PPK/S problems

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    PPK/S problems

    This pistol is my sisters. She ask me to look at it with her since she hadn't touched it in over 5 years. Well she couldn't work the slide I loaned her a reliable 38spcl, with the intent of selling the Walther and getting her a revolver. test firing this 32acp was no fun. Very ammo sensitive, then after 30 rounds the loaded chamber indicator pin floated up and jammed a round 3/4ths of the way into the barrel. I noticed when shooting that sometimes the load indicator pin would stick out over a 1/4 inch. Any help would be welcome as this is my first experiance with a Walther. My thoughts are to just remove the dang pin if Smith/Walther will not repair it for free...of course if a primer ruptures it would then be in the shooters eye luteai

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    Quote Originally Posted by luteai View Post
    the intent of selling the Walther and getting her a revolver

    I know this doesnt really help you out much, but this is the best solution IMO.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by luteai View Post
    This pistol is my sisters. She ask me to look at it with her since she hadn't touched it in over 5 years....of course if a primer ruptures it would then be in the shooters eye luteai
    I agree with SIXTO. Wheelie is the way to go for a novice.

    As to your problem, did you start with a clean and well-lubed gun, or one that sat in an underwear drawer for five years?

    Also, I hope the shooter ALWAYS wears eye protection while shooting.
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    I did clean and lube the ppk/s prior to use, and yep itwas in the undies drawer luteai

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    I always lue and clean my weapon before I go to the range. Its just a habit of mine since they sit in the safe for awhile. Steve48

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    Sent the PPK/S back to Walther today, they sent a UPS shipping label for me. Of course UPS Store will not take a handgun. Drivers are not allowed to pick 'em up according to UPS phone guy. So I got to drive to the main UPS shipping center for my area. Oh well, maybe they'll lose it and I can get another 442

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    I had a PPK(S) in .380

    Always wanted one , well becareful what you wish for ...........
    It was a piece of junk, jammamatic.
    Traded it quick and never looked back.
    Personally I don't want another one.

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    I keep hoping that one of these threads will turn into me getting one super cheap. I don't want the gun to carry, or even to shoot. But, I do think it would be cool to own one... I was always a Bond fan.
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    I've had my PPK/S (.380) for almost 25 years... always been reliable and quite accurate... still looks and shoots the same as the day I bought it... I guess you either love Walthers or you hate them... I really like all three of mine...

    was one of my favorite CC guns until I picked up my P3ATs...

    Echo... good luck finding one cheap... I can sell mine today for about twice what I paid for it new in 1983...
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    I have a newer S&W Walter in SS /.380. It has been 100% reliable with ball and HP. I sometimes carry it. The fit and finish are great! I paid $130 more for a new Kahr MK9 and it was a jam-o-matic.

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    I Had That Same Gun...

    Quote Originally Posted by Leadslinger View Post
    I had a PPK(S) in .380

    Always wanted one , well becareful what you wish for ...........
    It was a piece of junk, jammamatic.
    Traded it quick and never looked back.
    Personally I don't want another one.

    Piece of junk...

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    Talking Got it back

    Smith replaced the loaded chamber indicator spring and pin. Said the spring was broken. Free shipping and smithing, 2 weeks turn around time on a pistol that they only warranty for 1 year... Great service, fires well now with all ammo tried. Guess it's off to gunbroker luteai

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    Time to check gunbroker...

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    I guess I always wanted a PPK because of 007. Now the more I learn about them the more I think I will just save a whole bunch of money by buying a Bersa .380.
    Why Ike, whatever do you mean? Maybe poker's just not your game Ike. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    I guess I always wanted a PPK because of 007. Now the more I learn about them the more I think I will just save a whole bunch of money by buying a Bersa .380.
    Just get a Mak and call it a PPK/S.

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