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Hi Guys,

I'm New to this forum and have a gunsmithing question I'm hoping someone can help me with. I have a war time PPK that has a bulged barrel:
1. Is it save to shoot?
2. If I choose to replace it are newer barrels interchangeable?
3. Could I do the barrel replacement or does it require a gunsmith?

Thanks in advance for your help.

MIke
 

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Don't shoot it

I can only answer question number 1...DON'T shoot it!

Good luck with getting it fixed.
 

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Go to www.p38forum.com and post your question there in the war time ppk section. There are people there that can help you find a replacement barrel. That forum specializes in the war and pre war Walther guns.
 

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Good advices... don't shoot it because the steel is probably stessed and because the bulge can block the slide, causing more damages.

Barrel change is not rocket science on PP/Ks. There is a pin across the frame to secure it and some WD40 might be necessary to put it out. I don't know if the tolerances of post-war barrels are the same as pre-war's. In the doubt, a smith's job...

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