May 03, 2019 · The Model 1951 was unique to Beretta in that it was the company's first pistol to feature a locked-breech design (as opposed to earlier marks that relied on a blowback system of operation). A short-recoil action was used and feeding (9x19mm) was by way of an 8-round detachable box magazine inserted into the base of the grip. Oct 16, 2014 · Can someone please explain the Beretta M1951's safety to me? ... The safety is set in deeper than the grips, so bumping the grip won't dis-arm it. ... I own a Beretta M951 which is the same, but the exported version of the Helwan Brigadier. The difference in the M951 and the Helwan Brigadier is the magazine release and grips. Shoots very well and is a single stack 9mm. I purchased the firearm for under 300. Had the usual wear on it from being an older gun but all the parts and mechanicals ... beretta m1951 for sale and auction. Buy a beretta m1951 online. Sell your beretta m1951 for FREE today on GunsAmerica!