SOLD FOR: $1250
Year of Manufacture: 1993, Italian date code “BC”
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action Type: Single and Double-Action Semi-Automatic Pistol with Detachable Magazines
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “PIETRO BERETTA GARDONE V.T.”, “MADE IN ITALY” & “(PB)”. The left side of the frame is marked with the serial number “L54746Z”. The right side of the slide is marked “MOD. 92FS – CAL. 9 Parabellum – PATENTED / BERETTA USA CORP. ACKK. MD” The right side of the trigger guard features Italian proof marks including the date code “BC”. The grip panels feature medallions with the Beretta markings. The barrel has Italian proofs.
Barrel Length: 4.9”
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade integral to the muzzle end of the slide with a red dot. The rear sight is a square-notch dovetailed to the rear end of the slide with two red dots.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The grip panels are two-piece checkered black plastic. The grip panels have light handling marks, but they lack any notable defects. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering remains sharp. Overall, the grip panels are in Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
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 on the pistol’s metal surfaces but it lacks any notable defects. The markings remain clear. The screwheads remain sharp and serviceable. Overall, the pistol is in Fine-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 two 15-round magazines, a Beretta case & two cleaning rods. The magazines have light handling wear and remain in both Fine condition. Please note, no magazines will be included for buyers who reside where they cannot be legally transferred. The case has some handling wear but remains in Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This Beretta Model 92FS is a single and double-action semi-automatic pistol chambered for 9mm Luger rounds. The pistol is an icon today, a variant was selected as the standard issue firearm for the U.S. military 1985. This handgun is a solid utilitarian workhorse that remains mechanically sound with a striking stainless steel finish. 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. Good luck on your bid!