your shooting discipline. 

You’ll also get all of the news on the latest models that are set to hit the UK in the next 12 months.

Competition terms & conditions:

  • The prize winner must collect the Merkel K5 from a Registered Fire Arms Dealer (RFD).
  • The prize winner must have the appropriate Firearms Licence for the Merkel K5.
  • The prize winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries returned by participants.
  • There is no restriction on the number of entrants.
  • The prize cannot be exchanged for a cash equivalent or alternate product.
  • The prize winner will be contacted by telephone and email after the live instagram draw on 12th August 2021.
  • The prize winner will be contacted via all possible means available and will have 30 days to claim their prize after the draw.
  • The prize winner will be selected by verifiable random computer process.
  • No Viking Arms employees or their associated are eligible to enter the prize draw.
  • Entry is open to all UK residents and prize winner must claim the prize in the UK.


Head Office Address

Viking Arms Ltd, Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 4BW

Contact Details

Sales: 01423 780 810 (Ext 1)