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Is there anything other than the top lever being at six o'clock, or the gun coming open when shot to look for with a Perazzi that indicates service is necessary?
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Is there anything other than the top lever being at six o'clock, or the gun coming open when shot to look for with a Perazzi that indicates service is necessary?
The problem is that Perazzi guns are very reliable. You MIGHT find weak hammer falls prior to spring breakage but often not. You will start seeing light strikes with firing pins that have started to delaminate and the hard center is moving. You might find irregularities in feel of the opening lever if the pin holding the latch mechanism starts to move. You might hear pings and dings if the side ribs come loose. But mostly the only indication you need to start thinking about service is when the lever moves toward center with bbls attached or if there is increasing “sloppy” looseness when opening the gun. Each thing that fails has a cause but not all fail from that specific cause. ( yeah, I know, confusing ) They are just that reliable.
 

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The problem is that Perazzi guns are very reliable. You MIGHT find weak hammer falls prior to spring breakage but often not. You will start seeing light strikes with firing pins that have started to delaminate and the hard center is moving. You might find irregularities in feel of the opening lever if the pin holding the latch mechanism starts to move. You might hear pings and dings if the side ribs come loose. But mostly the only indication you need to start thinking about service is when the lever moves toward center with bbls attached or if there is increasing “sloppy” looseness when opening the gun. Each thing that fails has a cause but not all fail from that specific cause. ( yeah, I know, confusing ) They are just that reliable.
Are "K" guns that reliable? Are there any other brands that are that reliable?
 

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Perazzi's are built so if maintenance is needed they dont need to go to the gun hospital. Hammer springs, top lever springs, firing pins, the most common ailments can be handled by a savvy gun owner. I wouldn't own a gun I couldn't somewhat look after myself. Not to say there are times a professional is needed but for the most part Perazzi's are simple, straight forward & from the begining that was the philosophy behind their design.
 

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It was not my intention to "short shrift" anyone. I was merely trying to say there isn't much beyond the locking block and top lever spring to worry about. Hammer springs ? yes, but you will know when they need attention . cleaning and lube will get you years of service . Perazzis are not temperamental .
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Are "K" guns that reliable? Are there any other brands that are that reliable?
Until they need something. Then they must go to an ”authorized repair” place. They require specialist tools to do things that the average Perazzi shooter can do him/herself.
 

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Until they need something. Then they must go to an ”authorized repair” place. They require specialist tools to do things that the average Perazzi shooter can do him/herself.
Really? These are simple mechanisms that many folks maintain themselves. I respect recognizing your personal limitations but sending a gun in to replace a firing pin (for instance) is far from necessary.
 

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One does not need be a mechanical wizard to service or clean anything inside a MX action body. I do it once a year wether it needs it or not, totally removing ALL parts and cleaning all channels, holes and grooves. Watch Dons very thorough video for sequence of removal. The only special tool I can think of may be needed would be the compression tool for the top lever spring IF a burr has developed in the top lever spindle machined spiral groove. Perazzi has even provided a hole in the bottom of the action body that aligns thru the locking block and the very bottom end of the spindle to gently tap it out with a drift pin. Proper fitting of new ejector(s) or a locking block IF needed is another matter.
 

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Is there anything other than the top lever being at six o'clock, or the gun coming open when shot to look for with a Perazzi that indicates service is necessary?
I have heard that the first service indicator on a Perazzi is when the barrels start separating and that while in for service to have the barrels resoldered most people have the service block and firing pin changed.
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Really? These are simple mechanisms that many folks maintain themselves. I respect recognizing your personal limitations but sending a gun in to replace a firing pin (for instance) is far from necessary.
Really. Should be simple but Kreighoff makes things complicated.
 

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After looking at the videos and downloads on Don's website, I'm satisfied there isn't anything on this gun that needs immediate attention. I'll just order a hammer spring and tool and a firing pin and return spring to have on hand for now. This winter I'll probably change out all of the springs and firing pin, just to do it. I'm surprised how easy this gun is to work on.
 

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I have heard that the first service indicator on a Perazzi is when the barrels start separating and that while in for service to have the barrels resoldered most people have the service block and firing pin changed.
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When is that? I own 4 different Perazzi's, One has over 500,000 rounds thru it and I have yet to experience this phenomenon that you describe.
Sounds like your full of that stinky substance know as manure to me!
 
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