Determining the production year on a 92fs
I recently purchased a Beretta 92F and I would like to determine the production year, is there any way I can determine the production year.
On the frame, many have it near the trigger, is a square box with 2 letters.
Do a google for Beretta/Italian proof marks and you should get the date chart.
(YEA! My image attached)
1945 starts the Roman numeral sequence for 30 years, then AA, AB, AC......BA, BB.... ** see chart as some letters are skipped
My 84 Cheetah has a BH which makes it a 1996 manufacture.
I can't find proof marks anywhere. I also entered the SN in the "Firearm Technical Data Search" that was previously posted and they had no listing for the SN. I'm going to give Beretta a call tomorrow.
The picture you attached is not too clear, but it looks like the marks are where they should be - on the front side of the trigger guard where it meets the frame. Right under the slide release button.
There appear to be two proof marks on top with a third date mark right below them. It is a square with 2 letters in it.
I finally checked my 96a1, the marks are on the bottom of the dustcover/picatinny in front of the trigger guard.
square with CI = 2012.
** silly me, I just noted they skip some letters. OK, Now I have to dig some more.....