View from the gun shop
This is another interesting gun developed by Sportarm in conjunction with a major European manufacturer. Here Sportarm has spotted a gap in the market for a bespoke English-style gun made to the quality and standard one expects of a major Italian gunmaker and at an achievable price. Perazzi is best known for being a competition gunmaker but in recent years has begun to make significant waves in the world of game shooting.
It is odd that removing the rib makes such a difference – if you pick one up it seems to hardly weigh a thing! Interestingly, a solid rib actually weighs less than a ventilated rib as it is hollow inside. One would normally expect to see a ventilated rib on a Perazzi, so the weight saving is, in these terms at least, not insignificant.
The other change of note is the slimmer grip – something sure to please even those with the largest hands as Perazzi guns do tend to be large as standard.
These guns are available currently in 12 and 20 bore form, with a 16 variant available soon. Barrel lengths range from 29” to 31¾”. Chokewise they come in at ½ and ¾ and this will suffice for most buyers, although some do choose to have Teague multichokes fitted. However, this addition will affect the balance, which is one of the most remarkable aspects of the Ribless Game: it is noteworthy that a gun with such good-length barrels can be so well balanced and have such a lovely weight in the hands.
The Perazzi comes in a bespoke leather case with canvas outer cover, as is appropriate for a gun of this quality. Finishing generally is excellent and the engraving is particularly good, though you may order the gun with a classic Perazzi black body should you so wish – these are essentially bespoke guns after all. If you order one now you should be looking at taking delivery in around seven months’ time.