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chetrogers
July 18, 2003, 03:32 AM
I have a Jennings 9mm pistol that jams every 3 or 4 shots and when it jams it jams really bad..I have not shot it in a long time and really dont intend to..but what the heck do i do with it? what would you guys do..My co-worker offed to buy it for 50 bucks but i didnt want to sell an unsafe gun to anyone..Any suggestions..thanks

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firestar
July 18, 2003, 03:58 AM
I wouldn't sell a gun like that to someone that I knew and most dealers would laugh at you if you tried to sell it to them.

If you can find a dealer to buy it, at least he will give you a few bucks for it. I would keep it and see if I could fix it. I know that some of these guns work so I don't think it is beyond question. Maybe you can tinker with it and notice a problem that can be solved. The only problem is, even if you get it working, you still have a POS Jennings that isn't accurate enough to be a fun range/plinking gun and isn't trustworthy enough to be used as a defensive pistol. Guns like that are really worthless.

foghornl
July 18, 2003, 08:53 AM
Got a vise & a hacksaw?

JPM63US
July 18, 2003, 09:20 AM
Keep an eye out for one of those silly gun buy-back programs that certain folks seem to think will solve all their crime problems. The police will give you $50 or so for it, and they will crush it. Even if you have to drive an hour to do it, it might be fun. Maybe you can trade it in line with someone and let them turn in the crud gun and you keep thier nice one.

aircarver
July 18, 2003, 10:15 AM
Several different parts of the lake........

Monte Harrison
July 18, 2003, 10:25 AM
Don't have bought a Jennings in the first place.

SCOTTYDOG
July 18, 2003, 10:32 AM
:D


Hang a big treble hook on it and tow it behind your car through a major metropolitan city. You might be able to catch a 240# liberal.

Old Fuff
July 18, 2003, 10:44 AM
I don't see any problem in selling the gun to a qualified buyer if you first explain what the problems are. Some people enjoy tinkering with such stuff as long as they don't have much money tied up in them. I suspect the jams are caused by is-adjusted magazine lips.

braindead0
July 18, 2003, 10:54 AM
Take it to a gun show, and wear a sign on your hat... I sold a jennings J-22 for $50 and a beat up LLama 9mm for $100 doing that.... a small time dealer even bought them!

Must be bigger idiots out there that'll buy them.. I have no problem selling in this manner.. The LLama wasn't that bad a jam-o-matic, but the jennings was.


(btw: my wife acquired these before I knew her..not my fault ;-)

manwithoutahome
July 18, 2003, 07:32 PM
I have a J-22, never had any trouble from it... guess I got a bad one.

Anyway, have you ever wondered what makes a gun work? If so, this is the best thing to do with it. Ever thought about getting a dremel and doing your own artwork on gun frames, this is the perfect gun to do it on.

Use your imagination. I wouldn't sell it but I would use it to learn about guns, learn different parts of guns, learn how to reblue a gun, etc..

M

Ryder
July 18, 2003, 07:49 PM
Could be useful to temporarily placate confiscators.

Schuey2002
July 18, 2003, 08:46 PM
Yeah, save it for the day when Mrs. Slick Willy and her goons come knocking on your door..

:uhoh:

Majic
July 19, 2003, 05:02 AM
Repair it. Just because it jams does not make it unsafe, just unreliable.

chetrogers
July 19, 2003, 05:19 AM
If i could i would fix it..But I'm not a gunsmith or to tell the truth even close to one.And its not a expensive gun so taking to it somebody who can fix it isn't really worth it

firestar
July 19, 2003, 06:01 AM
Repair it. Just because it jams does not make it unsafe, just unreliable.

No, the fact that it is a Jennings makes it unsafe.:D

telomerase
July 19, 2003, 01:57 PM
>No, the fact that it is a Jennings makes it unsafe.

Yep. I've seen Jennings that went full-auto... that's really unsafe in several ways. Get an oxy torch or a chop saw.

Diesle
July 19, 2003, 02:08 PM
Well, your not going to fix it, or shoot it... or sell it. Sounds like your down to disable it and junk it or put it in the safe.

If that peice of crap was 'discoloring' my safe... Id go back to plan A with a quickness.

Diesle

RustyHammer
July 19, 2003, 02:09 PM
Save it for a gun buy back program .... :D

Could sew it into a stuffed toy animal and give it to someone going on an airplane the next day ...... ooooops, forgot, someone already did that this week. :mad:

Justin
July 19, 2003, 02:13 PM
You could always use it to practice malfunction drills while at the range. "Sure, it's a Jennings, but I'll bet I can clear a double feed faster than you!"

:)

Zip06
July 19, 2003, 02:14 PM
chetrodgers - As you can see by the posts, Jennings does not have the best reputation. They have worked hard to become and defend their title of World Class POS makers. You are lucky to have gotten this POS so early in your life...learn from it. Earlier advice was to save it for a Gun Buy-Back Program. That sounds like the best solution to me.

bluecowdawg
July 19, 2003, 02:27 PM
plug the barrel permanently and fix it so it cant be fired and polish it up real nice and use it for a paper wieght:D

mdsteele
July 19, 2003, 09:33 PM
Last time I racked the slide to load a jennings, the darn thing slam fired.
Won't , will not , ever own one of those things and will try to talk others out of it.

A friend of mine once said, Hell, they're just like grenades. If it won't shoot, just cock it and throw it. It'll blow up.

bluecowdawg
July 21, 2003, 04:21 AM
i thought of something better:D , use it as a wieght on a trotline:p

hansolo
July 21, 2003, 06:30 PM
After removing ammo, send it to Editor, American Handgunner Magazine;
include a polite note written with a crayon in which you suggest they use it for their Cover photo:evil:

blue86buick
July 21, 2003, 07:00 PM
Hell, they're just like grenades. If it won't shoot, just cock it and throw it. It'll blow up.
LMAO!

Silly me, I'm thinking of buying the Jennings Nine/.380/.22LR/.25 set :D maybe just the Nine.

ShaiVong
July 21, 2003, 07:21 PM
It's not costing you anything to collect dust, might as well save it for a buyback.

Trust me, Jehovah's Witnesses think before every door, and if you were sitting on your porch with the shotgun on your lap, they would still go to the door. Hell, I would use the opportunity to chat with you about guns, makes the morning go faster :D

keyhole
July 21, 2003, 07:49 PM
Keyhole's dictionary:



Jennings: Something that you spend money on, just to throw away later.
A non-use gun.
trotline weight
paperweight
throw-down( oops did I say that?)

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