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 Post subject: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:39 am 
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Hello everyone, this is the first time I am posting on this forum, hope to be able to post
regularly in the future. Recently I acquired a new (and First) trap shotgun, its a Marocchi
model "Zero 3". Its got 29.5" barrels and an adjustable stock. I know that Marocchi is not
a well known brand but at €1500 I found this gun to be good value for money for a beginner.
Is there anyone who owns or uses a Marocchi on this forum? Are these reliable guns or?
I look forward to your comments..




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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:22 am 
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Several of us here have the Charles Daly Diamond guns. They were made by Marocchi.

I sure like mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:39 am 
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One fellow with whom I shoot Sporting Clays has a 12 gauge Maocchi O/U, and it has performed well for several years with no repairs needed. Seems like a nice mid-priced shotgun. Good luck with yours.

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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:38 am 
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Many thanks for your replies.. so its seems that these are good quality guns. So far
I've only done eight rounds with mine so I cannot comment on reliability however it
handles and balances well and has an amazingly low recoil..
Did not know that Marocchi produce guns for other manufacturers as well..


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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:06 pm 
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About 10 years ago I owned a Marocchi model 99 which is almost the same gun as the 03.

For the price it is a well made and good shooting gun. I visited the factory in Val Trompe, Italy and found that they manufacture their guns with the most modern CNC machinery and the barrels are induction brased so there should never be a problem with ribs coming loose. Yes they do manufacture guns for other companies also. They also manufacture diesel engine parts for Catapillar Tractor.

I sold my gun after a couple of years as the importer here went out of business and parts were not available and trying to deal with the factory was an excercise in frustration.

I know a fellow that still shoots one and loves it but when a firing pin broke it was out of action until he had a custom part manufactured locally.

It appears that you are somewhere in Europe and perhaps there is an importer in your country where you might obtain parts if needed. If you go to Marocchi's web site they list their dealers for all countries. If no parts are available in your country, I would try to obtain some spares like springs and firing pins incase they might be needed in the future.

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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:10 pm 
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I sold my gun after a couple of years as the importer here went out of business and parts were not available and trying to deal with the factory was an excercise in frustration.

Doug Braker got some parts for that brand for a friend of mine.
http://dougsgunsmithshop.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:53 pm 
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Isn't Marocchi the folks that made the gun for Friggon? I know, or at least believe Friggon is out of business and maybe even passed away, but one may be able to find some parts if they are the same thing. Friggon was in Kansas someplace, I forget just exactly where. I may be way off base here. Since you appear to be someplace other than the US this information probabaly is of no use to you even if I am correct, and I think I am.

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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:06 pm 
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I have a Marocchi 99 and it is my all time favorite gun. I wore out the locking mechanism about 10 years ago and Doug Braker did a great job rebuilding it. Unfortunately the trunnions are now worn and I am unable to get replacements. I switched them and it held up a bit longer but it the Bbl's are now slightly off-face.We were a dealer for these guns at one time and dropped them as everyone else in the US did because their customer service was abominable.
Great Gun - Unacceptable dealer back-up.
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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:29 pm 
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Frenchy Frigon imported Marocchi's into the U.S. I had one of his 4-barrel skeet sets for a while. It was an attractive, well-made gun.

Frenchy hailed from Clay Center, KS.

You might find this link helpful:

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthr ... ?p=3575258


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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:05 am 
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the original 12 gauge Marocchi Conquista was a great O/U. Patterned off the original Browning B325. I had some friends who shot them. Excellent guns back then...

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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:56 am 
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One of the guys at my club has a Marocchi. I don't know how long he had it but he said he lost count on how many rounds he shot.
Nice gun and it never let him down.

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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:11 pm 
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[quote="searun"]About 10 years ago I owned a Marocchi model 99 which is almost the same gun as the 03.

Hi there, many thanks to you all guys for the valueable information..
To be honest I had never heard of this brand before and only got to know about
them when I came across one of their models "Zero 3" when I was still shopping around
and have to say that I was quite impressed. From then onwards I did alot of research on the web and tried to get as much information as possible. I sent a request for info to
Marocchi and they replied immedietaly and gave me the information I needed together with
their latest brochure etc.n and that's how it all started..
However the "Zero 3" is their entry level gun, the "Model 99" was a better gun and if I'm
not mistaken it featues the boss type locking system. The model 99 has now been replaced
by the model 100, you can view this gun on their website: http://www.marocchiarms.com/index.php


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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:47 am 
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I heard only good things about them.They also make a very robust O/U called FinnClassic 512 that gives the option of shotgun barrels,rifle barrels and rifle/shotgun combination.

Enjoy shooting it and also tell us how it shoots.

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Vikram


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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:43 pm 
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vikram wrote:
I heard only good things about them.They also make a very robust O/U called FinnClassic 512 that gives the option of shotgun barrels,rifle barrels and rifle/shotgun combination.

Enjoy shooting it and also tell us how it shoots.

Best-
Vikram


So far I have done around 8 rounds with this gun and I am still getting used to it.
I have to say that I am satisfied with the gun's performance. I am attaching a couple of pictures of my gun which were sent to me by Marocchi before the gun was shipped over..

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7045/6826 ... 5cf12a.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7202/6826 ... 86ec6b.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:38 pm 
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Hi guys,

I have been using my Marocchi "Zero 3" for the past 4 months and so far I can say its
a great gun... Here in Malta Marocchi are virtually unknown since most clay shooters use
Beretta, Perazzi, Rizzini, Miroku and Brownings however everytime I go to the shooting
range my gun manages to attract quite some attention.

Does anyone on this forum shoots with a Marocchi shotgun or has experienced these guns?

Many thanks :s


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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:49 pm 
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Try to find Michael McIntosh's book , BEST GUNS.

he loved Marrochi's.

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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:10 pm 
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sera wrote:
Try to find Michael McIntosh's book , BEST GUNS.

he loved Marrochi's.


Hi Sera, thanks for posting. :D

I read a few pages of " Best Guns" on google books, really interesting and would love
to buy it.

Any Marocchi users on this forum?


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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:24 pm 
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I know a high level pigeon shooter who used one for years. Til he acquired a Fabbri. :shock:

About 10 orders of magnitude difference. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:15 am 
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sera wrote:
I know a high level pigeon shooter who used one for years. Til he acquired a Fabbri. :shock:

About 10 orders of magnitude difference. :wink:


Do you know which model he used to shoot?

I had never heard of "Fabbri" before, they seem to be great guns !! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Marocchi Shotguns
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:32 pm 
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sera wrote:
Try to find Michael McIntosh's book , BEST GUNS.

he loved Marrochi's.


Own the book. Grab it often when I don't know what else to read. MM indeed was very fond of Marrochi shotguns. He owned a few, I believe.



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