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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.
 

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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.
Welcome to the Bersa Pistol Forum from Fort Worth, Texas.

Looking forward to the pictures.

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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.
 

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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.
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.

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I have a picture of how the recoil spring should look like when it is installed correctly. However I can not get it to paste on this post. The word Paste does not even show when I click to post the picture. It has a DOC extension. Anyone know how to post a Doc file????

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I have read about the recoil spring, and both sides of mine are equally as large. :\
 

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I have read about the recoil spring, and both sides of mine are equally as large. :\
Then you have the wrong recoil spring in your gun. One end should have a larger hole than the other which may be causing your problem.
 

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How much is a new one? And since I carry this gun at work, will it make much of a difference if I have to use it until I replace the spring?
 

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How much is a new one? And since I carry this gun at work, will it make much of a difference if I have to use it until I replace the spring?
go to Bersa you can order from there. "www.bersa.com "
 

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I have read about the recoil spring, and both sides of mine are equally as large. :\
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.
 

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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.
 

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When I first got my Bersa, I got a CC model. It was too small for my liking and I sold it to a friend and got the standard 380 version. BUT ... when I took the CC apart to clean it, I wasn't aware of the spring orientation and just put it back and didn't worry, 'cause I didn't know any better. Never really had issues other than it being too small for my liking! I then happened on a video from a local gun shop who is an authorized Bersa service center and they had a short video. I watched and learned how to put it back together correctly. I tried to get the video to put here but the site doesn't work at this time. If you want to try it, the dealer's name is Reynerson's and they are in Baton Rouge, LA. The gunsmith on staff posted the video.
 

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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.
Here is a picture of how the spring is installed.

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The spring at the 12 o'clock position at the front of the gun.

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Hard to tell by looking at it, if it slides real easy over the barrel it's backwards (the wrong end). You have to push it on with a little resistance, then turn it till the end is facing up at the top of barrel.
 

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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.
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.

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Welcome to Bersa Pistol Forum, glad to have you on board from the Lone Star State.

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