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Beretta 92 FS Compact Inox Specifications
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WARNING
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malfunction or for physical injury or property damage resulting in whole or in part
from criminal or negligent use of the product, improper or careless handling,
unauthorized modifications, use of defective, improper, hand-loaded or reloaded
ammunition, customer abuse or neglect of the product, or other influences beyond
Beretta’s direct and immediate control.
CAUTION: Always ensure that the safety is fully engaged until ready to fire.
A safety is fully engaged only when the safety can move no further into the
safe position. A safety which is not fully engaged will not prevent weapon
discharge.
BASIC SAFETY
• A loaded firearm has the potential to kill. Intelligently handled it is safe.
• An accident is always the result of basic safety rules neglect.
• Accident prevention is user responsibility.
• Always treat a firearm as if it were loaded.
• Never point a firearm at anything you don’t want to shoot.
• Before handling and loading a firearm, be sure you know how it functions.
• Be sure to use correct and undamaged ammunition.
• Be sure your firearm is clean - before loading inspect the barrel to insure it is
perfectly clean and free of foreign objects. Shooting with an obstruction in the
barrel such as dirt, mud, grease, lodged bullet or jacket residues, etc., can cause
barrel bulging and/or rupture.
• Never shoot at a flat surface or water.
• Avoid alcoholic beverages before and during shooting.
• Store firearms and ammunition separately, beyond the reach of children. Be sure
cartridge chamber is empty.
• To avoid corrosion during storage, thoroughly clean the firearm and all metal
surfaces with a light film of good grade gun oil. Store ammunition in a separate
container placed in a cool ventilated area.
Shooting glasses and earplugs: shooting glasses are a must; chances of gas,
gunpowder and dirt particle blow-back are remote but do exist. Earplugs reduce the
chance of temporary or permanent loss of hearing when shooting.
Caution: read this manual carefully before handling and loading the pistol.
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Firearms Safety Course: To familiarize yourself with the proper use of firearms,
attend a Firearms Safety Course in your area. Remember: only YOU are responsible
for the firearm in your hands. Prevent accidents by knowing its functioning. HANDLE
IT WITH RESPECT NOT FEAR.
Safety devices on firearms are EXTRAS and are not substitutes for safe handling.
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DESCRIPTION
CONTENTS
The Beretta 92 Series semi-automatic pistols are primarily designed for military and
police use. Due to excellent performance in competitive testings, 92 Series pistols
are the choice of Military and Police Forces.
The characteristics of flawless reliability, complete handling safety, great fire capacity
and high accuracy, proper of the basic model, have been maintained on the 98 FS
versions (cal. 9 mm x 21 IMI) and on the new models 96 cal. .40 S & W.
Other recent additions to the 92 series are the special versions developped with the
needs of some U.S. Police Forces in mind.
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BASIC SAFETY
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DESCRIPTION AND MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS
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TECHNICAL FEATURES AND DATA
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LOADING AND FIRING
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MAINTENANCE
STRIPPING
• FIELD
CLEANING
• ASSEMBLY AND LUBRICATING
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MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS
LOADING THE MAGAZINE
LOADING THE PISTOL AND THE CARTRIDGE
CHAMBER
FIRING
UNLOADING THE PISTOL AND THE CARTRIDGE
CHAMBER
UNLOADING THE MAGAZINE
A. THE LOCKING SYSTEM
with falling locking block and the barrel short recoil operation are a warranty of
long-life and shooting accuracy.
B. THE DOUBLE ACTION
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HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE ADJUSTABLE REAR SIGHT
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ADJUSTING THE REAR SIGHT
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HOW TO REVERSE THE MAGAZINE RELEASE
BUTTON
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MALFUNCTIONS, CAUSES AND REMEDIES
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AMMUNITION
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offers the advantages of the revolver. In the rare instance of misfire due to a
faulty primer, it is sufficient to pull the trigger again to repeat the percussion on
the cartridge and fire the round.
C. THE GREAT FIRE CAPACITY
Models 92 e 98 = 15 round, staggered magazine
Model 92 FS Compact = 13 round, staggered magazine
Model 92 FS Compact “Type M” = 8 round, single line magazine
Models 96 = 10 round, staggered magazine
Model 96 Compact = 9 round, staggered magazine
The staggered magazine, of the same lenght as a traditional single line
magazine, allows greater fire capacity. (Fig. 7)
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D. THE COMPLETE SAFETY SYSTEM
G. SPECIAL MODELS
D1. Automatic firing pin safety: when the trigger is not pulled completely
back, a blocking device secures the firing pin and prevents it from moving
forward, even if the weapon should fall from a height and strike the ground
muzzle-down.
