Model: Model 948
Serial Number: 90150N
Year of Manufacture: 1958
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “P. Beretta – Gardone, V.T. – Cal.22LR – Mod 848”. The left side of the frame is marked with 2 proofs and “1958”. The right side of the slide is marked “Made In Italy”. The right side of the frame is marked “90150N”. The barrel has a proof mark at the rear. The bottom of the frame next to the magazine well is marked “C / 3 / S”.
Barrel Length: 3 ¼”
Sights / Optics: This pistol is mounted with a flat topped rear sight dovetailed into the slide and a blade front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are finely checkered black plastic with “Beretta” marked on each panel. They have slight wear and a few handling marks, but no cracks nor chips. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue / Matte
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 85% of its metal finish. There is wear at the front edges of the slide, and both sides of the slide show thinning. The left bottom edge of the slide also has marks resembling punch marks just above the safety. There are also marks on top of the slide flat in front of the rear sight. The serrations on the safety show slight disfiguration but the hammer serrations are sharp. The screw heads show very light marks from a screwdriver, and the finish is worn. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good to Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with one magazine in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: This is a nice little .22 pistol to take along on the backpacking trip when you might want to do a little plinking. This pistol is also great for anyone with small hands, especially young shooters.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R pistol can be transferred in California, and can be transferred to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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