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Old 04-05-2018, 11:54 PM
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New Bernardelli Model 60 .22Lr



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This randomly came into the shop yesterday . . .
SAM_5183 by spencerhut, on Flickr

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We tore it down and sonic tanked it and re-assembled the little guy.
Function was 100% with random junk .22LR

Nice little gun
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Old 04-06-2018, 07:06 AM
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Nice looking pistol. Too bad they were no longer imported into the US because of the GCA of 1968.

These pistols were made in .22 LR, .32 ACP, and .380 ACP.

I collect replica Italian BP C&B revolvers. The manufacturer date code is XXII which is 1966 and it has the proper Italian proof marks.

Nice find!

Jim
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:54 AM
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I'm no spaghetti collector, I think this may be the only Italian gun I own. It seems like a nice Italian interpretation of a .22Lr PPK and I like the .22Lr PPK so I snagged it.
Price a .22 PPK, Not PPK/s, a pre-68 PPK wow! Like ~$2k So for less than a tenth of that I'll be happy with this little guy. :-)
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I'm no spaghetti collector, I think this may be the only Italian gun I own. It seems like a nice Italian interpretation of a .22Lr PPK and I like the .22Lr PPK so I snagged it.
Price a .22 PPK, Not PPK/s, a pre-68 PPK wow! Like ~$2k So for less than a tenth of that I'll be happy with this little guy. :-)
I don't blame you. It looks like a super little pistol. I was at the range yesterday and one of the fellows that works there was going to shoot his Beretta .22 SA for a few rounds next to me. He has a suppressor on it, so I was looking forward to shooting it. He shot about 6-8 rounds and stopped all of a sudden. The dust cover over the top of the barrel fractured. He said he had put about a case of ammo through it, to me that means not much. I guess he will ship it back to Beretta.

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Old 04-06-2018, 10:15 AM
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Spencer, if you ever get tired of it you can always send it to me! :-)

I have owned many .22 LR pistols in my time (I am 65) but the only one I have now is a dedicated 1911 steel 5" with a 1992 Ciener top end that I built from a stripped frame and parts several years ago.

Once again, sir, a very nice find!

Jim

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Old 04-07-2018, 07:39 PM
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Spencerhut,
I'm a big fan of Bernardelli semi auto pistols. I have the Model 60 in both 7.65 and .380. I also have the Model 69 and Model 100, which are the cased target versions of your Model 60. All function great, although high velocity .22LR in the Model 69 and 100 give the best reliability. Congrats on a great addition to your collection.
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Old 04-14-2018, 07:51 PM
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So the one i left on the table was worth more than $450 this afternoon. It wasn't"t pretty but it looked like it would shoot.Help me decide.Thanks !
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:43 AM
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So the one i left on the table was worth more than $450 this afternoon. It wasn't"t pretty but it looked like it would shoot.Help me decide.Thanks !
Are you asking if it's worth $450?
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How do you know what model it is? I have a bernardelli, .22 LR but no stamped model no. It is stamped 1959 however. Does that mean model 60?
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How do you know what model it is? I have a bernardelli, .22 LR but no stamped model no. It is stamped 1959 however. Does that mean model 60?
Welcome to RFC, Melissa !

If it quacks like a duck & looks like a duck, it's most likely a duck - ergo, if your pistol looks like the OP's, it's most likely a Model 60 .

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Old 12-02-2019, 01:02 PM
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Welcome to RFC, Melissa !

If it quacks like a duck & looks like a duck, it's most likely a duck - ergo, if your pistol looks like the OP's, it's most likely a Model 60 .

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The model 60, as I understand it, came out in 1960. It is a design that uses an external hammer to hit the firing pin when the trigger is pulled. As others noted, it is similar to the Walther PP family of guns. They are very nice and very fun to shoot, as others noted.


Before the model 60 Bernardelli made a different pistol in .22, .32 and .380 calibers. It was a striker fired gun, and did not have a model name marked on it. They are also nice guns, but work differently than the model 60 (and later versions of the model 60, like the Model USA and Model 80 which were basically the Model 60 with a mechanical firing pin blocking safety and thumbrest grip needed for the gun to be importable into the USA after the rules were changed in 1968).
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