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 Post subject: Beretta 390 recoil spring replacement
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:52 pm 
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Trying to change out a Beretta 390 recoil spring.

I am replacing the recoil spring but can not get the recoil spring cap off of the stock bolt tube. The cap has a flat on it and am concerned about a wrench slipping off the flat and messing up the threads.

Is this the best way to put the new spring in?

I also noticed that the stock tube has holes in it near the receiver. I can push the recoil spring guide far enough in to get a punch through the holes. Can this be unscrewed?? Is it lock-tited in? It seems if it unscrewed, this would be an easier way to put the new spring in, because you could retain everthing with a punch while screwing it back in.

Any adviced would be appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 390 recoil spring replacement
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:38 am 
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You will find your answer if you go to the Beretta forum ( I love my ).
Seamus O'Caiside has a wonderful and complete write-up on the 391. It's the 3rd from the top.
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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 390 recoil spring replacement
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:53 am 
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mm49684 wrote:
Trying to change out a Beretta 390 recoil spring.



It sounds like you mean the mainspring. It may (or may not) be loctited, so you might have to heat it. If you double-nut the threads, you have nothing to worry about as far as thread damage.

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 390 recoil spring replacement
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:04 pm 
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Good adjustable wrench on flat and heat lightly. If it doesn't budge, double nut it and try. Heat usually works.Watch the spring, I've chased them all over the shop.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 390 recoil spring replacement
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:42 pm 
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Capt Rich wrote:
Good adjustable wrench on flat and heat lightly. If it doesn't budge, double nut it and try. Heat usually works.Watch the spring, I've chased them all over the shop.


Do as Capt Rich says, there is a small hole under the cap, slip in a nail to hold the spring in place once the cap is unscrewed.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 390 recoil spring replacement
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:53 am 
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Use a heat gun (like you use to strip paint) and an 8mm open end wrench. Stick a punch through the hole to retain the spring then turn the rear end of the tube upside down against the work bench to retain the spring as you withdraw the punch. Good idea to re-locktite the bolt when you reassemble as I have seen a few come loose even with the original factory locking agent
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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 390 recoil spring replacement
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:59 am 
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I might add that safty glasses would be needed, I've had my spring "escape" before I could get a punch in to engage through both hole to hold the spring.



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