View Full Version : A help with figuring out A Bauer 25 problem

March 20, 2012, 09:39 PM
I have acquired a stainless Bauer that appeared to be unused when I bought it. My problem is it won't pick up the next round in the magazine. I cleaned, oiled, hand cycled it a bunch of times; did this three times. When I work the slide it feels crunchy( best way I can describe it) at the end of the travel, like a bunching spring such. Should I try different ammo, currently have some american eagle, or take it to the smithy to figure out. Any suggestions?:confused:

March 21, 2012, 04:09 PM
are you sure it the correct magazine

Superhouse 15
March 22, 2012, 08:25 PM
The "crunchy" spring is normal for that design. Check out where the striker sits on the sear when it's disassembled and you'll see why. It does indeed sound like a mag issue

James K
March 22, 2012, 10:37 PM
I am willing to make a small bet that the "crunchy" sound (not normal) is connected to the failure to pick up a round from the magazine. If the firing pin spring guide is missing and the spring kinks, or the firing pin spring and guide were lost (a common situation), and someone replaced the spring with the wrong kind, the result will be exactly what you have experienced as the slide won't come back far enough to pick up a round.

The Bauer is a copy of the Baby Browning (the later gun, not the 1906 model) and parts from the Browning should fit.


March 26, 2012, 07:18 AM
Thank you for your responses. I will see if I can find less than a gillion dollar magazine. I might just for kicks get a spring set from Wolff for it and see what happens. I will update this when something happens.