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How to find a year of a Beretta????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by kraiza, Dec 19, 2010.

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  1. kraiza

    kraiza Active Member

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    How do I find out what year a Beretta DT10 was made. I know that the DT10 started in 2000 and the DT10L stated in 2004. But thats all I can find out.
    I need to find the right year for a gun that I'm looking at.
    John
     
  2. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    There's an Italian National Proof House stamp on the receiver and on the bottom of the monobloc. Its two upper case alpha characters in a small rectangle, about 1/4" or 6mm size.

    The letters correspond to date of manufacture as follows, for years since 2000:

    BN 2000<br>
    BP 2001<br>
    BS 2002<br>
    BT 2003<br>
    BU 2004<br>
    BZ 2005<br>
    CA 2006<br>
    CB 2007<br>
    CC 2008<br>
    CD 2009<br>

    Look for something like the "AM" in the photo below, over to the left.

    timb99_2008_030328.jpg
     
  3. kraiza

    kraiza Active Member

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    Thanks guys. John
     
  4. twoatloweight

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    In trying to date Italian guns by proof date just remember the stamp indicates when the barrels were proofed not when a piece was fully completed and shipped.
     
  5. kraiza

    kraiza Active Member

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    Strong point. You are right.
     
  6. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but I don't know that there's any other way to date them.
     
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