Perazzi Model SC1 12 GA 27.5″ 410 28 20 GA Sub Gauge Over Under Shotgun C&R
SOLD FOR: $3580.55
Serial Number: 35238
Year of Manufacture: 1970 (XXVI Date Code)
Gauge: 12 Gauge 70mm (2 ¾”) Chamber. Also included are subgauge tubes for .410, 28, and 20 Gauge.
Action Type: Over-Under Double Barrel Single Trigger Shotgun with Individual Ejectors
Markings: 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 receiver is marked “map SC1”. The left side of the upper chamber is marked “MANUFATTURA ARMI PERAZZI BRESCIA – ITALY”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked with the serial number “mpa”, with proofs, and the date code. The left side of each barrel has proofs. The bottom of the lower barrel is marked “ACCIAIO SPECIAL”. The removable trigger group is marked “35238”. The interior of the forend and the forend iron are both marked “35238”.
Barrel Length: 27 1/2? Ported, Ventilated Rib
Choke: The bores appeared to be counterbored to the rear of the porting and are likely Cylinder bore.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a translucent pink bar attached to the rib. The rib is serrated for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered select walnut with a finger groove forend, pistol grip, straight comb, and black rubber buttpad. There are some scattered compressions and draglines. There are a few hairline scratches, spots of finish loss, and little nicks. There is a tiny hairline crack on the bottom of the wrist at the rear of the tang. The checkering is mostly strong with some scattered light rub wear. The LOP measures 14 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the leather-covered rubber pad and 13 3/4″ to the wood. The drop at the front of the comb is 1 1/2? and the drop at the heel is 2 1/4″. The cast is about neutral, slightly off. The pad shows light wear. The stocks rate in about Very Good-Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue Barrel Set with Case Color Receiver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright and free of erosion up until the porting. At the porting there is a coat of heavy stubborn fouling. We are unaware if there is any erosion at the porting.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 89% of its metal finish. The receiver has some patches of finish loss and some little scratches. There are some scattered light handling marks on the receiver. There is some finish loss from abrasive cleaning on the left shoulder of the barrel set. There are some scattered little scuffs on the barrel set and there is some finish loss on the edges of the muzzles. There is some thinning on the rib. There is some erosion on the right side of both barrels at the muzzle. The forend latch, thumb lever, and safety have some light handling wear and the top tang has operational wear from the safety slider. The trigger guard has some scattered spots of light surface frost and there is some finish loss on the edges. The screwheads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including 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 maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes in a hard-sided Americase case with .410, 28, and 20 gauge subgauge tubes.
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 SC1 is in Very Good condition with wear consistent with extensive and responsible use. The finish has wear, but the bores are bright and the mechanics are strong. This gun locks up like a bank vault and has years of use ahead of it. Just be careful, once you have one Perazzi you’ll want another. Please see our photos and good luck!