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whos got a Beretta model 70?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JERRY, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. JERRY

    JERRY Senior Member

    Jun 5, 2003
    in either .32 or .380.......

    what the deal with this gun? ive seen a few on the auction boards wanting quite a bit considering the weak caliber, its no longer in production, parts are hard to find, its heavy for the size......i still kinda want one though, but not at the $250.00 asking price.....

    is there some sort of collector value in them?

    they look like neat little guns, and im a sucker for compact european mini autos....but the price of many keep me away.

    what say you?
  2. JERRY

    JERRY Senior Member

    Jun 5, 2003
  3. GRIZ22

    GRIZ22 Senior Member

    Nov 4, 2006
    I had one in 22.
  4. Shear_stress

    Shear_stress Senior Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    I've got a 71 Jaguar in .22LR on order, which is fairly similar to the gun you're asking about. Wish I could tell you more, but I've yet to pick the thing up from my dealer.

    From cruising the auction sites, it seems like the "70/71/72 . . . et al" series guns are gaining some kind of collector status. $250 may not be a bad deal for one in really nice shape. Hell, I saw a 70S in .22LR get bidded up past five bills(!?) recently. Not sure if that was an isolated incident, a temporary internet-fueled gotta-have-it cult phenomenon, or part of a real pricing trend, however.
  5. PM9

    PM9 New Member

    Aug 5, 2003
    Hi, the Beretta 70 series came in 22 lr., 32 ACP, & 380 ACP with steel or aluminum frames, (depending on the caliber & model) & were some of the finest mid sized pistols ever made.

    Beretta quit production of the final version,( 70S ) in the early 80's.

    I own several of the 22 lr versions & have to tell you that in my experience they are reliable. They don't jam, or misfire & are accurate.

    I believe that's why the Mossad chose them for their assasination teams in the 1970's.

    I think what finally killed off these guns was that they were S/A only instead D/A as Beretta at the time was moving exclusively into double action pistols.

    Fine pistols, made to outlast you & your children's lifetimes.

    One of my favorite guns.

    For more information, there are some good Beretta forums out there, use your web browser to find them.


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