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Post by fully machined » May 28th, 2012, 4:07 pm


Questions may have one or more answers, except yes or no.

1) The recoil spring wire diameter is approximately .058” and contains 11 coils. Yes or No.

2) The number of barrel “threads” is 6. Yes or No.

3) The sear pin and the hammer strut pins are the same diameter. Yes or No.

4) During double action firing the trigger bar pulls only the right side of the hammer. Yes or No.

5) The sear spring and sear are primarily responsible for the lifting of the disconnector. Yes or No.

6) The hammer has two sear engagement surfaces. One for single action fire and one for hammer forward that acts as a “safety” to keep hammer off firing pin in the lowered position. Yes or No.

7) The P64 contains 3 screws. Yes or No.

8) Magazines are of two types, early and late, the later style being readily identified by having approximately half the cut out area, top left by slide stop, as the early style. Yes or No.

9) The Polish patent #54822 refers to the unique: (A) trigger bar (B) disconnector (C) double action trigger (D) extra large manicure file on top of the slide.

10) The P64’s barrel is: (A) unlined (B) chrome lined (C) boron nitride.

11) Trigger pull length is about the same single action or double action. Yes or No.

12) The hammer spring also serves as the magazine release spring. Yes or No.

13) The extractor is possibly the world’s largest in proportion to the cartridge size being about double that of a Makarof PM or PA-63. Yes or No.

14) Upon firing and slide retraction, the hammer force and the cocking action of the hammer contacts only (A) The slide face (B) The safety barrel (C) The safety barrel and firing pin (D)The slide face, safety barrel, and firing pin.

15) A round cannot be chambered with the safety engaged. Yes or No.

16) With the safety/decocker engaged: (A) the firing pin is completely covered and the trigger bar disconnected. (B) The firing pin is exposed, but in a in a recess, and blocked from moving by the safety barrel and the trigger bar is disconnected. (C) The pistol is decocked with the trigger bar disconnected. (D) The pistol is decocked, but the trigger bar is still engaged.

17) The sear plunger can be installed in any orientation. Yes or No.

18) The magazine well is factory beveled. Yes or No.

19) The front sight is replaceable. Yes or No.

20) The rear sight is adjustable left to right. Yes or No.

21) Although there may have been changes and updates, according to the blue background parts diagram, which two spring may have been the same at one time (A) sear and safety (B) disconnector and sear (C) extractor and sear (D) extractor and safety.

22) The correct placement of the hammer spring washer is-(A) on top (installed first) (B) bottom (C) there is not a trigger spring washer.

23) The notch, forward and right of the rear sight is (A) the total sight staking mark (B) a slot machined into the slide so the sight can be staked down into the notch (C) a tool “let off” mark (D) an approval mark.

24) Production of the P64 was 1966 to 1977 with ______ pistols produced. (A) 110,000 (B) 64,000 (C) 190,000 (D) 387,000

25) FIRING the pistol from single action mode, the trigger bar’s vertical movement is (A) maintained by the trigger spring (B) controlled partially by the hammer (C) overcome by the disconnector force during cycling and strikes the frame (D) controlled partially by the sear.

26) The .380 acp, makarov, and 9mm luger cartridges are often refer to as 9x17, 9x18, and 9x19. While the 9x18 makarov cartridge is in the middle of these case lengths the energy level of standard cartridges places the makarov round (A) pretty much in the middle also (B) closer to .380 (C) closer to 9mm.

27) The prototype P64 was in .380 acp and had an external slide stop release. Yes or No.

28) The “P” in P-64 stand for(A) Polish (B) pistolet; Polish for pistol (C) Pyzel; honoring the unnamed member of the CZAK team.

29) CZAK is an acronym for the 4 designers of the P64, though one more came on board later; Pyzel. So the acknowledge design team is recognized as 5 people? Yes or No.

30) The P64 was manufactured at the famous Radom factory in Poland. Yes or No.

31) The lower part of the sear contains a step for engagement of the trigger bar to fire in single action. (A) There is not a sear step (B) the step is approx.150” and the trigger bar engages the entire step (C) The step is approx.028” and the trigger bar engages way less than half the horizontal width of the step.

32) The weight of a fully assembled slide VS. a frame with the barrel, barrel pin, and the trigger guard, pin. spring and plunger is (A) the slide assembly is heavier(B) the frame with installed barrel and complete trigger guard is heavier(C) who gives a crap, but I would like to know hammer weights (D) they both weight the same.

33) The round hammer weighs approx. the same, + or – a gram, as the triangular hammer. Yes or No.

34) The hammer strut and spring can be removed using Norm’s paperclip technique. Now the hammer can (A) not be removed until sear is removed (B) The sear plunger pin is removed only (C) sear retaining pin is removed only (D) Nothing else needs to be removed but the hammer pin.

