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    Default Beretta depot level maintainance book

    Anybody reprint one, where can I get it?

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    Is this what you are looking for?

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/24974679/P...05-01-118-2640

    It doesn't say 'depot' level, but it seems to have the necessary info.

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    -20 means depot
    -10 means operator
    &P means with parts list.

    don't know about -23, but yeah, that's the depot manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunplumber View Post
    -20 means depot
    -10 means operator
    &P means with parts list.

    don't know about -23, but yeah, that's the depot manual.
    23 means 20 level and 30 level. I just didn't know what the number for 'Depot' was. Thanks for the info.

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    Proper "depot" level in Army terms should be a -50-series TM.

    Leastways that's what I was told in a -20 armourers class.
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    I have a pretty extensive collection of Army Technical Manuals - just about every man portable weapon back through world war I.

    I don't recall any -50s. I have found some -35, -34, -14 etc. So my guess is that Kolt called it correctly. There is a 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. If it is only that number, it is -10, -20, etc. If it is two combinded, then it would be -12 (-10 + -20), -23 (-20 + -30), or a whole range like -14 (-10 through -40)

    & P means with part list. I've just never seen anything in -40 and -50 by itself, which of course doesn't mean there isn't a such thing.

    Anyway, the Beretta is a -23, which I now presume means -20 (unit maintenance and -30 (depot maintenance) but not -10 (operator maintenance, which is field stripping only). The -23 covers everything about assembly & disassembly to the last part. It is very well written.
    Back when they came blued only, I worked on Beretta refinishing contract - I was stripping and reassembling guns all day long for weeks. So I don't need the manual anymore. But I still keep the manual around because it is such a good example of stylistic format and presentation. I've never finished the Beretta factory armorer video because I keep falling asleep - it is that boring!

    Anyway, I recommend the first couple times you take the safety springs and plungers out, you work with your hands covered by a clear plastic bag. They will go flying until you learn how to trap them and ease them out.

    Also, keep the small springs and plungers segregated as some are quite similar.
    Last edited by gunplumber; 10-24-2010 at 08:03 AM.
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    Gunplumber, thanks for the clarification.

    That actually makes sense.

    As I said, -50 was the info given during the armourer's portion of the 92Y AIT.
    Gee, the Army got something wrong in a class?

    Thanks again.
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