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converting a bersa 380 to DAO?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by ruckus3008, Jul 30, 2006.

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  1. ruckus3008

    ruckus3008 Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Manassas, VA
    does any one know if this is possible?
  2. Jim K

    Jim K Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    I am not very familiar with that gun, but permit me a few general comments. All pistols that are made for DAO have special features that prevent firing when the firing pin/hammer follows down. Without that, there is a considerable risk of the gun going full auto and emptying the magazine in an uncontrollable burst. Normally, the disconnector prevents this so the firing pin/hammer remains cocked, but on a DAO gun you don't want the gun to remain cocked.

    So what I am saying is that it might be possible, but I would not be inclined to try it without a lot of study. It might also turn out that it simply can't be done safely.

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