The Beretta 92 (also Beretta 96 and Beretta 98) is a series of semi-automatic pistols designed and manufactured by Beretta of Italy. The model 92 was designed in 1972 and production of many variants in different calibres continues today. The United States armed forces replaced the Model 1911A1 .45 ACP pistol in 1985 with the military spec Beretta 92F, the M9. This piece replicates the original in size, weight and appearance, and the parts function much like the original, even including an operating cartridge clip. However, parts cannot be interchanged or the replica made to fire ammunition.