SOLD FOR: $1775
Model: 85 FS (Model J85F200)
Serial Number: F46725Y
Year of Manufacture: 2009 (“CD” Italian Date Code)
Caliber: 9mm Short (.380 ACP)
Action Type: DA/SA Double and Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “PIETRO BERETTA GARDONE V. T. – MADE IN ITALY” over “PATENTED BERETTA USA CORP, ACKK, MD”, and the right side of the slide is marked “PB” in an oval along with a warning. The Left side of the frame is marked with the serial number, “F46725Y”, two Italian proofs (Gardone provisional, and Gardone Val Trompia) and a “CD” Italian date code, indicating the year of manufacture as 2009. The right side of the frame is marked “PB”, “85 FS CHEETAH – CAL.9 Short” over a warning. The right side of the barrel is marked “CAL. 9 Short / 380 Auto”.
Barrel Length: 3 3/4”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a blade with a white dot integral to the slide. The rear sight is a square-notch with a white half-circle dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration, and Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered polymer panels with smooth borders, each with a Beretta three-arrow logo at the center. Beyond very minor handling marks, the grips are free of any notable wear or damage. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Bruniton and Alloy
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion, but minor stubborn fouling can be seen in a few spots.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is one more notable scuff on the top of the barrel as well as a few minor nicks on the top of the slide. The screws are lightly tool marked and have strong slots. Markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol features an ambidextrous thumb safety and a magazine disconnect. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This 81 includes three (3) 8-round magazines, a blue plastic padded Beretta snap-case, a gray serial-matching outer box, and the manual.
Our Assessment: On offer here is a fine example of the Beretta 85 FS, a pistol from the long-lived 81—or Cheetah—series of pistols. MAnufactured in 2009, a few years ahead of the line’s discontinuation in 2017, this 85 FS is a handsome blowback operated double and single action semi-automatic pistol possessing all of Beretta’s storied qualities—a combination of sturdy construction and elegant design. In Excellent condition, this pistol has minimal wear. Good luck and happy bidding!