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Posted: 5/6/2003 11:01:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/6/2003 2:20:14 PM EST by tjmz]
Hey all. My little brother's 21st birthday is coming up, and I would like to get him soemthing special. He is an avid trap/skeet/sporting clays shooter, and has admired the Perazzi line for quite some time, although he can't afford to even think about getting one, they carry a pretty hefty price tag. Although I can't afford to get him a new one, I would love to find a well taken care of Perazzi for sale. I'd love to get him an MX8, but any model would do, he loves them all. Does anyone here have one or know of one for sale? I'd be looking to buy around July. I can afford about 5,000-9,000. I really want to make his birthday special, and would appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks again!
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 11:11:21 AM EST
look on gunsamerica, there're plenty for sale there [url]http://www.gunsamerica.com/searches/PrgP4tjr-NwAAGZUCFY-1.htm[/url] btw, could you adopt me, I'd like to have a Perazzi too. [;D]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 11:11:21 AM EST
A quick search on GunsAmerica ([url]http://www.gunsamerica.com/[/url]) turned up more than a dozen, most in your price range.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:19:52 PM EST
Thanks for the link, I didn't know the place existed! It's pretty cool, and you are right, they have a lot of the stuff I'm looking for. I can't wait, I've been saving for quite some time to get him something, I want this to be as special as possible. Now comes the other part...what does everyone think about this plan... My girlfriends and I have already arranged with his employer to give him 2 days off, his bday is on Monday, we'll be kidnapping him early Monday morning and taking him to the trap range, which opens at 8. There I'll give him the gun and a couple of rounds of trap. A friend of mine, on whom he has a crush on, will ask him to help her shoot...[:)] After we'll take him out to the desert for a skydiving trip, another thing he's always wanted to do. Finally, we'll be driving out to Vegas, about 3 hours away, and get him good and drunk!!! He'll recover the next day and we'll finally bring him home. Any suggestions on this plan would be greatly appreciated!!!
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:40:10 PM EST
WOW. Amazing plan. That would amount to the best day of my life. Good luck
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:56:26 PM EST
Get him a room, and get your friend to "help" him up to his room when he's good and drunk. can you be my brother? I turn 21 in 2 months.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 3:08:31 PM EST
Actually, I'm his sister.....I asked some guy friends of mine what they thought the perfect 21st birthday would be, and I arranged it around that. He's my best friend, along with being a wonderful person and an amazing brother, and he's had a hard year. Only thing I can't arrange is a sleepover with my friend, I don't know anyone like that. He'll have to arrange that on his own! [:)]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 3:46:29 PM EST
You are quite possibly the coolest sister ever. My dad bought himself and my brother (I was 3 at the time) MX8 Combos (single barrel, and O/U, two triggers) after my parents divorce. My brother ended up selling his for college money (as a last resort) and our dad sold his when he needed money to start his business. Somewhere along the line the same guy ended up with both of them. He developed Parkinson's disease to the point he couldn't shoot anymore. He knew my brother wanted to buy his back if it was ever for sale, so he somehow found out how to get a hold of our dad, and sold both guns back for the same price he paid (they are actually worth more). We basically tricked my brother into flying up from California, and our dad suprised him by giving his gun back to him. That's the only time I've ever seen my brother cry. He thought he'd never see that gun again. Our dad gave me his gun since he had no interest in trapshooting anymore. So yes, MX8s make great gifts. You might check [URL]shootpita.com[/URL] (or other shotgun sports classifieds) from time to time and click the marketplace link. There is an MX-8 Combo for $4500 on there now in Rocklin, California wherever that is.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 5:56:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By tjmz: Only thing I can't arrange is a sleepover with my friend, I don't know anyone like that. He'll have to arrange that on his own! [:)]
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I'm sure he will try....[:D] Nothing like liquid courage. BTW you're the coolest sister I've ever heard of. I turn 21 in 2 months and I seriously doubt anything like that's gonna happen for me. Course, my siblings are younger. [:)]
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