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Galling on Perazzi MX-8?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Scoutman 06, Aug 23, 2008.

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  1. Scoutman 06

    Scoutman 06 Member

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    A guy was at a shoot today selling an older MX-8, Ser# 35XXX, that looked in pretty good shape but there was noticeable galling on the face of the frame & the forend iron where they make contact when opening & closing the gun. The gun seemed to open & close fine, but I was wondering if this is a problem that would make the gun something to avoid. Thanks in advance, John
     
  2. Don Rackley

    Don Rackley Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    John,

    I would avoid the gun unless both of the following are true:
    1. You shot it and broke every target you shot at,
    2. The price is very low.


    The recevier galling can be cleaned up with a whetsone. The serial number range of this gun is quite old and some parts (barrels and wood) will not interchange.

    What a shame for such a nice gun to be not taken care of.

    Don Rackley
     
  3. gun fitter

    gun fitter TS Member

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    This is a series 2 or 3 Perazzi and the values for those guns are about 1/2 of the newer series 4 guns. the gauling can be fixed and probably has no effect on performance or safty but if you wanted to make it perfect consider an additional $300 to $600 for tiging the receiver and foriend and re machining them.

    I would feel that the gun you described would be worth $1400-2000 depending on barrel length and stock condition.

    hope this helps Joe
     
  4. Dusted1

    Dusted1 TS Member

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    Titewad2, The galling happens because the gun is not lubed properly. A little tri-flow would have prevented it or any other gun oil for that matter.
    Dusted1
     
  5. birdogs

    birdogs TS Member

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    For some reason Perazzis seem more sensitive to lack of lubrication that other guns. This is not a criticism; just an observation. Advice - never shoot a Perazzi "dry".
     
  6. Scoutman 06

    Scoutman 06 Member

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    Thanks for the input guys. This was a consignment gun & the dealer was trying to get $3K for it. Needless to say, I passed on it. John
     
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