SOLD FOR $3,050.00
Serial Number: 61404
Year of Manufacture: 1984 (AM date code)
Gauge: 12 Gauge 70mm (2 ¾”) Chamber
Action Type: Over-Under Boxlock Double Barrel Single Non-Selective Trigger Shotgun With Ejectors
Markings: The left of the receiver is marked “Perazzi.MX3”. The right shoulder is marked “P.U 61404”. The water table is marked with three Italian proofs. The bottom of the trigger group is marked “O/U” forward of the trigger guard. The top of the trigger group is marked “61630” forward of the hammers. The inside of the forend iron is marked “61404”. The left of the top barrel is marked “Perazzi spa – MADE IN BRESCIA-ITALY / 12 GA 2 3/4″ CHAMBER / CAM. 70 18.4”. The left of the bottom barrel is marked “KG1.430 18.4”. The bottom of the bottom barrel is marked “ACCIAIO SPECIAL”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “63784” with three Italian proofs and “AM” in square date code. The right of the top barrel is marked “IMPORTER-Perazzi-USA / ROME-NEW YORK”.
Barrel Length: 27 1/2″
Choke: Threaded for removable chokes, currently installed Skeet/Skeet. Also included are 2, 5, and 10 (approximatley IC, Mod, and Full-Extra Full).
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a white bead in a base at the front of its ventilated rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered select walnut with Schnabel forend, flat-bottom pistol grip, straight comb, and solid brown rubber Perazzi buttpad. The forend has a couple of small, light marks behind the release latch outside the checkering. The buttstock has only a few scattered light marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the back of the rubber pad. The pad shows light wear around the hole for the stock screw, in about Fine-Excellent condition. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light wear on the barrels from the forend, concealed when the gun is assembled and light handling wear on the trigger group release and the lever. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including ejectors. The barrels lock up tight to the receiver 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: This shotgun comes in a hard-sided Perazzi case with three combination-lock latches, leather and wood case for the extra choke tubes, choke wrench and “T”-handle wrench for removal of the stock. The exterior of the case shows some light scuffing, the interior has lgiht wear with some of the finish from the choke case having come off on the inside of the lid, in about Very Good condition. The choke case has scattered light-moderate wear, in about Good condition. The chokes and wrenches are in Excellent 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, especially one so lightly used as this. This MX3 is in Excellent condition with very light operational wear and comes with a Perazzi case and chokes. Just be careful, once you have one Perazzi you’ll want another. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.
The stock’s cast is about neutral.
Drop at comb is 1 5/16″. Drop at heel is 1 5/8″. Weight is 8 lb. 1.1 oz. The forend iron is a type 4.