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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Beretta 81 Oaks Show Find

    Quote Originally Posted by Zet70 View Post
    Anyone in the Philly area have these in stock?
    There's another Oaks show coming up in a couple of weeks.
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    Default Re: Beretta 81 Oaks Show Find

    I had a NAA .32 Pocket pistol quite a few years back. It was outright painful to shoot and I eventually got rid of it.

    Did the fabric over meat test on it with and it penetrated through a 10 inch pot roast and a couple thicknesses of old blue jeans Not a huge wound channel but it was there.

    The .32 was used by police for a long time.

    Looking forward to the arrival of my 81 beretta.
    They call me "Simple Jack".

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    Default Re: Beretta 81 Oaks Show Find

    Quote Originally Posted by jthrelf View Post
    If you haven't heard, Italian police trade Beretta 81s have flooded the US market at a very good price. I snagged this one at the Oaks show for a steal ($165). The vendor selling them for $165 allowed me to mix and match frames, slides and barrels (reminded me of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly except that I paid at the end ) so I assembled mine for the least amount of pitting.

    I'm really nerding out over this. For one, it's a Beretta for cheap. Two, I keep thinking of what kind of police officer carried this (or the main parts)... Was he a normal guy who kissed his wife and kids before going to work? Was he a crooked cop on the mob's payroll? Was he a philanderer who got dressed and strapped on this .32acp to go back to work after a nooner with his beautiful Italian girlfriend?

    Looking forward to shooting it.




    That gun looks gorgeous. Classic design. Incredible price you paid.



    Was the officer a confident Italian ladies man?




    Was the officer a flaming homosexual?

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    Default Re: Beretta 81 Oaks Show Find

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    There's another Oaks show coming up in a couple of weeks.
    I'll be there to snag one. Name of the vendor by any chance?
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    Default Re: Beretta 81 Oaks Show Find

    I may go to specifically look for one too.

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    Default Re: Beretta 81 Oaks Show Find

    Quote Originally Posted by Zet70 View Post
    I'll be there to snag one. Name of the vendor by any chance?
    I can't recall but I think they will be plentiful.

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    Default Re: Beretta 81 Oaks Show Find

    Quote Originally Posted by Zet70 View Post
    I'll be there to snag one. Name of the vendor by any chance?
    Sorry but that's funny, I can't even remember where they ammo guy is that I wanted to go back to on the way out. I recall seeing two different vendors with them and there might have been more.
    Stupidity is inherited, ignorance is a choice.

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    Default Re: Beretta 81 Oaks Show Find

    I picked one up from a local dealer. $200 out the door, tax and transfer included. I've ran about 200 rounds thru it and it's a fine plinking\range pistol. May be a good "truck pistol" as well. Mine has some pitting, but not an extraordinary amount. Fun little pistol to shoot. Ammo can be found on-line at reasonable cost. $0.22 per shot for Fiocchi and $0.17 for something called "Geco". You could go all out and get Prvi Partizan for $0.24\shot.

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    Default Re: Beretta 81 Oaks Show Find

    I saw three dealers, and perhaps more had them . Try Hall A(?) where the main entrance is. He is down the first aisle turning right. There was another one next to where they sell reloading and gun powder stuff. It's a great price but I still want it clean. I could live with some holster wear but some had serious pitting everywhere. I don't want that at any price. They were all going for around $160. There was not exactly a run on them by the time the show was over. I have a Bernardelli (my Italian bride) in 32 and it's quickly becoming my favorite caliber. Much softer to shoot than my Makaraov, and lethal enough for me.

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    Default Re: Beretta 81 Oaks Show Find

    Quote Originally Posted by Steeltrap View Post
    I picked one up from a local dealer. $200 out the door, tax and transfer included. I've ran about 200 rounds thru it and it's a fine plinking\range pistol. May be a good "truck pistol" as well. Mine has some pitting, but not an extraordinary amount. Fun little pistol to shoot. Ammo can be found on-line at reasonable cost. $0.22 per shot for Fiocchi and $0.17 for something called "Geco". You could go all out and get Prvi Partizan for $0.24\shot.
    Geco is good stuff - German or Swiss manufacture, I can't recall, but either way it's good to go.

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