Originally designed for the Italian army and police, the Model 92 pistols earned most of their fame as the standard sidearm of the US military. The Beretta 92's open slide design ensures smooth feeding and ejection of ammunition and allows easy clearing of obstructions. The hard-chromed barrel bore reduces barrel wear and protects it from corrosion. The locking block barrel lockup provides excellent accuracy and operability due to the in-line travel of the barrel. The SB designation of the 92 includes the changes of the 92S, added a firing pin block, and relocated the magazine release catch from the bottom of the grip to the lower bottom of the trigger guard. The Model 92SB Compact retains virtually all the characteristics of the 92SB, but is shorter and lower, for easier carrying in a shoulder holster or in civilian dress. This double-action pistol features a front blade sight with a rear notch and a 13-round magazine. Its wood is in fair condition and its metal and bore are in good condition.