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when did perazzi go to cat 4 barrels and reciever

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Steve W, Jun 8, 2010.

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  1. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Your gun is type 4.

    Type 4 refer to forend attachment change around '77 only, receiver changes happened much later than this.

    This is a type 4 and a type 3 forends.


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  2. EuroJoe

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    Steve W: don't you get tired of answering this question?
     
  3. harpo_old

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    these are the type of posting that make this site worth while, i had no ideal of what the difference in the barrel lugs were. thanks
     
  4. hunter44

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    Neither did I. Thanks for the info. Steve.
     
  5. PerazziBigBore

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    Steve.. wasn't that they year??? Cat forend changed over around 53,000 in serial number to cat4.. and the receivers to type 4 about serial #65,000
     
  6. OzarkGun

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    Sorry to be so slow but what is a type 4 receiver? Did it have to do with internal parts changes like firing pins/hammers?

    Thanks
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    Also what does CAT refer to?
     
  8. Steve W

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    Mike, the trip pin in receiver changed in the '80s, quite a few years after the type 4 forend. Then the one piece receiver started in the '90s. And Perazzi didn't refer these receiver changes to any particular name designation, they are all within type 4 era. So in order not to confuse customers when they contact factory for services, they refer type 4 on forend only.

    Dave, Type 4 is the official term used by m.a. Perazzi, the Blue Book, and Karl Lippard, who wrote the only book about Perazzi shotguns, but our friend Mike/PBB is from New Orleans, the good citizens there are used to the term of "CATegory" from their occasional exciting weather "events". :)

    I'm sure you heard of vehicle "Hood" is call "Bonnet" in U.K.
     
  9. OzarkGun

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    10-4 on the exciting weather events in New Orleans!
     
  10. Barry C. Roach

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    CAT=category.
     
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    Boot = Trunk

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  12. Barry C. Roach

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    I have three Perazzi Comp/MX receivers. The oldest has a release pin on lower left of the breech face.

    My middle age MX8, a cat. 3 has the release pin in the center near the top of the breech face.

    My newest, an MX15, has the rocker type release on the right side, low on the breech face.
    Perazzi has always tried to improve their design or make it cheaper to make without giving up any quality.
     
  13. Steve W

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    Unlike rounded monobloc, the difference of receiver's exterior is only cosmetic.

    The Perazzi signature "Seashell sculpted" receiver is very labor intensive, that's why they made some plain side receiver model to reduce cost (plus some rounded monobloc to further reduce cost) so they can be more price competitive with less expensive guns.

    Here's a standard MX-8 with "Seashell sculpted" receiver, and a so call "entry level" MX-15 plain receiver.

    Seashell sculpted: note where the barrel shoulder meets receiver.

    <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"> MX8sc.png </a>

    Plain:


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    Additional pic. of engravings on sculpted receiver: Believe it or not, on higher grade guns, if this was engraved on a plain receiver, it'll be a $3000~5000 price different.


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    Ser. # does not determinate shape of receivers, model # does.
     
  14. OLD ONE EYE

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    The sea shell just has a more classic look and works for me. It sure does not mean a thing in target breaking ability I'm just a traditionalist.
     
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    thanks for this thread ,,,My mx8 is an 88 ,but a type 4 ,,,Mx8 Dave
     
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