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S/W Walther PPKS out of batteyr issues

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Redneck_Riot, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Redneck_Riot

    Redneck_Riot Lake Stevens, WA Member

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    I have a Smith and wesson Walther PPKS in 380 that is having out of battery issues, failure to extract, and eject, I have ordered a new recoil spring and ejector, is there anything else that can be done to fix this issue? What is the most common cause of the above deficiencies?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks-
     
  2. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    Sounds like a defect in the chamber or the extractor angle. Why not let S&W fix it for you? If this is a Davidson's gun you can have a new one in 24 hours no charge and you will never be without your piece.
     
  3. Redneck_Riot

    Redneck_Riot Lake Stevens, WA Member

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    I think that is good advice, I will contact smith and wesson and go from there. Thanks for the help friend.
     
  4. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Kind of on the "first things first" list. Is this a brand new gun? If so did you clean and lube it well before shooting? If used, is there any buildup of carbon in the chamber, especially the "step" where the case headspaces? Is the ammo factory? Brass, Steel, or Aluminum cased? Reloads?

    Whenever I have a pistol that displays these symptoms I hand cycle the slide looking for any point where the mechanism(s) or ammo might be hanging up. Usually a good clean/lube or some attention with superfine (1500-2000 grit) wet/dry sandpaper cures the issue.