whos got a Beretta model 70?


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JERRY
November 24, 2006, 06:22 PM
in either .32 or .380.......


what the deal with this gun? ive seen a few on the auction boards wanting quite a bit considering the weak caliber, its no longer in production, parts are hard to find, its heavy for the size......i still kinda want one though, but not at the $250.00 asking price.....

is there some sort of collector value in them?

they look like neat little guns, and im a sucker for compact european mini autos....but the price of many keep me away.



what say you?

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JERRY
November 26, 2006, 02:00 PM
anyone???

GRIZ22
November 26, 2006, 02:01 PM
I had one in 22.

Shear_stress
November 26, 2006, 02:12 PM
I've got a 71 Jaguar in .22LR on order, which is fairly similar to the gun you're asking about. Wish I could tell you more, but I've yet to pick the thing up from my dealer.

From cruising the auction sites, it seems like the "70/71/72 . . . et al" series guns are gaining some kind of collector status. $250 may not be a bad deal for one in really nice shape. Hell, I saw a 70S in .22LR get bidded up past five bills(!?) recently. Not sure if that was an isolated incident, a temporary internet-fueled gotta-have-it cult phenomenon, or part of a real pricing trend, however.

PM9
November 26, 2006, 10:44 PM
Hi, the Beretta 70 series came in 22 lr., 32 ACP, & 380 ACP with steel or aluminum frames, (depending on the caliber & model) & were some of the finest mid sized pistols ever made.

Beretta quit production of the final version,( 70S ) in the early 80's.

I own several of the 22 lr versions & have to tell you that in my experience they are reliable. They don't jam, or misfire & are accurate.

I believe that's why the Mossad chose them for their assasination teams in the 1970's.

I think what finally killed off these guns was that they were S/A only instead D/A as Beretta at the time was moving exclusively into double action pistols.

Fine pistols, made to outlast you & your children's lifetimes.

One of my favorite guns.

For more information, there are some good Beretta forums out there, use your web browser to find them.


Doug

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