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by jbailey
November 20th, 2009, 8:22 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: "Cocked and Locked" Mod
Replies: 29
Views: 5733

"Cocked and Locked" Mod

I modified my P64 5 years ago, the month I bought it, because with my arthritic trigger finger the gun was useless. I shaved enough off the lower edge of the disconnector that it could not trip the single action sear when the safety was engaged. Carried it that way (cocked and locked) up until I sol...
by jbailey
November 4th, 2009, 10:13 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Dry fire P64
Replies: 24
Views: 8102

Dry fire P64

Since 9 X 18 snap caps are not easy to find, consider what I did - put a cigarette filter under the hammer and dry fire until either the filter or your finger needs replacement (LOL) - "Ivan"
by jbailey
March 31st, 2008, 8:05 am
Forum: Carry Gear, Holsters, etc.
Topic: Don Hume JIT
Replies: 6
Views: 2052

Don Hume JIT

Even better, IMHO, is the Don Hume JIT # 18, originally for the Walther PPK. A bit tight in the trigger guard at first, but once "stretched in", nearly perfect!
by jbailey
March 4th, 2008, 10:26 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Dry firing a P64
Replies: 8
Views: 2014

Dry firing a P64

You might consider what I did - put a cigarette filter back of the safety to cushion the hammer fall and dry fire until your finger wears out. Crude, but effective?
by jbailey
February 24th, 2008, 6:27 pm
Forum: Other firearms...
Topic: .25 acp
Replies: 24
Views: 4067

.25 acp

Anjdrifter - Who me? I donno. Does a 950, a Sterling, a CZ 'DUO', two Ravens (one N.I.B.), a Titan, and a Mauser Model 1914 make me qualified? Do .22s count? A Jennings, a Phoenix, an AMT BackUP, another Sterling, and a STAR Lancer, and a NAA folder might tip the scales? By the way, I "scored" 150 r...
by jbailey
February 23rd, 2008, 9:19 pm
Forum: Other firearms...
Topic: .25 acp
Replies: 24
Views: 4067

.25 acp

It may be just advertising 'hype', but check out the MagSafe .25 ACP 22 gr. "Defender": 1,750 fps and 150 ft/lbs in a Beretta 21. They say on the package, "A .25 loaded with MagSafe is more potent than a .380 full of hollowpoints"
by jbailey
February 23rd, 2008, 9:09 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: 2/23/08 P-64 at gun show
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

2/23/08 P-64 at gun show

At the OTHER gun show in SW Ohio today, I saw a clean P-64, 2 mags, for $225, OTD. It was labeled "9 X 18 Makarov". Even though I got my P-64 for $160, years ago, at the show red is talking about, that show is not known for its good prices on anything. That's where I saw my first $350 CZ-70! Saw two...
by jbailey
July 21st, 2007, 7:19 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: CZ82 Won't Fire!
Replies: 10
Views: 2192

CZ82 Won't Fire!

A pierced primer is just what it sounds like, a hole clear through it, allowing high pressure gas into the action. Usually a sign of overpressure handloads, incorrect headspace, and/or a firing pin that has somehow(?) gotten 'sharp' or too long. With the slide off the gun, your firing pin should be ...
by jbailey
July 17th, 2007, 8:20 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Snapped Triggerguard !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2354

Snapped Triggerguard !!!

Interesting... Went to safe and examined 5 samples of 'swing down trigger guard take down' pistols. PA-63, FEG AP MPB, PPK all have about 1 mm of gap behind the lug and in front of barrel block on frame, just like the P 64. In the Mak (Russian/Imez) the lug bears directly on the barrel block, ditto ...
by jbailey
July 6th, 2007, 6:17 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Broken P64
Replies: 21
Views: 4518

Broken P64

Hard to diagnose remotely, but it sounds very much like the trigger bar is being held down someway. Crud/cosmo in its cavity, ditto the disconnector, or perhaps weak trigger spring. Clear chamber (always!), remove right grip, cycle action (easier if remove recoil spring and put slide back on) and st...
by jbailey
June 24th, 2007, 12:09 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Whatever happened to ... (past forum members)
Replies: 18
Views: 4041

Whatever happened to ... (past forum members)

What can I say? I had no idea that someone would notice my 'silence', how flattering? Actually, I've been here all along, but didn't have an input that I thought needed posting. You know, "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." OK, I also have t...
by jbailey
May 20th, 2007, 3:18 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: P 64 launches brass
Replies: 7
Views: 1701

P 64 launches brass

Mine too. But get a C2-52 and put your empties into low orbit!
by jbailey
April 4th, 2007, 10:51 am
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Trigger Bar - HELP!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2257

Trigger Bar - HELP!!

Did you remove the trigger bar while cleaning? It comes off very easily, but getting it back together with it's spring correctly positioned can be VERY difficult. I suspect that the spring is not correctly fitted. See a number of posts here about tricks that we have developed for getting it back tog...
by jbailey
April 1st, 2007, 1:27 pm
Forum: Carry Gear, Holsters, etc.
Topic: Belly Band Holsters
Replies: 16
Views: 3402

Belly Band Holsters

It's called a "suppressor" and you need a tax stamp and permission from your local LEO chief to wear one....? Oh, and getting your muzzle threaded is a problem too.
by jbailey
April 1st, 2007, 1:22 pm
Forum: Carry Gear, Holsters, etc.
Topic: Fobus paddle holster
Replies: 29
Views: 7877

Fobus paddle holster

Saoirse: Had exactly the same problem with my PPK and its 'matching' Fobus. Since the holster was a fleamarket box buy, couldn't return it. Drilled out the rivets holding the halves together and then pop riveted it back together with some of the pop rivet backing washers (just one) between the halve...