Finding the age of a beretta 92FS

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Seadog75, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Seadog75

    Seadog75 New Member

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    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!
     
  2. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    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:

    X 1954
    XI 1955
    XII 1956
    XIII 1957
    XIV 1958
    XV 1959
    XVI 1960
    XVII 1961
    XVIII 1962
    XIX 1963
    XX 1964
    XXI 1965
    XXII 1966
    XXIII 1967
    XXIV 1968
    XXV 1969
    XXVI 1970
    XX7 1971
    XX8 1972
    XX9 1973
    XXX 1974
    AA 1975
    AB 1976
    AC 1977
    AD 1978
    AE 1979
    AF 1980
    AH 1981
    AI 1982
    AL 1983
    AM 1984
    AN 1985
    AP 1986
    AS 1987
    AT 1988
    AU 1989
    AZ 1990
    BA 1991
    BB 1992
    BC 1993
    BD 1994
    BF 1995
    BH 1996
    BI 1997
    BL 1998
    BM 1999
    BN 2000
    BP 2001
    BS 2002
    BT 2003
    BU 2004
    BZ 2005
     

  3. Seadog75

    Seadog75 New Member

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    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.