Target shooting isn’t my thing, and I’ve never set foot on a box-bird field. But guys I know who are nuts about clays and crack shots on live pigeons swear to me that this Perazzi is the best SxS you can buy for either game.
Even though Perazzi built its fame on OUs, the company made doubles with barrels both ways back when it started out. I’ve been told Perazzi DHO sidelock side-by-sides were made in collaboration with Fabbri, back when Perazzi/Fabbri were starting out as gunmakers and figuring out which path to follow. From what I can see, the DHO SxS is a pretty standard, H&H pattern sidelock. There doesn’t appear to be anything new or innovative going on with it.
That’s not the case with this Perazzi DC-12. This gun was built to shake off thousands and thousands heavy loads. To do that, it uses several unique features including a removable trigger group and dual, parallel barrel lugs. All in, these features have created a stout shotgun that ideal for serious target shooters.
LNIC Custom ordered, Perazzi DC-12 SxS Case Colored: Absolutely beautiful LNIC Custom ordered “Color Case Hardened” Perazzi DC 12 SxS shotgun, 30” IC/M. Here’s one of the recent (2013) SxS guns built by Perazzi as a re-introduction of their legendary competition SxS guns from the 70s. The DC 12 was a limited run as they are now only producing the DC-20 (see Shooting Sportsman article Jan-Feb 2016).
This gun has all of the positive attributes of the competition proven MX-8 platform: Removable trigger group, replacement firing pins, & main springs. This is the only SxS gun produced today with these features.
The gun is choked for Clays (IC/M) and has the following upgrades (at extra expense): SC 2 wood, gold selective trigger group, German Bone case colors. I bought it along with a 28” gun, took both to the range, shot one round of 5-Stand through each and opted for the shorter gun. Thus, this gun has exactly 25 rounds through it! It is LNIC. Better yet, I contacted Perazzi USA who informed me that the new owner will be protected under the factory warranty – so bid with confidence. Complete with owner’s manuals, extra springs and pins kit, stock wrench, Lube and factory brown ABS case with embossed “Perazzi” logo.
If you are a serious SxS shooter then this is the perfect gun for you. I’ve owned them all; Purdey, Boss, H&H, Parker, Win. 21s, Fox, etc…These new “P” guns are a superior design for serious competitive use. Thanks for looking and good luck bidding! Hit the Buy it now and get free 2-day shipping! Email with any questions. This is a true no-reserve auction! Sorry but no sales to CA, CT, AK, HI. There is not another one like this on the market today – shop around and you’ll see that this is a great deal. MSRP is over 17K. -Barrel Specs: 30”, both bores measure .723 and are choked R. .012 / L. .020 (IC/M) -Gun weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. -Dimensions: 14 ¾” over a slim factory pad, 1 5/8” at comb, 2 1/8” drop at heel.