Romanian Contract Beretta 1934

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Jonas_Salk
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Romanian Contract Beretta 1934

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Picked this up several years ago from a local gun shop and haven't regretted it. It's a lovely little gun, even if it is non-matching and has a fair bit of wear on it.

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Re: Romanian Contract Beretta 1934

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That is neat, So who forced the serial number on the slide?? What caliber??

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Not sure who electropenciled the slide like that. I think I may look up some things about cleaning it off without damaging the slide--if that's legal.

The caliber is .380 ACP, which I think is the caliber for all of the Beretta Model 1934s.

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Re: Romanian Contract Beretta 1934

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I do not think you want to remove the electropencil, that is part of its story. Also you can do more harm than good.

This is a pretty nice little write up on those.. Seems there are a few variations and markings in that pistol even with such a short run.

http://www.ai4fr.com/main/page_militari ... _1934.html

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Re: Romanian Contract Beretta 1934

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I picked up my Model 1934 Beretta may 12 - 13 years ago in a gun shop in Michigan. When I first looked at it in the shop I sort of knew it was "different" so I kept my mouth shut, bought it, and took it home. I didn't get "taken to the cleaners" nor did I rip them off with this buy; although I did better then I would have had they knew exactly what they sold me.

Instead of "Corto" (Italian for Short) or "Kurz" (German for Short) it is marked 9MM/Skurt. It didn't take too much effort to find out that "Skurt" is short as in 9MM Short or as we all know it as here in the States - .380 ACP. Romania contracted Beretta for 61,000 pistols to be delivered in 1941. What looks like a 0 with a break is actually a "C". Due to money issues (as the article says) Beretta delivered the first 10,000 and a promise for another 5,000 a month. After 40,000 pistols were delivered Italy stopped making them for Romania.

Mine was imported into the US by Armamentos, Inc. West Palm Beach, FL in the 1980s.

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