D2. Manual safety-decocking lever: allows safe hammer lowering over a
chambered round. The safety rotation interrupts and shields the firing pin
unit from hammer strike. With the safety ON, the linkage between trigger
and sear is disconnected.
D3. Chamber-loaded indicator: when a cartridge is chambered, the extractor
head protrudes outside the slide breech, exposing a red warning signal. In
the dark, the protrusion can be felt by touch. This makes it unnecessary to
pull back the slide to verify if the chamber is loaded. (Fig. 9)
D4. Slide overtravel stop: on the FS models, the hammer pin head has been
enlarged to enter a matching groove cut into the slide rail to stop slide
breech recoil overtravel.
G MODELS
The G models (designed for the French “Gendarmerie Nationale”) feature a
manual decocking lever only instead of the safety-decocking lever of the 92 FS.
When the decocking lever is released, it automatically returns to the ready to
fire position. There is no manual safety (Fig. 2).
DS MODELS
The new DS models are “double action only” pistols: the hammer always
follows the slide forward to come to rest in the double action position (the
hammer never stays cocked).
The hammer spur has been removed, and is flush with the rear of the slide. The
manual safety lever on the slide provides the same function as it does on the 92
FS (Fig. 3).
D MODELS
The D models are also “double action only” pistols. They are identical to the DS
models but with out the manual safety (the lever has also been eliminated).
CENTURION MODELS
These pistols offer the frame (and same magazine capacity) of the basic 92 FS
model and the reduced lenght of the Compact version.
Special G Centurion, DS Centurion and D Centurion models are available in
some countries.
E. THE GREAT SIMPLICITY OF FIELD STRIPPING
The disassembly device is designed to allow an extremely quick and simple
field stripping of the pistol and also to avoid causal or involuntary disassembly.
COMPETITION CONVERSION KIT MODELS
The standard model can be converted, with a special conversion kit, into a
competition target pistol. The kit includes a 7.3” (185 mm) barrel with
counterweight and elevated front sight, a fully adjustable target rear sight and
ergonomic walnut grips. The kit comes, only with the standard pistol, in a
special carrying case (Fig. 5).
F. THE FUNCTIONAL AND ANATOMICAL FEATURES
F1. Slide catch: when the last round has been fired, the slide locks open
signalling that the magazine is empty.
F2. Ambidextrous safety decocking lever: allows easier and quicker handling
by left and right - handed shooters. (Fig. 10)
F3. Special sights: both front and rear sights are designed for swift target
acquisition. To aid sighting under low light conditions, the sights are
equipped with white inlays.
F4. Grooved frame: the front and back straps of the grip are longitudinally
grooved to secure a firm hold even with wet hands, or under conditions of
rapid, unaimed fire.
F5. Reversible magazine release button (Model 92 FS Compact “Type M”
excluded): it can easily be assembled on the right side of the pistol for left
handed shooters.
F6. Checkered grips: they ensure a better hold and give to the pistol a touch of
elegance. Walnut checkered grips or black rubber grips are available on
request.
F7. Combat trigger-guard: the trigger-guard is shaped and grooved to allow a
functional rest of the index finger when shooting with two hand hold.
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TARGET MODELS
Designed to offer the ultimate performance in competition shooting, these
models meet all U.I.T.S. standards for large caliber pistols (P.G.C.). They differ
from basic 92 FS in the following aspects:
- 150 mm. barrel, with aluminum counterweight sleeve
- Fully adjustable target rear sight
- Ergonomic walnut grips, with “orange peel” anti-slip finish (Fig. 6)
INOX MODELS
The Inox models feature the following parts made in stainless steel:
- The barrel
- The slide (including the extractor, the safety and the right-side manual safety
lever)
- The trigger (and trigger pin)
- Slide stop lever
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- Grip screws
The light alloy frame is anodized grey to match the other parts.
Some parts are chromium-plated matte (the hammer, the outside of the
magazine, etc.) and the rear sight is Bruniton coated.
A special model with gold inlays is also available (Inox Golden).
