Walther p22 problem..

Walther p22 problem..

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    Walther p22 problem..

    I have a P22 that has been flawless for over 2000 rounds. Now about 3 out of five times, the hammer doesn't cock back when I pull the slide. Any questions?


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    This site is dedicated to the Walther P22 and trouble-shooting it.

    http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...splay.php?f=48

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrascal View Post
    This site is dedicated to the Walther P22 and trouble-shooting it.

    http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...splay.php?f=48

    Good luck.
    I was thinking about buying a couple p22s for my NRA classes, but if there's a Web site dedicated to troubleshooting it, I may not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubMOA View Post
    I was thinking about buying a couple p22s for my NRA classes, but if there's a Web site dedicated to troubleshooting it, I may not.
    If they will be class-use guns: don't. I don't like Ruger for their politics, but, by far, you will get more than your money's worth from their MkIIs.

    sky, my guess would be parts 9 or 10 (sear or hammer), maybe a broken sear spring.
    http://www.uvm.edu/~pzahn/walther.html

    If it is the sear/hammer, a smith can re-square the mating surfaces, and be sure to ask them to harden the parts, if they are willing to. Kasenit works well. The P22s are expensive cheap little guns, with parts not up to what one would expect for the price. While Rugers generally need some improvement, the P22 generally has a better trigger feel since S&W/Walther makes only minimal effort to square the hammer & sear. If its slightly rounded to begin with, and you've shot a good bit... you get the picture.

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    We have more that 5k rounds through my son's P22 without any problems. They big thing is KEEP IT CLEAN
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    The slide has to be pulled back an additonal quarter inch to make the hammer lock back.Any ideas? I assume when it cycles with ammo it'll slam back enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skystud1 View Post
    The slide has to be pulled back an additonal quarter inch to make the hammer lock back.Any ideas? I assume when it cycles with ammo it'll slam back enough.
    I hate to ask the question but have you cleaned and lubed it up. I know that the P22 can be problematic if it is dirty. The other thing is I only feed mine Thunderbolts. A little bit of a hotter load to cycle the slide.
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    I agree. It sounds like short-stroking. Give it a thorough hose down, a light lube, and maybe try something a bit snappier- CCI Stingers are prime if not too hot for your paricular piece. Thunderbolts are good also.

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    it does it even when I manullay cycle slide...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skystud1 View Post
    it does it even when I manullay cycle slide...
    It could still be crud. Use a can of CLP cleaner or Gunscrubber, and hose it out. Put the slide back on, cycle, and repeat. Do it at least twice (three's a charm),and with the slide off, retract the hammer and place a drop of lube where you see it engaging the sear. Put the slide back on, and see what happens. If it continues, see my earlier post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skystud1 View Post
    I have a P22 that has been flawless for over 2000 rounds. Now about 3 out of five times, the hammer doesn't cock back when I pull the slide. Any questions?
    My wife and I have easily shot 5k through 2 P22s without a hiccup. Regular maintainence and CCI MiniMags and you'll be OK.

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