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Sunday Answer 3-15-15

This is the bolt that you looked at yesterday.

IMG_0066csThe ring on the back is to cock the bolt.

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IMG_0070csYou can see where the hammer travels through the bolt and strikes the firing pin. This rifle fires from a closed bolt.

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It goes to the Beretta model 1918/30 carbine in 9mm Glisenti. It is a cartridge similar to the 9×19 but of much less powerful, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9mm_Glisenti.

You can see the similarity to the Beretta model 38 smg bolt.

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9mm Luger ammunition will fit and fire in this weapon but should not be used.

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DSC_4588csIt was a well made carbine using a forged and machined receiver.

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It was generally issued as a police carbine.

5 comments to Sunday Answer 3-15-15

  • Don

    I’m curious as to where/if you found definitive information that the Beretta 1918/30 is a 9mm Glisenti and not 9mm Parabellum firearm. I have have looked at many sources for an answer to that. I have seen both cartridges given as the correct one but have yet to see something from a source that can be considered reliable (such as Beretta). I know that the models before that were 9mm Glisenti but I found an Italian source that claims that the 1918/30 was ‘redesigned’ to take the more powerful 9×19. Also, the one that I fired would not reliable function with light loads.

    I would be interested in what you could add to this conflict of information.

  • Chris

    How much does that bolt weigh? It looks tiny. I was sure it was for a .32 acp or smaller

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