I would be most grateful for your kind assistance, please. I have owned a rather special Perazzi MX8 for quite some years - a "one off" MX8, custom/hand made to spec, very special edition, with 2 sets of barrels (30 + 32 inch), 2 sets of adjustable triggers and fancy engraving (gun dogs and game birds)etc.
- I bought it from the former World Champion, many years ago.
The Perazzi had a special trigger that when you pushed up the safety catch, the trigger mechanism came out so you could put a single or a double trigger (2 separate triggers) in it..It had a walnut butt and one of the Special Edition features was the engraving Perazzi did - game birds (all different types) and a couple of gun dogs on the metal work he said.. It had screw in chokes at the ends of the barrels.
Perazzi said it was the only one of its sort made, and they valued it around 10 years ago at a Game Fair and they said then it was worth well in excess of £45,000, and likely a lot more!!
I am told it was featured on the front cover of an edition of 'Sporting Gun' likely 1987 or 1988...…. unfortunately, we have no closer date that Edition came out, I am so sorry!
However, if you can source the copy, I would very much appreciate it, as the gun has now been accidentally destroyed (NOT by me!) and although I gave the experts dealing with the issue it's serial number, they are looking for photographic evidence and all other available information about it. I have even written to RUAG in Cornwall and to Perazzi in Italy, but I could only give them the above detail and the serial number. Due to its age, even with the serial number, they are struggling to track it down, as all records of that age were hand written and now archived....
ANY assistance tracking down the magazine most gratefully received, THANK-YOU!