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Egyptian Beretta Model 1951 "Clone"

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Egyptian Beretta Model 1951 "Clone"

#1 Post by cwo4uscgret » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:05 am

After WWII the Russians made a good effort to become Egypt's Armorer. This included planes, tanks, and some small arms including the Maadi AKM, made on Russian tooling. For pistols Egypt connected with Beretta; and then made the Helwan, a copy of Beretta's Model 1951, chambered in 9MM. Although not as strong as the Beretta the Helwan is a fairly faithful copy. It was imported into the US in several variations; mine, one of the better quality imports, was imported by Interarms in Alexandria, VA. This version is marked in Arabic and English; the slide says Made in Egypt; and A. R. E. for the Arabic Republic of Egypt. I haven't shot it yet but will make a range report after I do.

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#2 Post by steamer » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:17 am

Very cool vintage pistol. :handgestures-thumbup: Looking forward to the range report.

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#3 Post by indy1919a4 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:06 am

I really like the markings..In just its handling, how would you compare it to an original Berretta???

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#4 Post by Rapidrob » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:11 pm

I have an original M1951 that was used by the Israelis. It has four grip screws that I have not seen on any other Beretta 1951.
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