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Old 29 April 2018, 08:59
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P64 question

I have a Polish Radom P64 in 9x18mm. I love the little bugger but it has developed a problem I don't understand. This seemed like to place to ask before spending any more money on the problem.

The trigger is inconsistently engaging the sear. Sometimes when I pull the trigger it fires, sometimes it won't fire until the third or fourth trigger pull, and sometimes I think I could pull the trigger all day and still get nothing. Whenever it does fire, it dependably feeds the next round and has never suffered a misfeed.

I have tried three different brands of factory brass ammo in both fmj and jhp with the same results, so I don't think it is an ammo issue. If the trigger spring were broken, damaged, or displaced I don't think it would still fire sometimes.

Any ideas?
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Old 29 April 2018, 09:30
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Have you thoroughly cleaned the thing? I'd suspect some "gunk" is preventing travel/engagement. S/F....Ken M
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Old 29 April 2018, 20:28
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I concur with E5M do a detailed strip. Did you check the firing pin? Sounds dumb but I always check the simple shit first. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 30 April 2018, 01:13
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Have you thoroughly cleaned the thing? I'd suspect some "gunk" is preventing travel/engagement. S/F....Ken M
I field stripped it to the three basic components and cleaned it well but didn't take apart all the tiny bits. Might have to do that.
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Old 30 April 2018, 06:08
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Reminds me of an old RG .22 short my Mom packed for years. It fired about every 3 trigger pulls. A problem inherent in that POS.
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After the cleaning thing didn't do the trick, I finally broke down and took it to a real gunsmith. He says that somewhere in the past some idiot tried to improve the double action trigger pull by doing a trigger job on it that went poorly. The solution is to replace some parts. I haven't got his estimate on price yet.
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After the cleaning thing didn't do the trick, I finally broke down and took it to a real gunsmith. He says that somewhere in the past some idiot tried to improve the double action trigger pull by doing a trigger job on it that went poorly. The solution is to replace some parts. I haven't got his estimate on price yet.
Just get the gun back from him and replace the parts yourself. His price parts/labor will likely have you most of the way to a new pistol since they only go for $150 or so.

Seat and trigger.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/776086307

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/1467210

Gun parts has the trigger as well but wants $12 more.

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/1467250

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Old 23 June 2018, 22:53
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Just get the gun back from him and replace the parts yourself.
I like that idea, and it had already occurred to me after hearing the diagnosis, but I do not trust my own technical competence to do the job.
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I like that idea, and it had already occurred to me after hearing the diagnosis, but I do not trust my own technical competence to do the job.
I'm a simple caveman but replaced the trigger assembly and hammer on my HK with no problem. (with the assistance of You Tube). It'll be child's play a Nuke.
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