During my study and research of the Beretta 92 Pistols I have found the following statements that I am having some concerns as to which are not true. Can you list which statements are not true? Thanks for your help.
1. Note #5. A tapered hole in the locking block causes the unlocking action to be activated.- yes it forces the block downwards unlocking the barrel.
2. Note #13. On models with a frame mounted safety, the safety blocks the sear. Not always, there are decocker models that also drop the hammer but block it from hitting the firing pin.
3. Note #17. The trigger bar is also the disconnector. Yes
4. Note #20. The extractor doesn't always have to extract. well yes and no a important part of the extractor is to control the spent case and hold it so the ejector can properly kick the round out. A loose extractor can cause ejection and feed issues.
5. Note #22. The take down latch release button must be pushed before rotating the takedown latch in order to take the slide off of the frame. Yes
6. Note #23. When taking out the mainspring (hammer spring) it is best to have the hammer cocked. If you want the spring to fly up to the ceiling then yes
Drop the hammer first.
The 92 can have the main spring removed 2 way. one through the bottom from the removal of the cross pin the the mainspring cap or from the top by removing the hammer first and the mainspring can be lifted out.
7. Note #28. For a left-handed shooter, the serrated end of the magazine catch should be on the left hand side of the gun. Nope right. So your thumb can get to it.
8. Note #29. A slave pin is required for installing the trigger and the trigger spring back into the frame. Not always. Thats one way of doing it but I don't use one.
9. Note #32. When the manual safety that is on the slide is turned on, the hammer drops. Yes on the decocker models.
10. Note #34. The firing pin is shorter than its housing. yes
11. Note #38. On the version with the manual safety that is located on the slide, the firing pin locking safety is held in by a cross pin. No, its retained by the firing pin. The cross pin retains the firing pin.
12. Note #40. The grips must be on in order to install the magazine catch back into the frame. Nope
Again thanks for your help!