As things are, I'm very much expecting that it won't be good news, but my local gunsmith has described how it's assembled, and what's needed to get it to bits and back together. Interestingly, he's got another, similar model, 'in the back'. another gunsmith told me he's seen three others in about 30 years. He estimated it might be about half £££ of what Beretta quoted, including re-proofing and steel shot proof. Granted, as another local gunsmith told me 'you always get them back, but sometimes they won't go back together!'No it shouldn't do that, you might be lucky to get a proper gunsmith to fix it but I doubt it, as it's a 20 years old I think you will have to prepare yourself that it's a scraper
Hm. I´ve never seen a gun with something like this. I know guns where the barrel soldering was weak and broke but never a seperation fromHi. The monobloc doesn't look the least bit unusual. The barrels are not 'off the face' either. It's not been subjected to heavy use.
My Silver Pigeon barrels appear to be sliding out of the monobloc. Beretta's view is '20 year old gun. We can fix it in Italy but at your expense. Something like £700 and nine months.' Am I unreasonable in thinking that it shouldn't do that? The image shows the problem.View attachment 10300
I suspect that the grease monkeys in Italy didn't do a very good soldering job at the outset. Quite why they're happy for us to know about this, recognising it's a manufacturing fault that should never, ever happen, defeats me. Then again, I had several FIATs before this, and should have learned my lesson.