Benelli B76

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B76 Pistol [1]
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Italy
Production history
Designed 1976
Manufacturer Benelli
Produced 1976–90
Number built ~10,000
Variants B77, B80, B82, MP3S, B76 "sport"
Specifications (B76)
Weight 970 g (34 oz)
Length 205 mm (8.1 in)
Barrel length 108 mm (4.3 in)

Cartridge 9x19mm Parabellum (B76)
.32 ACP (B77)
7.65x22mm Parabellum (B80)
9x18mm Ultra (B82)
.32 S&W Long (MP3S)
Action Lever-delayed blowback
Feed system 8-round, single-column magazine
Sights Iron

The B76 is a pistol manufactured in Italy by Benelli.

Design[edit]

It operates on the lever-delayed blowback system that Benelli called an "inertia lock". Despite the name, the system of operation is pure lever-delayed as explained in U.S. Patent 3,893,369. Manufacture has been discontinued.

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