35) The grip screw is (A) special machine thread (B) M3 with .50 pitch (C) .115” shank diameter and .915” length from end to underneath screw head (D) SAE 8-32.

36) Consider the pistol at REST, single action hammer cocked, the height of the trigger bar is positioned by (A) the disconnector (B) the sear (C) the last flat land on the hammer and the slightly raised shelf end of the trigger bar behind double action notch (D) the second flat land on the hammer, from rear, and the land forwards of the double action notch on the trigger bar.

37) The trigger guard (A) must be lowered for slide removal (B) acts as slide stop upon full retract (C) has a spring and plunger (D) acts as a “recoil buffer” upon impact with slide.

38) The P64’s trigger and trigger bar (A) have different springs (B) share the same spring (C) the trigger bar is not under a spring load it “floats”.

39) During double action FIRE the notch in the hammer is engaged with the notch in the trigger bar. Trigger release occurs when the sear is loaded (pushed forward, spring compressed) (A) to the same amount as single action (B) when the sear is loaded considerably more than single action(C) when the rotating hammer is driven out of the trigger bar notch by the land on the hammer directly behind the trigger bar notch on the hammer (D) when the hammer sear land is engaged with the sear

40) The height of the trigger bar at INITIAL double action pull, resistance felt, is maintained by (A) The large land area on the hammer (B) the disconnector (C) the safety barrel (D) trigger spring

41) The horizontal movement of the trigger bar, undesired, (forward; backwards; up and down desired) is limited by (A) the trigger spring and the pin upon which it rests (B) lands in the slide (C) the hammer strut.

42) Replacing the trigger spring is made “easier” when (A) the trigger guard is removed (B) the trigger guard is lowered and locked to one side (C) the pistol is unloaded and the hammer is not cocked (D) the slide stop is removed.

43) If the P-64 has only one spring for the trigger bar and trigger, this combined with the spring load direction and trigger bar pin hole being off set from the trigger pin hole, could cause (A) nothing, it uses less parts (B) When the trigger is held back fully, lightly and stationary, and the trigger bar is depressed the spring is wound up tighter and pushes the trigger forward, so a disconnector pulse downward upon the trigger bar is transferred to a forward pulse on the trigger (C) The trigger bar has a tendency to lean out wards, (cock), because the spring load is off to one side.

44) One good thing about the P64 compared with a PA-63. When the slide and grips are off both pistols, only the PA-63 can loose parts or have parts shift during the grip and slide removal and installation process. Yes or no.

45) The loaded chamber indicator (A) Is stainless; so its not blued (B) extends flush with slide (C) extends just past the slide for sight and low vision feel (D) is retained by a pin (E) can only be removed after the safety has been removed.

46) The two notches in the slide directly below the firing pin cartridge end (A) provide slide alignment when closed (B) are machine cuts for a lighter slide (C) scoop cartridges from the magazine (D) aid in extraction and ejection.

47) The slide rails are (A) equal in the slide and the frame (B) unequal in the slide and frame (C) equal in the slide and unequal on the frame (D) equal on the frame and unequal in the slide

48) The factory markings on the left side of the slide are ( 9mm ,,P-64” ) and ALL OTHERS have been added by importers. Yes or no.

49) The most common malfunction/ complaint with a slide assembly seems to be (A) extractor relate (B) firing pin related (C) safety related (D) loaded chamber indicator related.

50) The disconnector can be removed by removing ONLY the (A) hammer strut spring assembly and the hammer (B) hammer strut spring assembly, hammer and sear retaining pin C) hammer strut spring assembly, hammer, sear retaining pin and sear plunger retaining pin D) hammer strut spring assembly, hammer and sear plunger retaining pin

51) When installing the hammer spring and strut on the magazine release, the strut orientation does not matter. Yes or No.

52) The slide stop is (A) raised by the magazine (B) doubles as the ejector (C) doubles as the extractor (D) stops downward on the frame (E) has machine marks as opposed to fully stamped (F) retained by a spring and the slide.

53) The magazine contains two plastic parts, the base and follower. Yes or No.

54) The hole in the left side of the frame below the safety can be used for (A) tool kit storage (B) magazine function check (C) trigger bar to sear engagement (D) The hole is only to lighten the frame

55) How does the pistol fire in double action when the trigger bar engages the sear from almost the start of the trigger pull? (A) The trigger bar rolls off a cam land on the hammer behind double action engagement notch and then the hammer is released. (B) The sear releases the hammer the same as in single action. (C) The trigger bar holds the sear off the hammer’s cam for single action hammer notch engagement and stays off the cam of the hammer and away from the single action notch of the hammer.

