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Old August 15, 2014, 05:18 PM   #1
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SmithWalther PPK recall -decocker

I have not seen this posted, so maybe it is not widely known.

My LGS called me to tell me of a SmithWalther PPK recall. This involves a decocker issue, which can lead to firing of the round in the chamber. I have no further info. But I DO have a phone number:

855.774.8527

You need your PPK's serial number, and the rep will tell you if the pistol is on the recall list.

And for the purist, I am using PPK to include PPK/s.

I don't know the range of S/Ns being recalled. My XXX3BAP was not on the list.
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Old August 15, 2014, 07:44 PM   #2
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Mods, if this is legit, it needs to be put in the "handgun recall" sticky.
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Old August 15, 2014, 07:54 PM   #3
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Im going to say this recall is not new. I think this recall started about Jan this year.
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Old August 15, 2014, 08:00 PM   #4
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Im wrong the recall started in 2009. Here is the link to the info on it.

https://secure05.lwcdirect.com/front...fetyrecall.com
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Old August 15, 2014, 08:31 PM   #5
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My LGS called me two days ago...the store is very reputable, and I got the sense that they just found out about the recall. The LGS guy who sold me my PPK said he was calling people he knew who had PPKs to let them know of the recall.

I called, and a Smith CSR answered, so this is as legit as I know it to be.

The link above did not work..page not found....
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Old August 15, 2014, 08:44 PM   #6
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Old August 15, 2014, 08:47 PM   #7
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I cant possibly see how the decocker could allow a round to go off. Like the Beretta, when decocking the PPK the firing pin plunger is rotated up and away from the hammer, the hammer in no way could engage the firing pin when using the decocker.
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Old August 15, 2014, 08:50 PM   #8
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Tynman: "Im wrong the recall started in 2009. Here is the link to the info on it.

https://secure05.lwcdirect.com/front...fetyrecall.com"

I was thinking that sounded awfully familiar.
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Old August 15, 2014, 08:57 PM   #9
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I cant possibly see how the decocker could allow a round to go off. Like the Beretta, when decocking the PPK the firing pin plunger is rotated up and away from the hammer, the hammer in no way could engage the firing pin when using the decocker.
And yet the original PP, P-38 and Ruger P-85 all had the same problem. It usually goes along with a broken firing pin, sometimes caused by the way the decocker works.
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Old August 16, 2014, 12:40 AM   #10
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This is legit. I got a letter from S&W 2 days ago. Apparently lowering the hammer could cause a chambered round to fire. My pistol is not under the recall but this concerns pistols made from March 21, 2002 thru February 3, 2009. The serial # ranges are
0010bab-9999bab
0000bac-9999bac
0000bad-9999bad
0000bae-9999bae
0000baf-9999baf
0000bah-9999bah
0000baj-9999baj
0000bak-9999bak
0000bal-5313bal
0000bam-1320bam
0000ltd-0499ltd
0001ppk-1500ppk
0026rep-0219rep
0001wle-0459wle
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