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Old March 7, 2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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Beretta 1937 Tipo Alleggerato pistol value

About 60% original blue, non matching barrel, non numbered frame? Thanks.-
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Old March 9, 2012, 06:28 AM   #2
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You mean: What is a "1937 Alleggerito?"

A 1937 commercial Beretta with a lightened barrel is somewhat unusual. It's apparently a 1935 (.32 ACP) with lightening cuts on the barrel.

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I never heard of one without a serial number on the frame. Make sure you don't have one with an altered/defaced S/N.

If, in fact, it left the factory without a serial number it might be a prototype, since, from what I came up with, it was more or less an experiment by Beretta.

So, if by chance you have encountered one that never had a serial number applied, you are still legal, since the gun was made prior to 1968.

Make 100% sure that the gun NEVER had a serial number, though.

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Old March 12, 2012, 06:59 PM   #3
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I wonder, seeing that a Tipo Alleggerito sells for a bit more than a standard Model 35, perhaps someone had access to a machine shop, and with no serial number how could you prove it was not authentic? Also; something to think about, all Berettas that I have seen had a serial number, unless you can prove it is a prototype ( which I doubt ),well, there are those who would take a dim view of a gun with serial number removed. Just wondering.
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