56) What are some explanations for the harder trigger pull at the end of double action fire (“The Hump”) A) The sear spring almost goes to coil bind where as in single action it is compressed and then released to a great extent maintaining only a little spring pressure for trigger bar and sear engagement (the famous light single action trigger pull.( B) They had a cargo container of springs in the warehouse that nobody knew what they were for and somebody said, “use those on the trigger bar.” C) High rate # hammer spring to start with. D) Only a triangular hammer does that. E)

57) During the production history of the P64 “The Unofficial P-64 Resource” and its members have noticed some parts are different. Which ONE part has NOT yet been noted as there are two types? (A) magazines (B) safety detents (C) firing pins (D) safety detent springs (E) slide stop levers (F) trigger bars (G) trigger springs (H) hammers

58) I think I have a rare stamped P-64 as the first quotation mark is at the bottom and the last is at the top. Yes or No.

59) When the red dot is covered by lever arm rotation on the slide (A) The trigger bar is fully lowered and the trigger will express its full range of movement with no resulting action (B)The pistol can now be carried “cocked and locked” (C)The hammer can still be pulled back all the way to the frame. If you think yes here, DO NOT DO THIS WITH A LOADED PISTOL. (D) The safety barrel rotates to limit the firing pin travel and the height of the exposed pin.

60) Searching the blogoshere, I read where somebody got tired of hearing about the .380 acp in a 9x18 makarov caliber pistol “controversy” and took his VZ-82 and shot it 300 times in a row with .380 and then without stopping for nothing, 100 times with 9X18 Makarov and then 100 times again with 9x18 Makarov. So, its O.K. right?

61) Which two parts do NOT share a common spring: (A) Magazine release and hammer
(B) Loaded chamber indicator and firing pin (C) Trigger and trigger bar (D) Disconnector and sear.

62) What is a good explanation for the P-64 having a “U” shaped pin end for the trigger.
A) Because if It did not it would come out one side or the other and possibly interfere with the slide functioning and more. B) This design incorporates tighter tolerances. (C) Most all the other parts are a slip fit and do not require the use of hammers and punches, so to keep the assembly theme going the designer used this pin style. (D) The trigger spring circles around the “U”.

63) Just how many pins are there in a P64 any way, readily removable or not?
A) 4
B) 5
C) 6
D) 7

64) The 9X18 makarov and the .380 acp cartridges share what in common?
A) Bullets
B) Cases
C) Primers
D) Can share the same powder weight being the same brand.


1) During double action firing how does the P64 “skip” the single action hammer sear?
A) It doesn’t, the hammer sear is engaged and released to fire the pistol.
B) The trigger bar double action notch engages the hammer and is released at the trigger’s
greatest length of pull by the unique disconnector.
C) The trigger bar contacts the sear ABOVE the single action shelf of the sear during double action firing forcing the sear off the hammer during double action fire.
D) The hammer is released when the trigger bar is roll off the hammer by the hammer’s roll out land area.

2) Considering the length of the trigger bar, front to rear, which area has the least contact areas with other parts of the pistol?
A) Left length
B) Middle Length
C) Right Length

3) FROM TIME WORLD Sunday May, 22 2011

There is an arms selling frenzy," says Abu Rida, "and it's all going to Syria. All of it." He added that weapons also are flowing into Syria from Iraq. The most sought after weapons are assault rifles — the ubiquitous AK-47, and variants of the M-16. A good quality Russian Kalashnikov, known in the Lebanese trade as a "Circle 11" from the imprint stamped on its metalwork, today fetches $1,600 — a $400 increase from a month ago. In 2006, the same weapon only cost around $500 or $600 FROM TIME WORLD Sunday May, 22 2011

Circle 11 and circle 10 were used to designate that arms were from what parts of the Soviet Union?
A) Poland and Czechoslovakia
B) Bulgaria and Poland
C) Poland and Bulgaria
D) Bulgaria and Romania

4) When utilizing the P64’s “decocker” you should always:
A) Make sure the pistol is unloaded.
B) Hold the pistol in the firing position.
C) Keep your fingers off the trigger.
D) Answers B + C and be thinking that “this could be the time of a malfunction/failure” and
handle the pistol in the appropriate manner.

5) Considering double action and single action firing and the trigger bar to sear engagement, what is different between the two?
A) The trigger bar contacts the sear above the single action shelf of the sear during double action firing forcing the sear off the hammer during double action firing.
B) There is no difference; the trigger bar engages the sear in the same manner in both forms of firing.
C) The hammer land areas lower the trigger bar under the sear during double action firing.
D) The trigger bar is not used double action firing.

6) When is a P-64 happiest? A) When it’s in a dark safe. B) When it is in disrepair. C) When it is sitting on several boxes of ammo at the range soon to be fired.

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