The left grip remains untouched with the Pietro Beretta "PB" logo.
August 11, 2009, 05:25 PM
Long story short my friends dad is a ninja master who made up his own martial art called cobra kai kung fu; one night walking thru Chicago he was approached by a guy with a pistol, he disarmed the man and kept the pistol, then gave it to my friend...its got one grip made of clear plastic, one original.
THanks for the help!
Now we can get the other grip.
August 11, 2009, 05:31 PM
Any grips from either the Beretta Model 1934 or 1935 will fit.
August 11, 2009, 05:33 PM
I'd be a little concerned of where the guy who approached your friend's father got the pistol...who knows where it has been...what it has seen....what crimes were committed with it.
August 11, 2009, 05:35 PM
It happened in the late seventies so its been a while but that is an issue. The owner of the gun is 21 so I am not too worried about the crimes that it could have used in the past.
August 11, 2009, 06:51 PM
Have one - Beretta model mentioned is correct - mine is dated 1943......works great, although I find the grip angle somewhat awkward
August 11, 2009, 07:07 PM
Just out of curiosity, was the serial number buffed out also?:eek:
August 11, 2009, 07:52 PM
No, the serial number is there. It is all numbers, so the gun is from the 30's.
August 11, 2009, 08:41 PM
Probably a WW II souvenir. A GI took it off an Italian POW. He made a grip panel out of a piece of Lucite so he could put a picture of his girlfriend or favorite actress under it. He liked shiny guns so he had it polished and blued when he got home. He eventually got married and his wife made him take out the picture because it was of a previous girlfriend. There are a lot of guns like that in the bureau drawers of elderly veterans or their sons... or grandsons.
August 12, 2009, 10:44 AM
What Watson said....late WWII guns were produced in a hurry without the usual factory and caliber markings. What is the serial number; JB Woods book could give us a year but I'm betting late 44 to early 45...the left grips are standard for that era. Also, it looks like the proofmark on the left "beavertail" may still be legible but I can't see it well enough on the picture. That's the best indication of what you have.
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