A little like lighting a dynamite fuse but you can not really tell if it is lit or not.....until it blows up in your face!Oh, it definitely "decocks" the striker, but safely, as you ease the trigger back forward. If it is like mine was, one can ease the striker by easing the trigger back forward when you feel the extra pressure, or hear that "click".
This is what I was getting at. If this is the case, then the trigger bar must be sitting too high when the striker is released. I'm wondering why.With the striker cocked, when the trigger is pulled all the way to the rear, it apparently releases the striker, but the striker is caught by the 'double action lug' (I just made that name up) and this double action lug is holding the striker to the rear. Now, as the OP lets the trigger come forward, you can watch the striker follow it forward.
Did you try swapping the slide of the "bad" pistol on the frame of the "good" pistol?So im wondering if it's the slide that's the problem.
I'm not so sure. There could be one or more parts that are worn or misaligned just to the point that a slight change in tolerances makes the pistol go from working normally, to not working normally.In which case, theories of broken housings or worn parts seemingly fall apart.
I'd suggest you follow the advice given to the OP of this thread. If an inspection of the pistol, in the places that were suggested, don't result in pinpointing the issue, then send it to Walther.Was this ever resolved? I just got an early Gen 1, 9mm, and it's doing the same thing.
Hate to bring up an old forum but my gen 1 split trigger is having this same exact issue save for one additional detail: it won't fire even in DA. So when the firing pin is released and starts to follow the trigger back to the DA position, if I attempt to pull the trigger fully rearward nothing happens. So under both single action and DA the striker will simply not be released. So I've been without my EDC for about a year now. I happened upon this thread hoping for a solution at the end...An update on mine: I sent it to Earl's and they did an excellent job. Not inexpensive, but I also had them tune everything up while it was there (and got night sights). Very quick turnaround, and their work is excellent.
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