Just discovered the BDA 380. It looks like a baby brother (or sister) to the Hi-Power. Would love to get some education on this gun.
From 1977 to 1997 Beretta built the Browning BDA 380, which is essentially the model 84BB with a standard ejection port (instead of an open slide), a slide-mounted decocker/safety and a spur hammer. Seeing as how this is a Beretta design, and was merely manufactured for Browning by Beretta, and that Beretta began making the Model 84 in 1976, and John Browning died on November 26, 1926, and that he had no affiliation with Beretta that I'm aware of...I believe it's safe to say that John Browning was not involved in the design.Was this model ever imported and marketed by Browning as a Browning and is the design a scaled down Hi-Power? Was it designed by John Browning? How far back do they date. How would you rate the relative quality of the Italian manufacture as compared to FN?