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Old 02-22-2012, 16:24   #1
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Picked up a classic 1968 Beretta 72 Jaguar :)

I found this beauty recently at my local shop. Its a 1968 Beretta 72 rimfire in immaculate condition. The 44-year-old bluing and plastic grips are about perfect. Its really only the grip screws that show any wear whatsoever. The barrel is 6". Unlike the steel model 70 I picked up earlier this month, this pistol has an aluminum frame. Likewise, this pistol is about 4oz lighter than the 70s, despite having a longer barrel. Due to the year, there are no import markings anywhere on the gun. Its very clean all around. It has the cardboard box as well, but no papers.

I've always had great luck stumbling onto classic handguns in nice shape, but 2012 has been amazing so far. This is the 4th handgun I've bought in like new condition. All are over 20 years old, this being the oldest. I still can't believe I found two pristine model 70 series Berettas in the same month.

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Here is my small model 70 series family.

As you can see, the 72 has the push style safety, whereas the 70's safety is much more familiar to 1911 addicts like myself.


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Old 02-22-2012, 16:33   #2
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Sweet, nice find!
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Old 02-22-2012, 17:08   #3
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Looks like another great addition Brian. Congrats!!
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Old 02-22-2012, 17:23   #4
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Hmmm...back on the Italian kick again, huh?
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Old 02-22-2012, 17:25   #5
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Hmmm...back on the Italian kick again, huh?
I guess so, but I'm more on the classic pistol kick.
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Old 02-22-2012, 17:26   #6
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Ah nice indeed!
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Old 02-22-2012, 18:13   #7
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very nice. now you need a 948.
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Old 02-22-2012, 18:53   #8
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Looks like another great addition Brian. Congrats!!
Thanks Cody!
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Old 02-22-2012, 19:06   #9
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Very underrated little rimfires.
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Old 02-22-2012, 19:18   #10
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very nice. now you need a 948.
Thanks.

I think I'm done with the Beretta scene for now though.
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Old 02-22-2012, 19:31   #11
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Awesome find, congrats. Berettas are truly ''guns of character."
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Old 02-22-2012, 19:32   #12
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Thanks.

I think I'm done with the Beretta scene for now though.
Good! Maybe the rest of us have a chance now.
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Berettas are truly ''guns of character."
They certainly are.
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I don't think I have ever seen one of those before. Reall cool, congrats!
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Okay man...

I've been on this forum since 2004, and of all the people I've seen here, you have THE nicest, most beautiful collection of firearms I've EVER seen.

How do you find these guns?! Where? Do you save up, or is it sometimes a matter of luck and/or knowing where to look and when to buy?

You have a brushed-stainless steel Colt Python with a 4" barrel that's never been fired before, with light-colored wood stocks, and I absolutely ADORE that gun! I'd easily offer you $4,000 for it......if only I had the money.

So how do you do it, Bac? I'm just astounded.

Beautiful new find on the Beretta, by the way! It looks a hoot to shoot.
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Very underrated little rimfires.
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Old 02-22-2012, 22:25   #18
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I don't think I have ever seen one of those before. Reall cool, congrats!
I know I haven't.

Bac has some nice Berettas
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Old 02-22-2012, 22:30   #19
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Congrats Brian!
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Old 02-22-2012, 22:31   #20
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bac i knew it was you as soon as i read " Picked up a classic" lol. sweet pistol btw.
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