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Early S&W PPK problems?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Milkmaster, Mar 11, 2009.

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  1. Milkmaster

    Milkmaster Member

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    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?
     
  2. searcher451

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    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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