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Walther PPK Barrel Replacement

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by igodwin, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. igodwin

    igodwin Member

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    As the title indicates, I will be replacing a barrel on a Walther PPK. Seems like a straight forward pin punch, but want to see if there are any issues I need to be aware of or suggestions.
     
  2. palerider1

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    i'd take it to a gunsmith. some barrels have to be fit correctly or you get :cuss: for accuracy.
     
  3. RecoilRob

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    AFAIK, to get the barrel out needs a press and special holding fixture. And, then reversing the process to install the new one.

    Of course, it CAN be done but I think you will need to invest in some equipment before accomplishing your goal.
     
  4. dfariswheel

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    The Walther PP series barrels are NOT just slid in and retained by the pin.

    The barrel is actually pressed in with a special press, and it WILL NOT just slide out.

    It requires a special press and support jigs to remove the barrel, and a different support jig to support things while the barrel is pressed back in.

    Try to do it without the press and support jigs, and the frame can be distorted or actually broken or cracked through the barrel lug.
     
  5. igodwin

    igodwin Member

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    Ahhhh...

    So glad I asked. Great info.
     
  6. Onmilo

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    Again I say,,,
    Earl's Repair Service is the authorized repair center for German/French production Walther pistols.
    They can do the job for you and it won't cost as much as you might think, especially if you are supplying the barrel.
    http://www.carlwalther.com
     
  7. jrhines

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    And S&W will do it for the US made guns.
     
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