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#1 Thiokol

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 09:39 AM

I've recently been on a Beretta buying spree and just picked up this Model 70S .380 earlier today. According to the AI date code, it was made in 1982. It's brand new, unfired in the original box with 4 magazines, all paperwork, and a 2nd set of grips. The bottom two pictures are from the original owner, which is what convinced me to buy it. The picture of the pistol in its box is mine.

 

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#2 Rmac702

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 09:45 AM

That looks great!



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Posted 30 April 2021 - 09:49 AM

Very nice!


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#4 Thiokol

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 09:51 AM

Thanks guys. I have a 1967 Model 70 .32acp on the way that's in comparable condition.


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#5 StuckInIllinois

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 09:57 AM

Very classy. Nothing like blued steel and wood grips. 



#6 MagSlap

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 10:05 AM

Very very Noiyce!

 

:D More Gun Pr0n!!!! :D


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Posted 30 April 2021 - 10:44 AM

Unfired, from 1982? 

 

Methinks this was a present to someone who put it in the sock drawer, or a heritage piece in a family.

 

Just a guess.....but an interesting find. Congrats!



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Posted 30 April 2021 - 10:53 AM

Unfired, from 1982? 

 

Methinks this was a present to someone who put it in the sock drawer, or a heritage piece in a family.

 

Just a guess.....but an interesting find. Congrats!

 

Beretta pistols are notorious for wear to the top of the barrel. This one is absolutely perfect with no barrel wear at all.


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Posted 30 April 2021 - 11:10 AM

See, now you've done it.  You gave me GAS.  Now I need to find one to go with my 81 and 84.


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#10 Thiokol

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 11:42 AM

See, now you've done it.  You gave me GAS.  Now I need to find one to go with my 81 and 84.

 

If you want the entire Beretta family, the Model 81 & 82 followed the Model 70, which followed the Model 1935. Likewise, the Model 84 & 85 followed the Model 70S, which followed the Model 1934. So you have four more pistols to find. :D  :D  :D


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#11 Thiokol

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 12:22 PM

Unfired, from 1982? 

 

Methinks this was a present to someone who put it in the sock drawer, or a heritage piece in a family.

 

Just a guess.....but an interesting find. Congrats!

 

The guy that I bought it from told me that he bought it many years ago from a gun shop in Massachusetts and never fired it. All he did was put the wood grips on it. The original grips also came with it and are pristine.


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Posted 30 April 2021 - 02:22 PM

Yikes!  What happened to the vintage S&W spree?



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Posted 30 April 2021 - 02:48 PM

Yikes!  What happened to the vintage S&W spree?


It’s still there but I pretty much have everything that I was seeking. I actually sold off my Model 57s not too terribly long ago to a guy that just had to have all 3 barrel lengths.

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