I picked up my factory new L5 at the LGS, I was first to open the case and inspect it. I walked back to the range to take a shot for a "fired brass volume' case for reloading.
No slide hold open. Hmmm... Second shot no slide hold open.
At home I removed the barrel to find the recoil springs NOT in their guide holes in the receiver, from the factory. Lost a half inch of slide travel, but it still sorta worked with a stiff slide and it would even lock back.
The earlier guide spring bevel 'lead in' seems to have been omitted. The factory final assembly guys could have used it.

Side by side with my Magna-Ported Mk7, although a couple pounds lighter, it still shoots better(or)equivalent.