Saw an Italian Beretta 92


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rrruuunnn
February 8, 2010, 02:16 AM
I thought 92's were made in USA now. Did I see a rare Italian 92. It is being sold as new.

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knicks118
February 8, 2010, 02:20 AM
is it the one with the chromed/nickle slide??

if so they are not rare and pretty common.

nalioth
February 8, 2010, 02:21 AM
The Model 92 has been made in some form for over 20 years.

Originally, they were made in Italy.

REAPER4206969
February 8, 2010, 03:19 AM
Due to the obama scare/huge US military contract many 92FS pistols are being imported.

http://www.impactguns.com/store/082442818986.html

KurtC
February 8, 2010, 08:59 AM
The US plant is concentrating on the new military contract, so recent 92's have been coming from Italy again. These can be identified by horrid etchings on the slide for the importer mark on the left side and warnings on the right.

jdh
February 8, 2010, 08:32 PM
The only thing etched on the left side of the frame on mine is the serial number. On the right side in the read the manual markings.

On the left side of the slide is the Pietro Beretta-made in Italy and on the right is Patent by Beretta Accokeek MD. Nothing Horrid anywhere.

labhound
February 8, 2010, 08:46 PM
Just purchased a new 92FS INOX this weekend. Smoothly cut on the left side of the slide is "PIETRO BERETTA GARDONE V.T. - MADE IN ITALY" and under that roughly etched "BERETTA USA CORP. ACCK. MD". On the right side of the slide is smoothly cut "MOD.92FS-CAL.9 Parabellum-PATENTED" and under that "WARNING:RETRACT SLIDE TO SEE IF LOADED. FIRES WITHOUT MAGAZINE". Left side of frame has the serial number. Right side of frame has "READ MANUAL BEFORE USE" and what I'm guessing to be import stampings just above the trigger guard. Not sure what these stampings are but there's three of them, small and lightly stamped. What a wonderful shooting pistol! Most accurate one I own!

SC_1911Shooter
February 8, 2010, 10:13 PM
Just purchased a new 92FS INOX this weekend. Smoothly cut on the left side of the slide is "PIETRO BERETTA GARDONE V.T. - MADE IN ITALY" and under that roughly etched "BERETTA USA CORP. ACCK. MD". On the right side of the slide is smoothly cut "MOD.92FS-CAL.9 Parabellum-PATENTED" and under that "WARNING:RETRACT SLIDE TO SEE IF LOADED. FIRES WITHOUT MAGAZINE". Left side of frame has the serial number. Right side of frame has "READ MANUAL BEFORE USE" and what I'm guessing to be import stampings just above the trigger guard. Not sure what these stampings are but there's three of them, small and lightly stamped. What a wonderful shooting pistol! Most accurate one I own!
I also just picked up an Italian 92FS Inox this week and it's got the same markings noted by the poster just above me....and DAMN, I love this pistol....definitely as much as my revered 1911's and I was very surprised at how accurate it is.

VerdeVolpe
February 8, 2010, 11:57 PM
I bought a pre owned unfired mint Italian 92FS several weeks ago. It was built in August of 2009 and originally sold though Gander Mtn. The story told to me was that the original owner bought the pistol from Gander Mtn last year, and he took it home and hid it from the wifey. Recently while she was doing some house cleaning, she found the hidden Beretta and had a fit. She demanded that he get rid of "that damn gun". So Mr. Henpecked packed it up, took it to the shop that I frequent and sold it off. While I was there buying some cleaning goodies, I came across the 92 in the display case, with 2 unused magazines, all the papers including the warranty card and its cleaning brushes still sealed in plastic.
It's a sweet shooter with a suprisingly soft recoil. A black Italian beauty.

justinxc
February 16, 2011, 08:53 PM
I purchased this 92S probably about 2 weeks ago at a Gander Mtn. nearby where I live and was just curious as to the history on this particular handgun. They said it was actually military issued. I looked up a few things about it, couldn't find much though, I'm thinking Italian police possibly, I don't know. It was manufactured in the seventies and is the second series 92 with the magazine release located at the bottom corner of the handle. I bought this over the 92FS that was there because this one I believe is more rare and has some history behind it. It's in pristine condition except for what looks like holster wear. Does anyone know anything else about this specific model beretta? It's a very nice piece, thanks

Shipwreck
February 17, 2011, 08:24 AM
The new 92A1 and the 90-Two are ONLY made in Italy. And, the Inox models are currently only made in Italy as well.

In the past, though, it was hard to get a new Italian model. But as others have stated, Italy is taking up the slack for the commercial models because of the military contract.

Now, the M9A1 is ONLY a USA made model.

But, I love Berettas :)

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/beretta-row-noname.jpg

IdahoLT1
February 17, 2011, 10:05 PM
The markings on the trigger guard of the Italian models tells its information. One set is its proof date or year of manufacture. Mine was manufactured in '89.

Here's the list of dates and their symbols:
I or 1 *1945
II or 2 *1946
III or 3 *1947
IV or 4 *1948
V or 5 *1949
VI or 6 *1950
VII or 7 *1951
VIII or 8 *1952
IX or 9 *1953
X 1954
XI 1955
XII 1956
XIII *1957
XIV *1958
XV *1959
XVI *1960
XVII *1961
XVIII *1962
XIX *1963
XX 1964
XXI *1965
XXII *1966
XXIII *1967
XXIV *1968
XXV *1969
XXVI *1970
XXVII or XX7 *1971
XXIII or XX8 *1972
XXIX or XX9 *1973
XXX 1974
AA *1975
AB *1976
AC *1977
AD *1978
AE *1979
AF *1980
AH *1981
AI *1982
AL *1983
AM 1984
AN *1985
AP *1986
AS *1987
AT *1988
AU *1989
AZ *1990
BA *1991
BB *1992
BC *1993
BD 1994
BF *1995
BH *1996
BI *1997
BL *1998
BM *1999
BN *2000
BP *2001
BS *2002
BT *2003
BU 2004
BZ *2005
CA *2006
CB 2007

Chuckleberry
February 18, 2011, 01:46 AM
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/beretta-row-noname.jpg

I swear Shipwreck, every time I think I've put that "I need a Beretta" feeling to bed, you seem to post a pic of one of yours again! :p

It must be a sign. :D

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