Perazzi MX Series
Category: Shotguns and Smoothbores
The Perazzi MX Series is intended to be a trap gun and shot gun, but it has evolved into much more. The Perazzi MX series of guns includes game hunting weapons, sporting rifles and guns, skeet guns and clay shooting guns. The brand has been known for high quality weapons since coming onto the market after World War 2.
The Perazzi line is known for its strong steel forging. It relies on low profile action. The manufacturer uses sturdy stub pins and solid lock-up. It can handle multiple powerful shots without coming loose.
Perazzi guns have a numbering system for their chokes. Smaller numbers correspond to more open chokes.
The manufacturer has a drop-out trigger group. Every part of the firing mechanism is within the drop-out trigger group except for the firing pin. The firing pin is kept separate by a safety thumb-piece to prevent accidental discharge. You can buy selective or non-selective triggers with the Perazzi MX Series.Perazzi triggers are available as a leaf-spring rendition or reliable coil spring version.
One of the benefits of the drop-out trigger group is the ease of cleaning, maintaining and repairing that portion of the gun. And it is a safety measure, since you can pop out the trigger group and store it separately from the rest of the gun in a secure place.
You can order custom sized stocks, but this delays the delivery of the gun by several months. You can choose the barrel length and from a number of forend styles.
The MX8 is a high end custom shotgun made by Perazzi.
The Perazzi MX8 attracted the world’s attention when Elio Matarelli took the Gold medal in shooting in the 1968 Tokyo Olympics with an MX8. The Perazzi MX8 hammer is cocked via a rod along the action floor that is pushed back with a cam. Its ejectors are spring loaded.
These guns regularly cost $15,000 or more, depending on the design, materials and engravings ordered with the basic hardware.
The MX8 is available in a number of gauges and sides.
Perazzi MX 14
The Perazzi MX 14 was originally an ATA combo with fixed ribs. It uses the same detachable trigger as the MX 8 and the same side receiver as the MX 15.
Perazzi MX 15
This 12 gauge shotgun is a solid and reliable workhorse of a gun. It regularly lasts for years. You can select the barrel length and choke type when ordering it from Perazzi. One of the differences between this gun and the MX 14 is that the MX 15 has an adjustable rib.
Perazzi MXS Sporter
This Perazzi MX series gun is designed for competition level shooting. The MXS Sporting is intended for Olympic level trap and skeet shooting. It is around $7,000. This sounds high until you realize that many Perazzi shotguns can cost $10,000. This gun is a third the price of other Perazzi guns because it is manufactured in short production runs with CNC machines, instead of customized, unique weapons often made by hand.
The MXS Sporting is only available as a 12 gauge shotgun. You can select from three different barrel lengths. You can select from screw-in or modified chokes. As a mass-produced gun (by Perazzi’s standards), you don’t get the option to get custom engraving on the weapon.
This competition shotgun is a lightweight clay shooting gun, just under seven pounds. The B in MX28B stands for “basic”. The basic version has only borderline engraving and engraving around the trunnions. The SC2 and SCO have much more elaborate engraving. It has a light small bore. This gun has hand-rubbed walnut wood in the body.