Originally posted by parabellum: Yes, that would be 1989. Probably from the same run.
I'll have to run down more info...thought the SB's went away long before 1989.
I have an unfired long barrel Mod. 71 that was proofed AU but they stopped making them many years before. Like the recent 92S models, proof dates don't indicate year of manufacture of course. In the case of my 71, its off by a decade or so. I'm guessing Beretta Italy found a stash they had forgotten about and exported them.
Posts: 1847 | Location: Leesburg VA | Registered: December 21, 2014
My first pistol was a Centurion in 40. That grip was just too large. I'd like to try a Compact single stack but have yet to run across one. Those Berettas look great. The fit and finish is among the best. Really smooth.
Posts: 15342 | Location: SE Michigan | Registered: February 10, 2007
Got this off Gunbroker for $425. Sent the slide to Wilson Combat for the FO front sight and plain rear sight, and milled it for G conversion. Added the LTT grips, Elite hammer, Wilson Combat trigger bar, and 13lb mainspring. The trigger on this is phenomenal, and was already smooth from the factory. The magazine is a 15 round Mec-Gar from our man Greg Cote. The baseplate on it is from an old 17 round Mec-Gar magazine.
Posts: 491 | Location: FL | Registered: January 29, 2001
Ugh, this thread is killing me. Dusty, I too had a custom carry that i picked up new several years ago. Somebody ordered it for his wife and when it came into the FFL she didn't want it so i snapped it up. Its in my top 3 guns i regret trading. Those are great looking pistols and great find for you guys. I am not sure I could just look at them though. They are such nice shooters (and actually CCW pistol if you want to carry something with a safety) i really envy your self control if you just have them to look at !!