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I see in a local shop a 1934 Berretta 1937 manufacture. It's 90% with nice bore and very good grips. The numbers match but the slide is a brighter blue than the frame. It has a crown over RN mark on the left side. Is this a military pistol? Is it worth $250? I don't know anything about these so any info will be appreciated.
Thanks Mark
 

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Mark, Welcome to the forum. $250.00 is a good price. The slide may be re-blued. The lettering should be sharp and crisp. Is the slide kind of a reddish iodine color? The RN?, is probably RM, Navy issue. RE indicates Army issue. (most common), RM is Navy, RA is Air Force. If it is RM it's a good deal.

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IMHO, if it's a Navy (Regia Marina) Beretta, it would have an anchor between the R and the M on the left grip tang. And most Navy Berettas were M1935 in 7.65mm (.32acp) rather than 1934s in 9mm Corto (.380acp), I understand. Also, I believe that Air Force (Regia Aeronautica) 1935 Berettas were marked with a crown over flying eagle on left grip tang, rather than the initials "RA".
 
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