S&W PPK/S - WaltherForums
WaltherForums
 

Go Back   WaltherForums > Walther Firearms > PP and TP Series > FAQ: PP/TP

Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By 03hemi
  • 2 Post By DE Pistole
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-03-2019, 02:05 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
TrippRac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 4
TrippRac .22
S&W PPK/S

I recently bought a S&W PPK/S at auction on GunBroker for a great price. I have wanted a PPK for a long time and when I saw the opening bid and no reserve, I simply had to bid. I was surprised to get it at a price I wanted.

Because this was such a "quick and dirty" evolution, I was not able to do the normal research I would have done. Once I received the gun I saw that the serial number put it in the top series of S&W PPKs and PPK/Ss recalled because of a potentially faulty firing pin blocking bar. I have contacted S&W and they are sending me a shipping label and packaging instructions to send it to them for repair.

So, after that long winded introduction, my intent with this post is to get as much information about the S&W built PPKs and PPK/Ss I can. There seems to be a dearth of threads on the S&W models here. I'm especially interested in whether the recoil spring has to be so heavy. My hand strength is not what it used to be and the spring on this piece is a real bear.

Thanks in advance for any info I get.

Just for kicks, here are pictures of my prize:


TrippRac is offline   Reply With Quote
Register
Old 09-04-2019, 11:42 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
03hemi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 229
03hemi .22
You won't see a lot of love or respect for the S&W iteration here on this forum, I myself have one and love it.
It's blow back design so yes the recoil spring has to be that strong.
Make sure the recall work is done before attempting to carry it, at all!
Now you need to touch up the SS yourself and make it look new again.
Mine looked about like yours when I bought it and I freshened up the finish soon there after, same gun different grips.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0251.jpg (201.1 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0930.jpg (192.5 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0295.jpg (136.6 KB, 6 views)
DE Pistole likes this.

Last edited by 03hemi; 09-04-2019 at 11:53 AM.
03hemi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2019, 11:58 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: USA
Posts: 481
DE Pistole .22
My stainless steel S&W .32 PPK runs like a glock.
03hemi and TrippRac like this.

Last edited by DE Pistole; 09-04-2019 at 12:43 PM.
DE Pistole is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Old 09-05-2019, 10:21 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
TrippRac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 4
TrippRac .22
Thanks for the information. As I said in my post, haven't seen much on the S&W. Being new to the PPK/S world, why is it? Is the S&W version not, essentially a PPK/S?

Anyway, this one fulfils, at least initially, my dream of owning one. And, yes, I do not plan to carry (or even fire) it until the recall repair is applied.

What did you use to "freshen up the SS," jeweler's rouge?

Thanks again.
TrippRac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2019, 11:08 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: USA
Posts: 481
DE Pistole .22
S&W made the PPK and PPK/S in .32 and .380 ACP.
DE Pistole is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2019, 02:31 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
03hemi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 229
03hemi .22
I used a scotch bright pad and make sure to go in straight lines in only one direction or it will look all scratched up if you go back and forth.
03hemi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2019, 02:46 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
TrippRac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 4
TrippRac .22
Thanks, again.
TrippRac is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   WaltherForums > Walther Firearms > PP and TP Series > FAQ: PP/TP

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.