Italian Beretta Model 81 FS Cheetah .32 Auto 3.75” Pistol Compact M9 w/MAGS

SOLD FOR: $1,525

WOA#: WY240113NB006

Make: Beretta

Model: 81 FS CHEETAH

Serial Number: G59273W

Year of Manufacture: 2015(CN Date Code)

Caliber: 32 Auto, Cal 7.65mm

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Exposed Hammer, DA/SA, with push up safety/de-cocker.

Markings:  The left side of the slide is marked “PIETRO BERETTA GARDONE V.T. – MADE IN ITALY / PATENTED   IT15”.  The left side of the frame is marked “G59273W”, “CN”, with several proofs.  The right side of the slide is marked “PB  WARNING: RETRACT SLIDE TO SEE IF LOADED. FIRES WITHOUT MAGAZINE”.  The right side of the frame is marked “81 FS- CAL.7.65  READ MANUAL BEFORE USE  PB”. The barrel is marked “PB-CAL.7.65 mm  32 Auto” . Both grip panels have the Beretta Trident logos.

Barrel Length: 3.75”

Sights / Optics: The sights are open iron sights.  The front sight is a white dot blade, integral to the slide.  The rear sight is a square notch dovetailed to the slide with a white dot under the notch.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The grips are checkered synthetic with Beretta tridents molded on each grip.  The front and back straps are serrated. The grips rate in about Excellent condition with minimal handling wear. The checkering is crisp and the peaks are sharp.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Six x 12rd Beretta magazines in Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Bruniton Black Coating

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp.  There is no visible erosion in the bore. There is some stubborn fouling in the grooves of the bore. The feed ramp is smooth and shiny. The recessed crown on the muzzle is clean with minimal fouling. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8.5/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is some minor operation wear on the barrel and on the slide lug. The breech face has some brass fouling. The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: This pistol is equipped with a flip up safety/decocker. The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with 6 x 12 round Beretta magazines, its factory blue snap case, Box, cleaning kit, parts cup, Beretta cable lock, owners manual, warranty card, and pamphlets.

Our Assessment: The Beretta 81-FS is a compact semi-automatic pistol manufactured by the renowned Italian firearms company Beretta. Chambered in the .32 ACP caliber, it offers a balance of manageable recoil and adequate stopping power. Featuring a 12-round magazine capacity, it provides ample firepower for various situations. The pistol’s 3.75-inch barrel strikes a balance between compactness and accuracy, while its alloy frame ensures durability without excessive weight. Safety features such as a manual thumb safety/decocker and firing pin block enhance safe handling. Equipped with fixed sights and an ergonomic grip design, the Beretta 81-FS offers reliable performance and comfortable shooting. Commonly used for self-defense and concealed carry, it is favored by those seeking a reliable and easily concealable handgun for personal protection. With its combination of reliability, compact size, and firepower, the Beretta 81FS is a practical choice for individuals prioritizing both safety and convenience in a defensive firearm. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Italian Beretta Model 81 FS Cheetah .32 Auto 3.75” Pistol Compact M9 w/MAGS
Italian Beretta Model 81 FS Cheetah .32 Auto 3.75” Pistol Compact M9 w/MAGS