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    Beretta Model 70, 7.65 cal.

    What is the general opinion of this model?

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    The Beretta 70 is a modernization of the 1934 and 1935 models which were the WW2 issue pistols of the Italian military. The model 1934 in .380 and the model 1935 in 32 Acp or 7.65 mm had a reputation of sturdy, reliable pistols. I never owned a model 70 but I have seen a lot of the model 70s and have not heard anything bad other than they were heavy for their power. I carried a model 1934 in .380 for a couple of years and found it very reliable. They are single action which may be a turn off for some. (slow getting into action)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimg11 View Post
    The Beretta 70 is a modernization of the 1934 and 1935 models which were the WW2 issue pistols of the Italian military. The model 1934 in .380 and the model 1935 in 32 Acp or 7.65 mm had a reputation of sturdy, reliable pistols. I never owned a model 70 but I have seen a lot of the model 70s and have not heard anything bad other than they were heavy for their power. I carried a model 1934 in .380 for a couple of years and found it very reliable. They are single action which may be a turn off for some. (slow getting into action)

    +1 VERY reliable, but a bit heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SRGBV View Post
    What is the general opinion of this model?

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    VERY high reliability! Jimg11 has given you an EXCELLENT synopsis of the Model 70!

    As mentioned, they ARE heavy for the caliber, but they fill the hand VERY well, and are easily controllable in rapid-fire.

    I've been on the hunt for a pristine Model 70 in .22 Long Rifle for over a year now.....Lost out to a local sale on one by a dealer on GunBroker last November. It was pristine, and sold for $700.00.

    Here's an interesting link, about the Isreali Mossad's penchant for using Model 70's for assassinations and killing terrorists "Back in the Day" (in .22 LR, no less!):

    Tactical-Life.com Israeli Mossad .22 LRS

    Absolutely PHENOMENAL performance and courage, in the face of lethal danger and adversity.....FINE weapon you have there!

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    How old is that little guy? It certainly looks in pristine shape!

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    The Beretta's in the 70 series are still to this day some the best of the small auto's on the market. I would never feel out gunned packng one around!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 19and41 View Post
    How old is that little guy? It certainly looks in pristine shape!
    The Italian proof mark is XXIV, which makes its manufactured in 1968.

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    It looks great for being over forty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 19and41 View Post
    It looks great for being over forty!
    I have the box and manual, as well as original sales receipt from its purchase in 1969---$99.80, plus a box of cartridges for $2.10, total with tax $106.50. The box of cartridges is still full, so the gun has never been fired.

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    I have one marked xx11. so what is the mfg date for this one?


 

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