TECHNICAL FEATURES AND DATA
DE LUXE MODELS
The new De Luxe models are available in three different versions: blued,
engraved; silver-plated, engraved; gold-plated, engraved. All versions have
special smooth-finish walnut grips featuring an inlaid gold plate for initials, and
come in an elegant cowhide-covered case.
GENERAL OPERATION
The series 92 Beretta pistols are semi-automatic firearms functioning on the short
barrel recoil principle and using a falling block locking system.
Upon firing, the pressure developped by combustion gas recoils the slide-barrel
assembly. After a short run of slide-barrel assembly, the locking block falls and
releases the slide letting it recoil while the barrel stops against frame. The slide,
during its rearward movement, extracts and ejects the fired caratridge case, cocks the
hammer and activates the recoil spring. Pushed by the recoil spring, the slide then
moves forward feeding the next cartridge from the magazine into the chamber and
causing barrel-slide locking.
The slide is designed to stay open after the last cartridge has been fired and ejected.
NOTE: Some models are equipped with hammer half-cock position. It is not
recommended to carry the hammer half-cocked. This device is
intended as an accidental discharge preventive hammer drop catch.
92 FS
98 FS
96
92 FS
96
Compact
92 FS
96
Centurion
92 FS
Compact
“Type M”
Overall Lenght
mm/”
217 - 8.5”
197 - 7.8”
197 - 7.8”
197 - 7.8”
Barrel Lenght
mm/”
125 - 4.9”
109 - 4.3”
109 - 4.3”
109 - 4.3”
Overall Width
mm/”
38 - 1.5”
38 - 1.5”
38 - 1.5”
38 - 1.5”
Overall Height
mm/”
137 - 5.4”
135 - 5.3”
137 - 5.4”
135 - 5.3”
Weight Unloaded (approx.)gr./oz. 975 - 34.4
910 - 32
940 - 33.2
875 - 30.9
Sight Radius
mm/”
155 - 6.1”
147 - 5.8”
147 - 5.8”
147 - 5.8”
Magazine Capacity rounds
15-10 (96)
13-9 (96)
15-10 (96)
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NOTE: Competition Conversion Kit models: specifications of converted pistol.
CALIBER: Models 92: 9 mm
Parabellum. Models 98: 9 mm x 21 IMI.
Models 96: .40 S & W.
OPERATION: Semi-automatic, short
recoil of barrel.
LOCKING SYSTEM: Falling block.
HAMMER: Exposed hammer. Models
DS, D: Without spur.
ACTION: Double and single action.
Models DS, D: Double action only.
RIFLING, PITCH: R.H., 6 grooves. Pitch:
250 mm/9.8”. Cal. .40 S & W: Pitch 400
mm./15.7”.
FRONT SIGHT: Blade, integral with slide.
Competition Conversion Kit models:
High front sight dovetailed to
counterweight.
REAR SIGHT: Notched bar dovetailed to
slide. Models Comp. Conv. Kit, Target:
Fully adjustable.
SAFETIES: All models: automatic firing
pin safety. When the trigger is not pulled
completely back, a blocking device
secures the firing pin and prevents it from
moving forward. Manual safety which
separates the firing pin from the hammer,
lowers the hammer, when cocked, and
interrupts, the connection between trigger
LOADING AND FIRING
Caution: Always keep your finger away from the trigger whenever you do not
intend to fire.
Make sure the pistol is not already loaded by inspecting the
chamber-loaded indicator (extractor) (D3 and Fig. 9).
LOADING THE MAGAZINE
• To load the magazine remove it from the pistol by depressing the magazine
release button (Fig. 11).
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92 FS
98 FS
96
Inox
92 FS
98 FS
96
De Luxe
NOTE: For the greatest insurance against accidental discharge due to
inadvertent trigger pull, keep the manual safet engaged “ON” during
loading or unloading.
92 FS
Compet.
Conv. Kit
98 FS
96
Target
92 G
96 G
92 DS
96 DS
92 D
96 D
• Engage the manual safety D2, if present, by pushing the safety-decocking lever
217 - 8.5” 217 - 8.5” 277 - 10.9” 242 - 9.5” 217 - 8.5” 217 - 8.5” 217 - 8.5”
125 - 4.9” 125 - 4.9” 185 - 7.3” 150 - 5.9” 125 - 4.9” 125 - 4.9” 125 - 4.9”
38 - 1.5”
38 - 1.5”
46 - 1.8”
46 - 1.8”
38 - 1.5”
38 - 1.5”
down all the way, so as to cover the red warning dot (Fig. 13). This safety lever
rotation separates the firing pin from the hammer, lowers the hammer if cocked and
interrupts the connection between trigger and sear.
