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Walther PPK

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rmkey, Feb 25, 2009.

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  1. rmkey

    rmkey Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    Does anyone know if the same company that manufactured the Interarms guns still make the "S&W" Walther PPK. I was under the impression at one time the Walther was made in the US under licence and distributed by Interarms and that S&W was merely the current distributor. I just took my NIB S&W PPK out and can find nothing wrong with the hammer block. It is pretty simple. The firing pin or striker is totally blocked when the decocker is engaged. I could not get it to misfire. Not withstanding the trigger pull and decocker is pretty rough compared to my Interams PPK and German PP. Can Americans only screw up?
  2. HisSoldier

    HisSoldier Member

    Sep 26, 2007
    I suspect that this is a wide response to an insignificant number of problem guns, lawyers falling down in their offices foaming at the mouth, insurance carriers running up the phone bill, etc. I'm debating whether or not to take the hit in time lost of one of the best looking guns I've ever owned.
  3. mec

    mec Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    I thought it might be in reference to the basic walther design that does not block the firing pin when the safety is disengaged. It is theoretically possible to drop the thing on the muzzle and have it discharge.
    Or it may be something else.
    I do know of a couple of S&W walthers that jammed on all kinds of ammunition. and did not improve with breakin fireing. Limited sample but I never saw this problem with older PPKs PPKs or PPK amerians. It was an excellent design that deserves careful manufacture by a company that is dedicated to turning out a usable product Of course, the older ones- the ones from europe were not throated for JHP but they were extra reliable with ball.
  4. modifiedbrowning

    modifiedbrowning Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Bozeman, MT
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