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Beretta 70s problem

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by wtex55, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. wtex55

    wtex55 Member

    Dec 30, 2004
    If I might pick your brains with a Beretta 70S .22 problem. Some months ago, I picked up an immaculate 70s --it had hardly been fired, just stored. I cleaned it, lubed it , and put about 100 rounds through it as a break in. Every mag would have a failure to feed/ or the slide would hang open and not strip the shell into the chamber. Took it to a gunsmith and he beveled the lips of the mag after noticing that there were small burrs along the edge. He polished the ramp and beveled the area below the ramp to improve the feeding angle.

    Today at the range, the feeding was excellent in the sense that there were no stovepipes, yet the slide would still lock open and not strip the shell---I could hit the slide release lever and it would push it cleanly into the chamber. I'm not sure if I need a recoil spring or some part associated with the slide release. A dealer offered me an excellent price for it and I'm down to my last attempt at fixing it. Any suggestions??

  2. gau5

    gau5 Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    yes, something doesent sound right. I 've owned several 70s and all were reliable. Perhaps your thumb is hitting the slide release? or the recoil spring is weak? Does the slide release "spring" back down if you push it upwards?
    Dont know what else it could be.

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