how to put top back on my walthers ppk

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  1. donq69

    donq69 New Member

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    I took the top of gun and don't know how to put it back can someone explain how
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

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    G'day and welcome donq69!

    To put the slide back on the frame, first make sure that the safety is in the ON position.

    Then pull the front of the trigger guard down from the frame and gently push it to one side so that it does not move back upwards.

    Slip the slide over the end of the barrel and pull back until the slide skips over the end of the frame and engages ( or catches onto) the frame.

    This should put the gun back into working condition.

    also here is a video that i think will help

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDlUsslh45Q&feature=player_embedded
  3. Alpo

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    Safety in OFF position. I'm not sure whether it can even be done with the safey ON or not, but with it in OFF the hammer stays back. You are not attempting to compress the hammer spring, along with the recoil spring when either stripping or putting it back.
  4. twobit

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    Then pull the front of the trigger guard down from the frame and gently push it to one side so that it does not move back upwards.

    ^^^^^^^ I bet that is the part he is forgetting to do.

    I've had a PPK/S for over twenty years. It always seems to bite me or pinch me anytime I disassemble or assemble it. Just the nature of it, I guess.
  5. Jim K

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    I find it much easier to hold the gun in the right hand, pull the trigger guard down with the left hand and hold it to the side with the right index finger, then remove/replace the slide with the left hand. I know the books say to just push the trigger guard to the side, but the darn thing will jump back and in (pinching something anatomical) at the slightest provocation if it is not held.

    Jim
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    And one very common error is putting the recoil spring in backward.
  7. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    One end is tight on the barrel; that end goes on first, toward the back. The loose end goes to the front. Reversing things causes failures to feed.

    Jim
  8. donq69

    donq69 New Member

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    Thank you everyone that did the trick

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