38 - 1.5”
137 - 5.4” 137 - 5.4” 147 - 5.8” 137 - 5.4” 137 - 5.4” 137 - 5.4” 137 - 5.4”
NOTE: Pistols model G and D have no manual safety. The G model has a
decocking lever only which, when released, returns to the ready to fire
position.
975 - 34.4 975 - 34.4 1120- 39,5 1050 - 37 975 - 34.4 970 - 34.2 960 - 33.8
155 - 6.1” 155 - 6.1”
230 - 9”
176 - 6.9” 155 - 6.1” 155 - 6.1” 155 - 6.1”
15-10 (96) 15-10 (96) 15-10 (96) 15-10 (96) 15-10 (96) 15-10 (96) 15-10 (96)
• Push the loaded magazine into the pistol grip completely to insure catch
and sear. Model G: when the manual
safety lever is released after having been
activated to lower the hammer, it
automatically returns to the ready-to fire
position. Models DS: The manual safety
separates the firing pin from the hammer
and interrupts the connection between
trigger and sear. Models D: Without
safety.
FRAME: Light alloy. Sandblasted and
Anodized black. Models De Luxe:
Anodized black or Silverplated or Goldplated. Models Inox: Anodized grey.
SLIDE, BARREL: Steel, phosphatized
and Bruniton coated. Inside chromiumplated barrel. Models De Luxe: Blued or
• Grasping the slide serrations with thumb and index finger, fully retract and release
engagement.
silver-plated or gold-plated. Models Inox:
Stainless steel, sand-blasted.
GRIPS: Plastic, checkered and sandblasted matte. On request, walnut grips,
checkered or antislip rubber grips. Mod.
De Luxe: Walnut briar grips with gold
plate for initials. Mod. Comp. Conv. Kit,
target: Ergonomic
walnut grips with antislip finishing.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Mod. De Luxe
are available in three versions: engraved
black, engraved silver-plated, engraved
gold-plated. All models are equipped with
spare magazine, cleaning rod, ABS
case.
De luxe models are issued in a neat’s
the slide (Fig. 14) to load the chamber.
Caution: THE PISTOL IS NOW CHAMBER LOADED, DECOCKED (“G”
models are cocked), MANUAL SAFETY ENGAGED (if present).
Always keep your finger away from the trigger whenever you do not
intend to fire.
Caution: MODEL’S “G” ARE NOW CHAMBER LOADED AND COCKED.
Lower the hammer rotating the decocking lever downward.
NOTE: All Beretta 92 Series pistols described in this manual are equipped
whit an Automatic Safety D1, which prevents firing pin inertia breech
protrusion. This safety is overcome only by trigger pull.
To replace the round which has been chambered from the magazine:
• Hold the magazine in the left hand. With your right hand place a cartridge on the
follower in front of the lips, press down and slide the cartridge completely back
under the lips (Fig. 12).
• Repeat until the magazine is fully loaded. Holes on the back or on sides of the
magazine allow for visual counting of cartridges (Fig. 7).
Do not try to force more than the maximum indicated rounds into the
magazine.
• Remove the magazine from the pistol by depressing the magazine release button.
• Insert one more cartridge into the magazine.
• Push the loaded magazine into the pistol grip completely to insure catch
engagement.
LOADING THE PISTOL AND THE CARTRIDGE CHAMBER
Caution: REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE HANDLING A LOADED WEAPON,
WITH A LIVE ROUND IN THE CHAMBER. Keep your finger away
from the trigger whenever you do not intend to fire.
Caution: Always keep your finger away from the trigger whenever you do not
intend to fire.
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• When the last round has been fired the slide remains open (Fig. 15).
• To fire again remove the empty magazine and insert a loaded one.
• Press the slide catch, to close the slide and to load the chamber (Fig. 16).
FIRING
WHEN READY TO FIRE:
• Aim the pistol and align front and rear sight on target.
• Release the manual safety (if present) by simply rotating the manual safety lever
with a fully upward thumb pressure. The red warning dot can be seen when the
manual safety is disengaged.
• Fire by squeezing the trigger.
