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S&W recalls Walther PPK and PPK/S (2002-2009 models)

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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  2. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    good info going to check mine when i get home.

    thanks for the heads up
     
  3. korntera

    korntera Oregon Member

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    And to think we all thought a firearm could not accidentally fire. Now we can say, yes I have heard of a firearm accidentally firing without somebody pulling the trigger lol.
     
  4. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    From the way they describe it, the gun was firing when the decocker was used to lower the hammer on a live round. That is not a good thing. We need a recall section to post things like this or make them stickies. This is a pretty major recall.
     
  5. kirkcdl

    kirkcdl Roseburg,ORYGUN Member

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    Makarovs have been known to do that when certain parts are out of spec...
     
  6. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    What more can you say besides, wow. Wow. In all the time Walther made them, did they ever have this problem?
     
  7. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    Thanks for posting this:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  8. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    There has been no notice of this in the NRA magazine, American Rifleman, so thanks for alerting us! Is there anything that Smith and Wesson can't mess up? I have been looking for a snubby recently, but all four of the Smiths that I have examined had a LARGE air gap between the cylinder and the forcing cone. The gunshop guys get peeved when you notice that. Oh, and the Taurus snubbies now do not have solid barrels, but only a steel sleeve pressed into an aluminum barrel!

    Thank heavens that I still have that old Interarms/Walther PPK that nobody wanted to buy!.....................elsullo :D
     
  9. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    I can't help but think the same thing.
    Better go check mine.



    yup.... Mine is included in recall.
     
  10. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    It appears serial numbers are pretty much a moot point regarding the recall. I just called and spoke to them and they said the recall effects "ALL" of the guns they have made in the past seven years...with no exceptions.

    When I told them my PPK/S was not covered in the range they listed on their website they said they were not aware my gun even existed and that they would do some research and update the website. It appears someone forgot that they made the "Aristocrat" as part of the limited series (LTD) from numbers 0500LTD to 0650LTD.
     
  11. Frog

    Frog Vancouver, Washington Member

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    Me too, elsullo !

    If it is not soley the safest semi-auto pistol built,
    it is diffiently part of the creme !!

    Yup, and trust S&W to screw it up.

    I only wish Crimson Trace made laser grips for it.

    Frog.
     
  12. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Clackamas County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This is not surprising.

    The Walther PPK is getting a bad rep due to recent offerings.

    Thank goodness I have W German made models of a 60's vintage. These have been flawlessly reliable. I bought my first PPK over thirty years ago. For many, many years I carried the PP. I still would be if it weren't for advances in alloy and in polymer which allow potent cartridges in a similarly small package.