Finding the age of a beretta 92FS
Does anyone know how to find the manufacture year of a Berreta? I have gone to the Beretta web page and not been able to find anything on how to look up the year of a weapon. I know how to do it with rugers, winchesters and otheres but am having no luck with looking up a Beretta. Thank for any help!
I'm no Beretta scholar, but I've researched this recently for a friend.
Beretta started stamping the year of manufacture on its pistols in 1920. In early 1954 they switched to Roman numerals, sometimes combined with regular Arabic numerals, and from 1975 they started using letters.
During the fascist period they stamped the year of manufacture in Arabic numerals and the year of fascist rule in Roman numerals. So a gun marked "1936-XIV" would have been manufactured in 1936, the 14th year of fascist government in Italy.
Here are some markings and the year they represent:
That is nice. Thanks. I am not sure that applies to american made berettes. My pistola only has a P in a shield by the trigger gaurd.
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