View Full Version : Beretta 92fs frames different color need help urgent

September 17, 2011, 12:11 PM
thinking about buying a 92fs today, the guy showed me pics and is (frame)blued... I notice other videos/pics its black, and watch these two videos, one frame is darker than the other.

What gives



September 17, 2011, 12:17 PM
Well the first video, if the gun really is an M9 and not a 92FS, then it is probably much older.

Also, perhaps the M9 is parkerized while the 92 is blued?

September 17, 2011, 12:18 PM
heres more pics of guns with color differences.

September 17, 2011, 12:38 PM
anyone know whats with the difference in frame colors?

September 17, 2011, 01:03 PM
Lighting means everything when determining color. Here are two photos of the same gun. Notice how it appears darker in one than the other.



September 17, 2011, 01:15 PM
Ah, thank you.

I thought Beretta made some different frame colors.

I see how its "blue" in one photo and "black" in the other, thats what I was seeing with the pics, it was a blued looked and I know I held a few m9's/92fs at gun shows/stores and knew they where blackish looking not blue like in your photo.

I know my Glock looks "black" but when you shine a light on it, the blue shows.

September 17, 2011, 01:32 PM

Just saw this video, guy explained well also, it has a dark navy blue color in sun light, as to your Glock 26. But black look in dark lighting.
He had it laying down and the lamp showed it as blued, but picked it up and black look. Good video.

September 17, 2011, 01:39 PM
anyone know whats with the difference in frame colors?
Could be difference in frame and slide.Even Beretta's Inox looks two toned between the aluminum frame and steel slide.The Brunition finish they use on the black guns could also be doing the same.

September 17, 2011, 02:25 PM
The slides are Bruniton coated. Which is a black "spray n bake" finish with Teflon. The frames are black anodized aluminum alloy and so there's a slight difference in the two shades that show up better in photographs than in person. The frame is more flat, while the slide has more shine to it. Once you wipe the frame down with a good lube/rust preventative, it will match the slide perfectly.