Removing magazine disconnector in Walther P22


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Oleg Volk
April 2, 2007, 01:10 AM
Can that be done? If so, how?

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waynedm
April 2, 2007, 01:37 AM
Oleg,

Do you mean the Magazine safety? If you do, it's possible.

I was going to remove it on mine but decided against it because it provides a decent amount of downward force which is nice for shooting the empty magazine out.

If you really want to do it though, all you have to do is pull the gun completely apart and remove the spring (magazine safety spring) that causes the tension between the trigger rod and magazine safety. The mag safety works by just pushing the trigger rod down in the same position it's in when the disconnect tabs get pushed down during slide cycle.

I've taken mine apart and done a lot of changes on it for reliability ect, if you have any other questions.

Wayne

Oleg Volk
April 2, 2007, 01:39 AM
Would appreciate a chance to chat with you. P22 fits shooters with small hands and suppresses well. Otherwise, I am not terribly keen on the backwards safety (maybe a larger external safety can be added that would go down to fire) or the mag "safety". I might get it for teaching newbies.

waynedm
April 2, 2007, 01:52 AM
Here's a link to a forum. The guy that posted this did a three-part sticky on disassembly/assembly of the P22.

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

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/1917-1911M/IMG_7160.jpg
Here's a borrowed picture from that forum. If you notice the plastic part that shares the trigger axle with the trigger you'll notice a small coil spring sitting between it and the frame, that spring is the one you need to remove. Also note the rounded off 'ears' on the trigger rod, these are what push against the ramps on the slide to operate the trigger disconnect. From the factory these ears are very sharp and cause damage right away to the soft, zinc slide of the P22. If you round these over and polish them it avoids this damage all together, it's one of the few easy mods you can do to the P22 to make it last longer and be more reliable.

Wayne

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