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Old 11-03-2019, 01:48 PM
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Question for you guys who bought the Century Arms Model 71s...



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I'm a bit late to the game on these; I had no idea you could successfully remove the barrel weight on the end. After 25-30 years of buying guns imported by Century Arms, I know their grading is highly inconsistent, hence, the questions below.

I've read that some of these come with the Triple-K magazines, whereas others come with original Beretta mags, or rather, mag, since it only comes with one.

I believe that Century Arms offered their "versions" of the following conditions or grades: Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair. I'm looking to buy the best available condition I can find.

Can anyone tell me whether the Triple-K magazines are limited to a specific or specific "Grades" or conditions?

Do the Excellent and Very Good grades usually come with the Beretta magazine?

Can anyone give me an honest description of their Excellent or Very Good condition Century Arms M-71s?

Thanks for any and all helpful info.!
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Old 11-03-2019, 02:37 PM
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You might want to look at individual ones on GunBroker.com

Go to GunBroker.com and look at the Beretta Model 71 and the Model 70S. You will see photos of the ones up for auction. Probably as safe a way of getting what you want as exists on line. These are very reliable pistols. The magazines, both original and after market, seem to work well. At least that has been my experience. If you do not like the threaded barrel, some elbow grease from you, or a trip to your gunsmith, can have the end of the barrel smooth.
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Old 11-03-2019, 03:04 PM
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Thanks for the info. on the aftermarket magazines working. I'm watching some listings on GB and sellers usually just post a stock photo or two, sometimes very poor ones, and list multiple units under the same listing. This practice isn't at all helpful to prospective buyers, but it's the one that takes the least effort on the part of the seller. Very few reseller-distributors take the time to make proper listings, with multiple pics, and important details, angles, bore condition, etc., of individual pieces. Everyone just wants to hit the Easy Button these days.

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I bought one from J&G Sales for $250 about three years ago. Once you remove the fake suppressor the gun makes a great host for a real suppressor! I can't remember the condition that I ordered but I was happy with the gun. I have used both the Beretta mag and Tripple K mags and both work equally well. It is a great little gun and you won't be sorry if you get one.
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:23 AM
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Thanks for the feedback! I hope to find one in decent condition soon. From what I've seen, they have creeped up in price a bit.
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Great pistols, in just about any condition. Get one NOW, before they disappear again and you are left crying.
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