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Just got Bersa #6. For several years I have wanted to add to my collection of Bersas one that the importation and possible manufacturing has been discontinued. This past weekend I finally acquired a LNIB BT 32 Cal. It has the original box and the fired cartridge envelope still sealed and all paper work still in the box. I know and trust the original owner who indicates that he had only run just short of a box of ammo through itg, and the gun and its innards show virtually no use.

 
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9UC, Great little 32 you have there and love the wood handles on it. My Bersa 32 has rubber grips for better aim. If you ever master taking the Extended mags apart for a good cleaning please let my know. I have destroyed 2 good mags trying to take them apart. Now I just spray oil in them and shake the excess oil out, I don't like that but I only do it after a lot of rounds fired.
It is really a great like pistol and fun to shoot.
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Thanks for the response Tony. Took a bit, but year ago I mastered the take down of the extended mags on the 380s, so the 32 should not That much different. I have found a work around on the 9rd mags on the 380 which would work on the 32s without having to to totally disassemble them. I blast out the bottom of the mag with with non-chlorinated brake cleaning spray usign the small included tube., the use a rectangular carpenter's pencil or a small dowel rod and depress the follower as far as it will go, then using a small finish nail, pin the follower through the round indicator holes. I then use the non-chlorinated brake cleaning spray to blast out the inside of the mag. Then using an old slightly lubricated silicon cloth, I use Finish Line Dry Teflon Lube, I feed it into the mag to clean out any residue. Onec this is done, I put a tiny drop pof the Dry Teflon Lube opn each side of the follower. After 9+ years, I've had zero problems with my mags.
 
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Then what you mean is you do not disassemble the mag. It is a little similar to what I do but I like the part of compressing the Follower and spring and pinning it with a nail to finish the cleaning.
Guess you got the non-chlorinated brake cleaning spray from a local auto parts store.
Hopefully I will be able to try it tomorrow.
Thanks for the tip.
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Then what you mean is you do not disassemble the mag. It is a little similar to what I do but I like the part of compressing the Follower and spring and pinning it with a nail to finish the cleaning. Guess you got the non-chlorinated brake cleaning spray from a local auto parts store. Hopefully I will be able to try it tomorrow. Thanks for the tip.
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Far easier to clean the mags this way than to disassemble the mag, but don't forget to "blast" out the bottom of the mag before compressing the spring with the "straw" that comes with the brake cleaner. I generally buy either AutoZone or O'Reillys house brand at less than $5.00 a can verses $13.00 per can for the gun store brands. I do keep one small can of the expensive gun store brand and my Finish Line Dry Teflon Lube as they fits into into the 30cal ammo can with my away from home cleaning kit that I keep in the RV. A couple of safety notes. First, reinsert the carpenters pencil or dowel rod prior to removing the pin holding the follower as the speed of the release can cause the follower to bypass the top of the mag and second, Use a carpenter's pencil over a dowel as the width makes it easier to depress the follower..


 

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Thanks for the additional tips. I was hoping to try cleaning one of my mags today but have not even left the house today. To much house work around here including trimming some bushes that have gotten completely out of control. Learned one thing today my hand saw needs to be sharpened or replaced.

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