Perazzi Mirage 12 Gauge – BILL MAINS ENGR, TUBE SET, vintage firearms inc
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Category: Perazzi Shotguns - Shotguns - Italian Double
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Seller: Vintage Firearms, Inc
Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
Country: United States
Phone: (616) 292-6240
Phone2: (616) 608-4337
Fax: (616) 608-4701
Number of Active Listings: 134
Total Number of Listings: 3059
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: credit card, check, certified funds, wire transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.)
General Specs: Perazzi, Year 1991, 12 Gauge, 9lbs 3oz, Screw In Chokes, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 5/16", DAC 1 5/8" 1 5/8"; 1 11/16"
Serial Number: 83606
Some Perazzi over/under target guns are simply tools...little in the way of engraving and rather plain wood. They break clay targets, but sometimes you want a gun that pleases your eye and breaks targets better than most. You can have both --- a most efficient tool AND the finest example of the gunmaker's art with highly figured wood and deep chiseled hand engraved receiver and barrels. This fine Perazzi Mirage Sporter (which is the same gun as the MX8 with with the drop-out trigger group) is the latter. Set up as a sporting clays and skeet gun with 11 screw-in chokes and Kolar Ultra-light sub-gauge tube set (20, 28, .410 full length tubes), sn83606 was built in 1991 and later seriously upgraded with extravagant deep relief vine and floral engraving, shaded background, gold wire inlays, pierced top lever…even the breech of the barrels are highly ornate. This work was completed by WORLD RENOWNED BILL MAINS, FAMOUS FOR HIS DEEP RELIEF ENGRAVING, and factory engraver for Colt and Ithaca among other gunmakers. Read his attached obituary for some of his accomplishments. LOOK AT HIS WORK ON THIS GUN…IT SPEAKS LOUDLY OF HIS TALENT. The custom wood is the work of Jack Dockwiller, famous for his high-grade wood carvings and masterful gun stocks on target guns. AGAIN, THE CARVED BORDERS, CHECKERING, WOOD FIGURE, AND OVERALL WORKMANSHIP SPEAKS LOUDLY OF HIS TALENT. The 29 ½” barrels have a rib that tapers from 11mm at the breech to 7mm at the muzzle, bores are mirror clean, and there are no dents or dings with 100% blue. The drop out trigger group has flat main springs and there is an extra set of springs and firing pins. This gun has a 30-day shooting warranty. Perazzi is the accepted leader in the target gun world, with incredible durability and more Olympic and International awards than any other gun maker. The value of this gun will increase over time, as the cost of new Perazzi guns continues to rise. Please realize you could not duplicate the stock work and engraving for less than $15,000, the Kolar tubes are over $1500, and a new Perazzi MX8 starts at $13,000. This is an “as new” gun for less than ½ the cost of new! We have priced this set to sell so don’t miss out, and engraver Bill Mains has passed from this earth and his work is highly sought after, so you can’t have another made. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 29 1/2"
Chokes: 11 screw in flush; Cylinder through Xfull choke
Bore Diameter: .734/.735
Wall Thickness: .028/.027
Chambers: 3" with long cones
Sights: metal middle; white bradley front
Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: french grey receiver 99%
Engraving: Bill Mains deep relief vine
Trigger Type: Single
Type: Capped Pistol Grip/Beavertail forend
LOP: 14 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 3/8"
DAH: 2 5/16"
DAC: DAC 1 5/8" nose of comb, 1 11/16" rear of comb rise
Cast: 3/16" on both
Butt Treatment: Black Kick-eez pad
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $215.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees! (**NOTE that most all of this is INSURANCE. If you have your own, we could arrange your insurance covering it.)
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
Call to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.
Shotgun Guage: 12 Gauge