I just bought a broken P64...

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I just bought a broken P64...

Post by austinjoe13 » April 18th, 2018, 11:29 pm

We had a broken P-64 in our back room at work, and I found it was marked at $20 for employee purchase only. I figured if I can't fix it, it would look cool on a shelf.

The safety lever is broken in half, much like that of one I saw in an earlier thread. I see they're hard to come by. I am curious if anyone knows of a source with them, or if it is even safe to shoot in this condition. I would ONLY be using this as a range gun. I am not going to trust my life to it in this state. I have other handguns I carry. This is simply a pleasure gun. I might try to solder it back together and keep it in the 'fire' position.

If anyone could point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it. Like I said before, I just want this thing to shoot at the range.

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Re: I just bought a broken P64...

Post by Curly1 » April 19th, 2018, 12:29 pm

Welcome to the forum,

The safeties show up occasionally on ebay or Gunbroker.
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Re: I just bought a broken P64...

Post by Ketchman » April 19th, 2018, 12:43 pm

And NO it is NOT safe to fire in that condition. You may possibly find a smith that will weld it back together and reshape it for proper function but DO NOT fire it in it's current condition.
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Re: I just bought a broken P64...

Post by austinjoe13 » April 19th, 2018, 10:57 pm

I did not see these posts until after I went to the range with a few guns this morning. I test fired the pistol with my bow target between it and my face. My biggest fear was the lever coming loose, but it stayed. For anyone finding this in the future, I'm not saying do what I did.

The decocker bar seems to disengage the trigger after each shot.

Also, do all P-64's chuck brass 20-30ft away?

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Re: I just bought a broken P64...

Post by Weasel640 » April 19th, 2018, 11:56 pm

austinjoe13 wrote:
April 19th, 2018, 10:57 pm
Also, do all P-64's chuck brass 20-30ft away?
yes

For the price you got this at you'll still be getting a good deal if you just go ahead and pick up a "gun smith special" that has a good safety. Choose the one with the lesser finish to be a parts gun.
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Re: I just bought a broken P64...

Post by austinjoe13 » April 20th, 2018, 1:02 am

Weasel640 wrote:
April 19th, 2018, 11:56 pm
austinjoe13 wrote:
April 19th, 2018, 10:57 pm
Also, do all P-64's chuck brass 20-30ft away?
yes

For the price you got this at you'll still be getting a good deal if you just go ahead and pick up a "gun smith special" that has a good safety. Choose the one with the lesser finish to be a parts gun.
I'll keep an eye out for a deal. I contacted Century Arms, and I was told to send it in and they'll see what they can do with it.

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