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Lot 3319: Beretta Pietro - 1918/30

Scarce Beretta Model 1918/1930 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Auction Date: September 11, 2016

Lot 3319: Beretta Pietro - 1918/30

Scarce Beretta Model 1918/1930 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Auction Date: September 11, 2016

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500
Price Realized:

Scarce Beretta Model 1918/1930 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Manufacturer: Beretta Pietro
Model: 1918/30
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 9 mm
Barrel: 10 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 3611
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 162
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Designed by Tullio Marengoni, Beretta's chief gun designer, the 1918/1930 is derived from the World War I era Villar-Perosa sub-machine gun. In addition to abandoning the dual-receiver 'cigarette tray' mounting in favor of a more conventional carbine stock, the feed system was reworked to load from the bottom instead of the top. Blade front and tangent rear sights, with the receiver marked "PIETRO BERETTA - GARDONE VALLE TROMPIA - ITALIA - CAL. 9" and "MADE IN ITALY/BREVETTO 1918-1930/A/4815" at the rear. A 6 1/2 inch folding bayonet is mounted to the muzzle, with a sliding dust cover for the magazine port and a smooth hardwood stock with a two-piece cleaning rod in the butt cavity and a steel buttplate. An extra magazine and a brown leather sling are also included. These 1918/1930 semi-automatic carbines were removed from the NFA as collectors items and classified as a Curio & Relic rifle by the ATF.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, with 90% plus of the original blue finish, showing a few areas of brown patina, mild spotting and light handling marks. The stock is very good, with areas of varnish loss and a number of dents and scuffs. Mechanically excellent.



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