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Old April 29, 2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Beretta .22 minx short

I picked up this little gun up about 10 years ago used and it only came with one magazine.

Does anyone know where I can get another? I hate to ask this but man I have looked literally everywhere and cant find jack.

Thanks!
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Old April 29, 2013, 08:26 PM   #2
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Here's one:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=338752773

hope this helps
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Old April 29, 2013, 08:50 PM   #3
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Beretta .22 minx short

I see them on FleaBay all the time, but they're gonna cost you. I've wanted an extra one for my 950, but I can't yet bring myself to pay over $80 for one.

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Old April 29, 2013, 11:03 PM   #4
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Beretta still sells the .25 for the 950 BS. Have you contacted them?
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Old April 30, 2013, 12:47 AM   #5
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I agree try Beretta I bought a 25 950 mag off them several years ago. No dealer would order me one So I called Md.
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Old April 30, 2013, 02:20 AM   #6
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I have acquired a few for the 2 that I have, and it really does take patience and coin. I ended up paying $50 each for the two additional that I have.

Why Beretta sells 950 mags for the Jetfire and not the Minx, I have no idea. I would not expect them to function in the other's weapon, and won't be the idiot to try it.

If you don't mind, Plumbnut, did you get the short barrel or the 4" long barrel?
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Old April 30, 2013, 04:36 PM   #7
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JimmyR, Its the short barrel and its all chrome. Made in Italy. 950B minx .22 short.

I paid 175.00 for it used from a local gunshop.

I cant see spending over 50 bucks for a mag for it but I dont set the prices

Thanks to everyone who has pointed me in the right direction and looks like they are around if I decide to drop the coin on it.

I could probably post a pic of it or two if anyon wanted.

Thanks again for the answers.
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Old April 30, 2013, 05:48 PM   #8
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I could probably post a pic of it or two if anyon wanted.
Would love to see pics!
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Old April 30, 2013, 06:23 PM   #9
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Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics
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Old April 30, 2013, 08:15 PM   #10
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^^ Nice!! I love my little 21A in .22lr and want to add the .25 version of it. I bet that little Minx is a fun shooter.
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Old April 30, 2013, 08:56 PM   #11
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The chromed Italian Minxes are rare little guns. They are exceptionally accurate if the shooter does his part.
Beretta, USA discontinued the Minx long before the Jetfire .25.
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Old May 1, 2013, 04:07 AM   #12
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chrome or nickel?
nickel I think which means stay away from Hoppe's
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Old May 1, 2013, 06:32 AM   #13
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nickel I think which means stay away from Hoppe's
If it's removed reasonably quickly, the modern formulation of Hoppe's #9 will not strip nickel.
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Old May 1, 2013, 01:39 PM   #14
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The Italian Berettas were chromed, not nickel. American Berettas were/are nickeled.
Hoppe's won't hurt either- just don't soak the gun in it.
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Old May 1, 2013, 03:01 PM   #15
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Good info you guys and I really appreciate it.

I'm lazy anyway and have never cleaned it but I do not shoot it very much I have probably ran 100 rounds through it total.

I bought the gun(950b minx) because it looked like a mini 92fs which was the first pistol I ever bought when I turned 21 and because it was just 175.00.

Two things I noticed right away about the pistol,it is LOUD and it is accurate. I was surprised about both.

My wife loves to shoot it whenever she goes with me to the range but thats every blue moon and she thinks 20 pulls of the trigger is alot and it may be but not for a .22 short IMO. A 50 cal BMG I would consider 20 pulls would be alot

I enjoy reading the information you guys are sharing,Thanks!
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Old May 1, 2013, 10:38 PM   #16
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I owned the .22 Minx for a few years after first seeing one in a SoCal gun store sometime in the early 80's. I recall they also had the .25 but I wanted something cheap to shoot and in those days .22 shorts were probably 50 cents a box.

I ended up selling it but replaced it with the .25 as an uber discreet carry pistol. I carried it for close to 30 years but made the wise move to lay in a large stash of .25 hardball (really the only appropriate round if you're going to carry a .25 as a CCW). I only recently retired it in favor of my LCP which, while a bit larger, disappears in my pocket just as easily.

FWIW, I was curious about the .22 mags for the Minx and saw the crazy stupid prices on ebay.

That thing is a looker in the silver finish (whether chrome or nickel). Mine's a flat black but that's good in a carry gun. And, BTW, these things can be pretty accurate. My .25 is more accurate than my .22 was but that's not too surprising.

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Old May 3, 2013, 10:20 AM   #17
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I'm going to try to trade into a 950 jetfire or minx in .22 (I have one in .25ACP).

Are the Minx and the Jetfire the same size in .22?

If so, why would the .22short be preferable to the .22lr?

Other than the obvious answer that one needs at least one of everything.

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Old May 3, 2013, 10:53 AM   #18
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The Minx and Jetfire are both model 950s.
The Minx is in .22 short. The Jetfire is .25 acp.
The 950 was not made in .22 lr. The model 21 is .22 lr, but it is a much bigger gun.
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Old May 3, 2013, 11:51 AM   #19
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In addition to what Bill said- a .22LR cartridge is longer than a .25ACP cartridge by about 0.1". The Jetfire magazine and grip were apparently designed to be no longer than necessary for a .25ACP cartridge, thus rendering them too short for a .22LR cartridge.

Although I don't know what went through the Beretta designers' heads ca. 1950, I presume that a rimfire 950 was an afterthought, and using .22 Short was more expedient than redesigning the gun around .22LR.
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Old May 3, 2013, 04:42 PM   #20
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Lots of little guns were available in .22 short- Astra Cub/Colt Junior, Beretta Minx, Bernardelli, Galesi, Llama, Unique Mikros come to mind. All were available in .25 acp also.
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Old May 3, 2013, 09:20 PM   #21
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I'll take the off your hands I like 22 short I have a Astra in 22 short fun pistol
Your go go with my other 25 auto Beretta's
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Old May 4, 2013, 10:29 AM   #22
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We've had one for many years and absolutely love it. Last time I bought a magazine for it, it was $60 about five years ago. It was at a gun show. There was a guy there with every magazine under the sun!

This is the pistol I use to teach my little nieces and nephews to shoot. Some have been as young as four years old and they do very well with it.

Good luck in your search for magazines.

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Old May 4, 2013, 10:30 AM   #23
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Nice to see you Wag. I met you briefly recently on another forum.
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Old May 4, 2013, 10:38 AM   #24
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Always good to re-meet people!

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Old May 7, 2013, 05:39 AM   #25
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I got a Minx a week or two ago and took it to the range on Saturday .... GREAT little gun! Ran flawlessly on a box of 50+ year old J C Higgins shells!

Now .... where can I find ammunition for the little guy? The whole world seems to be hoarding .22 Shorts for self defense, given their legendary stopping power.....
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