BERETTA M952

BERETTA M952

The BERETTA M952 was the version of the M951 as offered on the italian civilian market. Being the original .9x19mm-Parabellum caliber forbidden for use by civilians in Italy, and being the .9x21mm-IMI (today used in ALL the .9mm pistols offered on the italian civilian marked) not yet in existance or not catalogued, the only difference between the M951 and the M952 was that the M952 chambered and fired the .30-Luger (.7'65mm-Parabellum) cartridge. TECHNICAL SPECIFICS: System Operation Recoil barrel locked by a vertically sliding catch Magazines Standard magazine charge: 8 rounds (for M951-S and M-952) Special magazine charge: 10 rounds (a further round may be placed into the chamber, for M951 and M951-R) Weight Weight of the weapon with magazine: Steel (frame) body: 890 g. (31.4 ozs) Ergal (frame) body: 720 g. (25.4 ozs) Caliber Calibre: 9X19mm-Parabellum (.30-Luger/.7'65mm-Parabellum for M952 and M951-S). Maximum recoil speed of bolt approx. 7,5 m/sec (24.6 ft/sec') Weight of cartridge: 7,45 g. (0.25 ozs) Weight of charge: 0,39 g. (6 grains) Initial speed V 10: approx. 340 m/sec (1164 ft/sec) Maximum gas pressure: 2100 kg/CM2 (29,862 lbs/ sq. in.)

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