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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by gyrine, Dec 8, 2009.

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  1. gyrine

    gyrine TS Member

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    What is the difference between a type 3 and type 4 Perazzi MX 8? Will type 4 wood fit on a type 3 gun? Thanks, gyrine
     
  2. Baber

    Baber TS Member

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    The Forearm Irons are completely different. The Type 4 uses a nut and bolt arrangement to secure the wood where the Type 3 uses a screw system. The lock up on the barrel is completely different as well.

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  3. dward

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    The basic reason there are differences between type 3 and type 4 perazzis is simply that the CNC machining technology has allowed the type 4s to be made so accurately that all parts are a lot more interchangeable on the newer guns. The older type 3s were all hand fitted so thus the parts were not nearly as interchangable. Specific to the forearms the older type 3s were more prone to cracking and the newer type 4 design addresses that problem.
     
  4. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    gyrine, The forend wood will not interchange between type 3 & 4.

    The term "type 3" and "type 4" are referring to the forend iron design only, NOT the receiver.

    Receiver changes were done in totally different period of time, got noting to do with the term "type 3" or "type 4".

    Here's a picture comparing type 3 & type 4 forends with matching barrel under lug for your ref.:




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  5. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Steve is right, but the reason fo rthe design was tha Perazzi understood that a gun need to be snug and designed in a removeable "key" into the forend iron that the bbl lug abuts to. When your gun gets sloppy, the "key" can be rrepalced rather than welding on the lug.
     
  6. Rick Barker

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    Steve W.

    As to the release pin moving from left, to top to now right side. How are these distinguished? Is there a year reference?
     
  7. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Rick, the lever release trip moved to top in the second half of the .

    There're many type 4 guns from the '80s still has release trip on top. Here's one example I had with all original parts:




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  8. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Steve, I very much appreciate the history lessons.
     
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