The Beretta M (aka, ) was the first real IDF standard issue handgun ( insofar as the IDF uses handguns, which is rarely). You could. This particular model is referred to by several names, Beretta , M, Model , MOD and Brigadier. Regardless of the name, all of. The Beretta M pistol, also known as M, had been developed as a military pistol early in s by Pietro Beretta Armi SpA, Italy, and had been in use by.

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Mine is a particularly interesting specimen — read on for more details. The Beretta M is a single-stack, single-action 9mm pistol. This particular example has some pitting, probably from improper storage; it still shoots great.

M591 particular pistol is a genuine Italian-made Egyptian contract pistol — not an Egyptian-made Helwan! The Egyptians put in a large order 50k with Beretta for Ms to equip their army. These Egyptian contract pistols have some unique features — enlarged sights, a heel magazine release, and an Egyptian crest.

You can see the crest near the slide serrations. You can see the date of manufacture on the slide — It amazes me that the Egyptians thought that this crude clip barely visible at the back of the magazine was somehow better than a proper magazine release button. What really drew me to this particular example was when I saw the engraving pictured here.

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I really have no idea why something like this would beretra surplused, but I was happy to buy it. This pistol is a mixed blessing for me. I suppose there are worse problems to have. Any idea from what period to what period the IDF used these? I have an IDF marked M The frame is stamped with beretts Star of David and a property mark truncated Kaf, somebody told me. The barrel is date stamped The slide is a replacement that has been electropenciled with the serial number of the frame.

Beretta (M Brigadier)

Ebretta interesting thing is that the slide is dated 8 years after production stopped and must have been replaced while still in Israeli service as it is also stamped with the same property mark. Got any pictures of the markings? The serial on it looks like a force match ie, done after replacement.

Maybe the IDF bought some spare parts or something?

The IDF was infamous for blowing up Ms with Uzi ammo, so it does make sense the slide would have been the part that failed. So maybe this is an IDF contract M that got a new slide slapped on it. I assume that the Tzahal acceptance mark is the star?

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Beretta M – Wikipedia

What is the 2nd mark on the frame and slide? Beretta handgun is an awesome defence pistol for personal safety.

It is good to know Israelis defence forces also used it before bereta You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.

Sure, where can I post or send them for you? No idea what that is, Brother. I can email them if you like.

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