1927 A-1 Questions
Posted 05 September 2003 - 05:01 AM
1. Is there a better rear sight on the market then the fold down one that comes on the gun? If so, where do I get it? Is it hard to install?
2. Is there a "tutorial" online somewhere that details the breakdown of the gun. I read the manual but parts of it seem unclear and I thought maybe someone has put together something better. I do not want pieces left over!
3. Are the rear sights adjustable for windage (L-R)?
4. Should I rub the walnut stocks with oil every now and then?
Many thanks for any help you can give me.
Posted 05 September 2003 - 05:27 AM
I cannot answer all your questions, but can stab at a few. Yes, there is a better sight available, if you want to keep with the original look. An original Lyman sight is what your sight was patterned after. They are expensive (as high as half the cost of your gun) and hard to come by, but can really pep up the gun, IMHO.
If I recall correctly, and if your current sight is the same as came on my WH1928, it is not adjustable for windage. The Lyman sight is.
Make sure and take a look at the Thompson FAQ. There is some infor there about the semi auto's, as well as a pic of Lionharts Project X Thompson. You'll discover there are many fascinating and satisfying modifications you can make to your semi, to give it that "feel". As far as the wood goes, wow. Lots of options there....
Posted 05 September 2003 - 08:06 AM
You can keep an eye on the various auction sites, but be prepared to pay. Other options would be gun shows. Possibly others on this list may have a spare. I've been keeping my eyes peeled for some time but haven't seen one listed yet.
There are probably others that I do not have links to, but this will give you a start.
Another important thing you may want to change is the magazine catch. It can be filed or dremeled to accept original GI magazines. That way the value of the mags. is still being retained. Plus if you ever decide to sell the full auto owners can still use them. If you don't want to make the adjustment yourself, Damon at TommyGunner.com has the modified catches for sale. http://tommygunner.c...parts/index.htm
PK, on this list can work wonders on your Kahr as well, check out Project X on the old list. http://www.machinegu...um=1&topic=2109
I own a Kahr 27A1 as well, Rust is right there are a lot of things that can be done to the Kahr to make it have more eye appeal, as well as enhancing it's performance. Mine is an excellent shooter, and I've enjoyed many afternoons spraying lead down range.
Posted 06 September 2003 - 01:25 PM
Have fun shooting these guns are deadly accurate with no recoil.
Posted 06 September 2003 - 01:36 PM