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My Uncle gave me this little pistol.

Not sure what I have.



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It's a Beretta 950B "Minx", circa late 1950s or early 1960s. (Also offered in the slightly larger .25 ACP caliber, which was known as the "Jetfire" model.)

Came in either a more common shorter 2.4" barrel version, or the less common longer 3.75" barrel version like yours.

After 1968, the model was changed to the 950BS, which had the addition of a thumb safety.

Here's a comparison of a 3.75" 950B and a 2.4" 950BS:

 
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That was quick and precise.

Thanks.


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What you have is a lot of fun. Those little tilt barrel 22's are more fun than a basket full of puppies.



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The guns are neat. Do not expect 100% reliability. That these guns are problematic is recognized over on the Beretta forums. Personally, the four or five I've shot over the years have all been jam-o-matics. YMMV
 
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I've had two of these 950BS Minx pistols over the years, shot them quite a bit, and both functioned flawlessly. Just clean the bore / chamber regularly, as they have no extractor. The 21A pistols, chambered in 22LR, do have a reputation for being finicky.
 
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The guns are neat. Do not expect 100% reliability. That these guns are problematic is recognized over on the Beretta forums. Personally, the four or five I've shot over the years have all been jam-o-matics. YMMV


Are you referring to 21a Bobcats or what's posted here? Different guns
 
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RogueJSK - great post! Only on the Sigforum do we have this level of member expertise.

I had a Beretta tip up barrel in .22LR decades ago. Can't recall the model. As posted by clayflingythingy and savoy6, it was undependable with any .22LR ammo. Still, a lot of fun at the range and very accurate.


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Can't say I've even seen a semi auto 22 short, neat little pistol.

I have its Taurus 22lr tip-bbl cousin, but have yet to get a chance to shoot it.




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Originally posted by clayflingythingy:
The guns are neat. Do not expect 100% reliability. That these guns are problematic is recognized over on the Beretta forums. Personally, the four or five I've shot over the years have all been jam-o-matics. YMMV


Are you referring to 21a Bobcats or what's posted here? Different guns


All tip up Beretta's with the exception of the 380. 950s, 21s, and Tomcat. All have been jam-o-matics for me.
 
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I've got a .22 Short 950 Minx. It has a threaded barrel with a little faux suppressor.
I sent it for repairs for jamming probably 25 years ago.
I haven't shot it since I tested it after the 'repair' was done, but if I remember correctly it still jammed.



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I never understood why Beretta didn’t incorporate an extractor into these otherwise excellent little pocket pistols. The only flaw with my Bobcat is it’s frequent enough fails to extract that I will never allow its use for anything but as a range toy. No ammo type has ever alleviated the issue 100%.




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