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Old 10-04-2019, 12:34 PM   #1
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Stamped tool in box with 1967 PPK 7.65?

I recently scored one of my grail pieces, a LNIB 1967 7.65mm PPK. In the box, along with the manual,test target, and spare magazine was a small tool stamped out of sheet metal. It has two small prongs on one end and is rounded on the other. Maybe an inch and a quarter long by 3/16 or 1/4 inch at the widest. My first thought was a sight adjustment tool of some sort, but why would such a tool be in a box with a fixed sighted PPK?

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Affectionately know as a ‘pickle fork’, that tool is used to remove the firing pin.
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Out of curiosity, is that tool available now, either in original or repro form?
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Out of curiosity, is that tool available now, either in original or repro form?

Yeah, it's on Ebay for $40-50, and listed as a round indicator pin removal tool, but from what I've read isn't the only way to remove the loaded round indicator.
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It's mostly of interest to collectors who insist on having all the doodads that originally came in the box.

The tool is indeed intended for disassembling the signal pin, but it's too soft and fragile for serious use. A jeweler's screwdriver or dental pick works better.

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Good to know! Thanks!
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Old 10-06-2019, 01:40 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the great info gents!

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Old 10-06-2019, 02:50 PM   #8
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AfaIk the 'Olive fork' was an accessory until Walther changed the firing pin design early 70'. As Mike mentioned, not useless but needless.
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Yeah, it's on Ebay for $40-50...
Really? That much? So maybe I should keep them as travel money when I visit the US.

I usually take them out of the box because I don't want to take the risk of it scratching the surface of the gun. But I didn't find the tool in every box anyway.
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Nice allowance...
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