i just left the pawn shop with v bernardelli model 80 380 acp for $160. i walked across the street and bought 50 american eagle 90 gr fmj and 25 hornandy 90 gr ftx critical defense. went up to the hills and shot them all. it fired them all like it was brand new. it has black plastic grips with a thumb groove that is real comfortable. but it does kick more than i expected. more than my .40 pps. it came with one 7 rd mag. it has the v bernardelli/made in italy markings on the left side. on the right side it has a star in a circle with PSF under it. it also has a crest of arms, two rifles with bayonets crossed with what looks like a hammer in the middle. it also has the number 09802 and the letters AB stamped into it. the left side grip has VB on it and the right has the same crest of arms on it. i was hoping some one could tell me if i got a good deal? or any other kind of information about this gun, when it was made, or any kind of info would be appreciated. thanks.
I just paid $275 for mine on GB. Mine looks like its near new condition with very faint minor wear marks. Hi All-
I just bought an Italian Bernadelli Model 80 in .380 ACP. These were imported by Star Arms some years back and it looks like a Walther PPK clone. There are some differences though. Is there any manual out there that can be had? I really would like to get one.
I am very impressed with the quality of the crafstmanship regarding this pistol. I can't wait to shoot it. I never owned a .380 before, and I bought this for a concealed carry pistol. However, I really think that this is to collectable of a pistol to carry around.
I'm answering your 2-1-2009 01:04 PM posting. I have the paperwork that came with my Bernardelli Model 80 380acp pistol. It's not really a manual, just a page describing the gun and how to take it apart and put it back together for cleaning it mostly. I can scan it and send it to you if you give me your email address. My email address is [email protected]. I don't know how to attach the scan to this website.
Bought one for $300.00. It was "as new" in original box with instruction sheet in Italian, an extra mag, bore brush, oiler, and screwdriver. Great shooter for me as I have small hands. My former pistol of choice was a 1911A1 (from my days in a Marine Security Detachment). I always had a problem not changing my grip after each recoil. The .380 doesn't create that problem.
If none of the critical parts are worn and the barrell isn't pitted, I'd say you got a good deal.