November 27, 2007, 02:43 PM
I'm looking for any info on the Beretta Model 90 in 7.65 (32 ACP). I have the option to buy one that is unfired in the box.
I couldn't find much other than that they were commercially unsuccessful.
Looks a lot like a Walther PPK from the picture I've seen.
I'd appreciate any information or helpful links.
November 27, 2007, 06:53 PM
The Model 90 or "Roma" was introduced around 1968, with approximately 22,000 being made through 1982. It was the first Beretta design to feature a double action trigger, an enclosed slide, and have the mag release on the left side of the frame, instead of the usual heel location. It had an alloy frame and weighed about 21 1/4 oz.
I owned one back in the early '80's and found it to be a beautifully made gun with a natural pointablility, thanks to it's design. It's primary drawback, and the reason for it's low sales, I believe, came from it's size and only being offered in .32 ACP. Built on what Beretta termed a medium sized frame and with a length of 6.7 ", it was considerably longer than a Walther PPK (6.1"), and was not available in .380 ACP. Still, I would love to have the one I owned back; I think what I liked the most about it was the typical Beretta quality, and the uniqueness of the design itself.
November 28, 2007, 06:52 PM
Thanks, that's just the kind of info I was looking for. I think I'll move on the one I found. It sounds like a deal to me based on your description.
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