Caution: THE PISTOL IS NOW CHAMBER LOADED, COCKED AND
READY TO FIRE AGAIN. Keep your finger away from the trigger
whenever you do not intend to fire, engage the manual safety (if
present) and/or lower the hammer rotating downward the decocking
lever.
NOTE: Since the hammer is uncocked, the pull on the trigger wil first cock the
hammer and then release it. This firing mode is called DOUBLE
ACTION.
UNLOADING THE PISTOL AND THE CARTRIDGE CHAMBER
• Engage the manual safety (fully down; red dot covered), if present and/or lower the
hammer, if cocked, rotating the decocking lever downward.
The discharge will recoil the slide which, in turn, will eject the fired cartridge case,
cock the hammer and activate the recoil spring. Then the slide will automatically
close, feeding the next cartridge from the magazine into the chamber.
• Depress the magazine release button as to remove the magazine from the pistol.
• Grasping the slide serrations with thumb and index finger, fully retract the slide to
remove the chambered cartridge.
• WHEN SURE THE CHAMBER IS EMPTY AND THE CARTRIDGE HAS BEEN
EJECTED, quickly release the slide.
Caution: THE PISTOL IS NOW CHAMBER LOADED, COCKED AND
READY TO FIRE AGAIN. Keep you finger away from the trigger
whenever you do not intend to fire.
• Model G pistols only: lower the hammer rotating downward the decocking lever.
• Squeeze the trigger to fire again.
UNLOADING THE MAGAZINE
• To unload the magazine, grasp with one hand around the magazine box, bottom
down and front end forward. With the tip of the thumb firmly press down on the
cartridge rim and push. As the bullet moves forward, tip it slightly upward with the
index finger.
• Repeat until the magazine is unloaded.
NOTE: Since the hammer is cocked, the pull on the trigger simply releases the
hammer. This firing mode is called SINGLE ACTION. After the first
shot the pistol will fire always in the single action mode.
• If the hammer is fully-lowered, the safety OFF, and you want to fire the first shot by
the single action mode, manually retract the hammer to its fully-cocked position.
WHEN READY TO FIRE, squeeze the trigger.
NOTE: Pistols model DS and D are designed to fire in the DOUBLE ACTION
mode only. The hammer never stays cocked thus following the slide
forward to come to rest in the uncocked position.
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• With the Allen Key of the multiple spanner loosen the locking screw (at least 2
MAINTENANCE
turns)
• Pull forward the counterweight sleeve. Caution: slip out of barrel also the barrel -
Every time the pistol is fired or at least once a month, cleaning and lubricating is
recommended.
counterweight spacer.
• Follow the normal field stripping procedure.
FIELD STRIPPING
CLEANING AND LUBRICATING
Caution: Make sure the pistol is unloaded. If not, unload it following the
“UNLOADING THE PISTOL” procedure.
BARREL CLEANING AND LUBRICATING
• Spray the supplied brush with a good grade of CLP (cleaner-lubricant-preservative)
gun oil. Insert the brush into the barrel from the chamber and scrub the chamber
and bore thoroughly.
• Dry chamber and bore by pushing a flannel patch through the chamber and bore
with the brush. Keep changing the patch until it emerges clean.
• Clean the locking block with a cloth soaked in gun oil; if necessary use the brush
supplied.
• Lightly oil the inside and outside of the barrel, passing through it a clean flannel
soaked in gun oil. Lightly oil the locking block.
SLIDE CLEANING AND LUBRICATING
• Clean slide with a cloth and/or brush soaked in gun oil, paying special attention to
the breech face and extractor, slide rails and underside of breech. Wipe clean.
• Lightly oil the slide. Drop a few drops of oil around the extractor, firing pin block and
safety and finger activate the parts to insure oil penetrations and free movement.
RECOIL SPRING AND SPRING GUIDE LUBRICATING
• Lightly oil recoil spring and spring guide with gun oil. After long use it may be
necessary fo first clean with gun oil and the brush supplied.
FRAME CLEANING AND LUBRICATION
• With oil soaked rag or brush, clean all areas covered by gunpowder residue and
field dirt.
• Wipe clean and lightly lubricate rails and moving parts. Be sure to oil the
disassembling latch, magazine catch, slide stop, trigger system, hammer, sear, and
the levers in front of the hammer.
MAGAZINE CLEANING AND CARTRIDGE ROTATION
• Be sure to thoroughly clean the magazine(s). After cleaning, wipe with a lightly oil
moistened rag.
