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Bought a used one from a local shooter . Since I have no knowledge of guns history should I just replace all the springs ? Also is there somewhere I can find reccomended maintainance & lubrication guide ? I did notice that I can put gun in my hand & move my arm back & forth ( like I'm trying to poke something with the muzzle ) & can feel slide starting to unlock this is w/o a mag inserted . I just called Walther & ordered a new RSA . I'm thinking spring has weakened to point it's not hold ing slide in battery as it should . What say you Gents . BTW s/n is FAW99XX if someone can guesstimate DOB .
 

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The manual is available on the Walther Arms website: https://www.waltherarms.com/wp-content/uploads/Instruction-Manual-PPQ-M-Series-USA.pdf

The date code is also on the slide, near the serial number. A=0, B=1, C=2, etc. See here: https://www.waltherforums.com/forum/creed/109682-manufacture-date-code.html

I have a 5" M1 and the slide has little resistance in the first 1/8 inch or so, then the spring starts to take up. However, mine won't move at all by just shaking the gun. That does sound odd.

Dave
 

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Date your gun was born https://www.waltherarms.com/walther-support/training/manufacturing-date-for-your-gun/#

Owners manual https://www.waltherarms.com/walther-support/training/manufacturing-date-for-your-gun/# scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the manual.

PPQ's typically don't have an over abundance of 'in battery' pressure. New rsa should help that condition.

Haven't heard of anyone wearing out or replacing other spring.....really aren't that many. RSA is the one that takes a beating. Replace that and go shoot the gun....if it runs great, you're good to go. If not, investigate the type of malfunction you may be having.......

And this is coming from a guy that used to fly a 20' Allison. :D Made all the jet boat dudes cry. :D
 

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Kinda threw me for a loop . Other semi-autos that I have experience with have significantly more force to stay in battery . As far as aftermarket rods & springs go are heavier springs readily available . Seems to me I read someone was running a non-captive rod & a 20lb spring . I believe factory is 15lbs. Gun is going to be for home defense with either Speer GD 124 + P or Fed HST 124 + P , range training with 124gr Nato Spec ball . Again I'm all ears for good practical advise .
 
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