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Beretta 87 Target

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by munsters100, Nov 30, 2008.

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  1. munsters100

    munsters100 Member

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    I have a Beretta 87 Target and I am guessing it to be around 8 years old. I just picked up the other day. The gun looks like new and the original owner said he shot 300 rounds thru it and I belive him (I have purchased others from him). My question is after familiarizing myself with gun by field stripping and inspecting it I noticed a little movement between the frame,slide and barrel is this common? When I hold it in one hand I can push down on the end of the barrel and it will move up and down a little bit. Any comments would be much appreciated.
     
  2. JHansenAK47

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    I am not quite sure what you mean. On my 87 target I don't get any movement with the barrel at the end of the muzzle by the crown. I don't have any play with my barrel at all in the upper receiver. Fully assembled if I remove the magazine and shake it I have just a little bit of play that I can hear in the slide. It is just barely anything. I am just wondering if it is your barrel weight piece. Mine fits very tightly.
     
  3. munsters100

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    87 target

    The barrel itself does not move. It is like you say when you shake the gun there is a little rattle between the cocking slide and the barrel sleeve. On mine i can move it up and down a little while holding the frame and pulling up and down on then end of the barrel sleeve. Is this normal? I would think it would adversley affect accuracy. I havea smith 41 and it it very tight.
     
  4. trackstar55

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    Does it have a magazine safety on it like the Ruger's and some Beretta's? I.E. It cannot fire unless a magazine is in it.
     
  5. Peter M. Eick

    Peter M. Eick Member

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    I had to go pull mine out. Also I don't think it can be 8 years old. I did not think they were making them that long. 5 years maybe but 8?

    Anyway, mind is tight, no barrel movement at all. I shake mine with the mag out and no sound what so ever. Mine was new (10/2005) when I bought it and it has fired over 7,950 rnds now and it is still tight as a tick.

    When I do what you suggest, ie press down on the barrel, nothing moves at all.

    Mine is just as tight as my 41's so I know what you mean by that.

    I suggest you contact Beretta because "something is rotten in Denmark" in my opinion.
     
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