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That book is older than "dirt" and a pretty good reference. I don't recall if it has detailed breakdown instructions, though.

I have an old NRA "Firearms Assembly II" NRA Guidebook to Handguns. It has the breakdown for the PP Walther distilled on to two pages. I can scan and try to post the pages, but won't be able to do that for a day or so as my daughter - knowledgeable about posting this type of stuff is out of town.

Let me know if that would be useful.
 

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The Hoffschmidt book is excellent, with the superb drawings for which he is justifiably famous, and well worth the money. But you probably will not find in there the level of detail you're seeking. Moreover, some of his commentary is misleading, if not erroneous; following his instructions exactly is likely to scratch up or damage the gun.

The only detailed instructions I know of in English are in a shop manual prepared at Interarms that was used to train police armorers. It covers fitting of replacement parts, as well as disassembly. As far as I know, it was never published, though copies may have been provided to the trainees.

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Deputy, here's a scan of the two pages from Hoffschmidt's book, I hope this helps. The book is required reading for any Walther PP/PPK fan! I can look at the picture of the KPK all day long!


 

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Good instructions, similiar to the ones I was going to post from the NRA.

Don't take the sear out of your Walther, in later models they are pressed in and permanent.

Use a brass tool to push the extractor plunger out of the way - lots of ways to slip and scratch.
 

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Good instructions, similiar to the ones I was going to post from the NRA.

Don't take the sear out of your Walther, in later models they are pressed in and permanent.

Use a brass tool to push the extractor plunger out of the way - lots of ways to slip and scratch.
The cocking piece (sear) studs are swaged in and should not be removed except to replace the cocking piece. When doing so, it's best to use new studs.

Removing the extractor is much easier (and avoids scratches and frustration) by simply removing the safety first. The same spring powers both the safety detent and the extractor.

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I also remove the safety before removing the extractor. Rotate the safety halfway between the On and Off detents. Depress the firing pin in and the safety will slide right out.

You'll want to keep a hand over the detent spring though... ;D
 

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Sorry to dig up an old thread,

I really want to tear into this gun some more and am trying to find some detailed instructions on how to.

Thanks,
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Just a suggestion that you'd be better off starting a new thread with specifics on what you want to do. Raising the dead works OK in zombie movies, but not so well with threads that are years old.
 

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Searcher....why should a request to bring up an old thread by bad?....*especially* since the question was never answered to full satisfaction in the first place?

This Youtube pair of videos... showing, 1.) how to detail strip...and 2.) how to re-assemble, might be useful even if it speaks to the S&W built version of the PPK/S ( PP ). Should be largely the same, if not identical, to the Euro-built versions....

Disassembly ....

Reassembly......
 

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Searcher....why should a request to bring up an old thread by bad?....*especially* since the question was never answered to full satisfaction in the first place?
Only that a fresh thread would bring some potential new players to the table; some of the folks in this original post are long since dead from the forum. Thanks for posting the fresh videos, in any event.
 

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Searcher:

I understand your point...but allow me to point out that I frequent other forums like this, and ressurecting old threads is encouraged as the topic matter ( thread title) may still outlive the original batch of responders...and can still be viewed as an appropriate way to go. It captures the idea in one place instead of being fragmented and therefore may come up in a "search" effort with more certainty.....just my opinion.

My pleasure to share the videos....it may not be the text version the OP wanted, but it does go into a detailed strip with good info.

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i am full aware of the forum faux paux of bringing up old threads. However as said I have read and used the search engine and been unable to find what I wanted.

The video's are what I have been searching for and unable to find. Thank you.

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