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Perazzi type 3 woodwork

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by webley, Jul 19, 2007.

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  1. webley

    webley TS Member

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    Hello,
    I thought this question had been covered before but a search of the old threads didn't reveal anything; so....

    I'm looking at an older Perazzi just for general shooting, it's serial number is around 36200 which would indicate it's a type 3 (cat 3) gun made in 1970. The action is of the type/shape which I've seen called a 'Comp 1' on this forum, it's case hardened as well. Metalwork is fine, the wood is ok but with a bit too much drop for me. The gun is not expensive so it would be worth buying a different set of second hand woodwork.

    The question is: do recent production Perazzi stocks & forends fit straight on type 3 guns - or fit with minor modification - or need major work/just don't fit?

    Regards
    Russell
     
  2. g7777777

    g7777777 TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    forearm is not interchangeable

    regards

    Gene
     
  3. Baber

    Baber TS Member

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    Everything is interchangable except the forearm. You can however purchase a Type 4 Forearm iron and do the conversion easily.

    The Comp 1 or more accurately SC1 are outstanding guns. I have two of them.

    TB
     
  4. Don Rackley

    Don Rackley Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Russell,

    I think the guys above have posted some good advice, maybe I can add to it. Wenig has 90% inletted blanks for reasonable prices. You can specify a type 3 and they will send it to you.
    If you are going to shoot a lot, I would recommend the forearm iron upgrade to the newer type 4 design. The forearm will last longer and current wood will fit it.

    Regards,

    Don Rackley
     
  5. webley

    webley TS Member

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    Thanks to all of you for the good advice & also the Wenig recommendation.

    It’s actually (dare I say it) a skeet gun. Should I buy it – it won’t be used anywhere near as heavily as my trap guns. Aside from being ideal for the odd round of skeet & casual sporting clays (as long as I don’t expect to hit all of the longer sporting targets – which I can’t do anyway!) it’s an attractive gun with the coloured action & would be an interesting one to own & shoot. The older Perazzi’s have some nice little touches like the more attractively shaped top lever & safety button.

    Regards
    Russell
     
  6. Baber

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    The biggest problem with the type 3 wood is that people don't get the screw tight enough and it cracks. I have a way that appears to eliminate the problem. I initally use cap crews to tighten the arm to the wood. I then remove one sreew at a time and put the correct Perazzi screw with lock crew back with Locktite thread sealent. Have not had a problem since I started doing this.

    TB
     
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