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Like a lot of other people, I found myself picking up both a Beretta 81B and an 81BB from the last batch of surplus. Prices were very good, and they're certainly fun to shoot.

Question: Did Beretta ever make an 81F or FS?
 
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Yes....they made an F and an FS. They also made an 81(no letter). I have an 81, never fired as new in the box, built in 1981 which was the last year they made a no letter.
 
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I have 3 81s - one of which is a an 81 FS with Bruniton finish. Love .32 in this platform.


Pic below of 1 81 BB, 1 84F and 1 81 FS. Have another 81 BB not shown

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I have a couple of 81FS and love them. I have a threaded barrel for one of them and they are great suppressed.


P226 ASE 9mm, threaded barrel
P226 ASE 9mm (x2)
P226 Extreme
P229 9mm Platinum Elite
P229 ASE 9mm, threaded barrel
P229 ASE 9mm (x2)
 
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If you guys don't mind my asking, where did you find the F and FS?
 
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I have several 81's, all but an F, have never seen an F for sale. Since this might be a pic thread here is my 81(no letter) never fired but fondled on occasion.


 
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Nice pics of fine looking pistols are always welcome.
 
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If you guys don't mind my asking, where did you find the F and FS?


Bought one from Gibson's Sporting in Kerrville, TX in 2019. Bought several others from various sellers on Gunbroker and forums. All of mine are 81FS because I like the decoking lever. I currently have 2 left in my collection. If you find a LNIB one, be prepared to pay a premium price.


P226 ASE 9mm, threaded barrel
P226 ASE 9mm (x2)
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^^ I was afraid of that. I'd love an 87, too.
 
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^^ I was afraid of that. I'd love an 87, too.


LOL....yes, you'll pay a premium for a LNIB 87 also. I recently sold all mine. They are gorgeous guns but I was thinning out my collection.


P226 ASE 9mm, threaded barrel
P226 ASE 9mm (x2)
P226 Extreme
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P229 ASE 9mm, threaded barrel
P229 ASE 9mm (x2)
 
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Nice pics of fine looking pistols are always welcome.


Well here's a couple of quick pictures of my 81FS models. Threaded barrel and grip panels are from Allegheny Gun Works (AGW). I have the original wood grips with Beretta emblems but don't use them.




P226 ASE 9mm, threaded barrel
P226 ASE 9mm (x2)
P226 Extreme
P229 9mm Platinum Elite
P229 ASE 9mm, threaded barrel
P229 ASE 9mm (x2)
 
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