SOLD FOR: $2675
Make: Perazzi, Imported by Ithaca
Serial Number: 101096
Year of Manufacture: 1976 (AB Date Code)
Gauge: 12 GA, 2 3/4? Shells
Action Type: Over-Under Top Lever Operated Break-Open With Ejector
Markings: The left side of the top barrel is marked “ITHACA GUN COMPANY – ITHACA – NEW YORK / 12 GA 2 3/4″ CHAMBER – MADE IN ITALY” and at the chamber with “mt6” in gold, the right is marked “CUSTOM CRAFTED BY MANIFATURA ARMI PERAZZI”, the bottom is marked “ACCIAIO SPECIAL”. The monoblock is marked with a series of Italian proofs, “MAP”, “101099” and boxed “AB” date code. The left of each barrel has Italian inspection marks. The top of the forend iron is marked “101099”, the inside of the forend is marked “1099”. The right shoulder of the water table is marked “0800” and “101099”, the left shoulder is marked “MAP”. The water table has Italian proof marks.
Barrel Length: 31 1/4? Vent-Rib, 31 1/2″ to Chokes
Choke: The barrels are threaded for chokes and installed with chokes that measure Full over Improved Modified.
Sights / Optics: There is a red insert in a base at the front of the rib and a small silver-colored mid-bead. The top of the rib is serrated for glare reduction.
Weight: 8 lb., 10 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with finger groove forend, pistol grip, adjustable straight comb, and adjustable black rubber buttpad. The forend checkering has a diamond pattern and the finger grooves have serrations. The wrist has a hairline crack at the rear of the top tang. There is a small hairline crack on the right side of the forend at the top rear corner. The wrist has thinning and discoloration from use. There are some little nicks and dings through the finish scattered over the wood. There are a few compressions. The marks are pretty evenly scattered but some of the most noticeable are on the bottom of the forend at the rear. The checkering is mostly strong. The LOP measures 14 3/4? from the front of the trigger to the back of the pad, 12? to the back of the wood. Drop at comb is approximately 1 3/8?, drop at heel is approximately 1 1/2?. The stock is cast slightly off. The pad is still fairly supple with light wear. Overall, the stocks are in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blued, stripes on the receiver are Milled Bright
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 90% of its metal finish. There is some finish loss on the top of the receiver and a few little scratches. There are some little scuffs and rubs on the bright portions of the receiver. There are some scratches and finish loss on the trigger guard. The trigger guard has some light wobble. There are some scuffs that have caused finish loss on the forend iron. There is a dent on the rib towards the front. There are some little nicks, scuffs, and scratches scattered over the barrels. The barrels have gone slightly plum. The selector has gone plum. There are some nicks and marks on the rib. There is handling wear in the guard and on the controls. The action shows operational wear. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including the ejectors. The barrels locks up to the receiver with no play. The lever sits to the right of 6 o’clock. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is an aftermarket hard case.
Our Assessment: Perazzi sounds like a high end sports car, and in the gun world it is. They have long been a staple of just about any kind of shotgun sport you can name, famous for their craftsmanship, beauty and durability. As such, they command a high price, with some buyers going all the way to Italy to be measured in person so that their gun can be specially and exactly fit to them. That said, like a high-end sports car, it can be much more economical to buy used and for classics used is your only option. This Perazzi MT6 with its 31.25″ barrel and removable chokes should make for a very versatile gun. It is also very pleasing to look at with its sleek Italian design. This shotgun is in Very Good condition with 90% of its metal finish remaining, great bores, and some damage to the stocks. The action still locks up tight and this will make a great shooter. Please see our photos and good luck!