Went to the range today with my new PPK/S-1. I discovered that it will work fine as long as it is well lubricated. After 3 and approximately 1/2 magazines it failed to go fully into battery. I tapped the rear of the slide with my left hand. The slide closed fully and the round fired. However, the next round also failed to go fully into battery. So I sprayed the gun with the "Rem-lube" and it fired normally for several more rounds.
Then I lost the capability of firing the gun using the double action trigger. I now can fire the gun single action, but I don't have a double action trigger.
That about does it. I'll call the factory tomorrow and find out what I have to do to ship it back to them so they can make it right.
I really don't like having to do this, but I have no choice. This is really a BUMMER!
Has anyone had to return a gun to Walther America or Smith & Wesson? How long do they take to turn one around?
Last edited by OMSBH44; 08-30-2006 at 12:40 AM.
Guess not... Let us know how they treat you K?
That's a bummer for sure. Keep us posted on how everything goes for you.
I hear the turn around is quick - and if U ask, they should send U a box to ship it in.
Sorry about that. As much as I like Walther, I've never really been interested in the PPK.
But, it is a good gun. Occassionally, every gun brand has some issues on specific guns.
When I calmed down a bit and re-examined the gun, I decided not to call the factory just yet. I believe the problem may have been caused by a number of factors that I have under control now. Anyway, as of 9/22 I have fired 600 rds through it.
It is getting better every time I take it to the range. The last 150 rounds were my reloads, including 100 of the 115 gr. cast bullets.
So, for now at least, I don't need to call the factory!
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