If this is in the wrong section, my apologies. Please move it or direct me to where I should post!
I have a good friend who has really, really helped me a lot in recent months. I want to do a little something for him to show my gratitude.
He's a target shooter and simply enjoys guns in general. I am not a gun guy at all, so approach any replies on the assumption of my complete ignorance!
He's mentioned that the one gun he has always wanted to own but never has is a 9mm Broomhandled Mauser. If it's possible, to thank him for all he's done, I'd like to get him one of these guns.
Now, we live across the US from each other, so the logistics of buying a gun and sending it to him are sketchy, so if it's doable, I'd like to send him the money to get one himself. Can someone give me a rough price of what it would cost to get a decent gun? I imagine he would want one, if possible, to shoot it. He's not one to put things in a display case. As he always says about his guns, "They're tools! Use them!" So, wanting a shooter it wouldn't need to be in pristine, immaculate condition, but I would want him to be able to get something nice too.
It wouldn't necessarily need to be the Red 9 variety, but that would be fun too.
Thanks for your help all!