SOLD FOR: $6302.13
Model: MX3 ORO
Serial Number: 61991
Year of Manufacture: 1982 (AI Date Code)
Gauge: 12 Gauge 70mm (2 ¾”) Chamber
Action Type: Over-Under Boxlock Double Barrel Single Non-Selective Trigger Shotgun With Ejectors
Markings: The right shoulder is marked “PU” and “61991”. The water table is marked with Italian proofs. The inside of the forend iron is marked “61991” and the forend is stamped “25 R”. The left of the top barrel is marked “Perazzi BRESCIA MADE IN ITALY / 12 GA 2 3/4″ CHAMBER”. The left sides of the barrels are marked with proofs below the stock line and there are four circles on the lower barrel. The bottom of the monoblock is marked is marked with the “AI” date code, serial number, and “L.S. / MTR”. The right of the top barrel is marked “IMPORTER – Perazzi – USA / MONROVIA – CALIFORNIA”. The water table has proofs. The left side of the removable trigger group is marked “O/U” and the top is marked “61991”. The receiver has game scenes with the principal figures inlaid in gold. The receiver features detailed backgrounds with Bulino engraved inlays of a trio of ducks settling into a marsh with fluffing cattails in the foreground and wooded background on the left side of action; right side portrays pair of woodcock with a rising moon in the background; a pointer retrieving woodcock graces the bottom of the action with birch tree background. The engraver’s signature is marked by firing group mortise. The bottom of the receiver is also marked “MX5 ORO” in gold. The forend iron and lever also have scroll engraving.
Barrel Length: 29 1/2?
Choke: Threaded for removable chokes, currently installed Skeet over Improved Cylinder.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a white bead in a base at the front of its ventilated rib and there is a smaller metal midbead. The rib is finely serrated.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered European walnut with Schnabel forend, flat-bottom pistol grip, straight comb, and solid black rubber buttpad. There are a couple of little compressions and draglines on the forend, most noticeable on the left side at the front and rear. There are some compressions and draglines on the buttstock, the most noticeable are on the right side up by the comb, right cheek, and on the belly at the toe. There is some wear in front of the forend iron. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is strong with some light handling wear. The LOP measures 14 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the back of the rubber pad and 13 1/4″ to the wood. The drop at comb is approximately 1 13/16″ and the drop at heel is approximately 2″. The cast is neutral. The pad has some light wear. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue Barrels with Coin Receiver with Gold Accents
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The left side of the receiver has a small scratch below the rear duck. There is some thinning and finish loss on the controls. There is some scattered mottled thinning and oil marks on the barrels. There are some little marks on the barrels. There are some areas of thinning from the removal of the forend. There is operational wear. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including ejectors. The trigger group is removable. 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 maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a green vinyl Perazzi case with leather trim, cardboard shipping box, and paperwork including the manual.
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, especially one so lightly used as this. This one has beautiful engraved game scenes with gold inlay and nice European walnut stocks. This MX3 is ready to turn some heads at the range, it is in Fine condition with very light operational wear and comes with a Perazzi case. Just be careful, once you have one Perazzi you’ll want another. Please see our photos and good luck!