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Popped up on a local forum, covered in gunk but looked like it had potential.

Figured I had too many Glocks so I let one go to acquire this, no box but with 2 mags 15rd mags, look to be original Beretta, pre-AWB.

After a good cleaning, some new springs and grips leftover from my 92A1, it looks pretty good - but still needs a new recoil spring, new grip screws, a TJIAB, G-kit, and some other things. Some honest wear from time in a holster near the front of the slide and a small ding at the rear of the grip, no big deal.

BB Coded 1992 Beretta 92FS Centurion, Made in Italy and not a mark of lawyerese-you'll-shoot-your-eye-out anywhere!

 
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Looks like you cleaned up nice, the centurion is one of my favorite pistols.
 
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Great looking find! The D spring mid will clean the trigger up. Love them Centurions Wink


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The most handsome 92 variant, imho.
 
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Those are nice.




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I don't get on here much but......

What ever happened to your 92A1 and the HD sights?

I remember you had a set, Mine were extremely low at 25 yards, but that was years ago when I dumped them. How did yours end up?


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What ever happened to your 92A1 and the HD sights?
After getting them back after installation, they did indeed print low, much to my dismay but I guess it was not unexpected.

I got sidetracked for awhile but last week worked with Trijicon - they have a process to change the sights with different heights they have / can make. Along with the slide, you send them in a target at 30ft, where the HDs should be POI right at the tip of the sight blade. Mine was hitting 2 inches low there.

Once I get it back I will shoot it again to see how it does, then either keep or dump them.
 
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Beretta BUG has hit me hard, too. It's a good one to have. In the last 5 months, I've bought an M9A3 Black, 92A1, and a like-new 92FS Italian. I couldn't be happier! An LTT is next if I don't buy another AR first with all the potential legislation coming down the road...
 
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Very nice! the 92 is my favorite DA/SA pistol.


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That's one version of the 92 Beretta should never have stopped making. The best balanced 92 variant.
 
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Nice find, congrats!

I think you are right about a TJIAB, it would make a great addition from what I see on the interwebs. I put a D spring in mine for the time being, it makes a huge improvement for a modest investment of $5-$10.


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Had the 40 version years ago. Smoothest pistol I ever had. I just couldn’t get used to the grip. Always loved the look.
 
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We've discussed the resurgence of the 92 in other threads. I'm tickled by it. I missed out on the guns when I first got into the hobby because I was a new cop and all of the old hands bad mouthed the guns as did a lot of the vets I knew.

The centurion is sweet and definitely follows the formula that works for guns like the Glock 19X/45, 1911 Commander, FN509, etc. The non-rail frame also has a timeless look. I'll probably have to own one now.
 
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Nice 92! I would probably just do the G conversion,grip screws and recoil spring and call it good. Smile

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The best balanced 92 variant.


This, times 1000.

One of the first things I noticed about my WC Centurion Tactical is how balanced it felt compared to my 92FS and M9A1. It's subtle, but going between the three, you can tell it's less nose-heavy.

Nice snag, Rhino!


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Great afternoon - LTT TJIAB & Grips, G-kit, and new grip screws arrived today. Also replaced the firing pin safety roll pin, as it had a couple specs of rust.

Only took me about 25 min start to finish for all of it, a far cry from the 60 or so the first time around. Wink

It's smooooovelikabutta now... Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

Comparing the Centurion to the G45 - they are nearly identical in length and height, although the G45 has a bit more grip due to the overall design / lower bore of the slide. But essentially the same concept 25 years earlier, albeit when mag manufacturers seemed to think mag followers should be an inch long.
 
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Finally got a new recoil spring and made a quick range trip. It ran great with all the new stuff installed and it's accurate as you'd expect.

Will likely send the slide to someone to drill the integral front sight for a FO rod and maybe put the WC blacked out battlesight on the rear. The OEM 3 dot sights aren't bad but a red or green rod would make the front pop a bit better.
 
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Great acquisition! I bought a 92FS Centurion 9mm in the mid-90's. It was a great pistol, but like a fool, I sold it to get a full-size Italian FS. Although it is also a reliable and accurate pistol, it doesn't balance as well as my Centurion did. I was able to find a .40 Centurion of about the same vintage as my 9mm. I had to replace the extractor, but it has been reliable. Still looking for another 9mm. You will definitely like that pistol.
 
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Nice piece. Especially sans print job on the slide.

Love my standard FS, but it's newer production, so it looks like somebody printed half the dead sea scrolls on it.
 
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Nice find and cleanup job!

The Brigadier on the right is nice and shoots great, but my mid 90's Centurion on the left bought new is still my favorite Beretta of all time. I still can't bring myself to even put a D spring in it and the night sights still glow very dimly but visibly. It is 100% original and still shoots like a champ!



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