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    Walther PP / PPK pistol explained (ebook)



    Just released at HLebooks.com, a new downloadable ebook on the Walther PP (mostly mechanical oriented).

    The download page is here: http://www.hlebooks.com/ebook/waltppen.htm

    An Android version is also scheduled: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...books.waltppen

    Many other ebooks on various firearms are available here: http://hlebooks.com/

    Content of this publication
    Field dismounting of the Walther PP & PPK pistols
    Advanced dismounting of the slide (1)
    - Inner components of a Walther PP slide
    - Dismounting of the manual safety
    - Removal of the firing pin
    - Different types of firing pins
    - Overall lengths of firing pins compared
    - Variations of the pre-mid-1970s manual safety
    - Structural weakness of the safety lever
    Advanced dismounting of the slide (2)
    - Removal of the "cartridge loaded" indicator
    - Types* of the "cartridge loaded" indicator
    - Dismounting of the extractor
    - Model PP and PPK corresponding parts
    - Removal or adjustment of the rear sight
    - Installation of a radium night sight (Leuchtkorn)
    Advanced dismounting of the frame (1)
    - Removal of the grip plates
    - Dismounting of the holdopen latch
    - Dismounting of the mainspring
    - Dismounting of the PPK's mainspring support piece
    - Dismounting of the hammer and hammer decocking lever
    - Troubles with the hammer pivot pin
    - The hammer double action lever
    Advanced dismounting of the frame (2)
    - Removal of the hammer strut
    - Dismounting of the hammer stop block
    - Dismounting of the trigger guard
    - Dismounting of the magazine catch
    - Dismounting of the trigger
    - Reassembly of the trigger bar the correct way
    Advanced dismounting of the frame (3)
    - Dismounting of the trigger bar
    - Dismounting of the sear
    - Dismounting of the magazine
    - Intermediary plate of the .22LR magazine follower
    Functioning of the Walther PP (1)
    - Pistol of the blowback classŁ
    - Cocking of the hammer manually or by slide recoil
    - Problem of the hammer following the slide
    - Hammer toe not correctly shaped
    - Stability of the hammer/sear engagement
    - Necessary over travel left for the hammer when cocked
    - Correct strength of the sear spring
    - Grip plates impeding movement of the sear
    - Failure of disconnection
    Functioning of the Walther PP (2)
    - Verification of the magazine catch engagement
    - Shooting in single action mode
    - Misfire in single action and not in double action
    Functioning of the Walther PP (3)
    - Explosion and recoil of the slide
    - Disconnection of the trigger bar from the sear
    - Extraction and ejection of the cartridge case
    - Extractor expelled out of the slide on explosion
    - Phases*of the cartridge chambering explained
    - Action of the cartridge case on the "cartridge loaded" indicator
    Functioning of the Walther PP (4)
    - Functioning of the holdopen latch explained
    - Dysfunction of the holdopen latch
    - Holdopen latch actioned too soon
    - Wrong way to grip the pistol
    - Holdopen latch actuation failure
    Functioning of the Walther PP (5)
    - Shooting in double action mode
    - The angle of hammer double action lever does matter
    - The sear leverage explained
    - Hammer lifted against the resistance of the mainspring
    - The mainspring mechanical chain verified
    - Hammer being locked at the rear by the strut
    - The hammer rebound and its purpose explained
    The safeties of the Walther PP (1)
    - Functioning of the hammer stop block
    - The hammer stop block limitation of reliability
    - The manual safety structure and shape
    - Safety resisting to the rotation
    - Safety "OFF" status changed by the rubbing of the hammer
    - Structural weakness of the manual safety
    - Installation of a new manual safety
    - Modifying a 60° safety to create one of 90° type
    The safeties of the Walther PP (2)
    - Interaction of the manual safety with the firing pin
    - When the safety is set to "OFF"
    - Double action mode as a safety in itself
    - Two firing pin safeties evaluated by Walther
    - When the safety is set to "ON"
    - Structural fragility of the firing pin and consequences
    - The decocking lever general features
    The safeties of the Walther PP (3)
    - Action of the decocking lever on the sear
    - Interaction of the manual safety with the decocking lever
    - Incorrect forward profile of the decocking lever
    - The 90° safety versus 60° safety
    - Misfitting of the safety lever groove
    - Chambering or cycling with the safety "ON"
    - Decocking lever removed
    The Walther PP pre-production prototypes
    - First prototype with magazine safety
    - Second prototype
    - Third prototype with guiding rails at the front of the slide
    The Walther PP of 1929 variant (1)
    - Field stripping of the 1929 model
    - Grip plates reworked
    - Advanced dismounting of the slide
    - Interconnection of the manual safety with the firing pin guide
    - Extractor and components removed
    - Manual safety structure and components
    - Dismounting of the forward firing pin guide
    - Reinstallation procedure of the firing pin assembly
    - Dismounting of the firing pin assembly
    - Structure and components of the "Cartridge loaded" indicator
    The Walther PP of 1929 variant (2)
    - Advanced dismounting of the frame
    - Dismounting of the hammer and related components
    - Dismounting of the trigger and trigger bar
    - Dismounting of the hammer stop block
    - Dismounting of the sear
    - Later evolution of the 1929 variation

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