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Has anyone bought a Perazzi from the factory?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by turbonick, Feb 7, 2010.

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  1. turbonick

    turbonick Member

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    I'm thinking of buying a new Perazzi. I'm sure there are a bunch of guys on Trapshooters who have bought one from Perazzi in Italy. Is it more expensive to buy from Italy? Is it easy to bring the gun back to the U.S? I'm planning on going to Italy this fall so I'm trying to figure out if I should wait until then to buy the gun or buy it now. Who's done it? Are you happy that you did or do you regret it? Was it a pain in the ass to ship it here? Not counting the travel expense does it cost more or is it cheaper to buy it there?

    Thanks,
    Nick
     
  2. JACK

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    Smuggle it back, the Head of Homieland Insucurity (LBJN) will say the system worked just like she did with the guy with the bomb in his underware ... Tell them you didn't know it was in there if they catch you ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  4. sernv99

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    you will pay a lot for customs and import duties, in addition, you will need to coordinate through a broker who has a FFL, so you need to pay that person as well. You, Joe Blow Average, can't order a gun from overseas and expect to carry it back on the plane, into the US, without doing the kabuki dance with ATF, Customs, etc. The savings you think you will be saving by ordering it direct from Italy will be negated by the customs.import, and broker fees.
     
  5. blackfoot

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    I didn't buy at the factory but spent a half day there as they were a customer of my company. Very nice people and great facility but they were entertaining a bunch of Arabs who were buying( I heard) a bunch of high end guns.

    However,They seemed to have a typical European attitude towards Americans- I did not like how I was treated.Basically buy what we have,here's a catalog etc. But, I personally saw major ass kissing towards the Arabs.I guess I can't blame Perazzi:they were working the big buyers and I was peanut American customer.

    I know most on this board are not Krieghoff fans but I was VERY impressed with them when I visted their facility in ULM Germany!They are very squared away and customer service is a passion w/ them.They were extremely kind and helpful!

    This is just one guys take!
     
  6. ysr_racer

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    I have a friend that ordered a US spec Porsche here in the USA, flew to Germany, drove it around/vacationed for a few weeks, then flew home.

    The factory shipped the car to his local dealer.

    Maybe they'll do the same thing?
     
  7. Don Rackley

    Don Rackley Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Years ago I ordered a Perazzi from Giacomo and went to the factory to pick out the wood and have a fitting session. Giacomo had competitive pricing and took care of all import details, as I had boght the gun fom him and paid him.

    When I arrived at the factory, they had all the completed metal laid out and several stock blanks to choose from. It wasn't the best fitting session I have ever had, but it was better than buying a gun off the rack.

    I imagine a few of the bigger Perazzi dealers could arrange the same type factory visit for you.

    Don
     
  8. Big Heap

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    http://www.midwalesshootingcentre.com/product.html?prid=1922&name=Perazzi+SC3

    A friend saves money by buying in Wales.
     
  9. melbournemike

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    Be sure to get ATF form 6 and 6f you will need them to pass Customs! Most of the time it is much cheaper to purchase guns in Europe! The 22% VAT tax they charge is refundable merchandise that is exported. You must request the refund form from the seller and have it checked by Customs in the exporting country! You will have to arrive at the airport early and make arrangements with your airline to be escorted to the VAT booth at the terminal b4 you check your gun into baggage,They must be able to see the gun in order to issue the r3efund stamp. Mike Moloney USCS retired!
     
  10. Baber

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    You need to go through a US Dealer like Giacomo. If you have the right entree they will do a good job for you. You can't buy it and take it away. It has to come back through a dealer and then to you. Be careful about using the UK route. After Andrew Litt cost Perazzi and others tons of money they are very leery.

    Tom
     
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    Hi, here in Italy nobody can buy a carry with him out from the shop a gun without having a permit from the Police Station. To obtain the permision you have to residence in Italy and go through a phisical and psycologic test. You can purchase direct from Perazzi without paying 20% local tax (IVA) but they must shipped to you in USA.
     
  12. batman1004

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    what type of perazzi are you looking to buy I have a nice mx10 top single to sell with many extras if interested send me a private message geo 3
     
  13. JPSemper

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    I've just returned from Italy and from a financial standpoint, you really don't want to buy at the factory, any factory at that! The Dollar vs. Euro really stinks. Plus the taxes you would pay in Italy are higher than you would pay at home. Plus the aggravation you would have with customs on both ends will drive you to drink.

    Order and pay for it here and have the dealer setup a trip for you to pick out your wood and fitting at the plant. You'll be ahead of the game.

    John Semprini
     
  14. hschwartz

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    I ordered a MX8 with a nickel receiver and my dimensions from Dan @ Giacomo. He told me it would take approximately 4 months to make. I checked with him on a regular basis and it arrived as ordered within the 4 month period. When the gun came in, Giamcomo did a trigger job and forwarded the gun to my FFL. I am very pleased with the entire process. Also, while at the US open sporting clays event at Elk Creek last year, Dan did a tune up (at no cost) and also gave me a lesson on how to oil/grease the gun. I think Giacomo/Dan Lokker are the best.

    Harvey Schwartz
     
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    Went to CA for the fitting and am waiting the 4 months for my MX8 to get here. Like waiting for Santa on Christmas eve. Had a great time doing the fitting and was well worth the 24 hour trip.
     
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    I don't understand- why would you need a "trigger job and a tuneup" on a brand NEW $10K gun shipped from the factory?Shouldn't the gun be "correct" from the git go?P guns are used by all the Olymoic shooters ,so why would they produce a gun that a outside gunsmith needs to make it right?

    I guess I expect a hand fitted gun to be perfect for the $ we are paying these mfgers!
     
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    I worked Customs at JFK and it is not a problem bringing in a gun if you have the proper paperwork! Italian law is a differant topic I'd defer to the fellow who posted ,that you cant purchase w/out an Italian permit
     
  18. whiz white

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    MIA: Perazzi has completely remodeled their insides shworoom area.

    Look at their new catalog. Beautiful.

    Whiz
     
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