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Beretta S57e

arabiataarabiata Member Posts: 4 ✭✭
edited October 2008 in Ask the Experts
Hello,

how can i learn which year my Beretta S57e was made ? can anyone help me please ?


Thank you.

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    Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,376 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I don't know how to tell when any particular one was made, but the S57E was in the Beretta product lineup as the higher quality version of the Golden Snipe from 1955-1967. One source says the 57 means that version was not actually on the market until 1957.
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    arabiataarabiata Member Posts: 4 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thank you, does the serial number means anything ? for instance the number starts with A5.......B
    the dots are all numbers
    maybe that could work, thanks a lot for your help.
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    Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,376 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    From the Beretta USA website:

    Can you tell me when my Beretta firearm, made in Italy, was produced ?


    Answer
    Beretta firearms produced in Italy carry a proof mark for the year of production. The chart below is used to identify the year by this mark. For recent pistols this mark is usually located on the frame near the trigger guard, for older pistols, the mark is on the slide or on the frame behind the grip area. Shotguns have this mark stamped on the barrel near the chamber. You may need to remove the barrel to read the mark.

    On some older firearms, produced between 1925 to1954, the actual date was stamped instead of a code mark. In this case the date can be located near the test proof marks on the frame. The exception to this occured during the regime of Benito Mussolini. The Italian Proof House used a roman numeral system marking the year of his reign which began with "I" in 1922. The first Beretta firearm using this dating system was the Model 1934 pistol (introduced in 1935), thus the year was indicated as XIII (usually marked on the slide) and refering to the 13th year of Mussolini's regime. This practice ended in 1945 with XXIII at the close of World War Two and the chart below takes up from that point. It should be noted that some wartime production firearms were void of any marking to indicate the production date.

    We have also seen markings where roman and numerical figures are combined, for example XX7 for 1971, XX8 for 1972 and XX9 for 1973.


    MARK
    YEAR

    I or 1
    1945

    II or 2
    1946

    III or 3
    1947

    IV or 4
    1948

    V or 5
    1949

    VI or 6
    1950

    VII or 7
    1951

    VIII or 8
    1952

    IX or 9
    1953

    X
    1954

    XI
    1955

    XII
    1956

    XIII
    1957

    XIV
    1958

    XV
    1959

    XVI
    1960

    XVII
    1961

    XVIII
    1962

    XIX
    1963

    XX
    1964

    XXI
    1965

    XXII
    1966

    XXIII
    1967

    XXIV
    1968

    XXV
    1969

    XXVI
    1970

    XXVII or XX7
    1971

    XXIII or XX8
    1972

    XXIX or XX9
    1973

    XXX
    1974

    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
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    arabiataarabiata Member Posts: 4 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Hawk Carse thank you very much, i really appreciate it. i found XXX on it which means 1974.

    [8D]
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    Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,376 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Interesting, the other source said they were not being made that late. But now you know.
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