SOLD FOR: $3625
Model: TMX Special
Serial Number: 75743
Year of Manufacture: 1989 (AU Date Code)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾ Shells
Action Type: Top Break Shotgun with Ejector
Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “Perazzi TMX Special” in gold. The top of the right side of the frame is marked “PU” and with the serial number. The removable trigger group is matched and marked “743”. 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 / MONROVIA – CALIFORNIA”. The bottom flat of the barrel lug is marked with the serial number. The forend iron is marked with the serial number. The forend wood is matched and marked “5743”. The bottom flat of the barrel lug is also marked with proofs and the “AU” date code. There are also proofs on the water table and bottom of the barrel.
Barrel Length: 31 1/2?
Choke: The barrel is threaded for chokes and installed with a No. 6 choke.
Sights / Optics: There is a white bead in a base set at the muzzle and there is a smaller brass alignment bead. The rib is serrated for glare reduction.
Weight: 8 lb. 9 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered wood with a pistol grip, monte carlo comb, finger groove forend, and brown vent rubber buttpad. There are some dings and marks through the finish, most noticeable on the front of the pistol grip and belly of the belly. There are some scattered compressions and draglines. There are some little spots of white pigment, most noticeable on the left side of the buttstock. The checkering is mostly strong but has some rub wear. The LOP currently measures 14 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the Perazzi recoil pad and 13 3/4? to the wood. The trigger is adjustable 14 1/4″ LOP is the shortest adjustment available. The drop at comb is 1 1/4″, at the rear of the monte carlo comb is 1 1/4″, and at the heel itself is 2″. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion. In my opinion, this bore rates 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This shotgun set retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few light marks through the finish with more notable scratches on teh left side of the barrel toward the front. There is some finish wear on the edges of the trigger guard. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is standard operational wear. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this shotgun is in Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slider on the top tang is NOT a safety but is the trigger pack removal button. The barrel locks 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 a Perazzi hard case. While this gun does not wear its age at all and looks STUNNING, the case did not fare as well. The interior has completely deteriorated and come apart. The foam is now dust. Also included with this shotgun is three extra chokes, a choke tube tool, factory paperwork, and action socks; all rating in Very Good overall condition.
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 TMX Special models and it is a purpose-built single shot for Trap shooting, not a top single or unsingle barrel added on an over under shotgun. This gun is absolutely stunning, I checked quite a few times to make sure that the date code was correct and that my computer was working properly…It looks that damn good. Based on its looks, you would have a hard time convincing anyone it is from 1989 if they don’t see the date code. With its beautiful construction and legendary Perazzi quality, this is a gun that will surely turn some heads and dust some clays. Wow….really wish I could take this one home! Please see our photos and good luck!
Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!