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errrrrrrrr
Saturday I went to the range and shot my P99, P5 and PP.22lr
So here I sit cleaning one after another and I think my slide on the P5 is broke.
The lil oval, the fireing pin stick out of in the back of the slide, has a crack.....
what now
 

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Uncut,
If you are looking at the back end of the slide, just as if you were sighting the pistol, is the "crack" you speak of at the 5 o'clock position? If so it is not cracked. Ohterwise mine is too. And I don't think so since mine has never been fired. I am new to this gun but after taking mine down it appears that this is the way it was manufactured...

JK STRR
 

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well if that is the case then I didn't look at it close enough when I cleaned it the last 2 times.....
It is in the 5 o'clock position.....you are right...
and the "crack" looks too big to be just a crack....

Damn that gave me a scare from hell now.....
 

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Glad I could help. Hey that's why boards like this one are such a great thing.

Yeah, I would have been scared too. Relax, enjoy life and never sell a Walther.
 

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SOOOOOOOO,
whom of the oldtimers on the P5 can tell us newbies what that cutout at the 5 o'clock position by the fireing pin is for
 

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I called Earl today to ask about it.......he said he couldn't remeber out of the top of his head why it is there..... he said it did have a reason though

also I ask on the replacement rear sights.. he quoted $55....
 

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Hello,

Beretta 92s have the same cut. And the question is common too on the Beretta Forum... I see 2 possible reasons: ease the machining process or stress relieve to prevent a crack.

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Hi Laurent

that was my first thought too.....stress relieve... since it is such a small surface area .... that thing keeps sliding over the hammer with brutal force....

so yea I see it being a possibility.....

I was just surprised that not even Earl had the answer....
 
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