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Japedo
08-15-2009, 4:16 PM
So this morning my grandmother stops by, she tells me she was cleaning her spare room when she came across a box that belonged to my grandfather that passed a few years ago. She then proceeds to hand me a Browning BDA 380. She had previously given me a shotgun that he had a couple years ago.

This thing looks great, there are a couple idiot marks on the slide and wood grips, but the frame is flawless. Nothing starts a great day like a handed down firearm first thing in the morning. I'll post pics later.

Pics on Post 12.

M47_Dragon
08-15-2009, 4:31 PM
I'll post pics later.

You will post pictures NOW, Mister!


Kidding. Congratulations! That is quite a way to start the day!

00BuckShot
08-15-2009, 4:39 PM
Congrats....sorry you lost your g-pa but hey, he has left a legacy!
:useless:

Fjold
08-15-2009, 5:27 PM
Congrats, now fill out the intrafamilial transfer form.

VegasND
08-15-2009, 6:02 PM
Nice surprise--congratulations!

Legasat
08-15-2009, 6:06 PM
Let's hear it for Grandma! Wish mine was still around.

Congrats!

SNEAKS
08-16-2009, 1:28 AM
Nice score. Ive always wanted a BDA .380 nickel. Something about them just looks right.

johnthomas
08-16-2009, 2:08 AM
So this morning my grandmother stops by, she tells me she was cleaning her spare room when she came across a box that belonged to my grandfather that passed a few years ago. She then proceeds to hand me a Browning BDA 380. She had previously given me a shotgun that he had a couple years ago.

This thing looks great, there are a couple idiot marks on the slide and wood grips, but the frame is flawless. Nothing starts a great day like a handed down firearm first thing in the morning. I'll post pics later.

Does it look like this?

Japedo
08-16-2009, 6:53 AM
It looks very close, the slide does not say FN though, it has the old Beretta symbol and says "MADE IN ITALY". The emblem on the grip is different it has a B, and the cut at the top of the grip is a little different. The serial number starts with 425 RN dating it '79 according to the Browning website. I took pics but still have to upload them. I'll have them up later this afternoon.

Does it look like this?

bombadillo
08-16-2009, 7:04 AM
Japedo, I think you stole gregchico's avatar. Maybe visa versa.

Gregchico
08-16-2009, 10:46 AM
Japedo, I think you stole gregchico's avatar. Maybe visa versa.

I saw my avatar and did not remember typing that (oh well)....

Japedo
08-16-2009, 5:28 PM
Okay a couple pics.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t181/japedo_k/DSC00992.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t181/japedo_k/DSC00989-1.jpg

swerv512
08-16-2009, 5:44 PM
:drool5:

Japedo
08-16-2009, 6:25 PM
Double stack 9mm Short or single stack?

Looks like a manly slide catch. Also lower than typical too. Hmm.

It is a double stack, but the mag is so tapered, it starts tapering to 1 round about half way up.

liketoshoot
08-16-2009, 7:22 PM
Gramps had good taste and you're lucky granma likes you!
Really very nice looking and the fact that they were your grandfathers makes them priceless, enjoy them.

ChrisDM
08-16-2009, 8:31 PM
My dad has a beautiful BDA, nickel finish and walnut grips. man if it were only a 9mm....

Rule .308
08-16-2009, 8:55 PM
I always thought that was funny, an Italian (Beretta) made Browning. I have one that I bought brand new way back when B&B was still in business, has PB and made in Italy stamped right on it, just like yours. They are nice pistols for sure, regardless of their lineage.