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Does anyone know anything about this pistol? 6.35mm, no safety, exposed hammer, disc with "PB" on grips. Thanks
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Does anyone know anything about this pistol? 6.35mm, no safety, exposed hammer, disc with "PB" on grips. Thanks

Even better does anyone know where can get a pair of grips for such an oditity?

PT THE FREE WORLD DEPENDS ON YOU. FIND ME A SET OF GRIPS FOR THIS.!!
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This what you looking for?


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The Beretta M950 was introduced 1950, and is available in a variety of finishes as well as in duotone or engraved. Due to Berettas factories in Brazil early examples were made there and are marked made in Brazil. It has a special feature that allows loading by tipping up the barrel. A fresh round is inserted directly into the barrel making it easy to carry an extra round, using it as a singleshot or as a safe & quick unloading mechanism. There are five models (with variations) that i know of: The Early models (Pre-1968) do not have a safety while the B & BS -line were avaible in .25acp while the early models are in .22corto-22short, (even though a VERY few of the early models were also made in 6,35mm) with a long barrel it is called Special.
  1. .22 short (M950) 60mm BBL
  2. .22 short (M950CC Special) 90mm BBL
  3. .22 short -.25 ACP (M950B) 60mm BBL
  4. .25 ACP (M950B Special) 85mm BBL
  5. .25 ACP (M950BS Jetfire)



Shortly after introduction of the first Model the pistol became slightly redesigned. The twin recoil springs were soon replaced by a single combination torsion spring, heavy "wings" on each side of the barrel at the muzzle were added, and the forward edges of the slide became bevelled. In regular production, the .25 was now designated Model 950 B, and the .22 Model 950 CC. There was also another version of the .22, the Model 950 CC Special. it had a longer (95mm or 3.74 inches) barrel and reportedly there was another version of the .25auto known as the M950B Special but i dont think it ever came of the prototype stage.

By 1953, when the new small pistols began to be generally available in the United States the "CC" suffix on the .22 Short version no longer was being used. For the American market, it was imported to the U.S. by J.L. Galef as the "Minx" which was the .22 Cal. and the .25 the became the "Jetfire." until 1968 when it was banned together with the rest of the pocketautos. The Jetfire was first produced in 1953, a different pistol than previous 25 Beretta autos. It is distinguished by an aluminum alloy frame, delivery of the Italian model to U.S. started in 1956 and were also stopped in 1968. In 1978, the J. L. Galef company and Beretta arranged for production of the small improved Beretta as Model 950BS at the Firearms International factory in Accokeek, Maryland, a facility that later became Beretta U.S.A., Incorporated. Modern spinnoffs made by Berettta today is the M-21 Bobcat & M-3032 Tomcat.


Type: Beretta 950 Jetfire
Trigger system: Single-action only
Caliber: .25 ACP
Capacity: 8 rounds magazine, 9 rounds if first chambered
Frame material: Aluminium light alloy
Slide and barrel material: Carbon steel
Grip material: Plastic
Barrel length: 60 mm
Length: 120 mm
Height: 87 mm
Width: 23 mm
Mass: 280 g
Safeties: none
Magazine release: Lower grip heel pushbutton.
Production years: 1953 - present day.
Production locations: Beretta Italy, Beretta USA
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Yours is probably a early Pre-68 import (assuming you live in USA) the old PB medallion grips are then correct and the early Models Pre-B series had no safety. It should also state that it was made in Italy? Do you have a pic? More in depth information is avaible with the Serial No.
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Links for grips:

http://www.grips4guns.com/pistol/beretta/model950.html
http://www.gun-parts.com/beretta
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=282657
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Photos of the gun. Need to replace the missing one. Thanks.


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The grips i showed a pic from came frome HERE though the same type as yours it lacks the gold-medallion.

Otherwise i liked these from Rogers links:


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Default Re: Beretta Model 1950

Sportsman's guide definitely has'em-- just read through this month's issue and saw them. In looking for parts, I believe I saw replacements in brownells and midway. You could also try mid south shooter's supply and natchez.
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I would really like to find the replacement to be the one that TJ posted a pic of (with PB medallion) because that is the actual gun. Thanks Piece of History Firearms Tucson, Az
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