Deutchse Werke Ortgies .25 cal cocking problem

kville79

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May 24, 2008
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I just bought a .25cal Ortgies at a gun show last weekend. After cleaning it up and fixing a problem with a sticky safety.. I find that the gun won't cock unless I'm applying a downward pressure on the slide when I'm pulling it back. If I'm not applying any pressure you can hear the firing pin going forward as the slide does when it returns home.

Any suggestions as what might be wrong with the pistol? I'm sure there's a part that probably needs to be replaced, but I don't want to go ahead and buy the wrong part to still have a non-functioning pistol.
 

kville79

Active Member
May 24, 2008
443
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Austin
I think I figured out the problem... there seems to be some "claws" on the firing pin that keep it locked back, and it appears one is chipped.... I'll post some pics to show you what I'm talking about.
 

SouthPawPara

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Aug 28, 2008
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1
Beaumont
Your correct. Orties have a history of breaking firing pins. To my knowledge there is not a manufacturer making replacement firing pins (please correct me someone, I wanna be wrong) and you will have to purchase a "parts gun" to fix it. I own 3 (not counting 2 parts guns) .32 cal Orties and love them. They are a nice low end collecter piece.
 

kville79

Active Member
May 24, 2008
443
16
Austin
actually I believe I've run across firing pins for sale, whether they are new, or used parts... I do not know.
 

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