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Beretta M1934
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Type Automatic Pistol
Users Italy
Firing mode Semi-automatic
Magazine size 7

The Beretta M1934 is an Italian pistol.

DescriptionEdit

In the early 1930ies the Italian manufacturer Beretta developed a new automatic pistol to stay competetive with the contemporary Walther designs, especially the Walther PP. The result was a compact weapon with open slide and a finger rest at the lower end of the grip. Two variants were produced: The model M1934 is chambered for the 9x17mm Corto (.380 ACP) ammunition and was issued as a standard sidearm to the Italian Army and the police, while the model M1935 is chambered for 7,65x17mm (.320 ACP) and was issued to the Italian navy and airforce. Both variants proved to be very robust and reliable, and compensate the lower power of their ammunition (compared with the 9x19mm Parabellum) with a high muzzle velocity, making the Beretta M1934/35 an effective, accurate weapon. No wonder its was even produced after the war in great numbers up to 1980.

In Battlegroup42, the Beretta M1934 is the sidearm of the scout, assault, anti-tank and rifleman classes of the Italian forces.

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