Finally made my Berso .380 Jam


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Waitone
June 17, 2004, 06:09 PM
It had to happen. My Bersa .380 jammed on three consecutive mags.

Normally I run 7 rounds in a mag, but for whatever reason I decided to run 6 rounds. In all three cases the last round in the stack nosed up into the top of the chamber. It happened on the last round and only when loaded 6 in a 7 rounds mag.

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Dot_mdb
June 17, 2004, 06:24 PM
How can the gun know how many rounds were originally loaded into the mag when the last round gets to be fired?

I would try switching mags to see if the problem occurs with another mag. Also I would try loading only two rounds into the mags and testing to see if the problem also occurs on the last round. Maybe you need new mag springs or maybe the mags have to be taken apart and cleaned.

Bill

MICHAEL T
June 17, 2004, 07:59 PM
I agree how does the gun know. How many rounds you loaded. Take your mags apart and clean them also check mag springs.Hell I got Pro Mags and mine won t even jam with them. Bersa are the Timex of handguns ,You know they take a licking and keep on ticking.:D

rde
June 17, 2004, 09:16 PM
Just don't do any licking while the gun is still hot from shooting...and everything will be a-ok.

horge
June 17, 2004, 09:20 PM
:confused:
Stranger things have happened, though.

Bill and Michael have pretty much covered the mag POV: testing the mag w/ 2 rounds, testing 6 with other mags, and of course disassembling the problem mag for an inspection. If it helps any, there's parts of this article (http://www.geocities.com/bersa_thunder/articlemagdiss.html) that deal with assembly and reassembly of BERSA Thunder 380 magazines (both the 7 and the 9 round mags).
Eye Protection at all times, ey?

Remember though, it could easily be something other than the FACT of 6 rounds, and the malfs merely coincided with those last (6-round) mags you popped in. Debris or a false seating of the magazine (possibly by reason of debris) can lead to strange things, but I've never had your particular misfortune. I'd love to learn what I can from it.

Again, stranger things have happened (like my satin-nickel Thunder 380 turning into a damned pimp gun --unintended slide-polishing, but that's another story).


Good luck,
horge

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