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whos got a Beretta model 70?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JERRY, Nov 24, 2006.

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  1. JERRY

    JERRY Member

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    in either .32 or .380.......


    what the deal with this gun? ive seen a few on the auction boards wanting quite a bit considering the weak caliber, its no longer in production, parts are hard to find, its heavy for the size......i still kinda want one though, but not at the $250.00 asking price.....

    is there some sort of collector value in them?

    they look like neat little guns, and im a sucker for compact european mini autos....but the price of many keep me away.



    what say you?
     
  2. JERRY

    JERRY Member

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    anyone???
     
  3. GRIZ22

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    I had one in 22.
     
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    I've got a 71 Jaguar in .22LR on order, which is fairly similar to the gun you're asking about. Wish I could tell you more, but I've yet to pick the thing up from my dealer.

    From cruising the auction sites, it seems like the "70/71/72 . . . et al" series guns are gaining some kind of collector status. $250 may not be a bad deal for one in really nice shape. Hell, I saw a 70S in .22LR get bidded up past five bills(!?) recently. Not sure if that was an isolated incident, a temporary internet-fueled gotta-have-it cult phenomenon, or part of a real pricing trend, however.
     
  5. PM9

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    Hi, the Beretta 70 series came in 22 lr., 32 ACP, & 380 ACP with steel or aluminum frames, (depending on the caliber & model) & were some of the finest mid sized pistols ever made.

    Beretta quit production of the final version,( 70S ) in the early 80's.

    I own several of the 22 lr versions & have to tell you that in my experience they are reliable. They don't jam, or misfire & are accurate.

    I believe that's why the Mossad chose them for their assasination teams in the 1970's.

    I think what finally killed off these guns was that they were S/A only instead D/A as Beretta at the time was moving exclusively into double action pistols.

    Fine pistols, made to outlast you & your children's lifetimes.

    One of my favorite guns.

    For more information, there are some good Beretta forums out there, use your web browser to find them.


    Doug
     
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