Gun not functioning correctly AFTER factory visit??

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  1. Hurricane

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    I sent the frame from my beretta 92fs inox back to the plant in Maryland to have it refinished because the paint was peeling off. I kept the slide and all of its contents as they didn't seem necessary.

    I received the frame back and while it is not the same color as when I bought it, it is a great factory finish. My problem is that when I shoot it, the hammer doesn't stay back for a single action shot. If I manually rack the slide, it stays back. I've tried different ammo and get the same results. I never had this issue before it went back. What could be causing this?

    I will call beretta tomorrow, but I was hoping there may be something I could do at home.
     
  2. 243winxb

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    The refinished frame is thicker, larger in some area? My guess.

    Try working the slide back and forth , a lot, after removing all oil/lube with a degreaser.

    When/if it loosens, lube with a teflon gun oil. Rem oil or Break free CLP.

    Test fire.
     
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  3. ontarget

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    That would be my guess also. New finish is either thicker or more rough in/on the rails causing friction and slowing the slide down and its just not coming all the way back.
     
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    If you can find some old GunSlik, put it on the slde and frame grooves, and work that until it's smooth again.
     
  5. 9mmepiphany

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    It is just the build up of the finish applied to the frame slowing down the slide so it isn't going all the way to the rear.

    Live and learn. Since you didn't send them the upper, there was no way that they could determine fit or test function after refinishing the frame

    What you need to do is "bed/burnish" the slide to the frame by working it without lube. Once you get it functioning, I'd recommend you use grease, rather than oil, to keep the rails lubed
     
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    Thanks guys, I started on it last night and you can already see where it is taking the finish off in some spots. It was just interesting because I would have thought a 9mm going off could generate the same/more force as me racking it with my hand.

    I didn't send the slide in because Beretta advised it wasn't necessary over the phone, and I didn't want it to be altered in any way, shape or form.
     
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    Just to update in case anyone else ever has this issue- whoever put the gun back together after the refinish had put the sear spring in upside down. Swapped it over and it runs flawlessly.
     
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    Really!!! That's classic.
     
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    Good catch. :)

    I had that same issue with one of the Yugo M57 T-33 Variants that I bought (what a mess that trigger-action was!). In that case, though, I suspect that the obviously-used & too-worn sear spring was flipped as a field expedient when a new replacement was not available.
     
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