Beretta m418 Pistol / Hand guns
Nickel Plated Engraved 1953 Beretta 418 6.35 cal Pistol.
This a very nice 1953 Beretta 418 that has been nickel plated and engraved. The nickel plating has some rust spots but over all is in very good condition. It is deactivated to new spec it can be cocked and dry fired it comes with the magazine and the deactivation certificate.
The Beretta 418 is an itailan pocket pistol with many versions and the earliest examples date back to 1918. The 418 was favored by many Itailan officers during World War 2. Starting in the late 1940s untill the end of the production they were made with an aluminium frame. The 418 stayed in production untill the middle of the 1950s.
The Beretta 418 was also James Bonds first gun in Ian Fleming's early Bond novels untill a fan suggested to Fleming that the Italian Beretta 418 was a ladys gun and that a gun firing a larger cal bullet like the walther PPK would be more fitted to a secret agent. Then it changed to the PPK in a tribute to the fan Fleming named the character Q Major Boothroyd with the fan's name being Geoffrey Boothroyd.
|Type:||Other Military Guns|
|Category:||Pistol / Hand guns|
|Condition:||Used - Good condition for age|
|Price:||£ 500 ONO|
|Certificate:||No Licence - Deactivated|
|Recommended Usage:||Collection item|
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