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Would you give away this BRNO?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by DeadCalm, May 21, 2003.

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  1. DeadCalm

    DeadCalm Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Your help on this would be much appreciated. My godson, with whom i]I am very close, is graduaating from college thi spring. He has been acdcepted to a medical school in London, which he will join this falkl. Since he was small child I took it upon myself to teadch hims the rues of firearns safety and handling. Ultimataly that led to other shooting activities with his family but ours was a tim that he akways renenvers. A few trips to the range are mandatory when he visits MT from OR.

    The training gun I used most that he was surprised to see in my safe a few years ago is a Brno 2-E (or 472) with the barrel stamped, "Bauska Arm Corp. Kalispell MT." It's in good shape, maybe 95%, as it only received gentle range use. This is the piece that he most remembers shooting on our range trips. It is stock except for having drilled and tapped to its reciver scope mounts and split vertical rings from Maynard Buehler not too long before his passing. They hold some nice optics, the 4X .22 Leupold compact, regulated for parallax at 75 yards. It's no target gunbut off the bench will do 1/2 " groups all day without work using field-grade ammo.

    This is the first .22 that i bought for myslf after leaving my paremets' home and in fact I have nothing close toequal it. My 16 year ld so has expressed an interes in having it, but not with same passio as my godson's. so th question ism do I give it to him as a grad gift now, or let the heirs worry ove it when I'm gone? The godson will likey not have much need for it in UK, but could expand its use conideraly when he returns fom abroad.

    Is thre a likey rifle with which to repalce it? I have a son just shy of 17 who is no gun nut but is fond fo th oese that we have, Any comparable rifle and glass that you'd recommend for him? Thanks so much.
  2. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Terlingua, TX; Thomasville,GA
    I think I'd ask the godson if he minds your son using the rifle during the time in England, if your godson has somewhat of a "It's sorta mine" feeling about the rifle. Then, upon his return, you could think about a second rifle for whomever might want/need it.

    Since this is YOUR pet, you might consider saying so--with a smile--and offering to buy another when the time seems appropriate to you...

    I'm sorta guessing at the psychology of this sort of thing. I had my first .22 rifle at age twelve, and all the family regarded it as my own, personal rifle. It lived in my closet, not my parents'.

  3. firestar

    firestar member

    Jan 2, 2003
    I can't advise on whether or not you should giv him that old gun, I know the gun and it is a good one. The price should not be a concern because if you bought him a new quality .22 if would cost about the same.

    If you would like to give a nice .22lr and want it to be of high quality without breaking the bank, the new CZ-452 line of rifles are made well enough to pass down. They can be used for several lifetimes and probably only get better. I think they are the same company but I'm not positive.
  4. Byron Quick

    Byron Quick Moderator In Memoriam

    Dec 21, 2002
    Waynesboro, Georgia
    BRNO and CZ are the same company.
  5. makarov

    makarov Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    I agree, get him a CZ-452 either Lux, American or Varmint and maybe a scope it for him too if money is not a consideration. Sounds like you have some attachment to the gun yourself. The CZ's are outstanding guns. I have the 452 trainer model myself (Beech stock instead of walnut) and it shoots 1/2" groups at 50 yards no problem.
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