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Norman Bates
January 21, 2002, 03:16 PM
Just received one, numbered 58XXX, for my birthday and would love any info you can provide on this one.

Thanks a lot.

NB

Steven Mace
January 21, 2002, 04:40 PM
http://members.tripod.com/mirany/arc_index/Used-weapon/Uw-files/pic113-Model_71_cal_22_LR-long_barrel-1993.jpg

Norman, the Beretta Model 71 was manufactured from 1959-1989. Apparently there are two versions of the Model 71, one with a 6" barrel (pictured above) and those imported to the USA prior to 1968 fitted with a 3.5" barrel (pictured below). In the USA this pistol was also marketed as the Jaguar Plinker.

http://members.tripod.com/mirany/arc_index/Used-weapon/Uw-files/Beretta_Mod_71_3.jpg

The Model 71 was single-action with an alloy frame and was chambered in .22 LR with a 8-shot magazine. Finish was typically blued with an adjustable rear sight and checkered plastic grips. Today in excellent condition a Model 71 might be worth about $150-$200 USD. Hope this helps!

Steve Mace

Norman Bates
January 24, 2002, 09:33 AM
Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately i can't see the pics, there seems to be no link!!??!!.

The one i've got has fixed sights and holds 9 Rds in the mag. The slide catch/latch does not look like the ones i've seen in other pictures.

I've got a 3'5 inch barrel.

Any guesses as to when it was made? The grips also says Beretta right next to the safety but it's a different and much less elaborate logo like the ones i've seen on pics. It's not something like the regular beretta seal if you know what i mean.

Thanks again for your trouble.

NB