Beretta logo origin?

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  1. carbon_15

    carbon_15 1*

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    I read somewhere a long time ago that the beretta triple trident logo was derived form a symbol in a cave painting the meant "to hit the mark". I'm thinking about getting a tattoo of the beretta logo and want to be able to explain what it means.
    Thanks
    Jason
     
  2. CAcop

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    I remember hearing how it was to symbolize their first weapons, crossbows. Sometime around the time Columbus was hitting the front page.
     

  3. zoyter2

    zoyter2 Yeah, so what?

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    I have this exact tattoo on my back, with wings on each side and 2 dolphins with a Nike symbol on their fins, jumping across the top. On the bottom I have Mr. Moneybags from Monopoly, fighting a guy who has Dolph Lungren's head with Hank Hill's body. Off to one side is a roster of the 1981 Braves with everyones name spelled backwards.

    I want to be able to explain what this means too. It means enough to have it permanently applied to my body, so I will eventually figure out why.
     
  4. erick73

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    The Beretta trident stands for "aim well, shoot straight, hit the mark"
     
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  6. Steve0853

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    Zoyter...........:rofl::rofl::rofl:

    I can't stop laughing long enough to post. This may not be the best reply I've ever seen on GT, but damn, it's in the top 3....
     
  7. CitizenOfDreams

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    You sure it doesn't mean "two arrows in the center of mass, one in the head"?
     
  8. carbon_15

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    Im going with that one :cool:
     
  9. LanceOregon

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    The Beretta corporate logo was actually inspired by a very early Italian fascist symbol.

    Fascism was born in northern Italy ( which is where the Beretta factory is located ) right after WWI. Italy was told to give up some territory as war reparations, but a war veteran ( he was a famous fighter ace ) and renown Renaissance man by the name of Gabriele d'Annunzio led a rebellion, and formed a new fascist state that was called the Italian Regency of Carnaro.

    dAnnunzio proclaimed himself as being the "Duce" ( Leader ). While his nationalist rebellion eventually failed, it paved the way for Benito Mussolini, who later proclaimed himself as being the second Duce. He was far more successful, and eventually overthrew the government in Rome and took over all of Italy.

    Mussolini's success in Italy eventually inspired Adolph Hitler to emulate his style of government.

    The Beretta corporate symbol is actually a knockoff of d'Annunzio's own emblem. In historical references I have seen, Beretta mentions d'Annunzio being a famous poet and artist, but fails to also mention his role in helping to found the fascist movement in Europe.

    See this web page for full details:

    http://beretta92.com/berettahistory.htm

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    May I use as my new signature? :rofl::rock:
     
  11. Mushinto

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    How do you know it's really there?

    Maybe it's just on your mirror?

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    It is a veiled symbol for the Trinity.
     
  13. Geezer Glide

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    It means two in the pink and one in........Oh, wait.........that's something else.
     
  14. DaGroaner

    DaGroaner Anti-Socialist

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    I was going to say Italy.
     
  15. yO B

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    When did they begin using that logo? The company has been around since the 1500's, but all research points to that symbol being a product of Beretta USA.
     
  16. zoyter2

    zoyter2 Yeah, so what?

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    Certainly!
     
  17. tbhracing

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    Good discussion. I always liked that logo.
     
  18. filthy infidel

    filthy infidel 100% Infidel

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    What have you been drinking???????:whistling: