SOLD FOR: $3,025
Serial Number: 42841
Year of Manufacture: 1973
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 3/4? Shells
Action Type: Over / Under, Top Break Shotgun with Single Selective Inertial Trigger & Ejectors
Barrel Length: 70 CM, Nominal 28″ Vent Rib
Choke: Fixed Modified over Fixed Improved Cylinder
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a white bead in a base at the front of the rib and there is a smaller white alignment bead. The rib is checkered for glare reduction.
Weight: 8 lb 1 oz
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a finger groove forend, pistol grip, leather covered adjustable comb, and aftermarket adjustable black rubber buttpad. The adjustable comb is aftermarket and has been added by the previous owner. There are some compressions and draglines. There are a few scratches. There are a couple of tiny little hairline cracks on the wrist at the top tang. There is a crack at the rear of the forend iron. There is a little mark in the wood to the right of the top tang. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the aftermarket recoil pad and 13 3/8? to the wood. The pad has light wear from standard use. The drop at the comb is approximately 1 1/2″ and 1 5/8″ 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 and there is no erosion. In my opinion, the bores rate 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The barrel, frame, forend iron, and removable trigger group are all serial matching. There is finish wear on the edges. There are some scattered little marks through the finish. There are some areas of light thinning. There is a spot of minor pitting on the right side of the frame. 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 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 aftermarket hard case, Purbaugh sub-gauge tubes (410, 28, 20), ejector arms, 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 MX8 models with a 28? 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!