Here is a worthy specimen of Beretta's answer to the demand for .40 caliber pistols in the 1990s, and the relative compactness of the Centurion variant of its Model 96, introduced in this specific configuration in 1994. We estimate that this Centurion was manufactured in 1995 or 1996, since their serial numbers range in the BER047000 to BER049000 range. This is the traditional double action configuration, where the first shot from a resting hammer position is a long smooth double action pull, and subsequent shots are single action, in the 5 pound pull range, until the operator chooses to cease firing by engaging the ambidextrous safety lever, which also serves as a decocker. The Centurion is different from the standard M-9 type 92 and 96 Berettas in that its barrel is 4 1/4 inches as opposed to the Government size 5 inch barrels. We call them Commander size, after that favorite size in Colt pistols. Weight empty is a well balanced, well centered 32 ounces. Construction consists of a light weight alloy frame with steel barrel, slide, and parts. This 96 Centurion is thoroughly traditional in that it has steel guide rod and metal magazine release, preferable to the current models with plastic parts. Trijicon 3-dot night sights still show 60 to 70 percent luminosity, quite strong and a testament to Trijicon quality, by our dark room estimate. Capacity is 11 + 1 rounds, and the magazines are all original Italian Made 11 rounders, LE Marked. This 96 has normal holster wear, and we rate it as Very Good, since we estimate that 80 percent of its original finish is intact. Photos should suffice, however, for interested parties to judge finish grade for themselves. It is excellent mechanically; bore, chamber, and mechanism are all bright, clean, and excellent. This pistol has served all of us, really, during its 15 some odd year career with the officers of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, front line guardians of the Chesapeake. We're offering this attractive, eminently serviceable 96 Beretta Centurion in .40 S&W for only $ 419.95. Not transferable to civilians in Chicago, Cleveland OH, Cincinnati, or NYC. For civilian buyers in Massachusetts or New York, we will sub buyer's choice of pre-ban 11 round or new replacement 10 round. For civilian buyers in California, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Toledo OH, or other jurisdictions with 10 round magazine restrictions, we will substitute 10 round factory demo magazines, as good as the ones shown.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Handguns: $15 flat fee shipping to the lower 48 states; $20 to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico. We accept checks with no more than 7 days hold. MC or Visa phone- or fax-in orders shipped same day; USPS Money Order paid items shipped same day. Personal checks are better than Cashier’s checks or Non-USPS Money Orders. We require initial payment of at least 20% down within 7 days of offers to buy; otherwise we relist. We can accept FFLs not only in the mail, but also by scan or fax, so long as they are legible and signed. We always include our FFL gun lock and a copy of the Federal Youth Firearms Safety Act brochure with handgun orders in order to make the transferring dealer's life easy; We are enrolled with the California DOJ & always send the required documents to CA dealers. On used guns, we offer a 7 day money back return privilege, excluding return shipping. No returns on NIB Guns or lay-aways. We accept lay-away with 20% down, balance in 90 days - lay aways not refundable, though. Our phone number is at the bottom of this ad. Internet phone hours 8:30 - 4 CST Mon - Sat CST. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340 We consider trade offers. Blue & Walnut Good. S&W, Colt Stainless Very Good. We even like RG, H&R, Taurus, Rossi Revolvers. Gold, Silver good, esp. Morgan Dollars and Walking Liberty Half Dollars. We like .243 and .30-30 very much. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Handguns: $15 flat fee shipping to the lower 48 states; $20 to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico. We accept checks with no more than 7 days hold. MC or Visa phone- or fax-in orders shipped same day; USPS Money Order paid items shipped same day. Personal checks are better than Cashier’s checks or Non-USPS Money Orders. We require initial payment of at least 20% down within 7 days of offers to buy; otherwise we relist. We can accept FFLs not only in the mail, but als
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