*Thread moved to the Beretta section*
I purchased a used Beretta 84 Cheetah recently because I love the looks and feel of this gun. I have a replica model which is exactly like the real one except for the weight. This replica is why I looked for the 'real" thing.
Both the replica and the real gun disassemble pretty easy. It's re-assembling them that's the problem. At least for me it is. Everything I have read on this subject, say do the reverse to put the gun back together again. I am talking about breaking it down to the four or five major parts in order to clean it after firing it.
Most of the time, I have a lot of difficulty putting it back together. When I finally do, I don't know how I did it. It is very frustrating. By the way, the slide is almost impossible to pull back without using a rubberized type glove to grip the slide. Maybe I am too old and weak for this. I'm not sure. Someone on the net suggested "gucking" up the rails on the slide and on the frame. Is this a good idea? If so, is there a gun lubricant available?
I really would like to talk to someone who has used this gun and can give me some good advice regarding my problem. My e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can anyone give me STEP by STEP instructions as to how to re-assemble this pistol? Maybe it's because the gun is old. I have fired it on the range, so I know the gun works.