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Because there was complaints about the difficulty of the process:

But my pet peeve about the PPQ 22 is that it is an absolute pain in the backside to reassemble. The return spring is a mile long and requires a tool to keep it from kinking. The tool provided is not much help, I have reverted to stealing chopsticks from the local Chinese restaurant.
 

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Thanks for the video. I had the PPQ 22 out to the range last week so it needs to be cleaned, the spring in the video looks a lot shorter than mine. With the spring installed on the guide rod I have about 3”-4” of unsupported spring hanging off. After several tries I cannot get the slide to go on without the spring kinking. My PPQ 22 actually came with a red tool to be inserted in the spring to prevent this from happening. The chopstick is just longer than the provided tool. This is one of the earlier released PPQ 22, I wonder if Walther shortened the spring on later models? I think I’ll just order a new spring and see what I get.
 

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Interesting. You understand why I was confused by your description of your hassles, right? <img src="http://www.waltherforums.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />

Mine's a BD, i.e. made in 2013. What year is yours from?
 

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With the spring installed on the guide rod I have about 3”-4” of unsupported spring hanging off...............I wonder if Walther shortened the spring on later models.

I have one with date-code BE and the spring, in its relaxed state, has a length of 98mm. For those who still use stone-age weights and measurements, that would be a hair short of 4 inches. With the spring placed over the rod and embedded in that round plastic thingamajig, there is an overhang (“unsupported”) of 47mm (circa 2 inches).

It would appear, from your above statement, that your spring is considerably longer than it needs to be and the difficulties you are experiencing are therefore understandable.

Balor
 
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