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    I got a Taurus PT92 today. It was my uncle's. He passed a month ago. Its like new. What can you guys tell me about It.
    I know he got one many years ago from an arms dealer. Payment for losing a round of golf. It was when Taurus was just taking over Berettas equipment in Brazil. I tried to look it up but it didn't show in the serial #look up. B 714xx
    Mat black barrel.
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    Not much information to really get on the gun, but given the European style mag release, it's definitely an early 80's model. Taurus probably won't have any information on it since the company has changed hands a couple times since then.

    Good part for you is if you can find Euro release Beretta 92 magazines, you don't have to modify the magazines to fit at all.
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    It is definitely pre-1984. I had an '84, but it had the mag-release behind the trigger-guard (a la 1911), but yours has the safety-only, no decocker, which also makes it pre-1894.
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    That is a beautiful pistol and nice remembrance of your uncle! Interesting that it's got a frame mounted safety. I'll wager it's a tack driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montkun View Post
    Not much information to really get on the gun, but given the European style mag release, it's definitely an early 80's model. Taurus probably won't have any information on it since the company has changed hands a couple times since then.

    Good part for you is if you can find Euro release Beretta 92 magazines, you don't have to modify the magazines to fit at all.
    IF my old mans memory serves didn't the original 92 have a frame safety?
    then when beretta went to slide mounted so did Taurus, as mentioned in early production the weapons were made with beretta machines and beretta oversight I believe?
    the heel mounted magazine catch clearly dates the weapon as mentioned.
    the thing that kind of surprised me was the blue finish, all the earlier models that I have seen had a fairly glossy blue finish.
    I don't believe that Taurus has any listing for weapons that were imported by other companies?
    anyway nice weapon.
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    Its the damest thing I have ever seen in a production gun. Mat black or dark parkerized finish on the barrel, sides of the frame, top of the slide, hammer and controls . A high gloss blue on the slide name face plates, extractor and the frames back strap around to the front grip, trigger guard, bottom of frame. I did say this gun was owned by an arms "dealer".
    Has anyone seen this in a production finish? Good looking I tell you that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    IF my old mans memory serves didn't the original 92 have a frame safety?
    then when beretta went to slide mounted so did Taurus, as mentioned in early production the weapons were made with beretta machines and beretta oversight I believe?
    the heel mounted magazine catch clearly dates the weapon as mentioned.
    the thing that kind of surprised me was the blue finish, all the earlier models that I have seen had a fairly glossy blue finish.
    I don't believe that Taurus has any listing for weapons that were imported by other companies?
    anyway nice weapon.


    The OG 92's did have a slide mounted safety European heel mounted magazine release.

    Taurus and Beretta both moved the magazine release to where it is now. Though they are both in different locations which is why the magazines aren't interchangeable.

    Taurus has done the right thing, IMHO and kept the safety on the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ickthus View Post
    I got a Taurus PT92 today. It was my uncle's. He passed a month ago. Its like new. What can you guys tell me about It.
    I know he got one many years ago from an arms dealer. Payment for losing a round of golf. It was when Taurus was just taking over Berettas equipment in Brazil. I tried to look it up but it didn't show in the serial #look up. B 714xx
    Mat black barrel.
    Sorry for your lost

    Very nice pistol. I had one just like it some 30 years ago. May it bring you found memories of your uncle every time you shot it.

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    Wow, great "gift"! Nice looking early PT92.
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    Sorry for your loss of your Uncle, but Congratulations on your early PT92, which looks to be in excellent condition.

    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    IF my old mans memory serves didn't the original 92 have a frame safety?
    then when beretta went to slide mounted so did Taurus,
    ALL PT92's have, and have had, Frame Mounted Safeties. Taurus PT92's have NEVER had Slide mounted Safeties.
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