Broken Kahr Firing Pin
Posted 31 July 2005 - 09:45 PM
I'll call them for a replacement but figure they'll send me another pot metal part. Was wondering if a GI firing pin would fit the piece. At least it would be honest steel and might last for a while. I only have about 2500 rnds thru the gun and have broken two firing pins and PK had to replace two other parts when he was working on it.
Any ideas on this as a proper fix?
Posted 31 July 2005 - 10:19 PM
Posted 04 August 2005 - 10:26 PM
Only have to drift out one pin to install it.
Now the problems start. When I get the frame back on the receiver the bolt will only go about half way back and when I disassemble it again something seems to catch on the firing pin, pulling it to the rear and then letting it snap forward.
I plan on putting the broken pin back in, put it all back together and see if it goes back the right way. Cleaned it las weekend, before I discovered the broken firing pin and it went back together just like it's supposed to.
Any ideas or are Thompsons, FA/SA just not for me?
Posted 05 August 2005 - 06:27 AM
Yeah, you got to take from orignal firing pin and lay it over the new one. You'll notice on the bottom of the new pin that engages the sear that its got more metal. Grind to fit and than polish the bottom of new pin. I left a little extra metal- enuff to clear the sear when it releases it. But really polished it. (dremal tool.)-adlake
Posted 05 August 2005 - 06:28 AM
Posted 05 August 2005 - 11:28 AM
Put the broken firing pin back in and it went together just like it was supposed to.
Checked the old pin against the new one and there is a difference on the lower angled part. Evidently Kahr has't heard about Eli Whitney and interchangeability of parts. It's gunsmith time.
Posted 05 August 2005 - 11:34 AM
Thanks, but can't these people(KAHR) get it right the first time. I paid c.$800 for the gun and c.$600 for PK to get it working right. At this rate I'll be up to the cost of a FA before it works like it should out of the box.
Posted 06 August 2005 - 02:24 AM
Oh yeah been there before. Up Kahr creek with out a paddle. and seen it again and again-adlake
Posted 06 August 2005 - 06:58 AM
Posted 06 August 2005 - 01:39 PM
Posted 07 August 2005 - 08:35 PM
i've broken a few FP's. i only need to take a few thousands off mine to fit. i can't see anybody having to take more than that off.
easy work with just a file, even easier with a dremel and a dial caliper.