After a very long time I finally got my XR45-S Onxy to the range.  No failures to fire, to eject or to feed, but I only managed a couple dozen rounds through it because the takedown lever migrated our a little bit with every shot.  I didn't notice until after the first full magazine when I was at risk of the slide coming back into my face!

What now?

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Tim, since the slide only comes off towards the muzzle, it can't hit you in the face unless you're looking down the barrel?  Check and make sure the two flat springs are properly installed under the takedown lever.

Duh.  I got too excited.  Still a problem, though.

Both springs are there, seem to be ok.  Could it be the groove in the lever shaft is too shallow?

..and just to have another complication:

Since shooting I've had progressively more trouble reassembling.  The guide rod, though carefully placed in the proper notch, rarely goes straight down through the recoil spring and the spring kinks.  The spring's now bent (permanently, I assume).  Where do I go for replacement these days?  Submit the form to Bond?

Try reversing the spring so the bent end points toward the rear of the gun. Hold the gun upside down as you install the slide and keep your eye on the front end of the spring to make sure it stays in place. You can also hold the forward end of the spring in place with your finger.

We all had to learn the last thing, while putting the slide back on, is to tuck the spring.  On the takedown lever, with the slide off and the lever pointing to the rear, in the installed position, the two flat springs should fit into the shallow slot on the bottom of the lever.  If they don't, is the lever flush against the frame?  If so you could reverse the springs to see if they fit upside down.  If still no fit, are you comfortable gently filing the spring to make it fit the slot? 

Thanks.  That's how I finally got it together, but not before bending the other end of the spring, too.  I really should replace it.

I think if it doesn't hang up or otherwise cause a problem during operation, it should be ok for the time being. According to Arne, the spring isn't needed to absorb recoil (and there's a video of a Boberg being fired with no recoil spring). The spring only serves to return the slide. Would probably be good though to have a spare.

On the spare spring - that's my thinking.  How do I get one these days?


They fit.  I'm wondering if the slot needs to be deeper on that side.  It's obviously much deeper on the opposite side for takedown and I don't want to be *that* deep.

Artosa said:

We all had to learn the last thing, while putting the slide back on, is to tuck the spring.  On the takedown lever, with the slide off and the lever pointing to the rear, in the installed position, the two flat springs should fit into the shallow slot on the bottom of the lever.  If they don't, is the lever flush against the frame?  If so you could reverse the springs to see if they fit upside down.  If still no fit, are you comfortable gently filing the spring to make it fit the slot? 

If you determine that there is a problem with the takedown lever itself, Bond might replace it. They replaced my broken takedown lever. You could ask about the spring as well.

GONRA sez you need a "slave pin" to easily reassamble Bobergs without recoil spring "kinking issues".

Check olde posts - think it was the SHANK end of a #38 drill.

(A proper #38 DRILL ROD segment should be included with new pistols

to ease this frequent reassemblly problem that drives guys NUTS!)

Great idea! Thank you.

GONRA; said:

GONRA sez you need a "slave pin" to easily reassamble Bobergs without recoil spring "kinking issues".

Check olde posts - think it was the SHANK end of a #38 drill.

(A proper #38 DRILL ROD segment should be included with new pistols

to ease this frequent reassemblly problem that drives guys NUTS!)

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