-Pistola Beretta Mod 35 7.65Molti pensano che tra la Beretta Mod. 34 e il Mod. 35 ci sia poca differenza, ma non e' cosi prima di tutto il Mod.35 veniva esclusivamente dato in dotazione a Sottufficiali e Ufficiali della Regia Marina , alle Forze Speciali e alla Regia Aereonautica in oltre il calibro e 7,65 mm e non 9 mm come il Mod. 34.
Venne data in dotazione anche alla Aviazione, all'esercito , venduta alla Finlandia e fornita al "Comando Germanico".I CATALOGHI BERETTA LA DEFINIVANO MOD. 1935 ma i primi 1000 pezzi erano usciti nel '34, L'INDICAZIONE DEL MODELLO COMPARE ANCHE SU ALCUNE ARMI COSTRUITE NEL'36.
REST̉ IN PRODUZIONE, CON ALCUNE MODIFICHE, FINO AL 1967 PER COMPLESSIVI 525.000 PEZZI.
DAL 1934 ALLA FINE DI SETTEMBRE 1943 LE MATRICOLE VANNO DA 409.001 A 500.000 = 90.000 PEZZI; DA OTTOBRE '43 A FINE APRILE '45 DA 500.001 A 620.799 PER 120.000.The Beretta 1935 model by Armaguerra in Cremona. Eccept for the slide markings the weapon does not present differences worth of any noticie.
It is interesting that during the time that the production fell into German hands the criteria for serial numbers changed. The simple progressive numbers which Beretta had always used was replaced by a mixed code of letters and numbers - typically German. Naturally, this does not help any investigation into wartime production at Beretta. We have ascertained, however, that the Model 35 was not produced exclusively at the Beretta plants. Several examples exist with the writing «Pistola Beretta Cal 7.65 M35 S.A. Armaguerra-Cremona 1944», together with the usual mixed German numbering. Unfortunately we have no data regarding this production, which can be defined as external. We cannot tell whether the pistols were produced at other plants as well, or indeed how many of them were made.
Edited by Valerio_ - 10/11/2007, 15:25
Finnish Army made two orders of M/35 pistols to Italy during WW2, both of them in 1941. First one containing 1,000 pistols arrived late 1941.
The second one of 4,000 pistols proved problematic and only 3,092 of ordered pistols were delivered by late 1942, the remaining pistols bit over 900 pistols the Italians replaced by delivering M/34 pistols instead. During Continuation War both by Finnish front-line troops and home front troops used Beretta M/35 pistols.
Year 1951 some 2,091 pistols M/35 remained, they remained warehoused until mid-1980's. Finally year 1986 most of them were sold and only small amount was still kept for uses that demanded easily conceivable pistol (couriers etc).