• If the pistol is carried chamber and magazine loaded, it is important to periodically
unload all magazines for cartridge inspection.
• Remove magazine by depressing magazine release button.
• Hold pistol in the right hand; with left forefinger press disassembling latch release
button and with left thumb rotate disassembling latch clockwise until it stops (Fig.
17).
• Pull the slide barrel assembly forward with locking block, recoil spring and spring
guide (Fig. 18).
• Slightly press recoil spring and spring guide (Fig. 19).
Caution: Spring and spring guide are under tension.
• Lift spring guide and recoil spring, letting the latter stretch slowly (Fig. 20).
• Press locking block plunger (Fig. 21).
• Take out the barrel locking assembly from slide (Fig. 22).
NO FURTHER DISASSEMBLY IS RECOMMENDED UNLESS DONE BY A
COMPETENT GUNSMITH.
Target and Competition Conversion Kit Models:
NOTE: The counterweight sleeve G is locked to the barrel by the ring nut G1
and the locking screw G2 (Fig. 5, 6).
Therefore, if separation of barrel from slide is required, it is first
necessary to separate the counterweight sleeve from the barrel. (It is
advisable to carry out this operation when pistol is assembled).
Target and Competition Conversion Kit models:
Proceed as follows:
• Remove magazine
• Unscrew the ring nut anticlockwise using the multiple spanner supplied and
separate it from the barrel.
After having cleaned and lubricated the pistol, if necessary clean and lightly oil the
inside of the counterweight sleeve.
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ADJUSTING THE REAR SIGHT
ASSEMBLY
Assemble following the Field Stripping procedure in reverse order. It is advisable to
pay attention to the following points:
Target and Competition Conversion Kit models.
Adjustment of rear sight is done aligning front and rear sight on the mark (as shown
in the ill. below).
To modify the rear sight adjustment, proceed as follows:
• Engage safety
• The barrel should rest perfectly flush against the slide (the extractor must lodge in
its groove in the barrel)
• The locking block lugs should rest in their housing (the locking block plunger
ADJUSTMENT FOR ELEVATION (UP)
should protrude from the barrel base).
• The recoil spring guide head should lodge in the center of its groove in the locking
block.
• When rotating disassembling latch, the slide should be in the closed position
(aligned with or beyond the rear side of frame).
• To raise the point of impact on target, turn the upper screw anticlockwise using a
suitable screwdriver (follow the arrow marked on the sight). Proceed one sector
(click of the screw) at a time so that the finest adjustment is obtained.
• To lower the point of impact, proceed in reverse.
Target and Competition Conversion Kit models
To assemble the counterweight sleeve (with barrel assembled to slide):
• Check that the barrel-counterweight spacer is placed in position
• Insert the counterweight sleeve on the barrel and screw the locking screw to the
end with the Allen key of the multiple spanner supplied, taking care that the
counterweight sleeve is aligned with the slide.
• Screw on the ring nut and lock it using the multiple spanner supplied.
ADJUSTMENT FOR WINDAGE
• To move the point of impact on target to the right, turn the side screw clockwise
following the arrow marked on the right side of sight. Proceed one sector (click of
the screw) at a time so that the finest adjustment is obtained.
• To move the point of impact to the left, proceed in reverse.
HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE
ADJUSTABLE REAR SIGHT
COMPETITION CONVERSION KIT MODELS
This operation should be carried out by a gunsmith.
• With a suitable hammer and the aluminum plate supplied push the fixed sight out
of the slide slot (operating from the right to the left side of the slide)
• Insert the dovetail base of the adjustable rear sight into the slide slot (from the left
to the right side of the slide).
HOW TO REVERSE THE MAGAZINE
RELEASE BUTTON (FOR LEFT-HANDED SHOOTERS)
Caution: The slide lock slot is conical. Respect the right way of extraction and
insertion of the rear sight.
• When the adjustable rear sight base is centered in the slide, lock it in position
(Not possible on the Type M versions)
This operation should be carried out by a gunsmith.
• With a suitable screwdriver unscrew and remove the grips.
• Press the back (flat side) of the magazine release button down and away. The
magazine release assembly will then drop out.
screwing the two dowels to the end, without forcing, using the Allen key supplied.
NOTE: To approach the dowels, it is necessary first to unscrew to the end the
upper rear sight screw. Be careful not to lose the springs.
