Deactivated Beretta .22LR Model 71 Pistol in very good deactivated condition, with unusual extended magazine. The Beretta Model 71 Pistol was introduced in 1970 and they have a good reputation for reliability and accuracy. Because the frame was made from alloy, they were very light weight and concealable. It is known that a version fitted with a suppressor were a favourite of the Israeli secret service, the MOSSAD, as they worked very well with lower velocity hollow point ammunition. All deactivated weapons sold by D and B Militaria are deactivated in the United Kingdom and hold London or Birmingham proof marks and a certificate stating that the weapon has been deactivated correctly and is legal within the U.K.