SOLD FOR: $7500
Model: MX 2000 RS Trap Combo
Serial Number: 121753
Year of Manufacture: 2001 (BP Date Code)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾ 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 – 70”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “121753”, the accompanying UnSingle barrel is marked with the serial number “121753” on its monoblock. The monoblock is also marked with the “BP” date code and with Italian proof marks. The trigger group is matched and marked “21753”. The interior of the forend is stamped “1486” and the forend iron is marked “121753”. 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 and two circle dots. The bottom of the barrel is marked “12 – 70”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “121753”, “BP” in box date code, with a fleur di lis, and with Italian proof marks.
Barrel Length: 31 1/2″ (Over Under), 34″ (Unsingle) both Ported
Choke: Both barrel sets have been threaded for Briley chokes and included are Briley S-2 Spectrum chokes. The chokes are as follows: two (2x) Improved Cylinder, one (1x) Light Modified, one (1x) Light Full, one (1x) Modified, and one (1x) Skeet.
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 the same sighting system.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered wood with a pistol grip, adjustable comb, finger groove forend, and adjustable black rubber buttpad. There is a small crack on the top of the wrist at the rear of the tang. There is a custom medallion set in the bottom of the pistol grip. There are some scattered scuffs, draglines, and compressions. There are a few little dings into the wood and light scratches, some of the most noticeable are on the sides of the buttstock down by the belly. There are some areas of finish loss and there is finish loss on the raised edges, most noticeable on the finger grooves. The checkering is mostly strong but has some rub wear. 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 1 1/4″ and at the heel is 1 5/8″ with the over under set installed and with the adjustable rib as configured. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are all bright. There is some stubborn fouling but there is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun set retains about 92% of its metal finish. There are areas of finish loss, most noticeable on the bottom of the receiver on the edges. There is finish loss and thinning on the controls. There are some little marks through the finish on the edges of the ribs. There are some scattered little nicks and marks through the finish on the barrels. There are some scattered light handling marks. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this shotgun is in 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 the previously described chokes, paperwork including the manual, and tools.
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!