Early S&W PPK problems?


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Milkmaster
March 11, 2009, 12:41 PM
I guess it is a little bit late to be asking this, but I am interested in a S&W PPK listed here on THR for sale.

This morning i called with the serial number and found out the pistol was made in 1996.

Seems to me I read on THR about some problems with the early S&W versions of the PPK pistols that has been remedied since. Can anyone clue me in to exactly what the problems were on the early models?

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searcher451
March 11, 2009, 07:50 PM
Some of the internal machining was rough (some would say amateurish) on the earlier models, making reliability a spotty endeavor. They seemed to be hit and miss: many of them worked exactly as you'd expect, and some of them did not and drew a lot of attention. The only way to know for sure is to run a number of rounds through it.

Don't forget that a recall is currently under way with all S&W-made PPKs and PPK/S models.

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