Welcome to the Bersa Pistol Forum from Fort Worth, Texas.I just pulled my bersa thunder 380 cc out and wanted to lube it up, I rack the slide and pulled down the take down lever and now it's broken? It's loose, not really a big issue if I could release it and load it.. any ideas? I can post pics in a minute.
Great that you solved your problem. One thing that could have caused your problem is that the recoil spring was not installed correctly. The small end of the recoil spring goes on the barrel first ( which I am sure you know ) but the end with the bigger opening should be at the 12 o'clock position, . Check it the next time you clean you gun.Well I think I fixed it, I was eventually after some pushing and pullin to remove the slide. I was able to lube and put it back together. I'm from Indianapolis, btw I was really in a hurry to fix the gun so I didn't bother with the introductions. It is the gun I bring to work with me, but thanks guys.
Is this from looking at it or from trying to put it on? One end would normally be just a little more snug than the other. Doesn't have to be much, just a tad. Then on the other end, you want the end of the spring-wire to be facing up in the 12:00 position. But, IMO, I wouldn't lose sleep over it.I have read about the recoil spring, and both sides of mine are equally as large. :\
Here is a picture of how the spring is installed.Well when I put it back together, I watched a youtube video, the video said if the spring basically fell off when put on one side, and if it was snug on the other side and didn't fall off (when turned upside down) then it was alright. Both slide off, both are basically as lose. I'll check.
Just bought my second Bersa Thunder 380. I got a Plus this time (nickel of course... cuz girls like bling) and had this exact same thing happen when cleaning it. The takedown lever was flopping around and I thought it was broken. After putting the gun back together the take down lever was dangling and it seemed as if it might actually fall out. I was pissed. BUT... when the trigger was pulled... VOILA. Fixed and fine. Have had my other Thunder 380 for about 8 years now and never noticed this happening with it before. IDK. Just glad I did not have to send a brand new gun out for repair.I just pulled my bersa thunder 380 cc out and wanted to lube it up, I rack the slide and pulled down the take down lever and now it's broken? It's loose, not really a big issue if I could release it and load it.. any ideas? I can post pics in a minute.