SOLD FOR: $1,275
Make: Beretta, Italy
Model: 92FS Inox Stainless
Serial Number: L12663Z
Year of Manufacture: 1991 (BA date code)
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Double / Single Action, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol with Decocker
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “PIETRO BERETTA GARDONE V.T. – MADE IN ITALY” with “PB” in oval, the right is marked “MOD. 92FS-CAL. 9mm Parabellum – PATENTED / BERETTA USA CORP. ACKK. MD”, the right of the trigger guard bow is marked with “BA” date code and two Italian proofs. The barrel and the front of the slide are marked “STAINLESS”. The right side of the barrel, obscured by the slide, has an Italian proof, the bottom of its rear lug is marked “S” and the left of the front lug is marked “T”. The bottom of the slide is marked “P” on the right and “X” on the left. Both grip panels have Beretta’s monogram logo.
Barrel Length: 4.9”
Sights / Optics: The pistol has a three red dot configuration. The front sight is a blade with one red dot recess, the blade is integral to the slide. The rear sight is a square notched base with two red dot recesses, the base is dovetailed onto the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black plastic panels with circled Beretta’s monogram logo on the sides, surrounded by checkering. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless & Alloy
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is deep and sharp. There is no erosion in the bore but there are some remains of fouling.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The barrel has some smooth spots from use, most noticeable at the front of the slide. There are a few tiny marks on the frame, most noticeable on the right side, but very very tiny. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The pistol features an ambidextrous thumb safety, mounted on the slide, which doubles as a decocker. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The pistol comes in a blue plastic Beretta case without a sleeve with a total of two 15-round magazines. The magazines have operational wear in the form of smooth spots on contact points and some light rubs and scuffs. The mags have intact feed lips and rate in about Fine condition. Please note, no magazines will be included for purchasers where the magazines cannot be legally transferred.
Our Assessment: The Beretta battle-tested and proven M9 has served the United States military for decades due to its reliability and ease of maintenance. The model 92FS is essentially the same as an M9, but with a civilian model designation and minor differences. Thanks to its accuracy, durability and versatility, it also makes a superb choice for personal or home-defense as well as concealed carry. This example has a stainless steel barrel and slide with an alloy frame, making it very resistant to corrosion. The pistol is in about Excellent condition with 97% of its finish remaining and comes in a Beretta case with two 15-round magazines where they can be transferred. This is an Italian production model and a little nicer than the ones produced today. Unlike current production models that have the black safety, hammer, trigger, trigger bar, takedown lever, takedown pin, magazine release, and guide rod this one features all those parts in stainless, a much more attractive look in our opinion. This is a great addition to a Beretta collection, but would be fun for just about anyone who enjoys shooting and attractive pistols. Please see our photos and good luck!