Display Quality 27a1
Posted 11 February 2004 - 12:48 PM
Posted 11 February 2004 - 01:23 PM
IMHO, they should make them ALL like that!
Was there anything else different besides the wood and serial number prefix?
How was the blueing?
Posted 11 February 2004 - 03:29 PM
Posted 11 February 2004 - 05:31 PM
Posted 11 February 2004 - 06:02 PM
Posted 11 February 2004 - 06:13 PM
Edited by LIONHART, 30 May 2004 - 07:39 PM.
Posted 11 February 2004 - 08:42 PM
K (Always the first letter)
(A,B,C,D) - I believe this is the year of manufacture (D being 2003, C being 2002, etc)
Next you would have the serial.
I have a M1 purchased at the beginning of last year and the serial starts KC2XXX.
I would have to say that my wood looks great too.
Edited by DC Chris, 11 February 2004 - 08:45 PM.
Posted 17 May 2004 - 02:24 PM
Edited by shield20, 17 May 2004 - 02:25 PM.
Posted 17 May 2004 - 02:53 PM
Posted 19 May 2004 - 09:25 AM
Ahh - haven't shot it YET - maybe today, as I got my new S&W 1911 and a trip to the range is in order!
I did call Kahr about the serial numbers - lady who called me back said "the number ranges are assigned by BATF". "KD is a recent manufacture".
Mine is aluminum receiver - which is love/hate right now, I do enjoy the less weight, but it is..well - Alum! I traded in a shotgun for this 1927 and the pistol - so I had very limited choice at this store. Anyway it is a very solid piece, and 'they' have been making these lightweights for years - so I am keeping my fingers crossed. I just got a plastic case and horizontal fore-grip from Kahr - only took 2 days to get here! 30 round mag was back-ordered, though I ordered 5 more from another vendor. Hopefully Kahr has listening to complaints, as it appears this well made - and is tight! So far I did get to hand-cycle a few rounds with no problems.
Really is a nice looking piece - I will get some pics up ASAP.
Edited by shield20, 19 May 2004 - 09:31 AM.
Posted 19 May 2004 - 10:01 AM
As far as the aluminum receiver goes, I wouldn't worry. I don't think it's going to wear out anytime soon.
The finish is a bit fragile, but the gun is lighter.
Like most WH/Kahrs, it will probably need some "tweaking" in the beginning.
Posted 19 May 2004 - 10:16 AM
I,too,have an aluminum receiver Kahr 1927a1.it works well.The only problem i have had is the rear sight repeatedly coming loose to the point the threads in the aluminum receiver stripped.It is currently at PK's getting a fix for this problem.I might have been able to avoid this problem if I had initally used some loctite before I had retightened the screws so many times.Hope you can avoid this.
Posted 19 May 2004 - 10:42 AM
Reisingstar - thanks for the tip on the sight screws - i had tightened them last nite after reading other posts - but like the idea of adding loctite NOW even better - will do at lunch time!
Weird note on the al. finish - there was a 'tick' mark on the recvr. that was 'silver' - I tried Van's Bluing - which would not take, understandably I guess - but then tried a Birchwood Casey Bluing pen and it covered it up perfectly. Don't know how or why this worked - but I ain't complaining!
I got some high-qualtiy grease from here at work - "high pressure/high-temp" stuff to cut down on the steel vs. alum friction - as much as I plan on shooting this - I will be OK. This is my new 'same caliber as my pistol' survival weapon choice (along with my M1 carbines and M1 Garand - I should be OK!) Anyway, the A1C gives me an excuse to pick up an M1 model ASAP!
Just bought an M3 sling off wbay - and will be trying out the horiz. forend at lunch time too. Wood looks like a perfect match!