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by darrell
July 4th, 2012, 6:02 pm
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Bi-metal ammo
Replies: 9
Views: 6361

Re: Bi-metal ammo

Some people do not like Wolf ammo because of reports of damaging guns due to loading issues. Wolf Gold Ammo is very good though. Some ranges will not let you shoot it, due steel in the ammo. It attracks a magnet. Since there are few replacement parts for P-64s a lot of people won't risk using it.
by darrell
June 30th, 2012, 4:10 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: I have a 3 dot and a 1 dot.
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

Re: I have a 3 dot and a 1 dot.

:D I love the 52, more than any other Milsurp and currently have 3 of them which all were made in 53, 1 is Mint Gray Phosphate and has 1 dot on slide, no other unusual marks, 2nd is Mint also 1 dot, but was issued with the Plain Metal finish and black Holster (somewhat rare, the plain or no finish, ...
by darrell
June 30th, 2012, 4:09 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: I have a 3 dot and a 1 dot.
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

Re: I have a 3 dot and a 1 dot.

Mine has a dot inside a square. I haven't heard anything on P-64s but there was a discussion about this on CZ-52s. I will try and look that up. The dots may or may not serve the same purpose. Following from a forum and will give you an idea about how hard it maybe to find out the actual meaning of t...
by darrell
June 27th, 2012, 5:56 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: 1971 Model
Replies: 12
Views: 3412

Re: 1971 Model

Don't know, but the latter models (after 72) I believe had a larger triangular hammer. I think that there is very little difference in price between the years.
by darrell
December 22nd, 2011, 12:12 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Seeking sagely advice.
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Re: Seeking sagely advice.

I would put a hogue handall Jr. grip on it and also get a slightly heavier recoil spring. The trigger job and Hogue grips are the big items. The heavier recoil spring did not make as much difference on the P64 as it does on the PA-63.
by darrell
December 21st, 2011, 1:47 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Modified grip
Replies: 12
Views: 4238

Re: Modified grip

Hogue Handall Jr. is a good way to go. It works very well with the P64. I have one on mine.
by darrell
October 1st, 2011, 7:18 pm
Forum: Other firearms...
Topic: Bought a Turkish Mauser.
Replies: 25
Views: 6284

Re: Bought a Turkish Mauser.

I have a 1944 Turk Mauser. Make sure you check out the firing pin spring in the bolt. A lot of those are either weak or clogged with Cosomoline. If you have trouble firing surplus ammo a lot of time it is the spring. I replace mine and it went from may firing one out five surplus rounds to 100%. I d...
by darrell
September 9th, 2011, 12:40 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: 7.62x25 now available for folks who also have Tokarevs
Replies: 12
Views: 3538

Re: 7.62x25 now available for folks who also have Tokarevs

Don't forget the CZ-52 either. Most people don't have a 9 mm barrel for their CZ-52. 7/62 x 25 is pretty powerful ammo.
by darrell
August 14th, 2011, 9:11 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Hornady XTP
Replies: 4
Views: 1625

Re: Hornady XTP

The old Hornaday would not chamber in some P-64s. The slide wouldn't even close on mine, so I hope the new stuff works better. A bullet that won't chamber isn't very useful.
by darrell
August 7th, 2011, 7:07 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: "New" P-64 range review
Replies: 1
Views: 1403

Re: "New" P-64 range review

You will enjoy shooting your P-64 a little better if you put a Hogue Handall Junior grip on it. I didn't think the recoil spring made that much differnce but that probably varies from person to person. They are accurate and dependable once you get them properly cleaned.
by darrell
July 30th, 2011, 3:23 pm
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Slide will not go into battery with a round chembered
Replies: 29
Views: 6888

Re: Slide will not go into battery with a round chembered

Mine will not come to full battery if I put a magazine in with the slide open and just let the slide go forward: but will if I rack the slide. iI is not in the fully forward postion the trigger will not reset. If the trigger resets you are probably in position. My trigger won't reset if I am 1/8" out.
by darrell
April 4th, 2011, 10:16 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: P-64 as a firearm for SHTF/WROL/TEOTWAWKI/zombie apocalypse.
Replies: 21
Views: 6016

Re: P-64 as a firearm for SHTF/WROL/TEOTWAWKI/zombie apocaly

I think I would favor a 12 guage shot gun with 18.5 barrel and semi-automatic or level action rife for anything more than 25 yards or so. The rife in either 7.62 (39 or 51) or 44M. I think at least you could take a lot with you. I don't want them to get close enough to have to use a handgun.
by darrell
February 24th, 2011, 3:01 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Wil you still carry Safty off with one in the chamber?
Replies: 30
Views: 7685

Re: Wil you still carry Safty off with one in the chamber?

If you practiced drawing while taking off the safety, I think that having the safety on would not significantly affect your speed in drawing and aiming the gun. I do believe if you have the safety on, you need to practice drawing and taking off the safety. Hopefully you will never need to draw and f...
by darrell
February 17th, 2011, 1:27 pm
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Chambering a round
Replies: 11
Views: 3816

Re: Chambering a round

I always chamber with the safety on. It won't hurt anything is safer.