The serial number of my P22 is L11XXXX. I was curious a to when it was made. I saw in another thread the list of the codes when Walther users two letters but as you can see, this pistol has only one letter
If you look at Walther P22 Serial Numbers - For Current & Future Reference you will see another P22 with L112XXX which was test fired 21.11.05. So, that should give you a feel. Now, did you P22 come with a Spent Shell Casing Envelope? If so, what were the dates on it?The serial number of my P22 is L11XXXX. I was curious a to when it was made...
The breech block in inside of the rear of the slide and contains the firing pin and firing pin block. No lettering there. The date code is on the upper portion of the frame where the barrel slides through, which is the "gun" as far as the BATF is concerned as that is where the SN is stamped in two places. One you can see, one smaller stamping is just below the same area as the code but is covered by the polymer grip housing.I see now. There is an AF on the breech block- 2005
Thanks for the link!If you look at Walther P22 Serial Numbers - For Current & Future Reference you will see another P22 with L112XXX which was test fired 21.11.05. So, that should give you a feel. Now, did you P22 come with a Spent Shell Casing Envelope? If so, what were the dates on it?
What!!!! Man, this pistol couldn't be easier. Funny, a lot of people sure have a hard time getting the slide back on. Field strip takes 3 seconds. Reassembly takes about 10 seconds. You are probably missing the reassembly rod. Here is how to reassemble.Thanks for the link!
Dad bought the pistol when he was living down in Texas. I have no idea what he did with the shell casing and I don't think he cared much. All I've got is the pistol itself and since Dad passed away a couple years back and Mom got rid of a lot of junk before she moved, I have no idea where it, or the other stuff that came with it, could be.
The hammer has a bevel at the top and both mags have the long slot. The trigger bar ears have not been modified.
I haven't had a chance to shoot this pistol yet, I've only had it a couple of days. It's a neat little thing. Pain in the cartouche to disassemble and an even bigger pain to reassemble. Took me awhile to figure it out.
Hopefully, I'll get to shoot it soon
Let me put my thinking cap on. Have to at my age.My mistake. I thought the part barrel slid into was the breech block.
Let me see if I understand correctly- the updated parts are the extractor, the hammer and a set of serrated roll pins?
I haven't shot this pistol yet. What kind of problems are the older mags having? How do I identify between the two types?
Thank you very much for taking time to answer my questions
Grasp the take down lever between thumb and first finger knuckle, wiggle back and forth as you pull down. It will come down pretty easily that way.Two things get me-
-The wiggly spring. I'm half-afraid that I'm gonna kink it. It also makes getting the spring rod through the hole in the slide a pain
-The takedown catch. It's hard to press it down to release the slide. On top of that, while trying to stuff the recalcitrant Slinky in it's hole, the takedown catch moves back in place just enough to prevent the slide from moving far enough aft to drop in place.
What I do is work the spring over the rod and push it through the slide until the post sticks out far enough to grasp. Then I work the slide back into place while trying to get the takedown latch to cooperate. It's gonna take a bit of practice but it's one of those things that has me wanting to petition Congress for a "National Show Your Appreciation to An Engineer Day"