Beretta 950 B always wanted one

by Paul ⌂, Thursday, August 09, 2018, 07:26 (48 days ago) @ uncowboy

That brings back memories. :-D Had a guy bring one by late in the last century. It looked like a child's toy; some genius had spray painted it, gold colored IIRC. It had two issues. First, the paint had gummed up the works. A bit of judicious cleaning got the mechanism functional for the most part. Second, the magazine spring was broken and some genius had placed a lima bean of all things in there to try and keep it lined up. Needless to say, it had feeding issues.

Years later my brother picked up the Taurus version. It was in 22 LR and we've run it like a rented mule. We were at the public range one day and it started doubling when fired. Quite entertaining, except for the fact that there were folks we didn't know there and the last thing one needs is the local gendarmes or the batmen paying one a visit for an illegal "machine gun". So I stepped over to the car, got out a can of brake cleaner from the cleaning stuff I carried to the range with us and hosed it down. This caused a black river of crud to flow from the interior. A bit of lubrication applied afterwards lead to a smoothly functioning pistol, no hint of doubling or other issues.

That being said, I'd love to have the Beretta version in 25 ACP, just because. A "box case" (parts in a box) wouldn't be worth over a C-note in my opinion, but what do I know?


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