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Old 04-22-2014, 02:24 AM   #1
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Default Raised Spot in Barrel of Jennings Bryco 9mm Model 59

Recently, while shooting this handgun, the takedown button split in two at the base of the U-Shaped groove below the hollow barrel.

When I field stripped it for cleaning, I noticed this raised spot in the barrel. I've never noticed it before and wondered if it was normal or was also caused at the same time the takedown button broke.

Any advice? Thanks.

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Old 04-22-2014, 02:39 AM   #2
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A good closeup of the underside of the barrel in that spot would be interesting. Its possible that's a crack.

Jennings are known to kaboom randomly especially if heavy or hot rounds are used.



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From what I can see it is time for a new barrel, and a lighter charge. Or save up some money and replace the pistol. Keep in mind that this is coming from a guy who owns, and still carries from time to time, a J-22.

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From what I hear they are very unsafe....................

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First. welcome to the forum- glad you found your way here.

Second, no, that is NOT normal. I would consider that VERY unsafe to fire, and stop shooting it right now. I mean NOW.

I am not going to be a gun snob, and talk down to you about having one of these- but they are bluntly a cheaply made handgun, with multiple reports of quality issues. The company has been thru a lot of changes- summary of company history HERE- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimenez_Arms

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Welcome to the forum.

I agree with the statements above.

You have found out that such inexpensive handguns do have faults and may not last as range firearms.
(What if you used that as a self defense handgun, and such a thing happened when you needed it?)

Consider how much is your life worth. How much are you willing to pay to have a quality firearm?

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Thanks for the info. Aye, I knew it was cheaply made, but it was cheaply obtained -- free, from my dad.

As soon as I can, I'll update a picture with the underside of the barrel. I was able to shoot 115gr FMJ through it all day long, but the 3rd 125gr HAP I put through it is when this happened.

I have other pistols for self-defense, but I enjoy shooting this one and the soft-trigger makes for fun-fast shooting with accuracy.

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Thanks for the info. Aye, I knew it was cheaply made, but it was cheaply obtained -- free, from my dad.

As soon as I can, I'll update a picture with the underside of the barrel. I was able to shoot 115gr FMJ through it all day long, but the 3rd 125gr HAP I put through it is when this happened.

I have other pistols for self-defense, but I enjoy shooting this one and the soft-trigger makes for fun-fast shooting with accuracy.
Heavier bullets increase stress. Even light charge weights and lighter bullets stress these guns beyound their limits. When you go to a heavier than 115 grn you are experiencing why these are not considered quality firearms.

I think you got damn lucky and you found that before it kaboomed in your hand
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Good time to retire that pistol and make it so it can't be fired again.

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I've never seen anything like that before.I had a 59 once and never gave me any trouble.



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