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Hey folks, Maybe you can help. I just purchased this flame engaved PPK/S-1 and can find no infomation on it anyplace. Any info would be appreciated. photo attached..
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Closeups would help, or any symbols or writing on the frame and slide. That kind of looks like a S&W tang, but it looks a little different, But the rest of the gun looks like a S&W. I didn't know they offered the FLAME package:p
 

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Just wanted to fly a kite to say thanks all. S&W mailed back to say its MFG's exclusively for Lew Horton. Mystery solved!
Now to get that double action pull issue solved. Its a Big pull and I am wondering if there is an adjust for that.
 

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Now to get that double action pull issue solved. Its a Big pull and I am wondering if there is an adjust for that.
Unfortunately not much of one. The only thing you can do is order a reduced hammer spring from wolff gun springs. Reducing the hammer spring will help the double action trigger pull a little. But you have to function test it to make sure the hammer has enough velocity to reliably ignite the primers. In double action the hammer travels a smaller arc and has less momentom than single action. Its cheap to buy the different weight set, so you won't be out much money if it doesn't work to your satisfaction.
 

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Hmm, should there be a merked difference in pull with the magazine in? With no magazine its stiff but I can pull it. However with the magazine installed its a booger bear. Ok Ok Yeah I'm a girl but it seams odd. Or is it normal.
I can hang on to 1200 lbs of horse but can't pull my trigger in double action..
 

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Hmm, should there be a merked difference in pull with the magazine in? With no magazine its stiff but I can pull it. However with the magazine installed its a booger bear. Ok Ok Yeah I'm a girl but it seams odd. Or is it normal.
I can hang on to 1200 lbs of horse but can't pull my trigger in double action..
That is not right. Take the slide off, insert the empty mag and pull the trigger while holding the hammer with your thumb so it doesn't slam forward. There must be something binding with the mag and the trigger bar on the right side. If not that, there is something wrong there.

Another idea, take the grips off and look at how the hammer spring and hammer strut is reacting to the trigger pull. People talk about the S&W PPKs being roughly machined inside, perhaps something is rubbing during the trigger pull that shouldn't be. It may be best to contact S&W if you don't see anything obvious. That trigger pull should be hard, but quick, maybe 17 pounds or so, I think.
 

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muse76,

banddr2 is right!

The PPK/S pull is stout, but not unmanageable by any standard. Even a kid big enough to hold a PPKS can pull the trigger DA on a standard pistol. Having the magazine in the piece should have no effect one way or the other, unless there is a problem.

Take your PPKS to a reputable gunsmith for a look see. Otherwise, back to S&W for adjustment.

Good Luck!! Let us know how this resolves!
 

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I'd also like to add that some dry-firing and range time shooting DA only will help quite a bit. I wasn't very enthusiastic about the DA trigger on mine untill I shot it. For the weight of the pull, it stays on target to a surprising degree. I attribute this to the gun fitting my hand so well.
 
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