Beretta 71


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Flyboy73
March 3, 2014, 03:57 AM
Does anyone have one those Beretta 71's with the welded on fake suppressor? I see them listed at Century and SOG. I understand you can take the fake can off by grinding the weld and removing a set screw and you get a threaded barrellto mount a real suppressor. Looks like it would be neat with a real can.

Brion

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Arizona_Mike
March 3, 2014, 11:40 AM
There is a thread about doing just that: http://www.silencertests.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=121252

The threads are 1/2-20 which is not a catholic thread. You will need some kind of adapter.

Mike

Flyboy73
March 3, 2014, 09:51 PM
Interesting read. Looks like silencer shop has 1/2-20 to 1/2-28 adapter. So this looks like it would be a good project to use with my new sparrow.

Briton

Arizona_Mike
March 4, 2014, 10:31 AM
Interesting read. Looks like silencer shop has 1/2-20 to 1/2-28 adapter. So this looks like it would be a good project to use with my new sparrow.

Briton
These are nice little guns.

Let me know if you can cycle without a Nielsen device and if you need a reduced power recoil spring.

Mike

Jim Watson
March 4, 2014, 10:33 AM
Hmm. I'd like to have one of those, and don't even want a silencer, real or fake.
What is the price?

Flyboy73
March 4, 2014, 10:56 AM
Called SOG and they are out of stock. Century arms lists them for around $350

Jim Watson
March 4, 2014, 04:11 PM
Thanks, will ask FLD how much markup and see if it is affordable.
I have long felt like I missed out on one of these when they went double action.

Flyboy73
March 4, 2014, 08:25 PM
I usally just order direct from Century and have it shipped to my FFL. I have someone who does transfers for $15.

They list the 71 on there website with no prices, unless you have a account. They list fair, good and very good. Since i have a C&R on file with them, i get to view the prices and on there dealers flyers.

Brion

wally
March 5, 2014, 11:02 AM
What about spare magazines? Any sources for them?

Flyboy73
March 5, 2014, 10:41 PM
After some internet searching. The mags are not common but are out there. Runs around $30-40.


Brion

Flyboy73
March 6, 2014, 09:44 AM
Well bad news, just called Century and SOG and they are both out of stock.

Anyone know of another place that has them in stock?

Mike OTDP
March 6, 2014, 01:39 PM
The Beretta 70 series have a fixed barrel. I've got one, they are very good guns - and excellent with a suppressor.

amd6547
March 6, 2014, 04:33 PM
Wrong. The beretta 71 barrel removes with the slide when the pistol is field stripped.

brentb636
March 13, 2014, 04:06 PM
I have had to "tunk" the barrel out with a nylon hammer, on one that hadn't been cleaned very often. Usually they come out easily. :)

http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o700/brentb636/Beretta%2070%20Series/IMG_20140315_115036_zpsksdvidyv.jpg (http://s1338.photobucket.com/user/brentb636/media/Beretta%2070%20Series/IMG_20140315_115036_zpsksdvidyv.jpg.html)

I receive 2 of them from SOG yesterday, and removed the cans . I have a running picture account at the Berettaforum in the Smithing area. The 2d one only took me 15 minutes to remove, first one I was very nervous. Now trying to find a thread protector ( rather than an adaptor) for them.
:)

Arizona_Mike
March 18, 2014, 11:30 AM
Nice toys. The earliest ones should be C&R in a year or two. Are there any similar guns (earlier Beretta models?) that are C&R already?

Mike

Flyboy73
April 6, 2014, 01:51 AM
Update:

Even though a Century rep said they were sold out of Beretta 71's and would not get anymore, I saw them listed on there web site and placed a order.

My FFL called me and said I have a package from Century. Going to pick it up next week.

Going to order a 1/2x20 adapter from Silencer shop this weekend.

Will post pictures when I get in my hand and also when I get the fake can off.

Brion

Arizona_Mike
April 7, 2014, 01:15 AM
The Beretta 70 series have a fixed barrel. I've got one, they are very good guns - and excellent with a suppressor.
Duh! Blowback . . . Forget what I asked about a Neilson device. I'm not even blond :)

Charger442
April 8, 2014, 10:55 AM
Update:

Even though a Century rep said they were sold out of Beretta 71's and would not get anymore, I saw them listed on there web site and placed a order.

My FFL called me and said I have a package from Century. Going to pick it up next week.

Going to order a 1/2x20 adapter from Silencer shop this weekend.

