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by Ketchman
February 1st, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: Another P83 Decocker with trouble.
Replies: 19
Views: 1046

Re: Another P83 Decocker with trouble.

I am wondering if the safety detent is not fully retracting and getting in the way?
Do you have a gunsmith you like and trust?
by Ketchman
February 1st, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: Another P83 Decocker with trouble.
Replies: 19
Views: 1046

Re: Another P83 Decocker with trouble.

That is certainly an option. Other option is disassembly and see what condotion the safety barrel internals are in. Sorry that did not work but at least you have eliminated dried cosmo as the reason.
by Ketchman
January 31st, 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Well Preserved in a Swamp
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Well Preserved in a Swamp

Wow, I wonder if the ammo would fire?
by Ketchman
January 31st, 2018, 10:33 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Recoil pain. Am I holding it wrong?
Replies: 38
Views: 2030

Re: Recoil pain. Am I holding it wrong?

No, you do not have odd hands, many of us here have noted the pain of recoil from this little monster. It was not designed for comfortable high round count range trips, it was designed to be dependable, available and reasonably high powered in a convienant package, which it does in spades. In order ...
by Ketchman
January 31st, 2018, 8:13 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: Another P83 Decocker with trouble.
Replies: 19
Views: 1046

Re: Another P83 Decocker with trouble.

You can rinse in very hot water and dry it and then lube it. And let us know how it works out.
by Ketchman
January 31st, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Recoil pain. Am I holding it wrong?
Replies: 38
Views: 2030

Re: Recoil pain. Am I holding it wrong?

Not everyones hands are designed the same either.
by Ketchman
January 30th, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Recoil pain. Am I holding it wrong?
Replies: 38
Views: 2030

Re: Recoil pain. Am I holding it wrong?

The grip is narrower on the P64, and I think the grip is a couple more degrees upright than the SCCY.
by Ketchman
January 30th, 2018, 3:57 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: Another P83 Decocker with trouble.
Replies: 19
Views: 1046

Re: Another P83 Decocker with trouble.

find mineral spirits. WD is a lub that will dry and crust, kinda like cosmo. Turpintine will work or paint thinner. They will work correctly and disolve the cosmo instead of reanimating the cosmo so it can dry again.
by Ketchman
January 30th, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: Another P83 Decocker with trouble.
Replies: 19
Views: 1046

Re: Another P83 Decocker with trouble.

Soak them both overnight and see what that does. And you can do it without detail stripping them as the solvent should get in there but a detail strip and scrubbing with a toothbrush / nylon cleaning brush is always better on guns stored with cosmo. And then if that does not solve the problem then y...
by Ketchman
January 29th, 2018, 9:46 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: Another P83 Decocker with trouble.
Replies: 19
Views: 1046

Re: Another P83 Decocker with trouble.

Have you THOROUGHLY cleaned all.the cosmoline out of it? The decocker / safety barrels are notorious for getting dried cosmo into all the really tiny spaces and making them extremely difficult to work. Try field stripping the pistol and soaking it in mineral spirits overnight. Better yet, learn how ...
by Ketchman
January 20th, 2018, 7:24 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Japanese Small Arms in World War 2
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Japanese Small Arms in World War 2

Very cool. I did not know the range on the "Knee mortar", as the US troops called it, could be adjusted via screw linkage. Seems a bit complicated.
by Ketchman
January 2nd, 2018, 2:32 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Trigger Hinge Pin Replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 1639

Re: Trigger Hinge Pin Replacement

A part of owning collecting surplus arms. Sometimes it is sad that one must go through it, sometimes the thrill of the hunt for the elusive part is pretty cool.
by Ketchman
January 2nd, 2018, 2:29 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: PI Update
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: PI Update

Very cool Russ.