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MX type 3 and 4?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by luvtrapguns, Jan 23, 2010.

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  1. luvtrapguns

    luvtrapguns Well-Known Member

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    Hi, At what ser# did Perazzi convert the MX to the Type 4 forend? Thanks, Marc
     
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    Type 4 forend starts at 51,243 in 1977.

    Type 4 on the left, type 3 on right side. Forend iron and barrel lug.


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    luvtrapguns Well-Known Member

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    Steve W, Thanks, Marc
     
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    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    My Mx8, serial #52011 is a type 3. Yeah I know it doesn't fit with Lippard's book but there it is.
     
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    Barry, does this particular MX-8 has year code corresponded to the #?
     
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    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Steve, I'll check. While you're waiting take a look at the top single combo, which is what mine is, on sale here. It's a 52,xxx type three too.
     
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    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Where's the year code stamped? The monoblock?
     
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    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    I found it. This gun has about 210,000 rounds through it and the date stamp was worn a bit. It's either AJ or AU. The second letter is clear but it's like a U with a shorter left member but it's longer than I make my capital J's.
     
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    Barry, there's no AJ in the Italian year code. If it's AU (AW), that's 1989. the ser. # could not be 52,000, they should be approx. 74,000~75,000 It's impossible to have a type 3 gun made in 1989.

    Could it be AC? that's close to 52,000 range.

    It's possible the ser. # had been changed (legally) to match something, and the barrel lug modified to use an older forend. How's the forend iron ser. #?

    Here's a year code marking:


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    BTW, I didn't find your for sale top single.
     
  10. Barry C. Roach

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    I was told it was purchased in '76 from Pachmayer in California. A local reloading and target distributor bought it for himself but died before he could shoot it. The wife continued the business and left the gun under the bed for ten years before finally deciding to sell it. I bought it in "86 with both triggers and case and all the original paperwork and parts kit. The trigger in it was cocked for 10 years and the springs didn't last too long after I started shooting it. I'll look at the stamp again with a magnifying glass and report back.

    The one for sale on this site says"WTS MXO8" and there are pics of it. Although fuzzy I think the serial # reads 52028. I looks like it has almost never shot the OU barrels and the top firing pin hole needs redone.
    Look harder, it's there. Barry
     
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    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, It says "MX8 OPerazzi"
     
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    It's odd what Perazzi was doing in 1978 with the type 3 and 4 style. Trucker1 is selling a MX-8 in the 52,000 range and is a type 3 Barry C Roach has a 52,000 type 3 and my 51,400 MX-8 is a type 4 go figure.
     
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    They probably found a few of the type three forend irons they didn't know they had and wanted to use them up. I probably would do the same. No biggy but the type 4 is superior to the 3's. Mine is still going strong after more than 210,000 rounds.
     
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