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Saw an Italian Beretta 92

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rrruuunnn, Feb 8, 2010.

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  1. rrruuunnn

    rrruuunnn Member

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    I thought 92's were made in USA now. Did I see a rare Italian 92. It is being sold as new.
     
  2. knicks118

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    is it the one with the chromed/nickle slide??

    if so they are not rare and pretty common.
     
  3. nalioth

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    The Model 92 has been made in some form for over 20 years.

    Originally, they were made in Italy.
     
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    The US plant is concentrating on the new military contract, so recent 92's have been coming from Italy again. These can be identified by horrid etchings on the slide for the importer mark on the left side and warnings on the right.
     
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    The only thing etched on the left side of the frame on mine is the serial number. On the right side in the read the manual markings.

    On the left side of the slide is the Pietro Beretta-made in Italy and on the right is Patent by Beretta Accokeek MD. Nothing Horrid anywhere.
     
  7. labhound

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    Just purchased a new 92FS INOX this weekend. Smoothly cut on the left side of the slide is "PIETRO BERETTA GARDONE V.T. - MADE IN ITALY" and under that roughly etched "BERETTA USA CORP. ACCK. MD". On the right side of the slide is smoothly cut "MOD.92FS-CAL.9 Parabellum-PATENTED" and under that "WARNING:RETRACT SLIDE TO SEE IF LOADED. FIRES WITHOUT MAGAZINE". Left side of frame has the serial number. Right side of frame has "READ MANUAL BEFORE USE" and what I'm guessing to be import stampings just above the trigger guard. Not sure what these stampings are but there's three of them, small and lightly stamped. What a wonderful shooting pistol! Most accurate one I own!
     
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  8. SC_1911Shooter

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    I also just picked up an Italian 92FS Inox this week and it's got the same markings noted by the poster just above me....and DAMN, I love this pistol....definitely as much as my revered 1911's and I was very surprised at how accurate it is.
     
  9. VerdeVolpe

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    I bought a pre owned unfired mint Italian 92FS several weeks ago. It was built in August of 2009 and originally sold though Gander Mtn. The story told to me was that the original owner bought the pistol from Gander Mtn last year, and he took it home and hid it from the wifey. Recently while she was doing some house cleaning, she found the hidden Beretta and had a fit. She demanded that he get rid of "that damn gun". So Mr. Henpecked packed it up, took it to the shop that I frequent and sold it off. While I was there buying some cleaning goodies, I came across the 92 in the display case, with 2 unused magazines, all the papers including the warranty card and its cleaning brushes still sealed in plastic.
    It's a sweet shooter with a suprisingly soft recoil. A black Italian beauty.
     
  10. justinxc

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    I purchased this 92S probably about 2 weeks ago at a Gander Mtn. nearby where I live and was just curious as to the history on this particular handgun. They said it was actually military issued. I looked up a few things about it, couldn't find much though, I'm thinking Italian police possibly, I don't know. It was manufactured in the seventies and is the second series 92 with the magazine release located at the bottom corner of the handle. I bought this over the 92FS that was there because this one I believe is more rare and has some history behind it. It's in pristine condition except for what looks like holster wear. Does anyone know anything else about this specific model beretta? It's a very nice piece, thanks
     

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  11. Shipwreck

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    The new 92A1 and the 90-Two are ONLY made in Italy. And, the Inox models are currently only made in Italy as well.

    In the past, though, it was hard to get a new Italian model. But as others have stated, Italy is taking up the slack for the commercial models because of the military contract.

    Now, the M9A1 is ONLY a USA made model.

    But, I love Berettas :)

    [​IMG]
     
  12. IdahoLT1

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    The markings on the trigger guard of the Italian models tells its information. One set is its proof date or year of manufacture. Mine was manufactured in '89.

    Here's the list of dates and their symbols:
    I or 1 *1945
    II or 2 *1946
    III or 3 *1947
    IV or 4 *1948
    V or 5 *1949
    VI or 6 *1950
    VII or 7 *1951
    VIII or 8 *1952
    IX or 9 *1953
    X 1954
    XI 1955
    XII 1956
    XIII *1957
    XIV *1958
    XV *1959
    XVI *1960
    XVII *1961
    XVIII *1962
    XIX *1963
    XX 1964
    XXI *1965
    XXII *1966
    XXIII *1967
    XXIV *1968
    XXV *1969
    XXVI *1970
    XXVII or XX7 *1971
    XXIII or XX8 *1972
    XXIX or XX9 *1973
    XXX 1974
    AA *1975
    AB *1976
    AC *1977
    AD *1978
    AE *1979
    AF *1980
    AH *1981
    AI *1982
    AL *1983
    AM 1984
    AN *1985
    AP *1986
    AS *1987
    AT *1988
    AU *1989
    AZ *1990
    BA *1991
    BB *1992
    BC *1993
    BD 1994
    BF *1995
    BH *1996
    BI *1997
    BL *1998
    BM *1999
    BN *2000
    BP *2001
    BS *2002
    BT *2003
    BU 2004
    BZ *2005
    CA *2006
    CB 2007
     
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  13. Chuckleberry

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    I swear Shipwreck, every time I think I've put that "I need a Beretta" feeling to bed, you seem to post a pic of one of yours again! :p

    It must be a sign. :D
     
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