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??? Baretta BP rifle???

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Hoyfelix, Apr 16, 2011.

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  1. Hoyfelix

    Hoyfelix Member

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    On a 45 cal Blackpowder & cap rifle, it has an oval with a PB in it on tha left side of the barrel. On the right side of the 25 1/4 in. barrel is the 4 digit serial num. and blackpowder onle Italy. I have searched and find nothing.
    Anyone know what this gun is and where I might get parts?
    Many thanks. felix
     
  2. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    Beretta indeed made tons of black powder guns. They started in 1526 or so as a barrel maker if I recall correctly.

    In 1980 they released an over/under percussion shotgun for their tricentennial.

    I'd suggest contacting Beretta to make sure it IS a real product and not a knock off (esp if it's spelled with an A).

    There is an explanation of where to find a date code listed HERE:

    http://berettausa.custhelp.com/app/...sion/L3RpbWUvMTMwMjk5MTAzMC9zaWQvZ1dES2hGcms=

    Understand that MANY black powder arms available in the US are made in Italy and "PB" could stand for anything, and be purposefully taking advantage of Beretta's reputation.
     
  3. Hoyfelix

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    Thanks Dr. Robb for the relpy. I went to the Beretta site and it looks like my gun might be other than Beretta. The name Beretta is not on the gun, that was only someones guess. I still like it and it is a good feeling 45 cal rifle. Got stuff coming to repair the stripped nipple threads. I would still like to know who made the gun.
     
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