Dating beretta guns by serial number
The Blue Book of Used Gun Values offers serial numbers for the following makers: AYA, Boss & Co., Ltd, Browning, EJ Churchill, Colt, Colt Black Powder 2nd Gen, John Dickson & Son, AH Fox, German early Date Codes, German Modern Date Codes, Stephen Grant, WW Greener, Harrington & Richardson, High Standard, Holland & Holland, Italian Year of Mfg.Date Codes, Ithaca Gun Co., Charles Lancaster, Joseph Lang, Marlin Firearms, Mauser Broomhandles, Parker Brothers Shotguns, Piotti, James Purdey, Remington Date Code & Sx S Shotguns, Savage/Stevens, LC Smith, Smith & Wesson, Spanish Year of Mfg.Can we start a Beretta serial number survey, leaving off the last few numbers, for those brave and patient souls who have actually CALLED the "Sphinx"?! steel that fails after a certain period of time in the pistols? I will call with fourteen thousand different serial numbers, only one of which is actually mine. The Beretta 92FS pistols I have seen are preceded by "BER". I'd like to know why the 92FS pistols I have seen are preceded by BER when the information gleaned from my research suggests that has a special meaning (not just "Made by Beretta, USA"), specifically that they are for reserve.
The first Beretta firearm using this dating system was the Model 1934 pistol (introduced in 1935), thus the year was indicated as XIII (usually marked on the slide) and refering to the 13th year of Mussolini's regime.
They told me I could look up the info at orionbluebook but when i did that a audio area also they said you could get the info from
This tread is a bit stale, but it seems like it's still an active question.
If you call Beretta and ask about the ber with the z at the end they will tell you its a model 92 that was made before I think it was 1985 and they dont have records of it.
It could be becouse between 19 the made aprox 420k pistols for the military now I am talking about the 92f.