SOLD FOR: $5,025
Serial Number: 118653
Year of Manufacture: 2000 (BN Date Code)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells
Action Type: Unsingle 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 water table 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 the barrel has Italian proof marks and Perazzi choke markings. The barrel has two circle-dots (Full). The bottom of the bottom barrel is marked “12 GAUGE – 70”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “118653”, “BN” in box date code, and with Italian proof marks. The trigger group is marked “18653” and “Perazzi”. The interior of the forend is stamped “118653” and the forend iron is marked “118653”.
Barrel Length: 34″ Ported
Choke: Fixed Full
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a white bead in a base attached to the rib. There is a smaller metal midbead attached to the rib. The rib is serrated for glare reduction.
Weight: 10 lb. 1 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered wood with a pistol grip, adjustable comb, finger groove forend, and black rubber Kick-Eez buttpad. There is a large chip loss repair on the right side of the forend at the rear along the top edge. There are some scattered little compressions, draglines, and a few little marks through the finish. The checkering is mostly intact and has some light rub wear. The LOP measures 14 3/8” & 12 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad, which has two spacers installed, and the wood, respectively. In its current configuration, the drop at the front of the adjustable comb is approximately 1 1/8″, at the rear of the comb is 1 1/8″, and at the heel is 1 3/4″. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition as repaired.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with no erosion. There is some faint fouling midway. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 9.5/10.
Overall Condition: This shotgun set retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are a few light marks and faint scuffs infrequently scattered over the barrel. There is some dark discoloration from previous oxidation on the front of the rib. There are a few areas of fouling on the rib, mostly on the portion above the porting. There are some little marks through the finish on the edges of the rib. There is some finish loss on the edges of the receiver and monoblock. There are scattered light handling marks and there is standard operational wear. 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 a Perazzi soft 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 MX2000 models and it comes with a 34″ ported unsingle barrel with an adjustable rib. 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!