FTF issue with Bersa .380cc?
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December 8th, 2008 09:52 PM
December 8th, 2008 09:59 PM
The Bersa .380 is a fine gun. Make sure it's clean and oiled properly. I'd try to use FMJ ammo, first.
Also, try just "slingshotting" the slide (from locked back, pull slightly and let go) , instead of using the slide release. These guns are notorious for the slide catch to wear. It's warrantable, but avoidable.
I'm sure your gun is just fine. If and when it sticks open, just give it a little bump on the back of the slide, it should go into battery.
A fine place for good info, :: Bersa Talk :: There's a Bersa Warranty Gunsmith that frequents it, if your problem doesn't go away, but I would put money on the gun, it'll work itself out.
One more very important point.. Make sure the recoil spring is on correctly. When it's on, it should be tight on the barrel. There's only one right way to get it on. Your instructions should mention that.
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December 8th, 2008 10:13 PM
Originally Posted by jarhead79
there's no issue with the slide not going into battery. When it does, it seems like the round is being pushed into the barrel at an odd angle and not feeding that way. I've attached a picture. sorry for the crappy quality, can't find my digital camera.
December 8th, 2008 10:23 PM
The only thing that I can think of is that they forgot to bevel the barrel? Mine has a nice little "lip" that has been recessed into the barrel and came polished from the factory.
Either that, or your mag spring is too spongy. As they only come with one mag, kind of hard to try others out.
December 8th, 2008 10:24 PM
Are those hollow points? It may not like hollow point ammo. But do like he said about slingshotting it. Or make sure the feed ramp is nice and clean that could be an issue. If not buy a new mag for it and check it out see if they are the same on the top. Maybe its a mag issue?
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December 8th, 2008 10:29 PM
Broken in yet ? Read above for lots of info.
December 8th, 2008 10:37 PM
If it's brand new, I would give it a few more rounds to break it in. Some more rounds through it will help smooth out the feed ramp and loosen everything up a bit. I have 2 Bersas, and I can't remember if Bersa recommends a break-in period, but whether recommended by the manufacturer or not, all guns need time to adjust. The only problems we have ever had with either Bersa was due to limpwristing, but if this is caused without firing, then I guess limpwristing is out. Bersatalk, was already recommended to you, and i highly suggest going there. There are loads of info, and a lot of very friendly fellow Bersa owners.
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December 8th, 2008 11:21 PM
Looks like the cartridge base may be hanging up on the extractor. If its a new gun, you may want to have the dealer look at it before you try to shoot it.
December 9th, 2008 12:29 AM
December 9th, 2008 02:07 AM
The extractor is probably a bit tighter than it needs to be.
Try a different brand of ammo first.
Sometimes very slight differences in cartridge case configuration and overall length/bullet nose profile can make all the difference.
Do you have more than one magazine?
If the same thing happens with 2 or 3 magazines you can probably eliminate the mags as the cause of the problem.
If you only have one magazine - then it could be a weak magazine spring or bad magazine feed lips.
Other possible issues.....
> a rough breech face
> a rough chamber
> needs the ramp polished and the barrel throated
Usually on most spanky new semi-autos point the finger at the extractor.
It's usually a minor inexpensive fix.
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December 9th, 2008 10:06 AM
December 9th, 2008 11:20 AM
If it's the extractor, that is an easy fix for a gunsmith. If you have to send it off for a warranty repair - use Colorado Gun Works - see Bersa Talk for the address and packing instructions.
December 9th, 2008 01:13 PM
Fiocchi 95gr FMJ. is what I broke mine in with
and it was fine.
I did notice the extractor spring was tight the
first time I shot it . I also cleaned the gun
good before I shot it and that may help you
It sounds like a magazine problem to me.
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December 9th, 2008 01:17 PM
My Walther PPKs does the same thing with some kinds of HP ammo.
Like others have said. 500 rounds of hard ball should fix the problem, but some types of HP ammo will never chamber.
December 9th, 2008 04:16 PM
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