M38 (.32acp) field stripping and partial take down

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M38 (.32acp) field stripping and partial take down

Postby kf7mjf » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:57 pm

So this is the M38 (in .32acp) I got from Farmkid (another story there) and I decided to post a basic break down of the gun. Pretty standard J gun stuff here for the most part. I didn't bother tearing down anything that required using a punch; mainly because I didn't have one.

The last two pictures show how I had success and failure shooting the gun. With the gun held as in the second to last picture, I can rapid fire magazines with no slide bite, stovepiping, or other problems. With the gun held as in the last picture, one gets slide burn, stovepiping, failure to feed, and jams.

Everything in this post should speak for itself to experienced J gunners. I'm happy to clarify anything though.

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Last edited by pockets on Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: What was termed a 'J-32' is actually an 'M38' in .32acp. The Bryco M38 was made in both .32acp and .380acp.
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Re: J32 field stripping and partial take down

Postby Erich » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:42 am

Nice photo series - thanks! :) Do you have a massive hand, or is that a pretty small gun?
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Re: J32 field stripping and partial take down

Postby kf7mjf » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:13 am

It's a somewhat small gun. The top picture is about 1.5 the times the size of it in real life.
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Re: J32 field stripping and partial take down

Postby Kiln » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:13 pm

Yeah they're pretty compact but are still surprisingly heavy for their size. I held the JA .380 a couple years back in a local shop (inone of two shops I ever saw carry the JA guns) and the gun felt pretty good in the hand but I felt like slide bite would be an issue for my hands with that model so I didn't pick it up.
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Re: J32 field stripping and partial take down

Postby farmkid » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:12 pm

Erich wrote:... Do you have a massive hand, or is that a pretty small gun?

kf7mjf is about 6' 6". And, yes, it's not a terribly large gun. :D
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