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Old March 20, 2012, 07:00 AM   #1
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PPK issue

Have interarms ppk .380...carried much, shot little.
use as CCW from time-to-time.
Recently (when operated manually) the slide binds
about 1/4 inch or so happens often as when
operating slide to insert fresh round from new magazine
or when cleaning and oiling pistol.
I suspect some kind of "spring binding", perhaps recoil spring
hanging up on muzzle as slide moves back..but have no
real clue what causes it.

any ideas on what this is and remedy?

Have decided should shelve this pistol until I know
this is not functional issue of safety/reliability.

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Old March 20, 2012, 07:12 AM   #2
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Perhaps the recoil spring is installed backward? The smaller end should be toward the rear.
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Old March 21, 2012, 08:50 AM   #3
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spring is good.

pistil seems to have a bit of "play" in it as the slide is drawn back...
cannot determine why...

suppose I will pack this off to a good smith for a proper checking.
thanks for the suggestion.
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Old March 21, 2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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Have you tried it without the recoil spring?
That might tell something.
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