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Beretta BM 59

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by bolus, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Spotted a Beretta BM 59 at a pawn shop today for $2200. Looked to be in nice shape. From what I've read, these were M1's that were modified to take a mag like an m14. Only 200 made it to the states.

    Is $2200 reasonable for one?

    I only got a pic of the receiver markings. The rest of the finish and wood looked just as good as what is here.

    This is what they look like (pic from another site)
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  2. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I always heard that these babies were really sweet. I don't think that is a bad price although since I don't have a pot to pee in I would never spend the money. I find $125 for a magazine to be outrageous.
  3. captqc

    captqc Tigard Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    $2,200 is way high! Check out Sarco, www.e-sarcoinc.com. They sell parts kits for these for $595 which includes everything except the Garand receiver (another $600) and they sell the mags for $59.95. They also sell complete rifles in paratrooper configuration for $1,700, and what they call "Apennines" configuration for $1,600. Hope that helps. Gary
  4. MrNatural

    MrNatural Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I own a BM-59 and it's a really nice ride. But I bought it a long time ago when their price was reasonable. For $2200 let some pointy-headed collector take it home.

    For $2200 you can buy a brand-new Springfield Armory M1-A squad scout, a dozen magazines and a case of .308 ammo. I also own one of them and I pretty much leave the Beretta in the safe.

    The M1-A Squad Scout handles and shoots just like the BM-59, but takes readily-available magazines, spare parts and aftermarket accessories. It's a much better choice all around in today's marketplace.
  5. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I did find a few online for $1600 range so I also concluded the $2200 was quite high. At least I got to see one in person.
  6. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    If it's minty and not a kit build, worth every penny of $2200!
    And I can tell from that receiver marking that it's one of them! :eek:

    There are lots online, but not Beretta built! They are bubba garage built BM 59's built with junky Sarco kits that I need to replace half the parts :( Well ok that's only been on half a dozen...
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