Beretta BM62 BM-62 BM59 Tanker Garand .308 Semi Auto Rifle Mags Accessories
SOLD FOR: $3074.99
Make: Pietro Beretta, Italy
Model: BM 62
Shorter version of the BM 59. The BM 59 is based on the M1 Garand.
Serial Number: 001686
Year of Manufacture: 1980 Date Code on Barrel.
Imported into the U.S. in the 1980’s.
Caliber: .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm)
Action Type: Semi Auto, Detachable Magazine
Markings: The import mark on the left side of the receiver reads “MOD. 62. 308 W BERBEN CORP. N.Y. N.Y.”.
Gas Tube Screw: “PB (Pietro Beretta) / star / BM 59”
Receiver: “P. BERETTA / MADE IN ITALY / 001686”
Trigger Group:”PB BM 59”
Magazine Release: “P.B. / BM 59”
Op Rod:”6535382 PB”
Bolt: “6528287-SA / Z-2”
Barrel: 2 small proofs, ”PB”, and with a “boxed AP” date code.
The stock and sights are described below.
Barrel Length: Approximately 17.5 inches. 19 inches to the end of the muzzle brake.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bladed post set between two protective ears. The right side is marked “PB / BM 59”. The rear sight is a fully adjustable aperture. The knob on the right is marked “S arrow” twice and “PB”. The adjustment knob on the left is marked “2 4 6 8” and “PB BM 59”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The rear of the recoil pad is marked with the Beretta logo.
The wood stock has a pistol grip, finger grooves, metal nose caps, 2 sling loops and a hard rubber recoil pad. The recoil pad shows compression, cracking and surface loss. The wood shows scattered scuffs, scrapes and small scratches. The LOP measures 12 7/8 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine overall condition. It would rate higher if the recoil pad were replaced.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The lands are bright. The grooves are semi bright and the rifling is deep. There is fouling in the grooves which should clean up some. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The face of the muzzle break has lost some of its gun paint finish. There are various light handling marks on the rifle.. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with 3 twenty round magazines, an extra trigger group, extra bolt, an extra gas tube screw and a folding stock. One of the magazines is still coated in cosmoline and wrapped in plastic. It appears to be in Excellent condition. One of the loose magazines is marked “PB BM 59” on the bottom and the other is marked “BR BM 59” on the bottom. They show scuffs, scrapes and areas of thinning. They are in Very Good Plus condition. The 20 round magazines are not available to residents of California or any state with magazine capacity restrictions.
The trigger group has a winter trigger bar installed. The long winter trigger bar rotates down alongside the trigger and extends below the trigger guard. The trigger group is marked “PB BM59 / 65228290-HRA N”. The hammer is marked “C46008-3 SA”. The safety is marked “C46015-6SA”. The trigger guard is marked “PB”. It shows scuffs & scrapes. It is in Very Good Plus condition.
The bolt is marked “6528287-SA”. It shows scrapes & thinning. It is in Very Good condition.
The gas tube screw is marked “PB (Pietro Beretta) / star / BM 59”. It shows thinning and is in Very Good Plus condition.
The BM 59 folding stock is marked “TA” at the left rear of the wood. The belly of the stock is marked “690 / 386”. The stock folds and locks into place properly. The belly of the stock has been scalloped. The wood shows several scrapes, scratches and compression marks. The metal shows oxidation. The stock is in Very Good condition
The rifle has a green canvas sling attached. It shows light marks and is in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This rare Beretta BM 62 that uses BM 59 parts. This shorter civilian version of the Italian BM 59 is basically an Italian Tanker Garand in .308 Winchester. The parkerized finish on the metal is in great shape and so is the wood. The rifle has a strong bore and has a muzzle brake installed. It should keep you smiling out at the range. There were only about 2000 of BM 62 rifles produced, so this one will add nicely to your collection.
The rifle comes with three 20 round magazines, extra bolt, extra trigger group with winter trigger bar, extra gas tube screw and a BM 59 folding stock.