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92fs longer barrel in Vertec?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by cool45auto, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. cool45auto

    cool45auto Well-Known Member

    The regular 92fs barrel is slightly longer than my Vertec barrel. Will it work? I've got a friend who will give me one if I want it, I haven't seen it yet. He says it will work. What do you think?
  2. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter member

    I know a bunch of people do it. It should work no problem, but the change is strictly cosmetic. There is no perceptible difference in accuracy.
  3. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

    In theory they should work in each other? It should be the same as the other circumsized (Elite) barrels.
  4. cool45auto

    cool45auto Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. Since it's free I'm going to go ahead and take it. I'll keep it in my spare parts box.
  5. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

    The locking block too? I think they are fitted to the barrel. You can keep a spare since they break so much :D
  6. cool45auto

    cool45auto Well-Known Member

    Hey Skunk, is that true about the locking block breaking so much or is it rumor? Have you ever had one break?

    Anybody else? Is it good to have a spare? How many more question marks can I use?:confused:
  7. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

    Take everything here with a grain of salt.

    A buddy of mine is a gun store clerk and has a bag of broken locking blocks to warn people, but he's a Berettaphobe.

    I only have one first-hand account of a locking block breaking. I was at the range and a lovely lady whom I know to frequent the range was shooting her 92SB and hers broke. She puts in several hundred rounds of Winchester Whitebox a week and the Walmart clerks know her by name and she buys the stuff by the thousands.

    I read somewhere (take with a pinch of salt) that they changed and improved the locking block design but I can't confirm this. Heck I can't even remember where I read this or if I dreamt it. I'm running a search at Berettaforum right now for 'locking block' but it's getting close to 80 results so I'll do some digging tomorrow.

    Again, take everything here with a pinch of salt, I don't know the circumstances of my buddy's broken locking block collection or the condition or history of my acquaintance's 92SB.
  8. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

  9. cool45auto

    cool45auto Well-Known Member

    :cool: Thanks Skunk. That's a lot of information. I recently joined Beretta Forum but it never occured to me to do a search on locking blocks. Duh.:rolleyes:

    Thanks for taking time to help me out.
  10. Devonai

    Devonai Well-Known Member

    I wonder if it's safe to use the 4.3" barrel from a Centurion in a standard length slide. I have both a full-size 92FS and a 92G Centurion. It looks stupid to swap barrels, but I wonder if in an emergency situation there'd be any problem firing with the smaller barrel installed on the full-size frame. It's recessed about .4" from the slide, BTW.

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