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Old 11-03-2015, 03:31 PM   #11
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As noted above...there is a SLIGHT difference in the diameter of the ends of the recoil spring---one end/opening of the recoil spring larger than the other end. You need to be sure that the SMALLER diameter end (slightly tighter fit) of the recoil spring goes onto the barrel first and 'seats' against the chamber 'shoulders'.

As a visual reminder of this....the next time you clean your PPK/S, clean the recoil spring thoroughly and wipe down the SMALLER END thoroughly with alcohol and apply a bit of contrasting spray paint to the last couple/few coils of this smaller end. Can't hurt.
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Old 11-03-2015, 04:06 PM   #12
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Nope... both ends on this particular pistol are identical.


Here's a couple pics of my wife shooting "her" new Walther ppk/s .22. Did pretty good for a first timer

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Old 01-31-2016, 09:04 PM   #13
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I have a brand new ppk/s 22 with the same problem and was able to figure out the issue. The top of the slide has a slot that the front edge of catches the back end of the recoil spring. The end if at the top sticks up into the slot. The way I found to get the spring down to clear the edge of the slot is to jam a folded small zip tie. Its just the right thickness and has enough lead in to ramp the spring down when its pushed forward
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:49 PM   #14
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On my BD date-coded Umarex PPK/S .22LR the spring ends are the same size, the spring is thin, and the ends are sloppily open. I found this thread searching for the stuck slide problem and used Change_in_stjoe's trick to get the slide to move, but I couldn't get it to move far enough to let me remove the slide. I ended up using a small giveaway-sized pocket screwdriver, reached in through the disassembly gap exposed by lowering the trigger guard, and pushing the recoil spring towards to muzzle. I only needed 1/4" or so before I could move the slide, and the pressure applied kept the spring from coming along and getting caught. I then crudely closed up the spring ends better, carefully positioned the loose end down on the frame side, and re-assembled. Voila! I too called Walther and they're sending a new spring - which I hope will be better finished!
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:16 AM   #15
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RJWest....those must have been Remington Thunderbolts....never heard of Superbolts. Try some rem Golden Bullets when you get a chance. Bet those work fine. Not all 22 ammo works well in short barrel pistols with full slides. 1917
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:46 AM   #16
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Voila! I too called Walther and they're sending a new spring - which I hope will be better finished!
Sorry, I forgot to update this. I quickly received the new spring from Walther at no charge. The invoice has note to the effect of "Gunsmith modify before shipment!" which IMNSHO goes a LONG way towards explaining things....

In any case, the new spring is nicely finished and fits identically in either orientation. It also functioned fine in a post-install range session and exhibited no binding or catching during a couple of post-install takedowns and reassemblies.

Pistol saved! Now if only I could do something about the VP70-challenging double-action trigger pull.....
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:41 PM   #17
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Fast forward a couple years. I sold my PPk/s 22 to fund another "project". However I really liked shooting the PPk. It was a neat little shooter and now I regret selling the thing. I went out & picked up a new one this morning...

I would assume this is more or less the same as the one I had before? Any updates to the parts or construction? It seems very well built & sturdy.
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Old 09-09-2019, 09:40 PM   #18
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The 2nd? 3rd? recoil spring on my PPK/S 22LR is about 1mm smaller on the "back" end of the spring. That end of the spring is lapped, while the front is gapped.


Wish Walther would mention this in the handy-dandy (>sarc<) manual they include.
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