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Walther PPK Feed Problem

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by igodwin, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. igodwin

    igodwin Member

    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)?
  2. 1 old 0311

    1 old 0311 member

    I would start with a new/different mag.
  3. dfariswheel

    dfariswheel Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. DnPRK

    DnPRK Well-Known Member

    .380 or 32ACP?

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

    igodwin Member


    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.
  6. dfariswheel

    dfariswheel Well-Known Member

    "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.
  7. igodwin

    igodwin Member

    Legit replacement...

    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).
  8. dfariswheel

    dfariswheel Well-Known Member

    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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