Convert Beretta 81 to 84?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Peak Fudd, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Peak Fudd

    Peak Fudd Amateur geezer

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    Been seeing surplus Beretta 81s in .32 acp online lately. I was wondering if anyone here has considered converting one to .380? From what I understand, the frame and slide are the same as an 84. I may pick one up regardless, but if the 81 could be safely converted with a barrel, spring and mag swap, that would definitely make the gun more interesting as a project later on.

    Thoughts?