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Old February 5, 2013, 01:05 PM   #1
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Beretta M1935 Question?

I came across a Beretta M1935. Its in very good shape. Has the original leather holster and 2 mags with it. Im looking to find the year the gun was made by the serial number. All I have found out so far is that it was made between 1935 to 1959. I would like to narrow it down more. Does anyone know of a website that has the information to where I can find more of the exact year? Thanks
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Old February 5, 2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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Many Berettas have the year of manufacture on them in Roman numbers dating from the beginning of Mussolini's rule in 1922. Give us some good pictures of both sides of the gun.

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Old February 5, 2013, 10:20 PM   #3
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Here are some pictures. My camera isnt the best. There is a date of 1939 on the side of it and right next to the date is XVII.

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Old February 6, 2013, 06:00 AM   #4
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Serial ranges for the 1939 guns are 434500 thru 442000.
What are the tang markings on your pistol, Navy or Air Force?

May be a closer shot of the tang. it's always fun to look at another.

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Old February 6, 2013, 09:59 AM   #5
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This picture isnt the pistol I have right now but mine has the exact same markings. Any info on it is very much appreciated like if it was a civilian pistol or amry issue. Thanks guys.

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Old February 6, 2013, 01:34 PM   #6
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The year of manufacture is on the slide in two ways, 1939 and XVII or 17 (+1922 = 1939), and on the frame as the proof date.

The gun pictured in SGreve's post is a commercial model. "PSF" means Polvere senza Fumo, or smokeless powder. (FWIW, the Italian black powder proof is "PN" for Polvere Nero; some folks interpret it as a Nitro proof, which it is not.)

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Old February 7, 2013, 09:56 PM   #7
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What would be the value of this pistol? With the holster and the 2 magazines? Thanks
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Old February 8, 2013, 11:40 PM   #8
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Any Ideas on value?
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Old February 9, 2013, 12:18 AM   #9
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There appears to be rust or corrosion on the slide. I would WAG at a value of $200-250. Military markings might add some value.

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Old February 10, 2013, 03:55 AM   #10
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Ok. I was told it was worth more. I do appreciated all the help guys. Thank you guys very much.
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