Jennings J22 Disassembly

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  1. CountryGunsmith

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    A friend of mine has gotten a jennings j22 semi-auto pistol. My question is, how do you get the slide off. Is there anyone out there that can help me?

    Thanks! andy


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    If memory serves, there should be a little collar looking thing around the back of the firing pin, visible from the rear of the pistol. Take the mag out, and push that collar in with a pencil. The slide should retract and pull up at the rear, then forward off the pistol.

    Once disassembled, scatter the parts.
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    This is true.

    I took the "safety" off mine and threw it away while I had it apart.
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    Hi Gestalt3.......welcome to TFF.

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    My question is, how do you get the slide off.

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    Just tell him to shoot it a few times. It should fall apart on its own.

    Jennings, Raven, and I can't recall the other 1-2 companies were all owned by different members of the same family (father and sons). Their companies were once dubbed 'the ring of fire', in that their plants were on the fringes of Los Angeles, surrounding it.
    Their weapons are well known for being cheap, inaccurate junk. Better than nothing, but not by much.

    Rich

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    Do a "Google Search"... story after story about them being JUNK!


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    Like I said... it is not mine. But it is still kinda fun, when it actually feeds a round : ) .

    I thought i tried everything to get the slide off...even pushiing it the button at the rear of the slide (maybe not hard enough...didn't really want to permanetly disasemble someone elses weapon ( can it really be called that? : ) )

    andy

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    It sure as heck is a weapon.

    Keep it clean and will function reliably so long as you remove that goofy little safety. Just keep the chamber MT and if you have to use it you'll need them all anyway.

    I bet I can make ya keep yer head down 50 yards away with one.
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    I disagree, I owned a J22 and mine functioned fine, shot very well, I sold it to a friend of mine, he has had no problems with it.
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    i PURCHASED MY JENNINGS J22 SINCE 1986 STILL OPERATIONAL, BESIDE ANYONE WHO WANTS PARTS INFORMATION , AND DISAASSEMBLY INFO LET ME KNOW BY EMAIL. GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO STILL OWNS THEM - I'M GIVING IT TO MY YOUNG SON AS A TRAINING TOOL OUT THE RANGE.
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  3. shacknwoods

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    angelo, how do you get the slide off the j22?
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    Ar the rear of the slide the is a round do-hickey,using a ball point pen or similar depress that little button in the center.
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    shoot around 200 rounds out of it, it will disassemble itself
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    actually it won't if you take care of it.
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    I had one that "auto field stripped" in less than 100 rds.
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    I bought one at a gunshow for abour $69 if I remember. took it out & shot a few shots. Thought I'd save the spring for storing it & made the mistake of dry firing it. The rear of the chamber where the firing pin hit was so soft it was peened deeply & ruined the gun. Took it back to the gunshow the next day & the guy happily gave us our money back. Said he was used to getting lots of them returned & Jennings covered him on them. It was almost impossible to hit anything with it the trigger was so bad.
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    I was in a local truck stop about twelve years ago, a driver came up to my car and said he was broke, needed money for food, sold me a J-22 for $25. I really didn't want the gun, I have some really good guns but the poor guy looked like he was really down so I bought it. I shot it off and on for ten years never cleaned it, just kept going POW! each time I pulled the trigger. I used it for stray cats, never shot the cats, just fired into the ground and they take off. I broke down last year and disassembled it, soaked it in solvent, oiled it and reassembled it. It's still going POW! Your results may vary, mine were good.
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    I am interested in disassembly instructions. Can you direct me to where I can find that.
    Thank you for your assistance.

    glt
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    Take a pen and push in on the little aluminum piece that's shaped like a light bulb and lift up on the slide. Be careful because that piece and the firing pin and spring will want fly out the back of the slide.
    I bought one years ago and all it wants to do is stove pipe rounds. If it was heavier, it may be good for throwing at someone or whacking them in the head. Anyone have a slingshot they want to trade for it?:eek:
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    I bought a J-22 at a pawn shop a month ago. Put about 200 round through it before problems. Discovered it likes Remington gold ammo. The pin that holds the "Hatchet" shaped, stamped piece of metal on the starboard side of the gun came loose and jammed that piece against the inside of the slide. That pin needs to maintain proper length to allow that flat piece to pivot. I shimmed mine to test my theory. Put 60 rounds through it yesterday no probs. I like this little gun, it's fun and cheap to shoot.
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    IM NEW HERE, CAME HERE FOUND MY ANSWER VERY EASILY, I JOINED, THANKS ANDY FOR THE USEFUL INFORMATION:)
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    MIne would only function if it was dirty-cleaned it and it would jam or not feed properly. crazya$$ pistol. I kinda want to get another one.
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    Hey just joined the site, i like it thus far. First post. I just got a Jennings J22 free when buying a Stevens Model 940A shotgun. Its a nice pistol looks wise. I would like to shoot it but its stuck in the cocked position and you cant break it down when its cocked. The trigger wont depress to dry fire it. Safety is off. The trigger will depress when i slid the slider back but still wont dry fire so i can strip it and clean it. anyone have any advice on how to get it to dry fire or how to fix it? thanks in advance. I want to keep it as a nice back up to my Taurus PT101 40cal. I know many say its junk. but even if its a one pop and drop gun. its better than nothing.

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  17. rrisner

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    I've had a J-22 for over 25 years and yes it has had it's share of FTF and jams but if you keep it cleaned and oiled it works pretty good, I have shot a box of 50 rds without a jam or FTF before,No kidding,, I was shocked to.,, it needed a good cleaning afterwards but the little gun don't do bad,, But it is what it is, You get what you pay for.
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  18. 221fireball

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    I bought a J-22 years ago. Fired everything i run through it. No jams or FTF. Wife enjoyed shooting it. Bought one of her own. Constant jams and FTF. She traded it for a Beretta Minx and never regretted the trade.
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