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Offline Lmbass14

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Beretta 380
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:28:36 PM »
Nice little shooter.  The story is that when my dad was in WW II (the big one), he was stationed in Italy for awhile and he got this Beretta off of a dead Italian officer.  No papers, so I'm thinking he just stuffed it in his duffel bag and called it good.  It's a shoulder holster, and looking at the size of it, the officer was really on the small side.  Anyway, it don't shoot with a sh!t, model number 1934 (overstrike 7) which is kinda common.

Below the model number is a set of numbers right before -XVII, and even under a lighted magafing glass, it looks like 1939 the 3 looks like an overstamp 5.

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Re: Beretta 380
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2014, 11:49:11 PM »
That's way too cool 'bass!

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Re: Beretta 380
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2014, 02:03:48 AM »
It doesn't look like the poor paisan who carried that thing had much of a chance to carry or use it, just seeing its condition. Not surprising, considering the reputation of the average Italian soldier.
I'm not good with Italian handguns, but I know a particular model of Beretta was made expressly for the Germans, and they can be pinned down to a certain serial range. Ya might wanna look into that.

Awesome slice of history ya got there Bernie! Pieces like that, with a direct link to your heritage, are worth more than their weight in gold.
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