I appreciate the devoted BM59 collectors on this board. Although I don't own a BM59, I have a close friend who does, and I've shot it before, and understand the allure. I've read many of the posts here in this forum, and hope to continue to expand my knowledge regarding the Beretta series of Garand based rifles.
Many of you probably know of my affinity for paper items associated with firearms. I recently acquired some BM59 material, and just finished scanning it to pdf files. I am making it available here for download, since BM59 literature is so difficult to find.
The first item is a really neat and scarce Beretta BM59 Sales Catalog, dated 1961. It includes a large foldout poster. It's a 47 MB file.
Here is the download link:
The second item is a Santa Fe BM59 Sales Flyer, circa mid-1960's. if anyone can more accurately date this flyer, I would appreciate the information. Since it has a zip code, I know it's post 1962.
I am going to pin this topic to the top of the board until we can eventually put together a BM59 Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) reference post.
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