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Hi there. I am new here and had a question.

The takedown catch on my gun stays down after I release it and after I put the slide back on too. The slide stays on securely, but the catch doesn't snap fully back up until I pull the trigger about 1/16 inch. I think the trigger moves forward to hold the catch down, kind of wedging it in place until it is pulled again.

I don't think this is dangerous, but it is weired. Anybody else know what I'm talking about?

As a new Walther owner, I have lots to learn and look forward to it.
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You are correct there is a "notch" that holds the takedown catch in place when pulling it down to field strip the P99
If this is on a new gun give it some time and after a few times the barrel lock and and take down catch will "pop up" by itself after you re-assemble the slide to the frame .........
If you take a look at the parts diagram.. the "notch" on the upper trigger holds the take down catch in place once it is pulled down....

its part #23 and #24 in this diagramm......you can't see the corresponding "notch" on part #24 on this diagram.... but look at your P99 and you can see what I am talking about
http://www.carlwalther.com/docs/ezt_2688450.pdf

hope that helps..... if this sould be on a used P99.... might want to put a drop of Hoppes # 9 on top of the barrel lock (part #28) and let it soak in.....
 

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Thanx uncut, I thought that was a design thing. However, my gun is used (1997), but the trigger notch still holds the catch down when I put the slide back on. I will try the oil and see what happens.
 

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Don't worry. I've noticed the same with my P99. It's not a problem at all cause I consider it a "technical feature". I've got my P99 for 8 years now, field stripped it about 150 times and now that you mention it, it seems that it didn't happen anymore lately. Happy shooting !!
 

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Just a follow- up.
I checked out a p99 that appeared to be more heavily used, but made later (99). I don't think the catch got pinned by the trigger when I took the slide off. I manually pinned the catch down with the trigger to mimic mine, but it still snapped all the way closed when I put the slide back on. It's just odd that mine doesn't do this, considering that it is older. If the mechanics are engineered to function a certain way, but don't, I would think that would indicate some kind of problem. While I'm not too worried about safety at this point (or should I be?), I just like to understand possible causes and concerns when something isn't working the way it is supposed to.
Sorry I am nitpicking this so much!
 

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I wouldn't sweat it.....
the take down catch has a notch, so it will stay in place when removing the slide......you can let the take down catch come out of this notch before replacing the slide and see what it does then....
mine does not stay down... but mine is a 2004.... and you never know what kind of design features they may have changed over the years......
I guess what I am saying is... don't worry about it .......
or you can call Waltheramerica and see if they can help you out with the question if this is suppose to be that way
 
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