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Old June 8th, 2020, 02:08 PM #1
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What do you guys think of the Beretta M1951?

I am starting to see the Beretta M1951 available and they seem to be reasonably priced. What do you guys think of these?
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I like them as collectibles and for casual shooting, but parts can be hard to find, so I don't think they're suitable for EDC and home defense.
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I recall there is a part that can break easily, Locking lug? I run "Pet loads" reloaded myself when shooting it to be extra gentle on it.
I recall the locking lugs where unobtainable but I think someone makes replacements now?
I got mine from Coles? or someone like that back when they sold them.

I pull it out about once a year. Its a classic I think.
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If it was good enough for Mack Bolan...it should do fine for you.
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If it was good enough for Mack Bolan...it should do fine for you.
I take that as a vote of confidence then. I have never read any of these books and actually had to Google it.
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He also like using a Weatherby Mark V in .460 Weatherby Magnum...a bit of overkill to say the least for the purpose...but he did have a unique style.
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I recall there is a part that can break easily, Locking lug? I run "Pet loads" reloaded myself when shooting it to be extra gentle on it.
I recall the locking lugs where unobtainable but I think someone makes replacements now?...
The lock block is the typical failure, and can also cause a slide failure.
There's a guy in the Netherlands that makes them but info is scarce.
Other than that, unobtanium. Sarco had some used ones but they sold pretty quick.
https://www.thehighroad.org/index.ph...-parts.855853/

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Most are but not all as they were produced through the 1970's
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The lock block is the typical failure, and can also cause a slide failure.
There's a guy in the Netherlands that makes them but info is scarce.
Other than that, unobtanium. Sarco had some used ones but they sold pretty quick.
https://www.thehighroad.org/index.ph...-parts.855853/


Most are but not all as they were produced through the 1970's

I think the guy in Netherlands was selling them on eBay awhile back. Might still be. I have a spare lock block I found for next to nothing a few years back so I shoot mine from time to time without fear.

I'll add. I like shooting mine, but its just an occasional range gun. Not a regular shooter or something I carry.
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