Beretta M1935 file photo [26882]

Beretta M1935 Handgun

Country of OriginItaly
Caliber7.650 mm
Capacity8 rounds
Length150.000 mm
Barrel Length88.000 mm
Muzzle Velocity282 m/s


ww2dbaseThe Beretta Model 1935 semi-automatic pistols were effectively the same weapons as the Model 1934 pistols, with the only difference being the use of .32ACP 7.65x17mm Browning SR ammunition (M1934 used .380 ACP 9x17mm Corto ammunition). They were issued to Italian military and police units, and they saw extensive service in WW2. Between 1944 and 1945, a number of them were issued to German forces. Production of these weapons began in 1935, lasting through the end of the war, and ended in 1967; during the design's production life, about 525,000 examples were built.

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Last Major Revision: May 2017

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1. Bill Young says:
16 Jan 2021 12:55:37 PM

My grandfather brought back a 'Berretti' from WW2. It was never licensed and was handed in during a gun amnesty. My questions is where the Beretti name comes from. I am not mistaken: I was a teenager at the time that I used to dismantle and reassemble it (along with a Mauser) and I never understood why it said Bertti instead of Beretta. Has anyone go any information?

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