|PRICE:||R 4,000.00 Incl. VAT|
|ACTION||Semi-automatic - Direct Blowback|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
The Beretta Model 70 is a magazine-fed, single-action, semi-automatic pistol series designed and produced by Beretta of Italy from 1958 to 1985.
As the Model 70 it was first only offered in .32 ACP (7.65mm) but a later version, the Model 70S, was also offered in .380 ACP (9mmK) and .22 LR.
The 70 Series incorporated a cross-bolt safety through the top of the grip, but this safety was difficult to operate with a single hand, and could also accidentally be switched on or off depending on the user’s grip.
After a short time, the Model 70 cross bolt safety was replaced with the thumb-activated, frame-mounted lever safety in the Models 70S and onward.
Both the models 70 and 70s incorporated steel frames while later models offered in .22 LR, like the Model 71, were produced with aluminum alloy frames.
Intended as a dedicated target pistol, the Beretta Model 76 featured a large barrel shroud integrated with the frame, similar to the later Beretta 87 Target, and was fitted with a mounting rail for optical sights.
Produced from 1971 to 1985, the Model 76 used a slightly larger frame than the standard Model 70 (same size as models 73 and 74).
Sights are adjustable, but the Model 76 rear sight is mounted to the barrel shroud instead of the back of the barrel, giving it a longer sight radius and greater accuracy.
It was available with either plastic or wooden grips (this particular pistol has wooden grips).
This gun is in like new used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
There overall finish and condition of this pistol is perfect.
It comes in its original box, with NO manual, but includes some sort of adjustment tool.
Extra magazines for this firearm available from Special Armory (VERY LIMITED)
This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:
- STEEL CHALLENGE
- PIN SHOOTING – .22 Rimfire Handgun matches only
- Target Shooting
This is also a great, fun gun for simple target shooting and plinking at the range, and is also an excellent tool for teaching handgun shooting and fundamentals of basic marksmanship to young or beginner shooters.