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Walther P22 Magazine Disassembly & Cleaning

Due to their simple design and construction, Walther P22 magazines are easy to disassemble and clean. The magazines have the following components - stainless steel case, plastic follower, spring, spring catch, slide catch and butt plate.

  
  

Walther P22 Pistol

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Walther P22 Magazine Removal
Removing The Magazine

How To Disassembly the Walther P22 Magazine

 


Magazine

Step 1
10-round 22LR ammunition capacity magazine.


Magazine Floor Plate

Step 2
Depress button on bottom of butt plate and carefully slide the plate forward.


Spring Catch

Step 3
Slowly remove butt plate to reveal spring and spring catch. Caution - spring is under pressure.


Spring

Step 4
Walther P22 magazine components showing the spring, spring catch and butt plate removed.


Slide Catch

Step 5
Remove slide catch by gently prying out with fingernails or needle-nose pliers. Catch is not threaded. Remove follower from case.


Magazine Components

Step 6
Shown from left to right
- stainless steel case
- spring
- plastic follower
- butt plate
- spring catch
- slide catch

Cleaning the Magazine

To clean the magazine, disassemble it as above and clean all of the component parts. Use care not to stretch or deform the spring as doing so may result in feed problems.

Magazine Assembly

Follow the above steps in reverse to reassemble the magazine.

Factory Replacement Magazines

Factory replacement magazines are available and are guaranteed for reliable fit and function. Steel construction and adherence to strict tolerances ensure years of service from these magazines with proper care by the end user. This magazine has a 10 22 LR (Long Rifle) rounds capacity and is made of stainless steel.

Extended Capacity Magazines

When purchased new, the Walther P22 pistol comes with two 10-round capacity magazines. Aftermarket magazines are available with increased capacity of 13 rounds.

 


Left hand

Shoots 22LR ammo
 
Slide locked back

Magazine release

Ambidextrous grip

Right hand

Magazine partially ejected

Slide locked back

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Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2011
Subject: Re: Walther P22 2-Shot Magazine


I understand that a two shot magazine is available, what is the purpose of this
Mike

Response - Mike,
I have never heard of that. It doesn't make too much sense. Are you sure you heard correctly?
I looked for it on the internet and couldn't find it. Do you know where I can find it?
Tanner

Follow-up - Tanner,
Thanks for swift reply, Look in the G22 and P22 manuals under accessories, e.g. moderator, laser sight etc, 2 shot magazine not illustrated. in certain states you can only hunt with two shots, a clip with 10 shots is not considered sporting. I need the reason from manufacturer in writing, for a court case I am working on in the UK, I have a 2 shot mag for a P22 restricted by Walther, yes it does not make much sense as you could eject the 2 shot mag, and replace with a 10. Many thanks.
Mike

Response - Mike,
Thanks for the explanation. I couldn't find it in my manual for my P22. I live in the USA and it's likely our manuals are a little different. Good luck with your court case.
Tanner

Follow-up - Tanner,
Please see the G22 rifle accessories, 2 shot is article 269 44 84. The magazines are identical just slide off the butt plate of a G22 and replace with butt plate from P22. Voila! a 2 shot P22 pistol. Thanks for your input, I will phone Walther in Germany. Regards.
Mike

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Sent: Friday, October 08, 2010
Subject: Disassembling Walther P22 Magazines


Thanks for the write up. So simple but sometimes you just need that one confirming website to make you feel safe about disassembling your mag. Thanks!
Lincoln

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

MIKE COVIELLO is a former aerospace engineer, now Web Designer/SEO Consultant. Hobbies include shooting zombies & reloading ammunition.