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Old August 21, 2019, 03:00 PM   #26
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When I took the picture I noticed that someone had scratched "DAR" in the slide.
Just change the "D" to a "J"
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Old August 21, 2019, 05:54 PM   #27
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"Yes, you can engage the safety with the hammer cocked and carry it as though it were a 1935 or Model 70."

I can on my new 1980 model that I just picked up today, but NO I cannot on my 1979 model. The safety will not engage with the hammer cocked on my older gun. I even tried it again just to make sure and it will not engage.
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Old August 21, 2019, 06:11 PM   #28
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"Yes, you can engage the safety with the hammer cocked and carry it as though it were a 1935 or Model 70."

I can on my new 1980 model that I just picked up today, but NO I cannot on my 1979 model. The safety will not engage with the hammer cocked on my older gun. I even tried it again just to make sure and it will not engage.
A safety that won't engage when the gun is cocked sounds like a fairly serious, gunsmith-worthy issue.
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Old August 22, 2019, 01:33 PM   #29
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I'm thinking of getting one in .32, I've been wanting a larger size .32, too many of them are pocket pistols or just small and not meant for accuracy. The Beretta 100 is a dream gun, but hard to find and usually $500... can't do that. These 81's tho, I can.

Only thing is that they just look to me like Beretta 92's and it's like if I want a 92, I'll just buy a 92. I don't care for the design, at least not in something smaller than 9mm, but there's not much out there in .32 ACP that are along the lines of the 81.

If anybody has some pics comparing the size of the 81 to other pistols, please post them. I am thinking of getting one, but I'm also thinking of getting a Zastava M70 in .32
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Old August 22, 2019, 01:59 PM   #30
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Here are several other .380s with both a Beretta 84 and 85 (same size as the 81).



That's a PPK/s, Sphinx AT380, P232, CZ83, P232SL with the two Berettas.

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Old August 22, 2019, 04:15 PM   #31
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There are several other choices in 32acp that I enjoy, and all slightly smaller than the Beretta 81.

Bernardelli Model 60: Single Action hammer fired


Savage 1907: Single Action striker fired


CZ Model 50: DA/SA hammer fired


Ortgies: Single Action striker fired


Beretta 1935: Single Action hammer fired


Beretta Model 70: Single Action hammer fired


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Old August 22, 2019, 04:22 PM   #32
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Part 2 of 32acp possibilities.

Colt 1903 Type 1: Single Action hammer fired 4" barrel


Colt 1903 Type 3: Single Action hammer fired 3.75" barrel


Walther Model 4: Single Action hammer fired


Walther PP: DA/SA hammer fired


JP Sauer & Sohns 38h: DA/SA hammer fired
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Old August 22, 2019, 06:19 PM   #33
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Got mine in today from AIM, looks great. Finish is nice, grips are not scratched,barrel is clean. Just some fuzz in it, thinking from being carried. Even got an old fashion embossed label on the back of the grip, what I'm guessing is a name of ELISEO. Maybe the fellow who carried it? Now to decide if I need another one, must have pairs of everything.
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Just a quick note: Placed my first order with Classic on Sunday, it still has not shipped as of Friday afternoon there. Not sure how fast the other vendors ship, but it may be of interest. Also just slightly more expensive than DK, when shipping is included. Will post pics.
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OK, I'm gonna need somebody to come over here and shut this thread down. Please.

Wife and I just had a conversation about how we both need to stop being so cavalier about our spending. Not going broke or anything, just need to be a little more responsible. We were both saying the same thing. Then the next dang day, this thread pops up.

I like .32's. I have two .327 revolvers and two .32 ACP pistols. One of the pistols is a CZ 83. It looks to be almost exactly the same size as this Beretta. It was a surplus gun, but it's in great shape and it's very accurate and pleasant to shoot.

So I don't need one of these Berettas. Right? No matter how good a deal it is, or how nice they look, or how much I like .32's, I don't need one of these. Right? They look especially good with those wood grips, which would be fairly easy to find. But I don't need one. Right?

Please go someplace else to talk about them.

Comes with only one magazine. There! That's the reason I need for not buying one. Right?
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