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Old January 25, 2006, 09:39 AM   #1
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Bersa Thunder .32

My buddy has just recently talked to a guy who wants to sell him a Thunder .32, I dont really know much about this gun or even the calibre, it looks just like the thunder .380 and is blue and black. The guy says its like 10-15 years old but has been in his closet for a long time and only has like 50-100 rounds through it. I have not actually seen gun and am just going off what my friend has said (he doesnt know much about handguns) if any body could give me some feedback on it. I have a thunder .380 and really like it, would this older .32 be pretty similar or is there things to watch out for? Any help would be great!
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Old January 25, 2006, 11:26 AM   #2
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Nobody has any experience with this gun?
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Old January 25, 2006, 02:14 PM   #3
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bersa 32

according to my gun traders guide bersa never made a 32
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Old January 25, 2006, 02:21 PM   #4
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http://www.securityarms.com/20010315.../1300/1340.htm

They do exist, but I cant seem to find any information on it.
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Old January 25, 2006, 04:29 PM   #5
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Actually, they have made several models chambered in .32 ACP in the past. I don't know if they don't make offerings in that cartridge anymore, or if they are just not imported.

Bersa Thunder .380 Chapterhouse has a page on the entire Bersa product line history here. Click on the individual thumbnails for more info on each model.
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Old January 25, 2006, 04:37 PM   #6
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Thanks GB, kinda what I was looking for. I was hoping for more people who have actually experienced this pistol though. I have no idea of the model or really much of anything about the gun, my buddy is the only one who talked to the guy and he doesnt know much at all about guns. Good resource though.
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Old January 25, 2006, 04:37 PM   #7
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According to my "Blue Book of Gun Values" the only model in .32 was the Model 323 which was discontinued in 1987. The value listed at 100% is $105, 98% is $95, 95% is $85, 90% is $75, 80% is $65, etc. That is all that I could find. Hope it helps.
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Old January 25, 2006, 04:44 PM   #8
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The guy wants $100 for a bersa (says it was a thunder) .32 that he said he bought like 15-20 years ago and has only put like 100rds through it. Think I should tell him to pass it up due to the lack of information on the performance or history of the gun? My worries are if it breaks, will he be able to get parts later down the road?
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Old January 25, 2006, 04:45 PM   #9
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According to this it says the thunder was not made 15-20 years ago, much less 10.
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Old January 25, 2006, 05:31 PM   #10
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Yep -- from what I understand, getting parts for any earlier Bersas (not just the .32 ACP models) is problematic. Current Thunder models are not a problem, Eagle Imports carries those parts. Pre-Eagle Imports is another matter entirely.

But, OTOH, $100 for any of the older Bersas, especially a .32 in like-new condition, might not be all that bad of an investment. From what I've come to understand, there are people out there looking for them as "safe queen" collectables, if you know what I mean. You just might be able to turn a profit.
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Old January 26, 2006, 09:16 AM   #11
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Thats kinda what I figured, Im not really looking at getting as an investement, I would rather invest the $100 somewhere else. Thanks for all the help.
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Old August 23, 2009, 12:05 AM   #12
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(I know I'm bringing this thread back from the dead, but there are precious few references out there about Bersa .32s, and this happens to be one.)
I have a blued Series 95 Bersa chambered in .32ACP, and would be glad for any info anyone here can provide regarding spare parts/magazines.
Purchased used, but like new, the hundred or so rounds I've put through it cycled and fired flawlessly and accurately. Would love to find a backup pistol and/or parts, however, before I set about to wear it out.
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Old August 23, 2009, 11:06 PM   #13
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(I know I'm bringing this thread back from the dead, but there are precious few references out there about Bersa .32s, and this happens to be one.)
I have a blued Series 95 Bersa chambered in .32ACP, and would be glad for any info anyone here can provide regarding spare parts/magazines.
Purchased used, but like new, the hundred or so rounds I've put through it cycled and fired flawlessly and accurately. Would love to find a backup pistol and/or parts, however, before I set about to wear it out



It will be a lot of searching the 32 was never all that popular Even the mags are hard to find for the old 380's and was a lot more of them I don't think any of my members have a 32 on
http://bersatalk.com You could go their and ask members and contact our warranty smith by a PM He might be of some help But old Bersa parts and mags are scarce Only newer stuff is really around. Bersa is a very small company.
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Old March 18, 2011, 01:16 PM   #14
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would be glad for any info anyone here can provide regarding spare parts/magazines.
Are you sure your local gun shop cannot get these parts?

I have a 2010 made Bersa Thunder 32 bought at my local gun shop last year here in France (that means that this gun and spare parts are still available...).

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Old March 18, 2011, 10:38 PM   #15
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Very interesting Sylvain. I hope you will post more photos and a range report. Have you posted this on www.bersachat.com?
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Old March 18, 2011, 10:50 PM   #16
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By all means post this at http://bersachat.com we been told might be a small number inported in to the states this year. People would like to hear about one .
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Old March 19, 2011, 03:09 PM   #17
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OK, I will post more photos & a range report soon.
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Old September 10, 2012, 08:07 AM   #18
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Bersa Thunder .32

I just purchased a Bersa Thunder .32 and pick it up this week. This is in 2012, however Bersa will NOT import anymore Thunder .32's in the U.S. so if you want a Thunder .32 better get one. When they are sold out that's it. They have 10 round mags.

A very nice gun that is accurate and very low recoil. The .32 acp used to be used by army and police in europe.
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Old September 10, 2012, 12:29 PM   #19
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I have BT380 and a BT22, a BT32 will complete the package. If you don't buy it....!
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