Beretta Model 92 9mm SA/DA Semi Automatic Pistol, MFD 1977 NO CA
Sold for $2591.31
Serial Number: B10597Z
Year of Manufacture: 1977 (AC date code)
Caliber: 9mm Luger/Parabellum
Action Type: Single and Double-Action Semi-Automatic Pistol fed by Detachable Magazines with Frame-Mounted Safety
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “PIETRO BERETTA GARDONE V.T.” and “CAL. 9 Parabellum”. The left side of the frame is marked with the serial number “B10597Z”. The right side of the slide is marked “BERBEN CORPORATION N.Y.-N.Y.” and “P.B. – MOD. 92 – MADE in ITALY – PATENTED”. The right side of the trigger guard features Italian proof marks including the date code “AC”.
Barrel Length: 4.9”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade integral to the muzzle end of the slide. The rear sight is a square-notch dovetailed to the rear end of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip panels are aftermarket two-piece smooth wood. The grip panels have some handling marks but no notable wear or damage. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grip panels are in Excellent condition. The original black polymer Beretta grip panels are included. They have some light scuffs and handling marks but there are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp.
Type of Finish: Blue & Black Alloy Frame
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some light scuffs on the frame and barrel. The screw heads have some light tool marks but remain well defined. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun is 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 handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This handgun comes with a Beretta cardboard box with a serial matched handwritten label, original factory grip panels as described above and two (2) 15-round magazines with intact feed lips and strong follower springs. Please note, no magazines will be included for purchasers who reside where they cannot be legally transferred.
Our Assessment: This Beretta Model 92 is a single and double-action semi-automatic pistol chambered for 9mm Luger rounds. The pistol is an icon today, a later variant was selected as the standard issue firearm for the U.S. military 1985. This is a very early production Model 92 from 1977, made only a few months after production began. Early features of the pistol include a frame-mounted thumb safety and a magazine release at the bottom-rear of the frame on the left. Despite the modifications made to the model 92 resulting in the US military issued M9, this handgun is still a solid workhorse with a sleek finish that remains mechanically sound. 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!