Bernardelli M80 .380 clip release

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by ba_50, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. ba_50

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    With the slide locked back, it is almost impossible to push the release catch back to get it out. The latch overlap looks like it could be ground back to make it easier.

    Any better ideas?
     
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    There are two magazines.
     

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  3. ba_50

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    I don't know which one to alter.
     
  4. BullMoose429

    BullMoose429 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You only have the issue when the slide is locked back, correct?
     
  5. ba_50

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    Both open and closed
     
  6. BullMoose429

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    Are you able to remove the mag release?
     
  7. ba_50

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    Haven't tried
     
  8. ba_50

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    One clip comes out good so I think the edge of the back of the clip is burred enough to keep the clip latch from moving back.
    Guess I will try and smooth it up.
     
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  9. ba_50

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    I took catch pin and the next one up out with the hammer cocked. Cut one coil off the spring. Part 5 is too low to get back in.
    How do I unlcolck it so maybe the upper pin will line up? The bottom of no 5 where the pin goes through is bent sideways. Is it supposed to be that way? If not how does it come out?
     
  10. BullMoose429

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    I have no idea what you mean by part 5. Do you have a diagram that you are referencing?
     
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  11. ba_50

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    Mainspring housing. Don't know how to post a schematic
     
  12. BullMoose429

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    If you have some pictures of the gun it may help
     
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    Here they are...
     

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  14. BullMoose429

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    Try removing the hammer and the sear if you can’t uncock it
     
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  15. ba_50

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    Only the hammer needed to come out.
    The mainspring housing had to be preyed out. It got Emery treatment and grease to move more freely. I see how it works now. Just hope the hammerstrut finds its spot.

    I am going to need help putting the pin through since the housing moves too easy now. Wondering why they didn't put a pin in back of the housing to keep it straight.
    Trying to keep the mag catch spring in during all this might be a problem unless its pin can go in anytime after the housing is pinned.
     
  16. BullMoose429

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    What pin are you referring to? Sorry it’s just a little difficult to do this over a forum.
     
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  17. ba_50

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    The one that connects the mainspring housing to the mag release and goes through the frame.
     
  18. BullMoose429

    BullMoose429 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sorry if you already answered this, but what trouble are you having with the pin? Why won’t it go in?
     
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  19. ba_50

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    Will take two people, one to hold everything in place. One to pop the pin in. Didn"t get to it today.
     
  20. BullMoose429

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    So at this point it’s not a mechanical issue as much as it is a people issue?
     
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