Listing for TWO Pistols... Model 1934 .380 and Model 984 .22 cal. These are mecanically execlent; but could use a re-blue. $250 for Model 1934. $400 for the 948.
Manufactured 1937 (XV fascist calendar date stamped on slide). 3 3/8" BARREL. BLACK PLASTIC GRIPS. ALL ORIGINAL. WORKS FLAWLESSLY. A GOOD 95%. BARREL & CHAMBER LIKE NEW.
1934 BERETTA 1937 DATED ARMY ISSUE IN VERY FINE ORIGINAL CONDITION. ALL MATCHING SERIAL NUMBERS. VERY CLEAN EXAMPLE OF AN ITLAIAN ARMY PROOFED MODEL 1934 BERETTA IN .380. THE BORE IS MINT. A VERY ATTRACTIVE SPEICIMEN WITH THE SLIDE JUST SHOWING A TINGE OF PLUM. ALLOY ON LEFT SIDE AROUND THE SAFETY HAS BLUING MISSING DUE TO AGE AND SOME PITTING IS FOUND THERE ALSO.
USED BUT IN VERY GOOD CONDITION BERETTA MOD 948 .22LR CAL.1950, 3 3/8" BARREL. BLACK PLASTIC GRIPS. ALL ORIGINAL AND.WORKS FLAWLESSLY. A GOOD 95%. BARREL & CHAMBER LIKE NEW.
BARREL IN EXECLENT WORKING ORDER WITH ONE MAGAZINE, DATED 1950. THIS HAS A ALUMINUM FRAME. THERE IS BLUING WEAR ON GRIP FRONT AND BACK AND AROUND BARREL AND SLIDE, THE BLACK PLASTIC GRIPS HAVE NO CRACKS OR BREAKAGE. FOR AS OLD AS THIS GUN IS, IT IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
THE BERETTA MODEL 948 IS A 22 LONG RIFLE VERSION OF THE BERETTA MODEL 1934. IT WAS PRODUCED IN 1950 AS A MODIFICATION OF THE 1934 MODEL AND SOLD BY J.L. GALEF AS THE "PLINKER" OR "FEATHERWEIGHT" AS IT HAS AN ALUMINUM FRAME. THE MODEL 1934 WAS ITALY'S SERVICE PISTOL IN WORLD WAR II AND IS CONSIDERED ONE OF ITALY'S BEST SERVICE PISTOLS. THE MODEL 948 WAS OFFERED WITH A 3.5- OR SIX-INCH BARREL AND HAS THE REPUTATION OF BEING VERY RELIABLE AND WELL MADE.
Beretta 1934 a Little History
Armi Beretta SpA of Gardone Val Trompia (about 20 km north of Brescia, Italy) history in firearms manufacturing reaching back to 1526, when they were established as a maker of barrels. But it was not until 1915 that, responding to the needs of the military during World War I, they produced their first pistol, the model 1915. Beretta has become one of the world's largest pistol makers and the model 1934 (M1934) was their most numerous product in the pre-World War II era.
In the early has a 1930s, the Italian army was impressed by the Walther PP pistol. Beretta did not want to lose a big military contract to their German competitor and designed the M1934 for the Italian Army which accepted it in 1937. This model was followed by the M1935, which was similar to the M1934 in most respects, except that it fired a .32 ACP (7.65 mm Browning) cartridge.
Pistols made during the Fascist Era are marked with their year of manufacture in two forms: the conventional Julian date in Arabic numerals and the date in the Fascist Era in Roman numerals. The Fascist calendar commenced on 28 October 1922, so a pistol from 1937 may carry either "XV" or "XVI" as its Fascist year.
As a footnote in the weapon's long history, an M1934 was used in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi, India on January 30th, 1948. The pistol, serial number 606824, was wielded by Nathuram Godse in the assassination.
Fitted with the characteristic Beretta open slide, the M1934 has a very reliable feeding and extraction cycle; the elongated slot in the top of the slide acts as the ejection port. It is made with relatively few parts and very simple to maintain. The M1934 is very robust in construction with a service life believed to be over 100 years if properly maintained.
The .380 ACP ammunition is somewhat anemic and the magazine capacity is only 7 rounds. When the empty magazine is removed it no longer holds the slide back. The slide will come forward and close the gun unless it is held open by application of the safety, a separate operation, and this slows down the reloading of the pistol. In most countries (though not in the U.S. or Germany, for example) in this era, the carrying of a pistol was primarily an indicator of rank rather than having a serious defensive purpose
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STERLING ARMS X-CALIBER, 357 MAGNUM, 8" OCTAGON BARREL, WALNUT GRIPS, DEEP BLUE FINISH. Very rare single shot competitor to the Contender. I believe it was made for Sterling by Ithaca and are very high quality. It is in like new condition