Will post pictures when I get in my hand and also when I get the fake can off.

Brion
have you gotten the silencer shop adapter? i am wondering if its the best way to go. there are other adapters out there too.

Flyboy73
April 8, 2014, 02:49 PM
Should have the adapter by this weekend.

Charger442
April 10, 2014, 09:14 AM
im going to get an adapter too, but my issue is whether its all going to be concentric with no shoulder to square the adapter to. if the threads were cut properly, it should tighten down fine as the threads transition to regular barrel, and it wont come loose if properly torqued and loc-tited. i am just going to be damn careful checking for suppressor alignment before firing it.

Flyboy73
April 11, 2014, 12:16 AM
Picked up the Beretta 71 today. Looks pretty good. Going to work on taking off the Fake can this weekend. Hope my adapter arrives pretty soon too.

Third pic shows what I am pretty sure is the welded over hex bolt location.

Brion

Flyboy73
April 14, 2014, 01:16 AM
Ok got the fake can off today. Took about 1/2 hour. Only needed a file, #2 metric allen wrench, and a mapp torch. The 1/2x20 to 1/2x28 adapter fits good ( see pictures). Will give the gun with my sparrow later this week.

Brion

kimberkid
April 14, 2014, 01:44 AM
The Beretta 70 series have a fixed barrel. I've got one, they are very good guns - and excellent with a suppressor.
I have a Beretta M70 in 22LR & 32acp, but have never seen threaded barrels ... any help/ideas?

Charger442
April 14, 2014, 05:49 PM
have you mounted up the sparrow to your adapter yet? i would be curious to see how the bore alignment looked with the thread adapter and the can on the barrel. i should have mine all done by the end of the week, so ill see how it goes.

Flyboy73
April 15, 2014, 02:12 AM
Mounted the adater and screwed the Sparrow on tonight. Bore alignment looked really good.

Charger442
April 21, 2014, 04:32 PM
got mine off, mounted the Silencerco adapter and it seems that everything lines up just fine when i mount my can to it. i havent shot it yet, hopefully this weekend.

For some reason, putting the barrel back in was a little tight, but it went in and is held in there, might need a little cleaning.


now, i need to find at least 2 more mags.

Flyboy73
April 22, 2014, 11:16 PM
Finally had a chance to try out my sparrow on the Beretta 71. Put about 50 rounds through up and shot really nice with sparrow. Too bad you can't see the sights with the can on it. My son was shooting it and the last round failed to feed. After clearing it, it failed to lock the slide back. Noticed the magazine following was sticking at the top of the mag. The fouling was gumming up the follower. I took the mag apart and cleaned it up. Looks like the follower was binding slightly at the feed lips. I adjusted the mag a little and hope that fixes it.

Brion

MasterSergeantA
April 23, 2014, 02:34 PM
Tactical Innovations also sells the adapter. And TROS does as well.

kimberkid
April 29, 2014, 12:58 PM
The Beretta 70 series have a fixed barrel. I've got one, they are very good guns - and excellent with a suppressor.
I've got 2 mod 70's, one in 22lr & 32acp, both are sweet shooters, and I won a 71 on GunBroker for $360 from Phoenix Dist. but haven't received it yet.

I've got a YHM Mite that should work well but I need a thread adaptor, anyone have a link?

Flyboy73
April 29, 2014, 10:55 PM
http://www.silencershop.com/shop/1-2x20-to-1-2x28-adapter/

The adapter i used.

Brion

Flyboy73
May 4, 2014, 06:40 PM
Allan's Armory just got some in.

http://www.allans-armory.com/aaresult.php?PageId=69

lcambre
May 8, 2014, 06:57 PM
Both my Model 71 from SOG and my adapter from Tactical Innovations arrived today. After a cleanup and test fire I'll be removing the fake silencer. The gun has some wear around the trigger guard but the barrel looks new both inside and out.

jonnyc
June 6, 2014, 09:36 PM
I now have 4 Model 71s. The last I got was already C&R. Here are the Beretta date codes:
http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=543189

kimberkid
June 6, 2014, 11:12 PM
Thanks for the info and link!

I looked up my Dads Model 70 which is a 7.65 caliber (he gave it to me before he passed) was made in '59.

My Model 70 which is 22LR, was made in 1982 ... the year my son was born.

My Model 71 was made in 1977, the year I turned 21 and the first year I could buy a handgun!

Cool stuff!

Flyboy73
June 7, 2014, 02:24 PM
Mine was made in 1978.

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