New Model 96A1 locking problem
I had the same experience with my New 96A1...when I was disassembling it.
it wll jam(lockup) some of the time. it take several tries to get it to unlock
after several attempts I am able to push the slide to the rear and get to cycle correctly.
Then it seem to work fine from then on....? not sure what is causing it to jam some of the time.
magazine is out when this happens.
92/96A1 lock up on dissassembly
This is an older thread but here goes. On the A1 models the guide rod head can slightly drop down and bind on the recoil pad installed at the factory. If you look close at the blue coating on the buffer pad you'll see the marks. I called Beretta and they denied an knowledge of such an issue. I removed the take down lever, pin and spring. Then removed the blue buffer pad. No more issues with stock or steel guide rod. I removed some material from the buffer pad and all is well. In my not so good pics you can make out wear marks on the buffer pad. And you can tell there is blue buffer pad coating on the recoil rod.Last one is the buffer pad with some material removed and polished.Attachment 1237Attachment 1238Attachment 1239 Also the take down lever must be rotated fully down to 6 o'clock or the assembly will hang up there as well.
Originally Posted by turbobill