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just wondered if anyone could help me??

 

what are the codes for the berettas? i can only find up to 2007 but none of them are the same as mine.

 

can anyone help?

 

cheers ant

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If you remove the barrels from the stock, turn them over and under the lump, next to the proof mark there will be a two letter code. Here are the date codes to find out which year they are:-

 

Beretta date codes

 

Italian guns are easily dated by a code - not in the serial numbers but next to the proof mark. Here's the list - and apologies for a rather long post:

Roman numeral series

I=1945; II=1946; III=1947; IV=1948; V=1949, VI=1950; VII=1951; VIII=1952; IX=1953; X=1954; XI=1955; XIII=1957; XIV=1958; XV=1959; XVI=1960; XVII=1962; XIX=1963; XX=1964; XXI=1965; XXII=1966; XXIII=1967; XXIV=1968; XXV=1969; XXVI=1970; XXVII=1971; XXVIII=1972; XXIX=1973; XXX=1974.

The above Roman numerals are the official version, but I have heard of some Arabic numerals creeping in as a sort of “shorthand” – for instance, XX8 for 1972 – in order to save space.

Letter series

AA=1975; AB=1976; AC=1977; AD=1978 AE=1979; AF=1980; AH=1981; AI=1982; AL=1983; AM=1984; AN=1985: AP=1986; AS=1987; AT=1988; AU=1989; AZ=1990; BA=1991; BB=1992; BC=1993; BD=1994; BF=1995; BH=1996; BI=1997; BL=1998; BM=1999; BN=2000; BP=2001; BS=2002; BT=2003; BU=2004; BZ=2005; CA=2006; CB=2007; CC=2008 CD =2009.

You may wonder why the letter sequence is not logical. The reason is that the Italian language does not use the full alphabet – J,K,W,X and Y are not used in Italian words. The letter O is missed out because of a possible confusion with zero, while Q also leads to confusion when stamped very small.

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If you remove the barrels from the stock, turn them over and under the lump, next to the proof mark there will be a two letter code. Here are the date codes to find out which year they are:-

 

 

 

 

cheers that done the trick :good:

ant

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sorry to resurect such an old topic, would the date code be in a small square box right next to the proof marks?

 

reason i ask is i have AP in a box next to what i presume is the proof marks which would make my gun an 86, like most of the ladies i seem to be attracted to, older than i thought but still in lovely condition :)

 

 

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1999 = BM

Yes the older models are better made, wear well ... respond well to tlc and command due respect.

And as can be seen in Kiffys jpeg are photogenic

1986 = AP

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I had no idea about this safety mark thing, just found out my second hand Benelli (BI) is bloody 17/18 years old, either they hold their value well or I was ripped off :hmm:

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CN is the date code for 2015.

 

CF=2010, CH=2011, CI=2012, CL=2013, CM=2014.

 

Incidentally, the 2 letter date stamp applies to all Italian guns.

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Apologies for the thread resurrection but I just want to check something.

I recently inherited a Beretta sxs & it's plainly an oldish one by the wear to the blueing above the foregrip.

There's no code that I can see but there is a plainly stamped '1951'.

Would I be right in thinking this is the date of manufacture?

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Also; would anyone know what model this is?

 

TIA

 

Odders

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On 26/07/2017 at 17:45, Oddbod said:

Apologies for the thread resurrection but I just want to check something.

I recently inherited a Beretta sxs & it's plainly an oldish one by the wear to the blueing above the foregrip.

There's no code that I can see but there is a plainly stamped '1951'.

Would I be right in thinking this is the date of manufacture?

 

 

Also; would anyone know what model this is?

 

TIA

 

Odders

yes

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