SOLD FOR: $1150
Model: 87BB Cheetah PO8739B
Serial Number: C06063U
Year of Manufacture: 1989
Caliber: .22 LR
Action Type: Single / Double Action Semi-Automatic Pistol with Magazine Disconnect Safety and Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left of the slide is marked “PIETRO BERETTA GARDONE V.1.–MADE IN ITALY”. The left of the receiver is marked “CAT.1970 – MOD.87 BB – CAL.22L.R.” The left of the slide is marked with a Beretta symbol and “PATENTED BERETTA USA CORP., ACKK, MD.” The right of the barrel is marked “CAL 22 L.R.” The right of the receiver is marked “PB” and “006063U”. The right of the trigger guard is marked with several proof symbols.
Barrel Length: 3.75”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with an orange painted dot fixed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a square notch with two white dots dovetailed to the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two piece checkered wood with gold Beretta medallions. The grips bear some minor signs of wear, mostly taking the form of scuffs and scratches. There are no chips or cracks. The stocks rate in about Fine- Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. It has average operational wear, mostly taking the form of scattered nicks and scratches throughout the frame. There is some finish thinning to the leading edges, especially to the thumb safety and slide release. The screwheads are slightly tooled yet serviceable and the markings are clear. Overall this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The magazine disconnect safety is functioning correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The pistol comes in the factory plastic case and the cardboard sleeve with matching end label. The gun also comes with a cleaning rod and two magazines. The magazines show some wear and use, mostly scratches, dings, and oxidation throughout. Both magazines are marked “P.B. CAL. 22L.R. MADE IN ITALY” on the right side.
Our Assessment: The Beretta Cheetah, also known by its original model name of “Series 81″, is a line of compact blowback operated semi-automatic pistols designed and manufactured by Beretta of Italy. They were introduced in 1976 and include models in .32 ACP (Models 81 and 82), .380 ACP (9 mm Short) (Models 83, 84, 85 and 86) and .22 LR (Models 87, 87 Target and 89). Beretta still manufactures the Cheetah in Italy with limited imports to the U.S. each year. This is a sharp-looking gun that functions well. A solid option for self-defense, and it comes chambered in .22LR which shouldn’t leave you hurting for ammo.