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This thread is for Steve W in particular.

Lippard states (page 21), that this model 1982-1986, is top firing, ramped 8.2mm rib, with vented side rib for OT and Pigeon. He goes on to say that MX2L has the same characteristics but is lighter due to lack of side ribs.

Be that as it may, I have an MX2L USA with the same top rib and no side ribs , choke full and extra full, bottom barrel firing. The choking is as factory and so far as I can ascertain the tree is the same as factory. Firing pins are cutaway type. The number is 608XX.

Now I have a friend who has an MX2 L no. 765XX exactly as described by Lippard

What have I got, besides a very nice Perazzi ? SteveB
 

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I have a Perazzi USA catalog of that era and it shows Olympic Trap Standard Models for MX2 and MX2L exactly as described by Lippard with both of them firing Top barrel first. The rib is listed as High 11 x 11. Of interest is that Olympic Trap Model DB81 is shown on the same page and it is Bottom barrel first firing sequence. The rib is listed as High 11 x 6.5. The DB81 Combo for American Trap had 2 Barrel sets (the single barrel was a Top single) and 2 removable trigger assemblies.
 

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If barrels, receiver, and trigger serial numbers match, and the barrels are marked xfull over full, you apparently have a custom ordered MX2L.
 

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What have I got, besides a very nice Perazzi ?
The short answer to your question is: "You have a bottom firing MX2L." :)

Although my friend Karl L.'s book contents some misinformed informations, but he is correct on the MX2L.
They're suppose be a top firing model very similar to MX1/MX1L.

However, through out the years I have encountered two MX2L with bottom firing configuration (and choked accordingly).
I wasn't too curious about them so I never made any effort to find out how, simply because I have seen a few totally out of "standard" Perazzi guns that were 100% factory original.
One being my friend's MX2000 unsingle with a 6 notch adj. rib from MX15. He ordered it at the SHOT show with me (and paid accordingly).
The other one was my three O/U barrel set/two stock, Sporting Gun that went through Litt's in U.K. when exchanging rate was in our favor during the last century.

I'm not sure your MX2L was a special ordered gun, but it'll be interesting if someone would do that, it's not economical since you can buy a MX8 with any rib you want with a better (possible) resale value without the effort of explaining to the next buyer what it is, or trying to prove its all original if the buyer even knew what it was.

Anyway, it's a very nice shotgun as is, enjoy it.
 

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Sounds like, if you want to kill some pigeons you are good to go. Many live bird guys like 'em "LIGHT and TIGHT". BTW, what is the bbl weight on the gun?
 

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The short answer to your question is: "You have a bottom firing MX2L." :)

Although my friend Karl L.'s book contents some misinformed informations, but he is correct on the MX2L.
They're suppose be a top firing model very similar to MX1/MX1L.

However, through out the years I have encountered two MX2L with bottom firing configuration (and choked accordingly).
I wasn't too curious about them so I never made any effort to find out how, simply because I have seen a few totally out of "standard" Perazzi guns that were 100% factory original.
One being my friend's MX2000 unsingle with a 6 notch adj. rib. from MX15. He ordered it at the SHOT show with me (and paid accordingly).
The other one was my three O/U barrel set/two stock, Sporting Gun that went through Litt's in U.K. when exchanging rate was in our favor from the last century.

I'm not sure your MX2L was a special ordered gun, but it'll be interesting if someone would do that, it's not economical since you can buy a MX8 with any rib you want with a better (possible) resale value without the effort of explaining to the next buyer what it is, or trying to prove its all original if the buyer even knew what it was.

Anyway, it's a very nice shotgun as is, enjoy it.
Many thanks for your reply. I have since checked the rib height and it is in fact 11 mm with perfect radial milling pattern
 

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FWIW the MX2-L barrel here

75cm, stamped kg1.57 actual 1.533, no side ribs top rib 11mm wide full length, 13mm high at top of ramp, 12mm at muzzle. 18.4 bores XX over X, measure .7275/.700 top, .725/.688 bottom.

sweet barrel - thanks again FBP
 
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