SOLD FOR: $6825
Serial Number: 127474
Year of Manufacture: 2003 (BT Date Code)
Gauge: 20 Gauge 3″ Shells
Action Type: Top Lever, Break Action Double Barrel Shotgun with Ejectors and Single Selective Trigger
Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel set is marked “Perazzi BRESCIA MADE IN ITALY” and the right shoulder is marked “IMPORTER – Perazzi – USA AZUSA – CA.”. The left of each barrel has Italian proof marks and Perazzi choke markings. The top barrel has a two circle-dots (Full), the bottom has three circle-dots (Improved Modified). The bottom of the bottom barrel is marked “20 – 76”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “127474”, “BT” in box date code, and with Italian proof marks. The inside of the forend iron is marked “127474”, the inside of the forend is marked “127474”.The left of the receiver is marked “Perazzi MX20”, the right shoulder is marked “127474”, the left shoulder is marked “MX20” and the water table is marked with Italian proof marks. The receiver, lever, trigger guard, and forend iron have border engraving and scroll engraving.
Barrel Length: 28 3/8?, Vent-Rib
Choke: Briley chokes have been installed. Currently installed is a Full over Improved Modified choke.
Sights / Optics: There is a white bead in a base at the front of the rib. The top of the rib is finely checkered for glare reduction.
Weight: 6 lb., 11 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered select walnut with pistol grip, straight comb, schnabel tip forend, and brown rubber Decelerator buttpad. There are a couple of light compression marks, mostly on the belly and comb. There are light handling marks. The checkering is strong. There are no chips or cracks. The drop at the comb is approximately 1 3/8″, drop at heel 1 7/8″. The cast is about neutral. The LOP measures 14 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the pad, 14″ to the back of the wood. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine Plus-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is light handling wear. There are a couple of spots of light discoloration on the rib. The controls show light thinning from use and the action shows operational wear. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this shotgun is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrels lock to the receiver with no play. The trigger is crisp. 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: None
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. This one is their MX20 with a 28 3/8″ barrel set with a 3 inch chamber. Briley chokes have been installed so it can accept the chokes of your choice and it will be a versatile gun ready to take just about anything you could ask of a 20 gauge over-under. With its beautiful stocks and legendary Perazzi quality, this is a gun that will turn some heads and dust some clays. Please see our photos and good luck!