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P-22 No Bang!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CZ-100, Jan 10, 2004.

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  1. CZ-100

    CZ-100 Member

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    My son and I went to the range last weekend to kill a few targets, we had a GREAT time as always. But about 10 min before we left his Walther P-22 stopped firing.

    Tried both mags. different ammo, and got the same result, NO BANG. Shells did not have a mark on them so the firing pin is not making contact.

    Anyone have a guess as to what's wrong? P-22 is about 6 months old and had over 700 rds thru it.
     
  2. hksw

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    Is the firing pin safety stop stuck? (Disassembled, the stop is the oval button on the underside of the slide. In the normal firing position that would allow the firing pin to go forward, the stop should be in the down position (with the slide in its regular orientation, i.e., sights on top). In the down position, it should be roughly flush with the bottom of the slide internals and can be depressed ~1/16".)

    Is the safety activating? (There have been reports concerning problems with the safety lever area. Some were that the cross pin near the 'S' detent would occassionally walk out and prevent the safety from being fully off and block the hammer.)

    Is the firing pin broken? (Unload the gun, lock the slide back. Using a toothpick or other small slim non-marring tool, push the firing pin forward ~5/16". It should be visible from the bolt face and you should be able to get ahold of it from the front to feel if it is broken.)
     
  3. Tropical Z

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    Its worn out!
     
  4. minnesota oldie

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    The same thing happened to my wifes P22, after about 700 rounds. The gun was just incredable dirty. A good clean up and it was back in action.
     
  5. WonderNine

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    ROFL :D :D :D

    I find it hard to believe that these guns need a full detail strip at about every 700 rounds to fire bullets at all. But if that's the case....what a joke...
     
  6. Tropical Z

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    That was mean of me to say.I just dont like the P22 at all.If you have one and enjoy shooting it,thats cool.
     
  7. CZ-100

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    Thanks for the info. I will take a look as soon as I can. Football is on right now.

    Dont know if it could be dirty, I strip it down after every outing. But will check
     
  8. bigjim

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    Take the safety off. Works better that way.
     
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