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#1 brian

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 09:14 AM

so the 27 is broken......agian
1.broken extractor ~150rds
2.broken bolt ~ 450rds.

so i had just received my bolt back from kahr, and ran something like 100-150 rds through it. it ran great.
*skip to this morning*
was out with a couple friends and it ran like crap then broke an extractor(it had a couple hundred rds on it) replaced with a spare, it broke after 5rds.
so i think i may more problems than just bad extractors and over hardened bolts.
i'm calling kahr tomorrow.
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Posted 15 July 2003 - 07:41 AM

Brian--
That's too bad. Seems like Kahr's stuff still comes back to haunt some of us every now and then. Mine started acting up also, with rounds jamming. I'll probably send mine to PK. Good luck with yours.
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Posted 15 July 2003 - 02:37 PM

You both REALLY need to send those to PK!
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Posted 15 July 2003 - 03:16 PM

Go for Diamond K. Read the words and follow the signs. You will not be dissappointed.
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Posted 15 July 2003 - 03:40 PM

Its where I intend to send my 27 this fall. If only Kahr were as conscientious as PK .
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Posted 15 July 2003 - 07:05 PM

Maybe PK should send a price quote to Kahr to make their guns work reliably.
Maybe Kahr would hire PK for say $125,000 per year for their custom shop.

What do you think PK up for a move? Or adding 10 more sets of machines to your operation. rolleyes.gif
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Posted 15 July 2003 - 09:02 PM

Thanks for the confidence, but I don’t think I want to share a state with Teddy and crew. wink.gif
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Posted 15 July 2003 - 11:27 PM

For those of us that don't know - who is PK or Diamond K?
Thanks!
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Posted 16 July 2003 - 08:41 PM

I read every posting on the “demographics” topic from the old board as they went up. I’ve never been comfortable talking about myself, but was feeling compelled when Nick decided to hand us all a curve (that is a fair pitch, by the way). Perhaps now would be the time to officially say “hi”.

I am in my early fifties, married for more than a quarter century to the same woman and have 4 offspring, all off to the world (except one who continues to touch home base pretty often). No grandchildren yet.

I graduated top of my class from the Lassen College Gunsmithing program in 1976. Since then I have 27 years experience gunsmithing, which includes warranty for all the majors (and a few minors as well), repairs & maintenance of LE firearms for various principalities, a stint as asst. Shop Foreman at Weatherby, a founder at Randall, and along the way worked on high velocity guns for NASA. I have set up several machine shops and done a lot of R&D, design, and semi production machining for the aero-space industry in CA. I now reside in CO and maintain my own machine / gun-shop business (Diamond K).

My interest in Thompsons goes way back to the TV days (as so many of you have eluded) and I can remember well my knees weakening when I first drew the bolt on a 28N. I have made TSMGs a specialty and enjoy working on them more than anything else. I do service all makes and models however.

Well, that’s a little about me.

By the way, the diamond K was a cattle brand I designed in high school, never registered it, should have.
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Posted 16 July 2003 - 08:58 PM

Nice post. Thanks.

Anyone who reads should give PK a note. Super guy !!! He puts up with a lot of my crap.
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Posted 16 July 2003 - 09:06 PM

Just received my 'ol Mauser back today from a Refinishing job by PK. Great work once again!
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Posted 17 July 2003 - 07:24 AM

PK--
That is too cool! What a background you have in the business! It's good to know someone like you.
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Posted 18 July 2003 - 12:31 AM

Thanks for the intro PK! I don't get over here to this board too often, so I hadn't heard of you.
I love the TSMG, but only have an AOC 27A1 "Deluxe" that I hand-picked from a dealers inventory in the pre-Khar days.

But - I have never ever fired it, so I can not say anything about any AOC problems - yet. I don't know that Khar would even honor my gun under any kind of warranty if I did have a problem with it.

So - it is great to know that we have someone to go to to make these guns run right. Thanks!
Steve in Pittsburgh
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Posted 18 July 2003 - 01:13 AM

A Pic of some of the Magic PK performs. This Gun is a Kahr '27, done in a style of a Vintage Colt '21. Also known as Project "X".
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Posted 18 July 2003 - 08:16 AM

PK,
NASA was developing high velocity guns? How would those operate in zero gravity?

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 08:42 AM

The High velocity guns at NASA (I worked as a consulting subcontractor) were used to launch sample material and models to test reentry characteristics and that type of thing. I guess a pea shooter would be pretty effective in zero gravity. wink.gif
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Posted 18 July 2003 - 03:30 PM

There is an article in this months, "American Rifleman" on some of NASA's Guns. Interesting....
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Posted 19 July 2003 - 06:30 AM

ok, at this piont i'm giving up on kahr.
and would like pk to take a look at it.
all i want is a " little bit" of reliablity from it......
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