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by snailman153624
July 21st, 2018, 2:45 am
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Best choice of Wolff replacement springs for an P-64?
Replies: 10
Views: 590

Re: Best choice of Wolff replacement springs for an P-64?

jski wrote:
July 21st, 2018, 1:47 am
Strangely (?), my P-64 has a very manageable DA trigger pull (but certainly suboptimal). The manufacturing date is 1967. Does that have anything to do with this?
Unless you've owned it since day 1, it's reasonable to assume someone *might* have already replaced the springs.
by snailman153624
June 27th, 2018, 1:39 am
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Can't get slide on with Wolff recoil springs
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: Can't get slide on with Wolff recoil springs

Are you sure you have the trigger guard pulled out of the way?

Also, do you have the recoil spring flipped the right way? The narrow end goes over the barrel by the breech.
by snailman153624
June 9th, 2018, 12:01 am
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Just got my P64, seems very difficult to rack slide and flip safety
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Just got my P64, seems very difficult to rack slide and flip safety

For the slide, make sure the recoil spring is flipped the right way. The tight end of the coils is supposed to be on the barrel where it meets the breech, and the looser coils towards the muzzle. Also, if the grips are screwed on too tight, it can cause problems with mag release and sear movement. A...
by snailman153624
May 27th, 2018, 3:04 am
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: I might be an idiot, buuuut...Hammer wont stay back
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: I might be an idiot, buuuut...Hammer wont stay back

With safety off, it should def stay back...that's the whole premise of a semi-auto...the slide re-cocks the hammer for the next shot... Now, if it's dropping the hammer with the safety ON, then that's normal. With it dropping and safety OFF, sounds like yours will go full auto if you try shooting it...
by snailman153624
March 19th, 2018, 1:32 am
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Polish Iron V05 grips, road testing
Replies: 40
Views: 8001

Re: Polish Iron V05 grips, road testing

Walmart actually has a decent wide genuine leather belt, I think it was either Wrangler or Levis. Around $17, sturdy nickel-plated buckle, good thickness.
by snailman153624
August 21st, 2017, 3:42 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Intrusive Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: Intrusive Questions

I don't run the site, but I know they've had problems with spammers in the past. My bet is to cut out that crap, and perhaps keep lib trolls from trying to ruin the site.
by snailman153624
July 17th, 2017, 2:34 am
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Gun decocks upon racking the slide
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

Re: Gun decocks upon racking the slide

Make sure the little strut that connects the hammer spring to the hammer is seated correctly. It is very easy to reassemble the pistol with this not aligned properly.
by snailman153624
May 18th, 2017, 12:42 am
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: A different take on grips.
Replies: 16
Views: 3911

Re: A different take on grips.

Those look fantastic, and the leather ones are nifty, too.
by snailman153624
April 17th, 2017, 8:25 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Graco Pistol Brass Catcher
Replies: 6
Views: 1505

Re: Graco Pistol Brass Catcher

I just can't see myself using one of these...granted, i don't reload. Seems a little too hard core, like an accessory for an accessory.

I guess if flying shell casings were a problem for me I'd look into a revolver. Or something belt fed haha.
by snailman153624
April 10th, 2017, 12:46 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Double Action. Why?
Replies: 17
Views: 3179

Re: Double Action. Why?

I think the trigger pull issue is directly related to the past experience of the shooter. If you grew up on DA revolvers and learned young how to cope with Colt 1878/1902s or RG revolvers the long and stacking DA pull of the P64 is virtually a non-issue. If however all you know is SA semi-autos lik...
by snailman153624
March 22nd, 2017, 1:13 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Don't change the springs.
Replies: 60
Views: 8458

Re: Don't change the springs.

OMG man, don't freaking read internet forums and post while driving! Put yer dang phone down.
by snailman153624
March 20th, 2017, 12:55 am
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: A different take on grips.
Replies: 16
Views: 3911

Re: A different take on grips.

That does look very nice, just careful that a dog doesn't disarm you in search of a steak.
by snailman153624
February 7th, 2017, 3:52 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: New 1968 P64 range report
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Re: New 1968 P64 range report

One nice things about polymer frames (and wraparound poly grips) is how much easier it makes it to handle in the bitter cold...
by snailman153624
January 11th, 2017, 9:27 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Polish P64 saya 9mm , but is 380
Replies: 18
Views: 3718

Re: Polish P64 saya 9mm , but is 380

Use 9x18, aka 9mm Makarov.