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Polish P-64

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by sasquatch83, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. sasquatch83

    sasquatch83 portland, or Member

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    I have been looking into purchasing a P64 but i have noticed that some have a rounded hammer (which is more appealing to me) and some have more of a pointed or sharper edged hammer. Is this an aftermarket option or something that changed in production in the 1970's models?

    If anyone has one I would also be very interested in buying it. I am planning on waiting for the gun show in feb but gunbroker is tempting me.
     
  2. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The difference in hammers isn't on account some sort of aftermarket product, the design of the hammer did change. Must admit I don't recall when the change actually took place, but either way, it's likely to be original to the gun. I used to have one of these. It's a nice gun in that it's very solidly made, very reliable, accurate, points naturally, and pretty concealable too. I've carried mine at times. It bears a striking resemblance to the Walther PPK, and IMO it is just as good a weapon, and at a fraction of the price.

    Downside is, it has an extremely heavy DA trigger and extremely snappy recoil. These problems can be remedied with inexpensive and relatively easy-to-install aftermarket parts. Some folks also don't like that it has only a 6+1 ammo capacity.
     
  3. sasquatch83

    sasquatch83 portland, or Member

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    Thank you so much for that information!
     
  4. Oppy

    Oppy Seattle Member

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    I have a P64 and really like it. DA pull is very heavy but can be mitigated with a spring change. Truly, if I can do it, anyone can. As Raftman said, recoil is snappy to say the least, I have found a slip on grip adds to the shooting comfort.

    Everything you want to know about the P64, and them some, can be found here:

    http://p64.proboards.com/index.cgi?
     
  5. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    There's also some very snazzy-looking replacement grips available. A replacement recoil spring will also help reduce recoil. It's truly a good gun, I'd still have it if it weren't the for capacity aspect. Ended up getting a double-stack Makarov that gives me 12+1 rounds.
     
  6. kevin1961

    kevin1961 Tenino Member

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    sasquatch83 I have a p64 I was going to take down to the puyallup wac next month. 1973, black leather holster, cleaning rod, 3 mags, with the correct grips and also the target grips it came with. Let me know if your intrested.
     
  7. sasquatch83

    sasquatch83 portland, or Member

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    Yes, I am very interested. I have a local gun shop owner searching for me as well but i would love to see a picture of the gun. How much would you like for it? Where are you loacted?
     
  8. kevin1961

    kevin1961 Tenino Member

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    It is the pointed type hammer. PM'd you answers to your questions and a link to the photos.