P83 Decocker Issue - UPDATE

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P83 Decocker Issue - UPDATE

Post by OG17 » January 16th, 2017, 10:52 pm

The decocker is not able to release the hammer to it's decocked position. Had my gunsmith work on it but it only decocks if the slide is moved slightly back then move the safety lever up.

Any ideas?

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Re: P83 Decocker Issue - UPDATE

Post by Curly1 » January 17th, 2017, 1:10 pm

Take a look at the decocker detent it may need some rounding out to keep from hanging up.

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Re: P83 Decocker Issue - UPDATE

Post by OG17 » January 17th, 2017, 11:11 pm

The P83 has a safety detent. I got one coming for it that's for a PP. Did a Google search on it and someone said it works better. Unfortunately there's no YouTube video showing a full disassembly of the P83.

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Re: P83 Decocker Issue - UPDATE

Post by Weasel640 » January 17th, 2017, 11:27 pm

OG17 wrote:The P83 has a safety detent. I got one coming for it that's for a PP. Did a Google search on it and someone said it works better. Unfortunately there's no YouTube video showing a full disassembly of the P83.
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Re: P83 Decocker Issue - UPDATE

Post by Curly1 » January 18th, 2017, 2:30 pm

Here are instructions on disassembly.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw_zYB ... lDNnc/view
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Re: P83 Decocker Issue - UPDATE

Post by OG17 » January 18th, 2017, 7:56 pm

Thanks Weasel & Curly. I'm going to take it apart as soon as I get the other parts in, hopefully this week. If it doesn't work out, I'll buy another one, this time making sure the decoker works appropriately.

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Re: P83 Decocker Issue - UPDATE

Post by OG17 » January 29th, 2017, 6:15 pm

Well, I bought another one. This one is from 1989 and the decocker works as it should. The 1st one is at the gunsmith's getting new parts installed. Hope that makes it work. How can I go wrong with 2 of them? :mrgreen:

Here's the 1987

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and the 1989 (it also has the holster and cleaning rod) from J&G Sales hand-picked. The ammo shown is 90gr Federal Classic Hi-Shok JHP. I also use PPU 95gr JHP ammo.


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