My girlfriend’s Beretta model 20 in .25 acp she got from her grandfather. For the longest time it had no magazine but I happened to find a magazine for it in the drawer of a fellow officers desk. A pill bottle of .25 ammo from the evidence custodian and she ran like a champ. Anemic but still a very pretty gun. They produced these for a few years as a trial prior to producing the model 21 series handguns.
Well I just inherited a Beretta Model 20, .25 ACP auto. It is a little 8-shot pocket pistol and seems to be quite sturdy and well made. It is a predecessor to the currently made Model 21a.
It has one problem, though. The magazine is missing the internal floorplate. It has the external floorplate, but like most mags there's a little button on the internal floorplate that is supposed to click into the hole in the external floorplate to keep it from sliding off. So essentially it's very easy for the bottom of the magazine to slide off.
So I have two questions:
1. Anyone know where I could find just the internal floorplate for this magazine?
2. Failing that, does the Model 20 use the same magazine as the Model 21a?