Something really cool is coming! We promise to never spam you. The gun is notable for its appearances in film, and bobcat s130 service manual pdf free also the first compact Beretta pistol to feature several improvements commonly found in Beretta pistols for the rest of the century. The frame grip angle was changed to allow more natural position of the shooting hand when pointing at the target.
Model 70 integrated the M1951’s takedown lever, guide rod system, slide stop, and magazine release button in the lower part of the grip. Removing the magazine cause the slide to slam forward into battery, unless the operator engaged the thumb safety. This process increased reloading time considerably. The follower hold-open was eventually replaced in Series 70 production with an improved dedicated slide stop, a feature again derived from the M1951 service pistol. Midway through production, the slide stop release lever was altered from the “pedal” style release used on the M1951 to a round button mounted slide stop lever. The trigger guard was also redesigned with a longer taper to improve the pistol’s appearance. Later, in order to meet U.
1968 Gun Control Act, a thumb shelf was added to the Model 70s left grip panel. The original Model 70, also known as the “Puma”, was offered in . 32 ACP caliber and incorporated a cross-bolt safety. The pistol was fitted with brown plastic wrap-around grip panels. The Beretta 70s utilized a steel frame.
380 ACP calibers, the 70s introduced a conventional thumb-operated safety on the left side of the frame. The Model 71 was sold in . 22LR caliber only, and featured an aluminum alloy frame instead of the steel frame used in the Model 70 and 70s. This change reduced the weight of the pistol by about 200 grams. The Model 72 was the same as Models 71 and 75, except it was supplied with two barrels: one short barrel for self-defense, and one long barrel for target shooting. This model was also marketed as Jaguar.