Sold for $2026.00
Year of Manufacture: 1963, Italian date code “XIX”, C&R
Caliber: .25 ACP (6.35mm)
Action Type: Single-Action Semi-Automatic Pistol with Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “P. BERETTA – Mod. 950 B – Cal. 635”. The left side of the frame features Italian proof marks including the date code “XIX”. The left grip panel features the Beretta logo and is marked “(.25 / JETFIRE)”. The right side of the slide is marked “MADE IN ITALY”. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number “B32410”. The right grip panel is marked with the Beretta logo and features a knight’s helmet above a shield. The left side of the tip-up barrel has an Italian proof mark. The right side of the tip-up barrel is serial matched to the frame.
Barrel Length: Approximately 2 3/8”
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade integral to the muzzle end of the barrel. The rear sight is a square-notch integral to the rear end of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The grip-panels are two-piece checkered black rubber. The grip panels have some light nicks, scuffs and handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering remains sharp. Overall, the grip panels are in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue and Black Alloy Frame
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright with sharp rifling. There is some minor pitting near the muzzle.
Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 94% of its metal finish. There are infrequently scattered light handling marks, nicks, and scuffs on most of the pistols metal surfaces. There is light buildup in the slide serrations. The markings remain clear. The screwheads are serviceable. Overall, the pistol is in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single-action trigger is crisp. The tip-up barrel locks with no play on the receiver. The slide to frame fit is snug. 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 in its original box with a single 8-round magazine.
Our Assessment: This Beretta Model 950-B is a single-action tip-up barrel semi-automatic pistol chambered for .25 ACP cartridges. The Model 950 was introduced in 1952 and remained in production until 2003. This is one of the earlier production models that lacks an external safety lever, and it was made in Italy. Despite some handling wear the pistol remains mechanically sound. This pistol was designed for and is well-suited to concealed carry. Good luck on your bid!