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Why is a Perazzi Grand American so expensive?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by RioVistaBob, Feb 3, 2012.

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  1. RioVistaBob

    RioVistaBob Member

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    I shot a friends Perazzi Grand American and it chewed up the targets. So liking it I checked on the prices for one. The prices seem still high for an old gun.

    Can anyone tell me why and a little history of the gun?

    thanks

    Bob
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    how much was it....
     
  3. RioVistaBob

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    The few I've seen seem to be around $5900.
     
  4. EuroJoe

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    price-out a NEW combo!
     
  5. daddiooo

    daddiooo TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    I've seen them listed on here for $6500 to $7800. I actually talked to one gentleman who had the 100th Anniversary combo and they're numbered and it was the one for $7800. Collectors items I guess. I wouldn't know for sure. If I own it, I shoot it....I'm not a collector. $5900 is really not bad if it hasn't been ported, recoil devices installed, stock cut short, had aftermarket choke tubes installed etc.

    Like EuroJoe said, price a new combo.....bring 2 checks one won't be enough.
     
  6. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Grand America was a MX-8 with slightly higher rib. Came with top single & unsingle combos (GA88 & GA1) In the case of Grand America 1 unsingle combo, it's a MX-14 with sculpted receiver (step rib/ramp rib).

    No comment on the price, it takes two willing people to set the real price.
     
  7. Hitapair

    Hitapair Active Member

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    In most cases the asking price will not be the selling price. Start negotiating down from there.
     
  8. W.P.T.

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    Make an offer, Money talks ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  9. RunGunIPSC

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    Take a look at the nice engraved GA that is on Gunbroker. A beautiful gun by one of the best engravers. Also,I have a very nice Grand American Special Unsingle(no O/U bbls)for $3850 delivered. And if you want a cheaper gun,an MX-7 combo for $3600 delivered. Tom.
     
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    grand american,mx10,db-81,mx2000,mx2008, they are all in the mx8 family with a different twist on barrels and stocks........
     
  11. RioVistaBob

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    When I posted the initial first post on how it seemed high in price I thought the GA was only a single not a combo. I stand corrected and the pricing seems reasonable as pricing is today for a combo. Still it's a 30+ year old gun.
     
  12. michmoe

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    I own a GA1 unsingle combo and I would'nt take $5,900 for mine,I really love the gun.
     
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