close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Picked up a classic 1968 Beretta 72 Jaguar :)

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by bac1023, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. bac1023

    bac1023

    104,021
    3,475
    Sep 26, 2004
    PA
    I found this beauty recently at my local shop. Its a 1968 Beretta 72 rimfire in immaculate condition. The 44-year-old bluing and plastic grips are about perfect. Its really only the grip screws that show any wear whatsoever. The barrel is 6". Unlike the steel model 70 I picked up earlier this month, this pistol has an aluminum frame. Likewise, this pistol is about 4oz lighter than the 70s, despite having a longer barrel. Due to the year, there are no import markings anywhere on the gun. Its very clean all around. It has the cardboard box as well, but no papers.

    I've always had great luck stumbling onto classic handguns in nice shape, but 2012 has been amazing so far. This is the 4th handgun I've bought in like new condition. All are over 20 years old, this being the oldest. I still can't believe I found two pristine model 70 series Berettas in the same month.

    Here are some pics.

    Thoughts?


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]






    Here is my small model 70 series family. :cool:

    As you can see, the 72 has the push style safety, whereas the 70's safety is much more familiar to 1911 addicts like myself.


    [​IMG]
     
  2. Bill Keith

    Bill Keith

    3,334
    517
    Jan 3, 2006
    Humble, TX

  3. 38 Super Fan

    38 Super Fan

    1,614
    74
    Jul 15, 2010
    KY
    Looks like another great addition Brian. Congrats!! :cool:
     
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    51,458
    3,824
    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    Hmmm...back on the Italian kick again, huh?
     
  5. bac1023

    bac1023

    104,021
    3,475
    Sep 26, 2004
    PA
    I guess so, but I'm more on the classic pistol kick. ;)
     
  6. arnold ziffle

    arnold ziffle aka dingle

    748
    30
    May 10, 2001
    San Quentin
    very nice. now you need a 948.
     
  7. bac1023

    bac1023

    104,021
    3,475
    Sep 26, 2004
    PA
    Thanks Cody! :cool:
     
  8. Berto

    Berto woo woo

    24,575
    2,688
    Sep 15, 2003
    WA
    Very underrated little rimfires.
     
  9. bac1023

    bac1023

    104,021
    3,475
    Sep 26, 2004
    PA
    Thanks.

    I think I'm done with the Beretta scene for now though.
     
  10. 40 0'Glock

    40 0'Glock

    362
    0
    Mar 22, 2009
    Philadelphia
    Awesome find, congrats. Berettas are truly ''guns of character."
     
  11. joecoastie

    joecoastie

    1,332
    0
    Feb 4, 2009
    STL
    Good! Maybe the rest of us have a chance now. :rofl:
     
  12. bac1023

    bac1023

    104,021
    3,475
    Sep 26, 2004
    PA
    :rofl:
     
  13. bac1023

    bac1023

    104,021
    3,475
    Sep 26, 2004
    PA
    They certainly are. :cool:
     
  14. craig19

    craig19

    1,865
    0
    Aug 13, 2010
    NE Ohio
    I don't think I have ever seen one of those before. Reall cool, congrats!
     
  15. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon WTF EREN?!

    5,976
    978
    Aug 2, 2004
    Vancouver, WA.
    Okay man...

    I've been on this forum since 2004, and of all the people I've seen here, you have THE nicest, most beautiful collection of firearms I've EVER seen.

    How do you find these guns?! Where? Do you save up, or is it sometimes a matter of luck and/or knowing where to look and when to buy?

    You have a brushed-stainless steel Colt Python with a 4" barrel that's never been fired before, with light-colored wood stocks, and I absolutely ADORE that gun! I'd easily offer you $4,000 for it......if only I had the money.

    So how do you do it, Bac? I'm just astounded.

    Beautiful new find on the Beretta, by the way! It looks a hoot to shoot.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012
  16. bac1023

    bac1023

    104,021
    3,475
    Sep 26, 2004
    PA
    :agree:
     
  17. I know I haven't.

    Bac has some nice Berettas :)
     
  18. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

    27,423
    4,348
    May 2, 2010
    Midwest
  19. bac i knew it was you as soon as i read " Picked up a classic" lol. sweet pistol btw. :thumbsup: