SOLD FOR: $2025
Model: 84-FS (J84F212M), “Cheetah”
Year of Manufacture: 2017, Italian date code “CS”
Caliber: .380 ACP
Action Type: Single & Double-Action Semi-Automatic Pistol with a Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “PIETRO BERETTA GARDONE V.T. – MADE IN ITALY / PATENTED BERETTA USA CORP. ACKK, MD” and “IT17”. The left side of the frame is marked with the serial number “H72066Y” and Italian proof marks which include the date code “CS”. The top of the barrel is marked ‘PB-CAL 9 Short / 380 Auto”. The right side of the slide is marked “PB” and features a safety disclaimer. The right side of the frame is marked “PB” and “84 FS CHEETAH – CAL. 9 Short / READ MANUAL BEFORE USE”. The grip panels feature Beretta marked medallions.
Barrel Length: 3.81”
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade with a red dot fixed to the muzzle end of the slide. The rear sight is square-notch dovetailed to the rear end of the slide with a red mark on the back end of the notch.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The grip panels are two-piece checkered wood panels. The grips have light handling marks, nicks and scuffs. The checkering is sharp. There are no cracks or chips. Overall, the grip panels are in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Nickel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some light handling marks but the pistol lacks any notable defects on its metal surfaces. The markings remain clear. The screwheads remain serviceable. Overall, the pistol remains in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit is snug. The single-action trigger is crisp and the double-action is smooth. We did not fire this pistol. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: The pistol comes with a Beretta marked case and serial matched box, a single 13-shot magazine, a padlock, cleaning rod and paperwork which includes the user manual. The magazine has some handling wear but remains in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This Beretta Model 84-FS is a compact, double-stack, single and double-action semi-automatic pistol chambered for .380 ACP rounds. The pistol has an attractive nickel finish and remains mechanically sound. This particular handgun was made in Italy, and the variant has only limited importation into the U.S. each year. Beretta is currently the oldest manufacturer of firearm components in the world, the company manufactured arquebus barrels which were supplied to the Venetian fleet that defeated the Ottomans during the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. The company remains one of the most prestigious firearms manufacturers in the world, and this pistol is an example of the quality firearms the company is renowned for. This is one Beretta you do not want to miss out on!