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Posted: 8/7/2002 10:37:57 AM EST
I ran across a Garand that might be for sale and the guy say's it's a Beretta receiver? I've heard of all the common Garand makers, but Beretta???

Comments? Approx Value? TIA!
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 10:55:04 AM EST
I don't know the approx value. Winchester sold their tooling to the Italians after WWII. They were used by the, and excuse the oxymoron, "Itlaian Armed Forces". They made M-1's that were as good as ours. They were made under the Breda and Beretta name's. Some were .30-06 some were 7.62 NATO. What's this one?
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 11:21:19 AM EST
Yes! It's true. My buddy that owns a cigar shop said he had one too. I didn't believe him until I saw it with my own eyes. It's a beauty too.

From what I understand, Beretta made a few M1's way back when. I also understand that the gun is an outstanding shooter. My buddy won't sell me his.

If you can buy that Beretta, scoop it up before it's gone. Not too many of those were made from what I understand.
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 11:53:36 AM EST
From what I seen of it, it appeared to be somewhat original. Unfortunetly, I didn't have my reading glasses with me at the time. BUT,

The stock appeared to be refinished.

There was what looked like a S/N (burnt) in the stock, but did not match receiver S/N.

On the operating rod, I think the date 1955 was stamped into it?

Maybe, I can get another look at it and take my glasses with me?
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 11:58:36 AM EST
I think StyerAUG has one. Contact him.
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 12:20:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By FrankSquid:
I think StyerAUG has one. Contact him.

Or "garandman".
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 12:21:02 PM EST
Didn't the Italian M1 morph into the BM59?
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 1:47:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 3:31:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/7/2002 6:16:21 PM EST by Arock]
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 6:04:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By raf:

Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Didn't the Italian M1 morph into the BM59?

Sure did. Beretta M1s have a very good rep as to workmanship and finish.
Depending on condition, a Beretta M1 ought to fetch a higher, perhaps considerably higher price than, say, an equivalent late-model Springfield.
If I were offered the opportunity to buy even a mostly original Beretta M1 in decent condition, I'd definitely go for it. YMMV.

It seems to me that the M1, (instead of all the expense of the M14 and still using .30-'06, which I prefer) could have been modified in the same sort of way that the Italians did with the BM59. You could have changed the plate at the front of the trigger housing group, change a few internals in the internal mag, created a box mag for it and there you go. I may be wrong about that. What do you think, raf?
Link Posted: 8/8/2002 3:41:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/8/2002 4:10:49 AM EST
I'm not much of an afficionado on the Beretta's M1's.

They are of Italian origin, usually modified to accept a detachable mag, and command a very high price.

That's about all I know, and others already told you all that.

Link Posted: 8/8/2002 7:26:54 AM EST
I am building a Danish 7.62 NATO G/M50 Beretta at the moment, cool rifle for sure:

Link Posted: 8/8/2002 10:34:26 AM EST
Ekie, schweeetttt, rifle you got there.

The one I seen was nowhere near that.

The asking price for the one I saw was $800 Think I will pass on it at that price, since the CMP Danish guns are $420
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 4:31:23 AM EST
Should we call it a Guinue Garand?....
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 10:50:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By garandman:
I'm not much of an afficionado on the Beretta's M1's.

They are of Italian origin, usually modified to accept a detachable mag, and command a very high price.

That's about all I know, and others already told you all that.

That is the BM59 I was referring to.
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 7:14:32 PM EST
True Beretta "BM-59" marked M1 garands are are EXTREMELY rare.
There were only 200 commercially imported into the states. by spring field armory back around 1985-86

If that suckers a true BM-59 garand its worth around $900+ in 80% condition.

On the clip fed version their fun toys.
I purchased my standard italian BM-59 about 6 years ago for 1500.00. It has the most beautiful tiger striped walnut stock you've ever seen.

The folder linked below is usualy refered to as a sporter because it lacks the tri-compensator.
A combination grenade launcher,flash supressor and muzzle break rolled into one that all 59's come with.

purchasing additional magazines will bankrupt. ya They run anywhere from 75-100 dollars a pop.
ill post a pic of my BM-59 when i get a chance.

Link Posted: 8/10/2002 8:09:46 PM EST
I seen them in Canada go $199 at SIR last year. I think they all went south. I wish I had gotten one. There are around $399 now in Canada.
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 1:47:53 PM EST
Thanks AR308and223, hope to have it done soon, will be selling it for about $850 with a like new barrel and new wood. Waiting on the op rod at the moment.

BTW Beretta made about 100,000 M1 Garands, and some 10,000 went to Denmark.
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