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differences between pre 72 and post 72?

Post by matt85 » May 23rd, 2017, 6:43 am

Hello all, I've decided to pick up a p-64 largely because I love the look of this classic pistols as well as the small size. ive been shopping around looking for good deals on pistols in decent condition and have noticed some differences between the pistols made before and after 1972.

aside from the different hammer shape, what are the differences between the pistols made pre 72 and post 72?

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Re: differences between pre 72 and post 72?

Post by PA-Joe » May 23rd, 2017, 7:05 pm

They have different mags. The post will work with the pre and the pre will not work with the post.

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Re: differences between pre 72 and post 72?

Post by Curly1 » May 24th, 2017, 11:31 am

Welcome to the forum Matt.
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Re: differences between pre 72 and post 72?

Post by robhic » June 19th, 2017, 10:09 am

PA-Joe wrote:They have different mags. The post will work with the pre and the pre will not work with the post.
You might want to make that "might not work" as I have a few P64s and when I and my 2 granddudes have P64 day at the range, the mags get mixed up. I have them marked for the specific gun but we don't worry much about it. I have NOT had a problem with mixing mags by year.

Can it NOT work? I guess so and some have said as much. Have I had problems? No and I don't and won't worry about mixing mags until a problem occurs....
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Re: differences between pre 72 and post 72?

Post by BeoBill » June 19th, 2017, 3:14 pm

Put it this way: They WILL stovepipe and FTE at some point. Usually when it's MOST unexpected and inconvenient.

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Re: differences between pre 72 and post 72?

Post by normsutton » June 20th, 2017, 1:09 pm

the other deference is the round hammer has a longer firing pin , , not much more like 2 tenths of mm


and never ever had any trouble with factory mags , I own 6 P64's 3 round hammers and 3 triangular hammers
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Re: differences between pre 72 and post 72?

Post by Hudson29 » June 26th, 2017, 2:21 pm

What are the differences in the mags? My '69 was missing one of the two promised mags and one from a '75 was subbed by the clerk. I did not see any difference, it fit and looked good to my eyes.

I did notice at the range last week that the one one mag I tried did not reliably lock open when empty. Is this a "wrong mag" issue?
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Re: differences between pre 72 and post 72?

Post by normsutton » June 27th, 2017, 12:23 pm

I didn't think there was is any difference in original mags , until keep shooting came out with theirs ,about the some time people started saying that there was a difference between the old and the new version , none of the 6 P64's and the 12 mages I have are different

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