Broken Bersa

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by bmarg711, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. bmarg711

    bmarg711 Gold Member

    50
    0
    Anyone ever see anything like this before? I was at the range this morning, and after i emptied a mag I looked down and saw that my safety switch was broken in half!

    I have never, ever dropped it, and I keep it in a padded soft case. I have about 700 rounds through the gun.

    I was about 300 rounds in, shooting Freedom Munitions, Tula, and Blazer Brass.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. jpshaw

    jpshaw Well-Known Member

    625
    0
    That's new to me. Must have been a fault in the metal. I would see if someone would send me a new decocker.
     

  3. bmarg711

    bmarg711 Gold Member

    50
    0
    I have a Gander Mountain near me, so I am going to go and drop it off there for service.

    Knowing them, I will get it back in about 6 months:(
     
  4. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    5,461
    467
    Nope, haven't seen that. I have only had one that lost a rear sight cuase the screrw backed out of the sight base when I was shooting it.
     
  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

    5,638
    170
  6. bmarg711

    bmarg711 Gold Member

    50
    0
    I guess I am just lucky :eek:


     
  7. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

    5,638
    170
    Yea...just your luck. :rolleyes:

    Let us know how you make out...
     
  8. bersasales

    bersasales Active Member

    37
    0
    It happens occasionally - very rare. We will fix if for you!
     
  9. MINK45

    MINK45 Member

    14
    0
    Why wouldn't you send it Bersa for repair instead of GANDER????
     
  10. bmarg711

    bmarg711 Gold Member

    50
    0
    Gander Mountain is an authorized repair site for Bersa Firearms. Bersa itself has no repair facilities in the US as all are imported by Eagle. All repairs are contracted,

     
  11. bmarg711

    bmarg711 Gold Member

    50
    0
    No doubt! Cant wait to get it back....

     
  12. spyder

    spyder Active Member

    36
    0
    i had this happen on a 383DA...was at the range and not sure what happened but i went to flip the decocker, because it must of moved as i was firing, and it ripped my thumb up...as i saw blood running down my hand then i looked at my gun and saw busted decocker. I was able to mod a new decocker to work on my old gun.
     
  13. bmarg711

    bmarg711 Gold Member

    50
    0
    I hope it was not too serious of an injury, Spyder.

    I feel fortunate that it was just the decocker, no injury to speak of.
     
  14. WayneJessie

    WayneJessie Active Member

    30
    0

    Makes me kinda nervous about buying Bersa.
     
  15. rocker

    rocker New Member

    2
    0
    Mine did the exact same thing, Exactly! I have been to the parts site, I cant remember now the name but that part has been on back order for a while now. Id rather fix it myself than send it in and wait who knows how long.
     
  16. rocker

    rocker New Member

    2
    0
    I just checked, the part is now in stock.
    Its at www.bersa.com
    PN: TP22A16

     
  17. bmarg711

    bmarg711 Gold Member

    50
    0
    Thanks for the info, rocker...

    Does anyone have a step by step on the install? I am thinking that I can figure it out, but when all else fails-cheat :D
     
  18. spyder

    spyder Active Member

    36
    0
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2013
  19. bmarg711

    bmarg711 Gold Member

    50
    0
    Thanks, man!

    I am going to tackle this one myself. Looks pretty straight forward, and should be able to refrain from teaching my daughters any new colorful language :)
     
  20. bmarg711

    bmarg711 Gold Member

    50
    0
    Update:

    I emailed Bersa Customer Service to see if they would send me a safety. Success! I should have it in a week or so.

    I am so happy that they are willing to send me the part and do it myself instead of sending it out. Thought this tidbit might be helpful for those who want to fix their own and not wait.