View from the gun shop

Shooting Gazette - - The review gun test - Bill Elderkin

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.

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