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Bryco-jennings "brcyo 59" 380 auto

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by coltm, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. coltm

    coltm Active Member

    I have one of these I got for extremely cheap from a pawn shop, I believe the firing pin is broken cuz it doesent look like there is one in the gun. I cant figure out how to dissasemble it, or know where to get a new pin. This is my first pictol, buI am not too new guns themselves any help at all is aprriciated thanks!!
  2. Anna's Dad

    Anna's Dad Well-Known Member

  3. wristtwister

    wristtwister Well-Known Member

    In South Carolina, it's illegal for a gun dealer to even have one of these in his store. They do not meet the standard for the "melt" test, and it's something like a $10,000 fine for them to have them for sale to the public. I offered one to a friend of mine, and he told me he wouldn't take it because he could lose his SC firearms license for having it. There's a list of "Saturday night specials" like the Bryco-Jennings that are taboo.. so I have a paperweight that looks like a gun...:banghead:

  4. gripper

    gripper Well-Known Member

    I did no tknow about the SC "melt test" RE 'Saturday Night Specials"....The last Southern state I bough tguns in was Lousiana...and more often than not;the guns I bought were on the 'budget priced" side of town.
    But, i CAN state with conviction;that I have never owned a Bryco/Jennings/Davis ....the closest I had was an old phoenix Arms HP-22.For under $100.oo;it was a suprisingly good performer. I could hide it just about anywhere in hot weather clothing,it digested all ammo I could run thru it and it would put 11 rounds of CCI mini mag solids where I wanted ( out to 15 yards) in a hurry.
  5. 1 old 0311

    1 old 0311 member

    Try gunpartscorporation
  6. inheritor

    inheritor Active Member

    bryco/jennings model 58 .380

    rumors are a story being circulated with changes each time its told.that makes me wonder how many of you who bad mouth this firearm actually have proof of this occurance.my deceased father carried this particular sidearm for five years , fired more than 1000 rounds and the only problem he ever had was it would jam with reload ammunition.I now have the pistol and have fired over 500 plus rounds and even taught my 9 year old how to shoot a pistol with it.sounds to me like those who have had one blow up in their hands had the following problems.dirty firearm,clean the damn thing once in a while.unsafe ammunition,buy good ammo.inspection,always inspect any firearm before you even load it.some of you may be laughing , those who are laughing more than likley have common sense less can be said about the others.in conclusion for the love of god people use your heads once and a while
  7. RippinSVT

    RippinSVT Well-Known Member

    Are you kidding me?

    Are you kidding me? A gun blowing up because it is dirty? Anything by the Bryco/Jennings/Lorcin/etc company is a piece of trash. They are unsafe guns, I know, I had one years back that would go full-auto on me, jam up constantly, and wouldn't hit a one foot square at 10 yards. They are cheap pieces of scrap-metal used by scum-of-the-earth criminals because they can be found in every bad neighborhood in the country in droves. Great, your gun works, the sun even shines on a dog's ass sometimes.
  8. jcwit

    jcwit Well-Known Member

    Musta missed something here.

    Who said anything about anything blowing up?
  9. jcwit

    jcwit Well-Known Member

    Now I know why I see so many people running around without hands in the bad end of town.

    BTW I'm glad for your dog.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2009
  10. inheritor

    inheritor Active Member


    does anyone know how to research manufactoring dates on a firearm
  11. Ric

    Ric Well-Known Member

    I had one of those. It shot fine with ball ammo, but don't dry fire or it will break the firing pin. That's what happened to me, easy to change if you can find one.
  12. broken

    broken Well-Known Member

    cheap defense

    me and my brother and one cousin had a chrome plated .380 bryco-jen.one we traded back and forth to each other for 15 years,it alwys ran on ball ammo,deadly on snappin turtles,now ive moved up to fegs and had real good luck,also my brother and wife went to the armoury yesterday with me looking for a pistol,i tried to turn them on the feg pa63 but they went for a new hi point jhp .45 with a lifetime warrenty,i told him to go for it.their happy,im happy.
  13. railroader

    railroader Well-Known Member

  14. inheritor

    inheritor Active Member

    i guess i hit a nerve with rippinsvt. so now we know what part of town hes in must be missin fingers to huh. hehehehehe
  15. ZO6Vettever

    ZO6Vettever Well-Known Member

    I have a friend with 2 Bryco Jennings 380's, both are junk. Neither will feed with a full mag so they would be a 5 shot except niether will feed the last round so they are 4 shot. When the don't stovepipe.
  16. Treo

    Treo member

    Best way I know to disassemble one is W/ a band saw
  17. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    :rolleyes: I hope this is for metal. :uhoh: A melting point test would fail every polymer-framed gun made, including many no doubt used by law enforcement.
  18. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    You wanna trust your life to one of these, that's your perogative. But don't try to convince the rest of us that they are anything but junk.

    I agree. Oxy-Acetylene and pot metal are a nasty combination that usually results in lots of tiny 3rd degree burns.
  19. jcwit

    jcwit Well-Known Member

    I wonder why a zinc cast pistol is looked down so much when a plastic pistol is so great? Probably because the price of the one doesn't come with much bragging rights.

    This seems to be the logic of most guns and gun related gear.

    If it doesn't cost mega bucks its not worth much. Do I trust my life with one of these, No, but if it was all I could afford or had at the time it would sure be worth a mint.
  20. Treo

    Treo member

    I expect that whole "blowing up in your hand" thing kinda drives the value down as well :D

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