92fs longer barrel in Vertec?


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cool45auto
April 15, 2003, 08:46 PM
The regular 92fs barrel is slightly longer than my Vertec barrel. Will it work? I've got a friend who will give me one if I want it, I haven't seen it yet. He says it will work. What do you think?

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bountyhunter
April 16, 2003, 02:16 PM
I know a bunch of people do it. It should work no problem, but the change is strictly cosmetic. There is no perceptible difference in accuracy.

Skunkabilly
April 16, 2003, 02:43 PM
In theory they should work in each other? It should be the same as the other circumsized (Elite) barrels.

cool45auto
April 19, 2003, 12:32 AM
Thanks guys. Since it's free I'm going to go ahead and take it. I'll keep it in my spare parts box.

Skunkabilly
April 19, 2003, 03:46 AM
The locking block too? I think they are fitted to the barrel. You can keep a spare since they break so much :D

cool45auto
April 19, 2003, 08:00 PM
Hey Skunk, is that true about the locking block breaking so much or is it rumor? Have you ever had one break?

Anybody else? Is it good to have a spare? How many more question marks can I use?:confused:

Skunkabilly
April 20, 2003, 01:56 AM
Take everything here with a grain of salt.

A buddy of mine is a gun store clerk and has a bag of broken locking blocks to warn people, but he's a Berettaphobe.

I only have one first-hand account of a locking block breaking. I was at the range and a lovely lady whom I know to frequent the range was shooting her 92SB and hers broke. She puts in several hundred rounds of Winchester Whitebox a week and the Walmart clerks know her by name and she buys the stuff by the thousands.

I read somewhere (take with a pinch of salt) that they changed and improved the locking block design but I can't confirm this. Heck I can't even remember where I read this or if I dreamt it. I'm running a search at Berettaforum right now for 'locking block' but it's getting close to 80 results so I'll do some digging tomorrow.

Again, take everything here with a pinch of salt, I don't know the circumstances of my buddy's broken locking block collection or the condition or history of my acquaintance's 92SB.

Skunkabilly
April 20, 2003, 02:00 AM
Here we go.

http://www.berettaforum.net/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=12;t=000172

cool45auto
April 20, 2003, 10:30 AM
:cool: Thanks Skunk. That's a lot of information. I recently joined Beretta Forum but it never occured to me to do a search on locking blocks. Duh.:rolleyes:

Thanks for taking time to help me out.

Devonai
April 22, 2003, 09:46 AM
I wonder if it's safe to use the 4.3" barrel from a Centurion in a standard length slide. I have both a full-size 92FS and a 92G Centurion. It looks stupid to swap barrels, but I wonder if in an emergency situation there'd be any problem firing with the smaller barrel installed on the full-size frame. It's recessed about .4" from the slide, BTW.

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