Beretta 950 Jetfire Serial Numbers

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Beretta 950
TypePistol
Place of originItaly
Brazil
United States
Production history
ManufacturerBeretta
Produced1952-2003
Specifications
Mass280g/9.9oz
Length120 mm (4.7 in)
Width23 mm (0.9 in)
Height87 mm (3.4 in)
Cartridge.25 ACP, .22 Short
Caliber6.35mm, 5.6mm/ .25, .22
ActionSingle
Feed systemSingle Stack Magazine

8 (.25ACP)

6 (.22 Short)

The Beretta 950 is a semi-automatic pistol designed and manufactured by Beretta since 1952. It builds on a long line of small and compact pocket pistols manufactured by Beretta for self-defense. It was intended to be a very simple and reliable pocket pistol.[1]

  1. The compact Pro Mag Beretta 950BS Pistol Magazine glides smoothly from round to round. These Magazines from the innovators at ProMag feature a heat-treated carbon steel design that won't overheat with repeated use. With an injection molded magazine follower the Pro Mag Beretta Jetfire.25 ACP Pistol Mag transitions effortless between rounds. Affordable and dependable the Pro Mag Beretta 8rd.
  2. Serial number: 59523B Serial number's position: frames's right side Slide marking (left side): Beretta Brev. 950 - 6,35 Slide marking (right side): MADE IN ITALY Proofmarks: rear left side of the frame #2. Manufacturing year: 1955 Serial number: 60881CC Serial number's position: frames's right side.
  3. According to Charles Gage: Your Beretta Model 950BS in.25 caliber auto. Was manufactured from 1955 onward. The serial number is not the way you date these firearms. On any Beretta, the year code.

Specifications[edit]

Beretta 950 Jetfire Serial Numbers Diagram

The Beretta 950 is a simple blowback pistol with a single actiontrigger mechanism and tip-up barrel. The frame is made out of aluminumalloy, the slide and barrel are carbonsteel.[2]

Early models (*950* and *950B* Pre-1968) do not have a safety lever, employing an inertial firing pin for safe hammer-down carry instead (the half cock notch is not for carry and could cause the gun to fire if dropped on the hammer). Later models (*950BS* Post-1968) are provided with an external safety lever.[2][3]

Intended market[edit]

The Beretta 950 Jetfire chambered in .25 ACP is a backup, self-defense pistol that is intended for undercover agents, police officers or individuals licensed to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense. The Minx version in .22 Short is not advised for such a role due to the caliber.[2]

Advantages[edit]

Being light weight, low profile and easily concealable makes it ideal for concealed carry. The tip-up barrel makes it easy to make safe and at the same time, easy to make ready to fire, and being chambered in .25 ACP means it is more reliable than similar pocket pistols chambered in .22 LR.

Limitations[edit]

The .25 ACP round allows it to be a very compact, lightweight gun, but the cartridge is relatively short ranged and low powered, putting it in the same class as the .22 LR rimfire cartridge. The accuracy of the pistol is adequate, but the small grip and short sight radius may limit some shooters to being effective only at short ranges.[2]

Users being timid about recoil can make it prone to bite (the slide can cut the top of the shooter's hand when fired) due to them holding the firearm too tightly. As the pistol lacks a shell extractor, relying instead on blowback pressure to clear the shells, misfires are removed manually by tipping up the barrel and pulling the shell out. This is usually viewed as a limitation but can also be seen as an advantage.[2]

Technical data[edit]

Beretta Jetfire with the tip-up barrel open

Beretta Jetfire 25 For Sale

Beretta 950 BS Inox left side and field strip.
  • Type: Beretta 950 Jetfire
  • Trigger system: Single-action only
  • Caliber: .25 ACP
  • Capacity: 9 total including an 8 rounds magazine and 1 round in the tip-up barrel.
  • Frame material: Aluminium light alloy
  • Slide and barrel material: Carbon steel
  • Grip material: Plastic
  • Barrel length: 60 mm
  • Length: 120 mm
  • Height: 87 mm
  • Width: 23 mm
  • Mass: 280 g
  • Safeties: none (950B) or left-side thumb switch (950BS)
  • Magazine release: Lower left grip heel pushbutton.
  • Production years: 1952–2003.
  • Production locations: Beretta Italy (pre 1968), Beretta do Brasil (late 1960s - early 1970s), Beretta USA (1970s to 2003)

See also[edit]

Jetfire

References[edit]

  1. ^Ahern, Jerry (5 October 2010). Gun Digest Buyer's Guide to Concealed-Carry Handguns. Iola, Wisconsin: Gun Digest Books. p. 220. ISBN1-4402-1743-2.
  2. ^ abcdeAyoob, Massad (2011). Gun Digest Book of Beretta Pistols: Function, Accuracy, Performance. Iola, Wisconsin: Gun Digest Books. pp. 12–18. ISBN1-4402-2653-9.
  3. ^Wilson, R. L. (2008). The World of Beretta: An International Legend. Book Sales, Incorporated. p. 57. ISBN978-0-7858-2104-5.

Beretta 950 Prices

External links[edit]

Beretta 950 Jetfire Serial Numbers

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