It was informative...I didn't know S&W had saved money on short firing-pins too until you mentioned it.
I should've used the word extractor, the part on the weapon that disposes of a spent shell; or when the slide is cocked back and ejects the round.Schwa', the ejector is a pretty simple piece; it would take a pile of shooting to wear it out. It is also the gizmo that acts as the slide stop in the PP series. Are we talking about the same thing?
What exactly is your gun doing/not doing? Is it actually misfiring, or are the FP marks in the primer not as deep as you would like? Presume the gun was firing previously by reading your post? With the slide locked back and the safety off, does the FP move freely when pushed with a small screwdriver?
To answer your question, I did fire the weapon about 2 months ago the frequency of the light strikes was not often. I could fire 18 rounds no problem, and then possibly have 2 light strikes within the next 18 rounds.Presume the gun was firing previously by reading your post? With the slide locked back and the safety off, does the FP move freely when pushed with a small screwdriver?
I plan on reporting it once I get it back. I am leaving the country for a short vacation so I am hoping to check out the performance just before February starts.Yeah, it's a real shame, but when S&W chose to make alterations to the PPK, they seemingly didn't consider what impact these changes could have on the overall design.
Thankfully, in a recent e-mail I sent to Fort Smith regarding the new PPKs, a Rep responded by telling me that while he couldn't go into detail about the design of the new PPKs, that they were trying to adhere to the original design as much as possible, so hopefully internally the Fort Smith PPKs will be closer to the old school PPKs rather than the S&W configuration.
S&W's attempt to improve on the original design was commendable, but overall it was a failure.
Let us know how your PPK treats you once it gets back from Fort Smith, as I'd love to hear how well it runs afterwards, and it could give us an idea of what kind of quality we can expect from the forthcoming PPKs set for release later this year.
I am not sure it is a matter of skimping quality or pinching costs, like 1917-1911M said, it could have been a combination of things that prevent the pin from moving forward.It was informative...I didn't know S&W had saved money on short firing-pins too until you mentioned it.
Here is what I suggest if you have time before shipping the pistol off somewhere. Unload it and scrub that chamber out until it shines. Inspect your fired brass for any significant scratches. Lubricate or remove the extractor and clean it thoroughly. Clean the breech face thoroughly and that means the edges too, where debris can become packed in. For some reason your pistol is not extracting a round from the chamber. That is the job of the extractor. Something is wrong with your chamber or your extractor. Below are some pictures of what each should look like. M1911 goes off in search of pictures.What exactly is going on with my Walther is what I described in my post. When I pull the slide back once, it will load the first bullet. When I pull it back a second time, the first bullet remains in the chamber and does not eject. The second bullet then attempt to be seated directly behind the first bullet.
A perfect parallel to how things were done at Houlton....
... The owner sent me this picture and mislabeled the replacement pin as a new model. He told me it was his mistake...there is no new pin only this hand revised one specifically for his pistol. The math isn't correct either but you should get the picture.
Thank you for your detailed posts. They have helped me better understand the weapon.We will be waiting for a report. My money says you need a new extractor and spring. Good luck and be sure to let us know. M1911
One should place no reliance at all on snap caps for anything other than dry-firing. That's why they are called "snap" caps. They are nothing but firing pin cushions. For diagnostic purposes they are not a substitute for live ammunition or dummies made from real ammunition, and tell you absolutely nothing about how a gun will function.Schwa, snap caps may well be easier to hand cycle than live rounds as regards dimensions and materials. I wouldn't put too much stock in being able to hand cycle them...