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Questions re. Beretta Autos

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mette56, Apr 8, 2013.

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  1. mette56

    mette56 Well-Known Member

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    1. Will 390 and 391 barrels and stocks interchange?

    2. Can 301 and earlier barrels be made to fit 390/391 receiver and forend?

    3. Do both 390 & 391 have shorter stock tube vs. 301 and earlier models?

    4. Anyone ever shorten stock tube on 301 and earlier with any success (to shorten length of pull)? If so, would the gun still cycle?

    milt
     
  2. chiefjon

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    The stocks interchange, but not the barrels.
     
  3. acss

    acss Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    #1 390 barrels do not fit 391 receivers

    #2 301 barrels may be retrofitted with not much effort, to fit a 390 receiver

    #3 390/391 have a short stock bolt
    my next project, is switching a short 391 stk bolt onto a 303 receiver

    #4 i have gotten in some time ago, a 303 that had its bolt shortened-cant really see why ,vs getting a 391/390 bolt to work-they had to drill out the 303 stock to get nut up further!!

    milt, i'll get back to you---wally in rock port
     
  4. BAD 303

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    The stock recoil tube on a 303 can be switched out and replaced with the 390/391 recoil tube but the problem arises with stock fit. I made a acorn shaped nut that will center itself inside the bigger hole that a 303 washer has and it has been on my 303 sporter for the last 6 years with no issues. The washer on a 303 is a completely different washer and stock fit compared to the 390/391. But as with most things on the 300 series Berettas anything can be swapped over if you have the time,parts and patience.
     
  5. EuroJoe

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    I've got a 391` RL parallel comb,with a "soft-touch", pretty short LOP, 13.75"
     
  6. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    I have a 391 optima barrel on my 303 had the gas chambers switched and reblued
     
  7. Tron

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    So, depending on your mechanical abilities, you can mix and match anything with the 300 series. Really, you can.

    Jb
     
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