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The Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta is a large Italian gun manufacturing company. Their weapons are used extensively by civilians, police and militaries all over the world. Surprisingly, Beretta is the world's oldest corporation, and has been owned by the same family for nearly half a millennium. The Beretta company was founded in 1526 when a Venice gunsmith, Mastro Bartolomeo Beretta recieved a large order for musket barrels for the city's arsenal. Today, generations later, the company is owned by Ugo Gussalli Beretta, a direct descendent of the original Bartolomeo.

Beretta is most famous for their 92FS 9mm pistol, which has seen much exposure in American action movies, such as the Lethal Weapon series. That gun has at various times been the official sidearm of several 1st world armies.

They are also well known in hunting circles for their top notch shotguns, often embellished with equisite handcarved stocks and frames.

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