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#1 deerslayer

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:19 AM

We have a unique gun here. I originally built this from one of the rare Richardson semi auto receivers (he only made a few I believe). It's standard semi auto receiver height.. takes a kahr type bolt. As a steel receiver I built it into a pistol, which would make it more unique as the current kahr crop of pistols is aluminum. Unfortunately it's been damaged at some point after I made it. And the guy I made it for has passed away so I can't tell you why it's in the condition it's in. I'm trying to help his wife dispose of a few of his guns.

The main damage in need of repair is the back side of one take down rail. It's partly torn away from the rest of the receiver.

Its fixable I believe and I would be willing to work on this gun after a sale, but I wanted to separate current value for his wife from future gunsmithing work.

It is listed in my bound book as a pistol with me as the manufacturer.

I wanted to generate a little discussion here first.

David has given me permission to post this. I'll probably list on GunBroker soon.

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:53 AM

Dan,

May I suggest you post a picture of the frame and an asking price "as is."

 

Regarding the repair, would it be possible to just mill off the damaged piece or part of the rail? It seems like a very small part of the rail.


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 10:25 AM

Price?
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#4 deerslayer

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 10:49 AM

The trigger frame is badly chopped..

You'd have to mill off about half of the length of the rail, the split runs that far. I think there would still be enough rail left for normal function if you didn't want to weld it back into place.

Price? Idk...I just wanted to get a few opinions before I run an auction.
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Posted 15 June 2019 - 11:08 AM

Dan,

If the frame is not useable or included, would a new owner have to find or modify a frame that would not easily allow for the attachment of a butt stock?


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 11:42 AM

I don't know what the bottom value is however a Gunbroker auction should find the top value. I'm really curious how someone could possible damage a receiver rail in that manner? I am assuming it had to be some major torque that applied to it?


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#7 deerslayer

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 12:18 PM

It will slide right on an unmodified kahr semi lower. Or a GI lower could be modified of course.

I think the upper and lower were locked together for some reason and getting them apart involved a side grinder..(I've see that before).. and maybe a big hammer.
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Posted 16 June 2019 - 10:15 AM

I fixed the rail and listed "as is".  I would be happy to do finish work seperate if a buyer would like.

 

https://www.gunbroke.../item/818326860


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 02:36 PM

If you are vigilant you can usually find a used Kahr semi on Gunbroker
for $800-$1000. The gun you have being used and with the fixable damage
it has would go for less... A lot less. If you put it up for auction you will be
at the mercy of the bidders but it would not surprise me if the bidding did not
go over $500 If that. The bad rail really hurts....

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 02:59 PM

I agree, if you want a rifle or an SBR or an aluminum pistol buy a new one...it's a limited unique market but if somebody wants a steel receiver pistol that's it!
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