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Old 11-09-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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now I know people think the Jenning's the horrible gun.
but with some slight modifications it can be a very reliable gun.
I've read all the reviews the videos and all that stuff on Jennings.
ok so its cheap Who cares
its what you make of it. I'm going go through the process of modifying the Jennings I got on a barter non working.

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Old 11-09-2012, 08:56 PM   #2
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now I know people think the Jenning's the horrible gun.
but with some slight modifications it can be a very reliable gun.
I've read all the reviews the videos and all that stuff on Jennings.
ok so its cheap Who cares
its what you make of it. I'm going go through the process of modifying the Jennings I got on a barter non working.

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You'll be lucky to still have fingers after you shoot it (and it falls apart / explodes).

They are made of sintered metal ... basically metallic dust pressed and heated to make it stick together. They can't usually stand up to too many shots before they break apart, but you have to shoot it a couple time to know they'll fire at all when you need it.

IMO, it's a waste of cash, and a danger to the shooter (along with Raven and a couple others made the same way).


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I'll counterpoint the nay-sayers a bit.

I've got one. A little fluff-n-buff and a spring
tweak or two and the trigger pull is bearable.

Both magazines that came with it feed fine.

It runs about 98%, which is better than some
22's that cost several times as much.

I've put maybe 1000 rounds through it, and
still have all my fingers.

That said, It's not my first or even 10th choice as a
carry gun. Mine (nickel or chrome--it's shiny) has spent
it's life as a tackle box/glove compartment gun. It's been
used to dispatch a few Halibut, a distempered skunk, a
road hit deer. It's for when any gun is better than none--
and it has done it's job well.

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I just got the gun in a barter .
I would never spend money on a crap gun with a rap sheet like this 1.
and 5 bucks to get it working is not to bad.

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I'll counterpoint the nay-sayers a bit.

I've got one. A little fluff-n-buff and a spring
tweak or two and the trigger pull is bearable.

Both magazines that came with it feed fine.

It runs about 98%, which is better than some
22's that cost several times as much.

I've put maybe 1000 rounds through it, and
still have all my fingers.

That said, It's not my first or even 10th choice as a
carry gun. Mine (nickel or chrome--it's shiny) has spent
it's life as a tackle box/glove compartment gun. It's been
used to dispatch a few Halibut, a distempered skunk, a
road hit deer. It's for when any gun is better than none--
and it has done it's job well.
Part of the issues with sintered metal guns is a lack of consistent quality.

I'm just offering a warning; my hand / fingers are not at risk. The gun shop I worked at for a while saw quite a few of these that flew apart, some took a little flesh with 'em.

Use it or don't; it matters not to me, I'm just passing along some potentially useful information.

Best luck to you both.
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I understand and I thank you
information is the best thing I can get.

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Ok I have the old Jennings bryco 59 9mm it's our creek pistol and we have out abt 1000-1500 rounds through it with no probs, it was put it up a few years ago but now I'm gona put it in glovebox till I can afford a better gun to carry

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They are not sintered metal. They are made of die-cast zinc.

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I had a Jennings years back and it actually shot quite well.I did have to file the rear sight down to get it to shoot to point of aim.I kept it for finishing deer and such,and honestly shot two squirrels with head shots in one morning with it.It was stolen from my hunt camp and I wasn't very happy,but at least it wasn't an expensive gun.



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