Walther PPK Feed Problem


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igodwin
August 5, 2006, 06:44 PM
I have a German Walther PPK. When I cycle rounds from the magazine the first two do not make it into the chamber. After that they seem to have no problem chambering. Is it a spring problem with the magazine or with the slide (or something else)?

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1 old 0311
August 5, 2006, 07:40 PM
I would start with a new/different mag.

dfariswheel
August 5, 2006, 08:38 PM
1. Try a different brand/type of ammo.

2. Clean and lube the gun AND the magazine. Scrub the chamber thoroughly.

Still jams?

3. Replace the recoil spring with a new FACTORY weight spring. NO "extra power" spring.

4. Replace the magazine with a new FACTORY magazine. NO after market mags.

DnPRK
August 5, 2006, 09:42 PM
.380 or 32ACP?

.380s have feed issues unless the magazine is perfect, 32ACPs don't.

igodwin
August 6, 2006, 04:17 PM
it's a 32ACP.

Barrel and recoil spring were just replaced this spring.

I'll give the mag a cleaning and try different ammo.

Good suggestions all.

dfariswheel
August 6, 2006, 04:35 PM
"Barrel and recoil spring were just replaced"

By WHO?
With WHAT?

Barrel replacement is touchy and there's a chance whoever did it did something wrong.

igodwin
August 6, 2006, 11:46 PM
So I believe. It was done by Earl's repair. The barrel is a used factory german one and the recoil spring is new (i seem to remember that was not replaced with a heavy spring).

dfariswheel
August 7, 2006, 01:11 AM
In that case, I'd cut to the chase and contact Earl's.

SOMETHING is wrong, and since Earl's worked on it, I'd let them troubleshoot it.

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