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Beretta Minx

pphillipspphillips Member Posts: 187 ✭✭✭
edited December 2013 in Ask the Experts
I have a Berretta Minx purchased in 1963. The gun was made in Italy.
Is there a price difference between one made in Italy, and one made in the U.S.? Given that they are in the same condition.
Thanks,
Phil

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    burpfireburpfire Member Posts: 1,158 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I don't think it makes a difference. maybe if someone is collecting it. local gunstorehas had an Italian one for sale for over 3 months at 275.00 and no buyers. it is mint condition.
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    Bill DeShivsBill DeShivs Member Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The Italian model will bring a premium to purists or collectors.
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    5mmgunguy5mmgunguy Member Posts: 3,853
    edited November -1
    Is the Minx the 2 inch or 4 inch barrel?
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    nmyersnmyers Member Posts: 16,881 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    There are many minor variations of the Model 950, but not a big difference in how much they bring when sold.

    Earlier models (without a safety lever) bring a slight premium, as do guns with a factory 4" barrel. Guns with an after market threaded 4" barrel probably sell for more than scarce factory variations. There just don't seem to be many Beretta collectors.

    Even this NIB gun marked "MADE IN BRAZIL" would not likely sell for a premium, even though it is rare:

    beretta950B.jpg

    Neal
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    tsr1965tsr1965 Member Posts: 8,682 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    As stated, the Italian made ones, will bring a premium, but only if in top condition. The earlier ones with no safety , and a long 4 inch barrel are the rarist, but not all that collectable by many standards. The 950(Minx), was also made in two chamberings...22 Short, and 25 ACP.

    Shooter grades, are what they are...around $200.00.

    Best
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    pphillipspphillips Member Posts: 187 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The 950 is short barrel. Thanks everyone for the replies.

    Phil
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