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PPKs Chamber Indicator ???

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by BB93YJ, May 8, 2003.

  1. BB93YJ

    BB93YJ Well-Known Member

    Thought this might get more hits here than in the "Autoloaders"

    I just purchased a .380 Walther PPKs for a very good price from someone that was having "issues" with the gun. (Limp Wristing).

    I think he'd tried to take the piece apart at some point, because when I got the gun home and was inspecting it, I noticed that the loaded chamber indicator would extend out the back of the slide quite a ways when the pistol was tilted muzzle up. There was no owner's manual with the gun and I am not having much luck finding any diagrams online.

    Could someone tell me how the chamber indicator pin and spring is supposed to be oriented in the slide? Also, the spring has one end that the wire extends out from the coils and I am not sure where that end is supposed to sit in the channel of the slide, or if the long, (extended), end of the spring is supposed to engage something in the slide to keep the indicator pin from over-extending out the back of the slide.

    Thanks for any help
  2. Johnny Guest

    Johnny Guest Moderator Emeritus

    Can't personally help you, I fear - - -

    It has been many years since I detail striped a PP-series Walther, and I just don't recall the spring "tail" you mention. I do know the spring goes at the rear of the indicator pin, so that it it is held protruding from the breech face until acted upon by a cartridge case.

    While double-posting is normally discouraged, I will copy this thread to the THR forum, Harley Nolden's Institute For Firearms Research. I'd bet that Jagermeister has a parts diagram he can post for you. Be sure to go there and check for his response and any others.

  3. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister Moderator In Memoriam

    If you will provide an email address, I can send you a complete detail disassem of the PPK's with photos.


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