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What does Beretta mean when they say a gun is "Inox" ?

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  1. C0untZer0

    C0untZer0 Member

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    Do they just mean it is stainless steel with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content, max 1.2% carbon ?

    The way its used by Beretta sometimes it seems like it is part of the brand name, so I wondered if there is any Beretta-specific meaning when they use the word Inox.
     
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    Just a Euro way of saying "stainless" steel.
     
  3. rpenmanparker

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    Right. It stands for “unoxidizeable” or rust-proof.
     
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    It is from the French word "inoxydable"...which means inoxidizable
     
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    Now we are getting down to the nitty-gritty. Thanks.
     
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    It's short for inox gonna buy it...cause it's too expensive:p

    Actually Beretta Inox is great. The little Pico is quite a value when you compare its slide to other carbon steel slides of similar competitors.

    It's not much of a grail to some, but I have lusted after a compact 92fs inox with rail for years.

    I'm hoping that now that the internet can hate on the SIG p320 (another personal favorite) as the "wrong" choice for the military, the Beretta can finally be seen as the sexy curvy Italian machine it is. I've never been a fan of "blondes", but nicely finished Inox is a good look on them.
     
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    9mmepiphany has the answer.
     
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    He is right; however, it also means you will pay more (unless lucky to get one on sale) and you don't have to worry about the Bruniton finish wearing off prematurely. (I own quite a few.)
     
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    Same term that Opinel uses on their stainless knives.
     
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    nod to 9mmepiphany. In Spanish, it is "inoxidable". I buy stainless steel pipe and fittings-it's stenciled on it or listed on the chemical analysis paperwork. Presumably similar in Italian.
     
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    Well different finishes or materials do often come with different price tags. But that wasn't the question.
     
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    Yup, romantic roots
     
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    They're all just redneck, mispronounced Latin.
     
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    Italian for "expensive." :neener:
     
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    So, what about the "Billenium"? Is that for "Year 2000 Bi-Millenium", or something else?
     
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    That is exactly what it means...it is a made up word.

    It denotes the Halo M-92
     
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    One of multiple questions that were asked by OP....and technically there are a few answers to this question. Lighten up.....no reply required. I just found out this site has an ignore feature.:D


    What does Beretta mean when they say a gun is "Inox" ?
     
  18. rpenmanparker

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    Even exotic stainless steels are not terribly more expensive than 4140 CrMo steel found in blued barrels. Sure they may cost a lot more per ton, but for the few ounces that the barrel weighs, how much extra could a fancy steel add to the price of the gun, $10? There are two other factors affecting the higher price. One is "price pointing", the simple fact that people think better has to cost more and folks often charge what the market will bear. On the other hand if you do consider cost to manufacture, it isn't the steel that is so expensive, it is the machining of it. Cutting tough stainless steels is slower and wears machine tools much faster. So there is a reason stainless guns cost more due to cost to manufacture and another reason just due to folks thinking that is the right price to pay.
     
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    IIRC the frame on the Beretta 92 Inox is painted alloy to match the stainless slide.
     
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    The price difference between the Taurus G2c in stainless versus matt black varies between $12.00 and $22.00 but I notice the extractor on the G2c stainless model has a black finish on it.
     
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    darn... thought i'd spent your money for ya, but gunprime only has the straight dust cover version right now.
     
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