Beretta 87 Target


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munsters100
November 30, 2008, 05:35 PM
I have a Beretta 87 Target and I am guessing it to be around 8 years old. I just picked up the other day. The gun looks like new and the original owner said he shot 300 rounds thru it and I belive him (I have purchased others from him). My question is after familiarizing myself with gun by field stripping and inspecting it I noticed a little movement between the frame,slide and barrel is this common? When I hold it in one hand I can push down on the end of the barrel and it will move up and down a little bit. Any comments would be much appreciated.

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JHansenAK47
November 30, 2008, 06:39 PM
I am not quite sure what you mean. On my 87 target I don't get any movement with the barrel at the end of the muzzle by the crown. I don't have any play with my barrel at all in the upper receiver. Fully assembled if I remove the magazine and shake it I have just a little bit of play that I can hear in the slide. It is just barely anything. I am just wondering if it is your barrel weight piece. Mine fits very tightly.

munsters100
November 30, 2008, 07:18 PM
The barrel itself does not move. It is like you say when you shake the gun there is a little rattle between the cocking slide and the barrel sleeve. On mine i can move it up and down a little while holding the frame and pulling up and down on then end of the barrel sleeve. Is this normal? I would think it would adversley affect accuracy. I havea smith 41 and it it very tight.

trackstar55
December 21, 2008, 01:58 PM
Does it have a magazine safety on it like the Ruger's and some Beretta's? I.E. It cannot fire unless a magazine is in it.

Peter M. Eick
December 22, 2008, 10:09 AM
I had to go pull mine out. Also I don't think it can be 8 years old. I did not think they were making them that long. 5 years maybe but 8?

Anyway, mind is tight, no barrel movement at all. I shake mine with the mag out and no sound what so ever. Mine was new (10/2005) when I bought it and it has fired over 7,950 rnds now and it is still tight as a tick.

When I do what you suggest, ie press down on the barrel, nothing moves at all.

Mine is just as tight as my 41's so I know what you mean by that.

I suggest you contact Beretta because "something is rotten in Denmark" in my opinion.

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