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Non Taurus Beretta "Clone"

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by LubeckTech, Jul 23, 2012.

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  1. LubeckTech

    LubeckTech Member

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    Back in the late 1970s there was a periodical called "Handgun Tests" which reviewed guns but had a catalog of guns which they did not review in the rear. I remember seeing some in expensive pistols that I believe were convertable or at least were availavle in multiple calibers chiefly .22LR. They looked like beretta design copies but were NOT made by Taurus. Does anyone remember these?? If i heard the name I would know it.
     
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    No, but Chiappa makes one now, FYI, as do American Tactical Imports
     
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    You got me stumped on that one because I remember that magazine but not any inexpensive multi-caliber gun. The only one that comes to mind (and nothing like a Beretta), is the H&K P4 which was one gun in four different calibers: .22LR., .25, .32, and .380.
     
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    +1

    HK4 is the only switch-caliber pistol of the time that I can recall.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckler_&_Koch_HK4

    It had nothing to do with Beretta and didn't look like one though.

    It sold in 1981 for $380 in .380 ACP, or $477 for the four barrel set in .22RF, .25ACP, .32ACP and .380ACP.

    At the same time a Colt 1911 sold for $299, and a Ruger Standard .22 sold for $109.

    They didn't sell very many of them!

    rc
     
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    D'oh... guess I should read more closely.
     
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