SOLD FOR: $7025
Model: MX 2000 RS Trap Combo
Serial Number: 124802
Year of Manufacture: 2002 (BS Date Code)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” & 3” Shells
Action Type: Over / Under, Top Break Shotgun with Ejectors
Markings: The sides of the receiver are marked “Perazzi MX2000” in gold amid beautifully detailed scroll and floriated elements. The underside of the receiver is also engraved. The watertable is marked with proofs. The top of the receiver is marked with the serial number on the right side under the shoulder of the barrel set. 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 four circle-dots (Improved Cylinder). The bottom of the bottom barrel is marked “12 – 76”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “124802”, “122915”, “BS” in box date code, and with Italian proof marks. The left side of the trigger group is marked “Perazzi”. The interior of the forend is stamped “125293” and the forend iron is marked “124802”. The unsingle barrel has the following markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “Perazzi BRESCIA MADE IN ITALY” and the right shoulder is marked “IMPORTER – Perazzi – USA AZUSA – CA.”. The left of the barrel has Italian proof marks. The bottom of the barrel is marked “12 – 76”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “124802”, “BS” in box date code, with a fleur di lis, and with Italian proof marks.
Barrel Length: 31 1/2″ (Over Under), 34″ (Unsingle)
Choke: The over-under is choked Full over Improved Cylinder. The unsingle barrel is threaded for chokes and installed with Wright No. 7 choke.
Sights / Optics: The over under barrel has a white bead in a base at the front of the rib and a smaller metal alignment bead. The unsingle barrel has a base with a red fiber optic insert at the front and there was a metal alignment bead but it has snapped off.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered wood with a pistol grip, adjustable comb, finger groove forend, and adjustable black rubber buttpad. The wrist has cracked in half and been repaired. The left edge of the stock is shy to the top tang. There is an airborne medallion on the bottom of the pistol grip. There are some scattered patches of finish loss, the most noticeable are concentrated around the grip. There are some scattered compressions and a few dings into the wood, some of the most noticeable are on the sides of the buttstock. There are a couple little scratches, the most noticeable are on the left of the forend at the rear. The checkering has rub wear, some has gone smooth. The LOP currently measures 14 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad and 13 1/4″ to the wood. In its current configuration, the drop at the front of the adjustable comb is approximately 2″, at the rear of the comb is 2″, and at the heel is 2 3/4″ with the over under set installed. With the unsingle barrel installed as configured, the drop at the front of the comb is approximately 1 1/2″, at the rear of the comb is approximately 1 1/2″, and at the heel is 2 1/4″. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue with Silver Receiver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are all bright. There is some stubborn fouling at the muzzles but there is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun set retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is some tarnish on the receiver. There are a couple of light little nicks on the bottom of the receiver. There are a few light marks on the trigger guard. The over-under barrel set has a few scattered light marks form handling and storage. The unsingle barrel has some finish loss on the edges at the chamber, a few little nicks through the finish, a few scattered spots of surface oxidation, and some finish loss from the installation of the forend. The trigger has finish loss. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this shotgun is in Very Good-Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrels lock up 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 an Americase containing Wright chokes numbers 8, 9, & 10, a host of tools, and spare springs, please see photos.
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 MX2000 models and it comes with an over under barrel set and an unsingle barrel. With its beautiful construction and legendary Perazzi quality, this is a gun that will turn some heads and dust some clays. Please see our photos and good luck!