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Post by newgunner » February 2nd, 2006, 11:57 pm

Man I really like this little gun! I've changed the hammer spring to the Wolffe 16# spring and its like a new gun. This is my now my daily carry gun that lives in my inside coat pocket until my pager pal hoster arrives.

I'm thinking about buying two more before they disapear to keep in the gun safe. Am I crazy for thinking of buying more? I really never thought much about surplus pistols, I've always been a "Name Brand" pistol purchaser, but this little P-64 is the cats meow!

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Post by mikethewreck » February 3rd, 2006, 7:37 am

Another reason to buy two or more is that parts are not easy to find. Some of us (abwehr amongst others) like owning multiple variations, there are 3 of the P-64 (see other threads). It may turn into a VERY good investment.

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Post by abwehr » February 3rd, 2006, 9:26 am

newgunner,

Yea, I collect military weapons in addition to shooting them too. The P-64 has Three (3) different variations and I have the First and Third variation so far. Once I get the Second variation, any other P-64s I buy will be for speculation. With any military weapon values, you never know which ones will increase or stay "staus quo" with value. My guess is that the P-64 is finally getting to be known, and there are only so many on the market. Since its popularity is increasing, I have seen the price already start to jump. My first one I paid $150, the second was $165. I think they are selling on the average about $150-$175, but I have seen them as high as $225 (ouch). I really think they will increase in value as the supply starts to drop, and I feel this is beginning to happen now. The P-64 may be like the East German Makarov and increase in price. With this Forum, we can get the correct information out about the pistol and not have to depend on Mak folks to praise the pistol. The P-64 has gotten bad press in the past from uneducated folks that knew nothing about the pistol except the DA pull was bad. Yes, the DA is hard, but we know WHY it is hard, and we KNOW HOW to remedy the problem with a $3 Spring! Now, the pistol is great!

I also just bought another Polish holster with cleaning rod for a great price too. The holsters, cleaning rods, and spare magazines are increasing in price when found on e-bay (yuck, but I do buy from them). "mickthewreck" is also correct about spare parts too. If you have multipel pistols, you can always keep one running. But from looking at the design, the parts, I don't hink we will have a major problem with parts breaking, but anything can break. I hope this helps with your questions! If not, keep asking!

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Post by warthog » February 4th, 2006, 10:08 pm

I have three. I like them and figure they will only go up as supplies drop. I paid $139 for them from AIM when they fist came in.
I am going to buy one more though, I want one of the hard chromes ones Classic Arms has on sale.

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Post by newgunner » February 14th, 2006, 11:32 am

I just ordered 3 more :). I figured one would make a good Christmas or B-day gift for my dad later on in the year. After all he is the one that started my obsession with hunting and collecting guns. I thanked him just the other day for having the nads to teach me to safely handle fire arms in my youth, great father son bonding time. I plan on passing down the same to my son.

Also going to order a chromed P-64 in the next few weeks!

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Post by abwehr » February 14th, 2006, 1:22 pm

newgunner,

I promise to be a good boy if you will put me on your Christmas list, LOL!!!!! I wish I had relatives like you.

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Post by mikethewreck » February 14th, 2006, 7:54 pm

I can't help but think there are crates of lonely P-64's in Poland, waiting for a good home...

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Post by abwehr » February 15th, 2006, 7:42 am

I hope they import all of them here, I still want MORE!

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Post by himmel » February 16th, 2006, 1:27 pm

I can't help but think there are crates of lonely P-64's in Poland, waiting for a good home...
That's a nice thought--hope Poland is not like France--I read once that there were warehouses full of those Mdle 1892 revolvers, just sitting around waiting to be exported or whatever--and the French chose "whatever" and destroyed them... :(

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Post by p64pro » February 16th, 2006, 3:56 pm

Fear-not. At least for a while. I just talked to Beckey at S.O.G. and they still have a LARGE qty. at $139 or $129 each for 2 or more.

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Post by newgunner » February 18th, 2006, 12:03 am

Just picked up 3 from my FFL that I bought from Southern Ohio Guns. Now I have a family of four P-64's. ;D

The first one I bought through AIM was in the best condition, it is a perfect 1973 Model with a triangular hammer, this one I use for my daily carry gun. The hammer spring has been replaced and I'm waiting on the HK recoil spring.

The three I just received are:
1969 round hammer (dual action not too bad)
1973 triangular hammer (dual action has got to be 25+ lbs.)
1975 triangular hammer (dual action is better than the '69 and the single action is silky smooth.

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Post by rossman » February 18th, 2006, 12:51 am

Newgunner, please describe the condition of your SOG P64s. I intend to order two within a month. Thanks.

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Post by abwehr » February 18th, 2006, 6:36 am

The Two P-64s I bought from my dealer came from SOG and they are like new condition.

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Post by talon » February 18th, 2006, 12:09 pm

Hello Newgunner, All.

I just asked my local firearms dealer two order me in two more.

This little p-64 is quite addicting! and thanks to this board and members youve been fueling this need. ;D

After all is said and done I'm gonna need a 12 step ;)

Peace,
Tal~ 8-)

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Post by mikethewreck » February 18th, 2006, 12:21 pm

12 step is for addictions.

P-64's are a passion.

Big difference!

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