Nickel flaking off on brand new Bersa Thunder 380
or if it is a factory plating issue.
I have read that that happens with Bersas. My .45 Ultra Carry has its nickel flaked in a couple places. When I got it it had not seen a great deal of use.
If it bothers you, bug Bersa. If you're the first owner, it should be covered under warranty.
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