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• Reverse the magazine release assembly and insert the button (grooved side) in
AMMUNITION
position tilting it slightly.
• Holding the button (grooved side) of the magazine release assembly firmly in
place, press its flat side and push it until it clicks into place. The operation is done
correctly when the magazine slides easily into its housing.
• Replace grips with screws.
Using good quality ammunition combined with preventive maintenace will make the
pistol perform flawlessly through years of service. To prevent malfunctioning always
visually inspect each cartridge for external damage before loading.
The pistol is designed and tested to withstand continued shooting with all brands and
types of commercial ammunition manufactured to standard (C.I.P., S.A.A.M.I., etc.)
specifications.
We do not recommend extended use of +P, +P+ or submachine gun ammunition
because the chamber pressure may reach or exceed proof load pressure decreasing
the major components service life expectancy.
The warranty does not cover the use of reloaded and/or hand loaded ammunition.
MALFUNCTIONS, CAUSES AND
REMEDIES
MALFUNCTION
PROBABLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Mis-introduction of a
cartridge into the
chamber
Warped or defective
cartridge
Inspect and replace
cartridge
Dirty or badly lubricated
weapon
Clean and lubricate
weapon
Damaged magazine
Replace magazine
Mis-fire
Defective cartridge
Keep pistol muzzle in a safe
direction and pull the trigger
once more or replace
cartridge
Mis-extraction or
defective extraction
Dirty cartridge chamber
Clean and lubricate
cartridge chamber
Defective or dirty
ammunition
Replace or clean
cartridges
Damaged extractor
spring
Replace extractor
spring
Broken extractor
Replace extractor
Warning If using reloaded cartridges containing solid lead bullets, take the
following precautions:
- DO NOT use any ammunition on which the case mouth is CRIMPED
into the bullet.
- Make sure the bullets are of the right caliber size according to
international specifications (C.I.P., S.A.A.M.I., etc.).
- Avoid the use of bullets having sharp contour step close to case
mouth.
- Lead bullets have a tendency to cause bore leading which may
dramatically increase the discharge pressure.
- Make sure to remove all chamber and bore lead accumulation after
each shooting.
- DO NOT ever shoot cartridges with jacketed bullets through a barrel
previously fired with lead bullets before the bore is thoroughly
deleaded.
- Repeated reloading will structurally weaken the case head/web
section which may result in case rupture.
DRY FIRING/“DUMMY” ROUNDS
If you want to practice aim and trigger pull, insert a FIRED cartridge case or
“DUMMY” cartridge in the chamber to cushion the fall of the firing pin and eliminate
the chance of firing pin breakage.
Hammer fall in connection with the normal use of the manual safety-decocking lever
DOES NOT cause firing pin breakage.
NOTE: No one should attempt to make recommended repairs without proper
knowledge or training.
Your dealer can supply different “DUMMY” cartridges:
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Note: “DUMMY” cartridges with spring loaded “Primer” are excellent but expensive.
“DUMMY” cartridges with solid heads are good for loading/unloading and dry
firing practice.
“DUMMY” cartridges with empty primer pockets are good for loading/unloading
practice but DO NOT protect the firing pin when dry firing.
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Le illustrazioni e descrizioni di questo opuscolo si intendono fornite a titolo indicativo. La Casa si riserva
pertanto il diritto di apportare ai suoi modelli, in qualsiasi momento e senza preavviso, quelle modifiche che
ritenesse utili per migliorarli o per qualsiasi esigenza di carattere costruttivo e commerciale.
The illustrations and descriptions given in this brochure are intended as a general guide only, and must not
be
taken as binding. The Company, therefore, reserves the right to make, at any moment and without notice,
any changes it thinks necessary to improve its models or to meet any requirements of manufacturing or
commercial nature.
Les illustrations et les descriptions contenues dans ce prospectus ne sont données qu’à titre indicatif. La
Maison
se réserve le droit de modifier, à tout moment et sans préavis, ses modèles pour les améliorer ou pour
n’importe quelle exigence de caractère constructif et commercial.
Beretta Pubblicità C 60370.001
9/99
Printed in Italy
batan - Gardone V.T.
Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta S.p.A.
Via Pietro Beretta, 18 - 25063 GARDONE VAL TROMPIA (Brescia) Italia
Tel. (030) 8341.1 - Telex 301523 PB BS I - Telefax (030) 8341.421
Internet: http:/www.beretta.it
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