if its in good shape, like i said before and was just suggested.. stick some type of pin in the end ' a nail as suggested is a good plan ' and get her in!
IMHO spring in these that look fine can still have had their day.. if you checkout the beretta breakdown for this model online, you will see in the pics the old vs new spring looks very similar.. if not the same. only difference was the fit and performance.
I did a strip this morning and had no issue getting it back in. However mine has only has 300 loads through it.
And spring replacement are notoriously reccomended for these at any rate, which was a big issue in the model previous, also.
THE SILENT TYPE