SOLD FOR: $1625
Model: 85FS, “Cheetah”
Year of Manufacture: 2016, Italian date code “CP”
Caliber: .380 ACP (9mm Short)
Action Type: Single & Double-Action Semi-Automatic Pistol fed by Detachable 13-Round Magazines
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “PIETRO BERETTA GARDONE V.T. – MADE IN ITALY / PATENTED BERETTA USA CORP. ACKK, MD” and “IT16”. The left side of the frame is marked with the serial number “F53056Y”, “CAT. 5802” and has Italian proof marks which include the date code “CP”. The top of the barrel is marked ‘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 “85 FS CHEETAH – CAL. 9 Short / READ MANUAL BEFORE USE”. The grip panels feature Beretta markings.
Barrel Length: 3.8”
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade with a red dot fixed to the slide. The rear sight is square-notch dovetailed to the slide with a red semi-circular mark at the center of the notch.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The grip panels are two-piece checkered wood panels with smooth borders. The grips have light handling marks but they lack any notable defects. The checkering is sharp. There are no cracks or chips. Overall, the grip panels are in Fine-Excellent 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 it lacks any notable defects. The markings remain clear. The screwheads remain serviceable. Overall, the pistol remains in Fine 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 box, a total of two 8-shot magazines, a safety lock, a cleaning rod with two brush heads and paperwork which includes the user manual. The magazines have some light handling wear but both remain in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This Beretta Model 85-FS is a compact, single and double-action semi-automatic pistol chambered for .380 ACP rounds. The pistol has a beautiful nickel finish and it 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!