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by GuitarmanNick
September 16th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Sights the old fashioned way...
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Sights the old fashioned way...

Will do, sir. I have fired and cleaned the M-57 once since doing this and it seems to be at least as durable as any paint I have ever used to mark sights. Another range trip is being planned and will include the P-64. I am really looking forward to shooting it with this modification. It has the smal...
by GuitarmanNick
September 15th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Sights the old fashioned way...
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Sights the old fashioned way...

I did this to one of my P-64s and a new Zastava M-57. What a difference it makes on them both. Thanks for sharing. I did not bother to shine them as it was not needed. I made sure to keep the finished side of the foil up.
by GuitarmanNick
September 6th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: More crimping Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: More crimping Questions

Glad you got it set up and working.
by GuitarmanNick
September 4th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: More crimping Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: More crimping Questions

First, if you do not have a case gauge, I suggest you get one to check every round that you handload to avoid chambering and feeding issues. To use the Lee die first, seat the bullet to the desired depth. Second, make sure you back out the bullet seating portion of the die before setting up the crim...
by GuitarmanNick
August 10th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Where can I get parts?
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Where can I get parts?

Welcome to the boards. An introduction is in order. As for the "very common disconnector issue", I have no idea to what you are referring. Perhaps you can elaborate. I know that sometimes the trigger bar may be slightly bent so it may not engage the sear properly, but this is the first I am hearing ...
by GuitarmanNick
July 15th, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Crimping with Lee 3 die set
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Crimping with Lee 3 die set

I use the Lee case length gauges and cutters when trimming my brass using a small electric drill. You need to get the 9x18 Makarov gauge. Also be sure to pick up a case reaming tool. I use a Lyman hand tool for reaming case mouths. It comes with pocket cleaning and reaming bits for both small and la...
by GuitarmanNick
July 11th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Crimping with Lee 3 die set
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Crimping with Lee 3 die set

I use the Lee 3 die set with good results. I use a light taper crimp that is done in the same step as seating the bullet. Follow the instructions that come with the dies and you should get the results you are seeking. The more of a crimp that you use, the more it will weaken the brass over time. For...
by GuitarmanNick
July 2nd, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Other firearms...
Topic: Double-Action Wisdom
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: Double-Action Wisdom

Good article, Curly. I generally grab my .38 snubby when I hear something go bump in the night. When training with it, I always shoot double action because it is the way most rounds would be fired if in a gun battle. Cocking the hammer for a more accurate shot would only be necessary in a hostage si...
by GuitarmanNick
June 28th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 9x18 ultra brass able to be reloaded to Mak?
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: 9x18 ultra brass able to be reloaded to Mak?

You may be better advised to sell the Ultra rounds or trade them for an equal value in 9x18 Mak.
by GuitarmanNick
June 25th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 9x18 ultra brass able to be reloaded to Mak?
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: 9x18 ultra brass able to be reloaded to Mak?

Based only on the dimensions that I have found,... It seems to me that you could take once fired ultra brass and resize it using a 9x18 Makarov full length sizing die, then trim it down a little. Basically the same process that you would use when starting with 9x19 brass. Careful to check the used b...
by GuitarmanNick
May 13th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Another reloading noob
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Another reloading noob

I use CCI small pistol primers and 4.0 grains of Unique pistol powder with an OAL of .970". This is using the Berry's 95 grain FMJ bullets.

If you use a different bullet, you may need a different charge and/or OAL.
by GuitarmanNick
May 12th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Another reloading noob
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Another reloading noob

I have had good luck using Berry's 95 grain FMJs and the Lee three die set. You set the seating die to crimp and seat in one operation, if desired. I use a light taper crimp. My handloads feed perfectly in my P-64s, cycle the guns properly and are consistently more accurate than my shooting abilities.
by GuitarmanNick
May 8th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Trigger reset
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: Trigger reset

Glad you got it running well. They do shoot nicely!
by GuitarmanNick
May 5th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Case Rim Damage
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Case Rim Damage

Since the cases are not damaged by those shooting other P-64s, this indicates there is a problem with my particular gun. After doing some close inspection I took the stones to the extractor and ejector which had a very sharp point on it and is likely the culprit. I just removed the sharp edges with ...
by GuitarmanNick
April 28th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Trigger reset
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: Trigger reset

The problem is likely that the grip is rubbing on the trigger bar and keeping it from moving freely into position. First, check to make sure your grip is installed properly. Look inside the magwell to check the fit. Second, if the grip is installed properly, remove it and check the trigger bar. One ...