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Beretta M1934 1942 Pistol

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    This is the M1934 pistol designed in the 1930s as a new standard Italian service pistol to replace the plethora of revolvers and automatics in a variety of different calibres then in use (and that continued in service anyway).

    It was based on earlier Beretta designs, being simple and easy to make but also reliable and compact. The low powered round in 9mm Corto (short)/ .380 ACP and a very short barrel of 3.4 inches/86.4 mm resulted in a weapon suitable only for short range self defence but it was very popular never the less. About 1 million were produced during WW2 and it was used by various Axis countries including Germany as the 'Pistole Modelle 671 (i)'. It was also a sought after souvenir for Allied soldiers.

    This example was made in 1942, having the year in Arabic numerals as well as the number 20 in Roman numerals marking the time after the Fascists came to power in Italy in 1922-this was standard practice until the fall of the regime in 1943.
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    Can you show us some clearer pictures of your interesting gun? What markings has? What is the serial number?
    If it has the E.F. XX it was produced during the first 10 months of the year.

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    Very nice Beretta M34, lithgow...Thanks for posting...
    Best regards, Thanos.

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    I also would like to see clear pictures of the slide markings if possible. Really nice example.

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    Nice Beretta M-34.........BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    A classic and beautiful handgun.
    IMO the only Beretta worth having
    (though I would make an exception in the case of the 93 R)

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    Nice beretta M34.

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    Hello Samnev-apologies for the delay in replying to you req but internet provider problems and the new picture size regime stopped me-hope these are what you wanted-I believe the slide has been refinished at some stage.
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    Quote by lithgow View Post
    Hello Samnev-apologies for the delay in replying to you req but internet provider problems and the new picture size regime stopped me-hope these are what you wanted-I believe the slide has been refinished at some stage.
    Litgow,
    Not a problem, thanks for posting the photos,
    SAM

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