SOLD FOR: $4,076
Model: MX8 Special
Serial Number: 77513
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Caliber: 12 Gauge 70mm (2 ¾”) Chamber
Action Type: Over Under Boxlock Double Barrel Single Non-Selective Trigger Shotgun With Ejectors
Markings: The right shoulder of the receiver is marked “PU 77513”. The water table is marked with three Italian proofs. The left side of the frame is marked “Perazzi MX8 Special”. The top tang right above the safety is marked “BLOCCATO”. The trigger unit is marked “72089”. The left side of the barrel is marked “Perazzi spa-MADE IN BRESCIA-ITALY” / 12 GA 2 ¾” CHAMBER. The right side of the barrel is marked “IMPORTER WINCHESTER / NEW HAVEN – CONN.”. The inside of the forend iron is marked “77513” and the forend wood “1139”. The left of the top barrel under the forearm is marked “CAM 70 * 18.4”. The left of the bottom barrel under the forearm is marked “KGI.600 18.4”. The bottom of the bottom barrel is marked “ACCIAIO SPECIAL”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “77513”, “54318”, “MAP”, and four Italian proofs.
Barrel Length: 31.5” (80mm), the bottom barrel is ported.
Choke: The bottom barrel has been threaded for removable chokes and includes Perazzi number four, eight, and two number six chokes. The top choke measures Full on our choke gauge.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a white dot bead at the muzzle with a small silver mid bead on a serrated ventilated rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two pieced checkered walnut with finger groove type 3 forend, fixed comb, and solid black Perazzi rubber buttpad. This forend features two allen screws to adjust fit. The forend shows a few impact marks with light drag marks present. The checking on the forend is mostly tight with a couple of lightly compressed checkers. The buttstock has light handling and storage marks. A couple of impact marks are present near the safety on the top tang. The stock shows very light drag marks that are only present under bright light. There are no chips or cracks present. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the rubberized buttpad. The buttpad shows light wear and fits the wood well. There is maring around the top and bottom screw holes. The drop at the comb measures 1 3/8″, the drop at the heel measures 1 5/8″. The case is a about neutral with slight favoring to a right handed shooter. The stocks rate in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This receiver retains about 95% of its original finish. The top right barrel shows a few light impact marks that scratched through the finish. The edges of the rib show light finish thinning. The bottom barrel shows heavy finish loss from the forend. The frame shows minor scratches and handling marks. The bottom right sharp edge shows a few impact marks, some of these marks scratched through the finish. The lever, safety and trigger-pack release slider show handing wear with finish loss present. The forearm iron screws are sharp. The markings are clear. The screw heads are sharp. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including the ejectors. The barrels lock up tight to the receiver with no play. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes in a red hard-sided Perazzi case with three combination lock latches, blue plush interior with compartments for the barrel assembly, stock assembly, and accessories, gray felt covers for the barrel and stock assembly, cleaning cloth, snack cap, stock tool, choke case with three chokes, and grease. The case has scattered scuffing on the exterior with light wear on the interior, in about Very Good-plus condition.