SOLD FOR: $6025
Model: MX3 Special
Serial Number: 67567
Year of Manufacture: 1986 (AP Date Code)
Gauge: 12 Gauge 70mm (2 ¾”) Chamber
Action Type: Over-Under Double Barrel & Topsingle Boxlock Single Non-Selective Trigger Shotgun With Ejectors
Markings: The right shoulder of the reciever is marked “PU” and “67567”. The water table is marked with Italian proofs. The inside of the forend iron is marked “67567” and the forend is stamped “7567”. The left side of the removable trigger guard is marked “Patented” and the top is marked “67567”. The bottom of the trigger group is marked “STA”. The left side of the receiver is marked “Perazzi MX3 Special” in gold. The underside of the lever is marked “67567”. The metal grip cap is marked “Big / Jim” in gold.
The double barrel set is marked with the serial number “67567” and Italian proofs on the bottom of the monoblock. The left side of the upper barrel is marked “Perazzi spa – MADE IN BRESCIA ITALY / 12 GA 2 3/4″ CHAMBER”. The right side of the upper barrel is marked “IMPORTER – Perazzi – USA / ROME – NEW YORK”. The left side of both barrels is marked with proofs below the stock line. The left side of the upper barrel is marked with two circle-dots (Full). The left side of the lower barrel is marked with four circle-dots (Improved Cylinder).
The topsingle barrel is marked with “69955” and Italian proofs on the bottom of the monoblock. The left side of the barrel is marked “Perazzi spa – MADE IN BRESCIA ITALY / 12 GA 2 3/4″ CHAMBER”. The right side of the barrel is marked “IMPORTER – Perazzi – USA / ROME – NEW YORK”. The left side of the barrel is marked with proofs below the stock line.
Barrel Length: The over under barrel set measures 29 1/2? and the lower barrel is ported. The topsingle barrel set measures 31 1/2″ and is ported. Both barrel sets have a ventilated rib.
Choke: The over under barrel set is choked Full over Improved Cylinder, both fixed. The topsingle barrel is threaded for removable chokes, currently installed with a Full choke.
Sights / Optics: The over under barrel set has an opaque red bead in a base at the muzzle and there is a smaller metal midbead. The topsingle barrel is mounted with a translucent red bead in a base at the muzzle and there is a smaller metal midbead.
Weight: Topsingle Barrel: 9 lb 8 oz., Over Under Barrel: 9 lb 3 oz
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a capped pistol grip, leather covered adjustable monte carlo comb, and solid black rubber KickEez buttpad. The forend has a crack on the left side at the rear. There is a small hairline crack on the top of the wrist at the rear of the tang. There are some scattered compressions and draglines. The checkering is strong with some light handling wear. The LOP measures 14 3/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the rubber pad and 13 7/8″ to the wood. The trigger has four positions, the length of pull was measured from the front position, in the other positions the LOP is approximately 14 5/8″, 14 3/8″, and 14 1/8″ to the pad. The drop at the front and rear of the adjustable comb is approximately 1 1/8″ and the drop at heel is approximately 1 3/4″. The cast is neutral. The pad has some light wear. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: All of the bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 94% of its metal finish. The receiver has some scuffs on the bottom that have caused finish loss. There are a few little nicks and small hairline scratches on the receiver, the most noticeable are on the bottom. There is some finish wear on the edges of the trigger guard and receiver. There are some scattered light handling marks scattered over both barrel sets. There are a few little marks through the finish and wear on the edges of the rib, mostly on the topsingle barrel. 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 brown vinyl Perazzi case with green lining and extra chokes. The chokes are Extra Full, Improved Modified, and Modified.
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 MX3 Special models and it comes with an over under barrel set and a topsingle 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!