Make: V. Bernardelli
Model: USA - The Bernardelli Model USA (Bernardelli Model 60) is an Italian single-action semi-auto service and target-shooting pistol. It was first produced in 1968 for the American market (Reference: http://www.nazarian.no).
Serial Number: 03439
Year of Manufacture: Modern (Post 1968), FFL required
Caliber: .380 Auto
Action Type: Semi-Auto Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide it is marked "V. BERNARDELLI GARDONE V.T. CAL.9 C. / MADE IN ITALY MOD USA / THE SPESCO CORPORATION ATLANTA GEROGIA". The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number and other proof marks. There are also various proof marks on the frame, slide and barrel (please see pictures). The grips have a circle with "VB" on the left side, and a crossed rifle logo on the right side.
Barrel Length: About 3 1/4"
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a front blade / ramp sight and an adjustable rear notch.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock(s) is/are dark plastic with checkering and thumb rest. There is much wear on the checkering and fairly a large gap at the back side.
Type of Finish: Blued, in the “white” now.
Finish Originality: Original, though no finish remains.
Bore Condition: The rifling is slightly worn, though still very serviceable. There is only the faintest sign of erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 5% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish has been intentionally removed for some reason. There are several marks and areas of discoloration on the gun. The front left of the frame and slide show some tooling marks. The metal is warn but is now primarily smooth and free of any finish. The Screw heads are worn and the grips show Phillips head screws, which are likely replacements. The markings are visible though some are light. Overall, this gun rates in about Fair condition.
Mechanics: The action appears to function though has not been test fired.
Box & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: For those of us unwilling to pay for a Walther PPK, this is the next best option for you. These guns are mostly faithful reproductions and available to you at a fraction of the cost of a Walther. A great little .380 auto here, Good Luck.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: No, This gun cannot be sold in California unless the buyer is willing to travel to Simi Valley for a Private Party Transfer at our shop.
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