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    Question Beretta Bobcat Dimples?

    I just purchased a sweet Beretta 21A Bobcat in 22LR. It has three dimples machined into the left side of the slide on the bottom of the rail. Does anyone know what these are about? It seems odd to do unnecessary machining operations.

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    Last edited by Fudmottin; October 30th, 2021 at 02:19 AM.

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    Default Re: Beretta Bobcat Dimples?

    Check to see if there was ever any recall on those. Might indicate it was fixed…
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    Default Re: Beretta Bobcat Dimples?

    🤔 possibly balance or shaving off on weight how's the function flawless any stove pipes failure to eject ?

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    Default Re: Beretta Bobcat Dimples?

    I have a blued one. No dimples.

    Definately cannot dry fire that one without snap caps. It will cease to eject

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    Default Re: Beretta Bobcat Dimples?

    Is it new or used?
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    Default Re: Beretta Bobcat Dimples?

    Those dimples are from the hardness testing that is done during manufacturing after heat treat. Pretty typical and nothing to worry about.

    Not all slides have the dimples since not all slides are tested. They sample a certain number of slides from each production batch to test.
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    Default Re: Beretta Bobcat Dimples?

    Quote Originally Posted by buckengr View Post
    Those dimples are from the hardness testing that is done during manufacturing after heat treat. Pretty typical and nothing to worry about.

    Not all slides have the dimples since not all slides are tested. They sample a certain number of slides from each production batch to test.
    No. Those are too deep for hardness testing on any hardness scale that I'm familiar with. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think so.
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    Default Re: Beretta Bobcat Dimples?

    Bad JIG at time of machining ? Just a guess .

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    Default Re: Beretta Bobcat Dimples?

    Is it purchased new by you, so it's something the factory did, or used and something a previous owner did.

    It does not look drilled...the domes are too rounded.

    I just checked our Tomcat (.32, same configuration as the Bobcat) and there are no dimples in the slide. Will check our Bobcat for them when wife tells me where she put it.

    No marks on the Bobcat either.
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    Default Re: Beretta Bobcat Dimples?

    Those are speed holes.
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