Beretta 21a Serial Number Dates

Beretta 21a serial number dates

Wondering if anyone knows how to age a Beretta action ie. From the serial number format E19xxxB. I have a 682 that the previous owner told me was sporterised trap gun i.e. That the m/c barrels were different to the originals. This is backed up by that fact that the action only has a safety button and no barrel selection.Ive done the usual matching the letter code on the barrels to year of proof which was AZ = 1990. But as its likely I dont have the original barrels is there anyway at all to tell from the action serial number the year of manufacture?I already emailed GMK who replied very quickly but said they had no record of that serial number so was too old for their records or not brought into the UK via them.RegardsSimon. Ok luckily I have a pic of both barrels and action on my phone so just checked.

My action (under toplever) says E19xx1B (last digit looks like a B but could be an 8 and xx replaces two numbers). There is number on the barrels in the same format which is R18xx90B (last digit looks like a B but could be an. If your numbers match which I believe they will then that confirms that my barrels are from a different gun and that is probably how the chap at Country Pursuits could tell. You would think that serial numbers would run in sequence so E is will before R.

But I already know the barrels are 1990 and the S682 was only made 1984 onwards I believe.Very strange then that we have to rely on just the additional proofing letters / numerals to determine age when that is only stamped on the barrels and the serial number is on both. A little update on this. I never managed to contact Beretta Italy but have just part ex’d the 682 in against a 692 (awaiting delivery).

I told the dealer about the different barrels and he said straight away that the R prefix means replacement and he had no problem with that. Action also needs tightening but even with those two points I got offered £800 which I was more than happy with as I only paid £600 for it 8 years ago! About the only thing I have ever owned that has appreciated (other than a house).CheersSimon.

Can't say it's ever a gun or a caliber I was interested in, but for that price I would have scooped it up in a second too.I've read a bit about this 3032 frame cracking stuff over the years. As I recall, supposedly there are two different versions of frame. Later productions were supposed to have a somewhat wider frame to address the cracking issue.

Also I believe (but its been a while and I might be wrong about this) that only blued carbon steel models had the earlier production narrow frame so if yours is a stainless one then you have less to worry about. I seem to recall having seen measurement specs to figure out which frame you have online, but where that might have been I have no idea now. Can't say it's ever a gun or a caliber I was interested in, but for that price I would have scooped it up in a second too. I've read a bit about this 3032 frame cracking stuff over the years.

Beretta Serial Number Manufacture Date

As I recall, supposedly there are two different versions of frame. Later productions were supposed to have a somewhat wider frame to address the cracking issue. Also I believe (but its been a while and I might be wrong about this) that only blued carbon steel models had the earlier production narrow frame so if yours is a stainless one then you have less to worry about. I seem to recall having seen measurement specs to figure out which frame you have online, but where that might have been I have no idea now.That's pretty accurate from what I have been reading. I recently sold my.32 caliber pistol and now have a bunch of ammo with no gun.

Beretta Serial Numbers By Year

I have been reading a lot on the 3032 and the stainless models all seem to have the wide frame. Wish I could find one for that price!Edit: don't remember the exact Specs but the wide frame is just over an inch wide and the original is just under an inch wide. If it is over an inch it is a wide frame.

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