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Walther PPK loaded chamber indicator problems and removal

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by speedsix, May 7, 2010.

  1. speedsix

    speedsix

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    I got a 1973 Walther PPK but the loaded chamber indicator is always sticking all the way out. I removed it because I couldn't figure out how it was supposed to work and why it was not working. Any down side to removing it? Anyone know why it was always all the way out? I could press on it and the spring would compress and the pin would move but it would always return to fully out even when empty.
     
  2. JohnKSa

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    The spring is supposed to keep it in the "empty" position unless the rim of a chambered cartridge pushes it to the "full" position.

    I haven't pulled my slide apart in years, so I can't remember how it was all assembled, but it sounds a little like the spring is somehow in there pushing in the wrong direction.
     

  3. Glock 17L

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