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Beretta & Italian Date Marks

Beretta and other Italian guns can be dated by a code by a code stamped on to the barrels next to the proof mark.  

There are two iterations of marks and they are as follows:

Roman Numeral Series - 1945 to 1974:

I=1945, II=1946, III=1947, IV=1948, V=1949, VI=1950, VII=1951, VIII=1952, IX=1953, X=1954, XI=1955, XIII=1957, XIV=1958, XV=1959, XVI=1960, XVII=1962, XIX=1963, XX=1964, XXI=1965, XXII=1966, XXIII=1967, XXIV=1968, XXV=1969, XXVI=1970, XXVII=1971, XXVIII=1972, XXIX=1973, XXX=1974.

Roman numerals are the official version, but there are some instances of Arabic numerals creeping in as a sort of “shorthand”, for example XX8 for 1972 might be used in order to save space.

Letter series 1975 to 2019:

AA=1975, AB=1976, AC=1977, AD=1978, AE=1979, AF=1980, AH=1981, AI=1982, AL=1983, AM=1984, AN=1985, AP=1986, AS=1987, AT=1988, AU=1989, AZ=1990, BA=1991, BB=1992, BC=1993, BD=1994, BF=1995, BH=1996, BI=1997, BL=1998, BM=1999, BN=2000, BP=2001, BS=2002, BT=2003, BU=2004, BZ=2005, CA=2006, CB=2007, CC=2008, CD =2009, CF=2010, CH=2011, CI=2012, CL=2013, CM=2014, CN=2015, CS=2017, CT=2018, CU=2019, CZ=2020, DA=2021, DB=2022, DC=2023, DD=2024, DE=2025, DF=2026, DH=2027, DI=2028, DL=2029, DM=2030.  

After 2019 the date code might sometimes be the year in the box instead of letters.  For example 2020 could be either [CZ] or [20].  

We stock a range of Beretta products which can be found in the shop section of the website.  We are authorsed main dealers for all Beretta and Benelli products, if you can't find what you are looking for contact us and we'll be able to help! 

Beretta & Italian Date Marks
Blue Fieldsports January 31, 2023
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