From what I read about the Bersa 83 it was the forerunner of the Bersa Thunder 380, in fact they look alike but I have never seen one or know if it shot as great or as reliable as the Bersa Thunder 380. I saw a you tube video - Bersa model 83 - YouTube
I love it when the lady of the house also has a gun. The wife and I enjoy going to the range for target practice together.I have owned (new) since 1985/86. Have over 500 cycles through it w/o a hiccup. Now belongs to wife, hence MAMASGUN.
Thanks for the response Tony1990.