SOLD FOR: $2905
Serial Number: 47835
Year of Manufacture: 1976
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 3/4? Shells
Action Type: Over / Under, Top Break Shotgun with Single Selective Inertial Trigger & Ejectors
Barrel Length: 32″ Vent Rib
Choke: Fixed Full over Fixed Improved Modified
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a white bead in a base at the front of the rib and there is a smaller metal alignment bead. The rib is checkered for glare reduction.
Weight: 10 lb 0 oz
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a finger groove forend, pistol grip, adjustable comb, and aftermarket adjustable black rubber buttpad. There is a crack on the bottom of the forend. The forend iron and forend have play. There are a few tiny hairline cracks at the rear of the top tang. There are some scattered compressions, nicks, scuffs, scratches, and patches of finish loss. The checkering is strong with some light rub wear. The LOP measures 15” from the front of the trigger to the back of the aftermarket recoil pad and 13 1/2? to the wood. The pad has light wear from standard use. The drop at the comb is approximately 1 3/8″ and 1 3/8″ at the rear of the adjustable comb. The cast is neutral. The stocks rate in Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There are a few areas of stubborn fouling, no heavy pitting. In my opinion, the bores rate 9 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 85% of its metal finish. The barrel, frame, forend iron, are all serial matching. There are some areas of thinning and finish loss on the frame. The frame has gone plum. There are some scattered spots of oxidation, mostly on the frame and forend iron. There are a few little nicks and small marks throuhg the finish. The forend has some play to the forend iron. There are scattered handling marks. The markings are clear some of the gold is missing from the model designation on the barrel set. The screwheads are tool marked. Overall, this shotgun is in Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The trigger guard does not come out when pushing the safety upwards. 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 aftermarket hard case.
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 MX8 models with a 32? 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!
Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!