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05-07-2010, 11:37
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.

05-07-2010, 21:33
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.

Glock 17L
05-08-2010, 06:05
Here's a couple of links to the Walther Forum were I saw this problem years ago..
NOTE: there's two different styles of spring used..

Walther Forum + loaded+indicator (http://www.waltherforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=3397&highlight=PPK%2FS+loaded+indicator)

Walther Forum+loaded+indicator (http://www.waltherforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=3117&highlight=PPK%2FS+loaded+indicator)