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Walther PPK/S reassembly help please?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Ledbetter, Jan 27, 2003.

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  1. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Member

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    Took the slide apart. Came apart real easy.

    Can anybody email me reassembly instructions for the slide?

    Thanks.
     
  2. cookhj

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    do you mean that you took the slide off of the frame, like to field strip it? or did you take the slide completely apart, like the firing pin, extractor, etc?
     
  3. FPrice

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    Ledbetter...

    "Can anybody email me reassembly instructions for the slide?"

    Lets try the easy one first. To put the slide back on the frame, first make sure that the safety is in the ON position. Then pull the front of the trigger guard down from the frame and gently push it to one side so that it does not move back upwards. Slip the slide over the end of the barrel and pull back until the slide skips over the end of the frame and engages the frame. This should put the gun back into operational condition.

    If you disassembled the slide, that is a bit harder. It looks to me like the re-assembly is similar to the Mauser HsC.
     
  4. Jim K

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    A couple of minor additions to FPrice's reply. You will probably have to hold the trigger guard over on the frame; they will not usually stay on their own. And make sure the recoil spring small end goes over the barrel and all the way back and the larger end is inside the slide before trying to slip the slide over the barrel.

    Reassembly of the Walther slide is not (thank heaven!) as hard a job as the HsC slide, but it is a bit tricky. If you need help, one of us will help you.

    Of course there is always the old line, beloved by the American Rifleman, "Reassemble in reverse order."

    Jim
     
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    Of course I can put the slide back on the frame

    :banghead:

    My own fault for not being specific.

    Took slide off frame. Compressed firing pin spring and removed safety. Removed firing pin.

    Thought I was done until the extractor and the spring with the two endy things fell out.

    So there I am. My question, I guess, is can I compress the firing pin spring, insert the safety, and then install the extractor bits from the exterior extractor hole. I have an exploded diagram.

    Many thanks.
     
  7. Jim K

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    Yes, you put in the safety first, then the spring and plungers then the extractor. Note that the plungers are not the same, so make sure the pointed one goes toward the rear and the one with a flat side goes to the front. The flat goes inward to hold the extractor in.

    You compress the extractor spring by using a thin screwdriver or the extractor itself to press back the spring plunger. If needed, a wood dowel can be used to push the extractor. It's a bit tricky and best done inside a paper bag (no, I am not kidding) but pretty easy once done a few times.

    Jim
     
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