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#1 Robert Henley

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:15 PM

Bob,

I've got a Beretta 38-42 and the knob that you pull the bolt back screws down so you can tighten it or loosen it. It hasn't caused any issues, but a friend has one and he says his doesn't move at all. Is that normal movement or should I do something to lock it in place?  I just screw it down so it's snug but the bolt moves smoothly.  It seems like it's designed this way, but I'm unsure. 

 

It runs great: https://youtu.be/ZqAp5ESimCo

 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 02:44 PM

Nice gun !! Ruben had a MP 38/42 recently that was in nice condition. It sold very fast.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:16 PM

Tighten it up and if it loosens up again, a small amount of Loctite will help keep it from unscrewing. This assumes all parts are in very good condition and are not worn out or altered. Hope this helps.
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:49 AM

Tighten it up and if it loosens up again, a small amount of Loctite will help keep it from unscrewing. This assumes all parts are in very good condition and are not worn out or altered. Hope this helps.

 

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:03 AM

Nice gun !! Ruben had a MP 38/42 recently that was in nice condition. It sold very fast.

 

I did a FOIA and got the original WWII bring back paper work.  It has Nazi marking on the stock and the fluted barrel.  Very nice gun.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 11:34 AM

The Germans used lots of berettas and their soldiers loved them. The german version was the MP 38/42 correct?? The factory was in northern Italy and it made guns even after the Americans invaded Italy because the Germans controlled that part of Italy until the end of the war.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:09 PM

The Germans used lots of berettas and their soldiers loved them. The german version was the MP 38/42 correct?? The factory was in northern Italy and it made guns even after the Americans invaded Italy because the Germans controlled that part of Italy until the end of the war.

 

MP.738 I believe.  Some history here:

 

https://en.wikipedia...eretta_Model_38

 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:40 PM

Nazi markings on the stock and barrel ?

 

I am not 100% sure but i think  Berettas SMG's were not Waffenamt proofed even when used by the Germans, there are a lot of fakes arounds with fancy Waffenamt stamps

 

I saw Berettas with Waffenamt fake  stamps that should have appeared on leather pouches made by makers in Berlin  or so,.....

 

I have an 38/42 and an 38a found in Belgium and France: no Waffenamt

 

Check the Waffenamt numbers and see the literature

 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:41 PM

Nazi markings on the stock and barrel ?

 

I am not 100% sure but i think  Berettas SMG's were not Waffenamt proofed even when used by the Germans, there are a lot of fakes arounds with fancy Waffenamt stamps

 

I saw Berettas with Waffenamt fake  stamps that should have appeared on leather pouches made by makers in Berlin  or so,.....

 

I have an 38/42 and an 38a found in Belgium and France: no Waffenamt

 

Check the Waffenamt numbers and see the literature

 

To clarify, just the stock.  It also has a fluted barrel (versus a pencil barrel).  I'll take a picture when I get a chance, and post it.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 03:35 PM

My 38/42 has the "4UT" marking on the left side of the stock and the receiver lacks any Beretta or model markings.

 

M1938.jpg

 

The receiver just has the caliber and serial number.
I have noted that many of these late war guns produced for the Germans tend to develope a small crack in the wood stock, starting under the butt plate.

Also, I put a dab of loctite on my cocking knob threads rather than stave the end of the threaded shaft to secure the knob.

 

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 05:02 PM

Nazi markings on the stock and barrel ?

 

I am not 100% sure but i think  Berettas SMG's were not Waffenamt proofed even when used by the Germans, there are a lot of fakes arounds with fancy Waffenamt stamps

 

I saw Berettas with Waffenamt fake  stamps that should have appeared on leather pouches made by makers in Berlin  or so,.....

 

I have an 38/42 and an 38a found in Belgium and France: no Waffenamt

 

Check the Waffenamt numbers and see the literature

 

To clarify, just the stock.  It also has a fluted barrel (versus a pencil barrel).  I'll take a picture when I get a chance, and post it.

 

See attached picture of stock marking.  "4UT" stamping.

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