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#1 nhglyn

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Posted 05 September 2003 - 05:01 AM

I just got my new AO/Kahr 1927 A-1 and I have a couple of questions:

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.
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#2 The1930sRust

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Posted 05 September 2003 - 05:27 AM

Welcome!

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.

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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....
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#3 nhglyn

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Posted 05 September 2003 - 06:27 AM

Where can you buy this Lyman sight?
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Posted 05 September 2003 - 08:06 AM

Welcome to the list, there are a fair amount of 27A1 owners here. You can also benefit from all of the openly shared wisdom and history that resides on this list.

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.
http://www.gunbroker.com/
http://www.auctionarms.com/
http://www.gunshowau...com/index.shtml
http://www.ebay.com/

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.
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Posted 05 September 2003 - 12:16 PM

Hi, IMA has Lyman Sights. $300.0
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#6 M1Brian

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Posted 06 September 2003 - 01:25 PM

How come no one replied about the disassembly. The only thing I can say there is if your the type that pulls the gas rings out of your ar15 or always disassemble the bolt on your M1/14 garand or carbine rifle when you clean it you should have no problems. Just take your time lay out your parts in order and hope you don't have a real tight gun. Make sure the firing pin is released and forward before trying to seperate the upper from the lower. Once you depress the frame latch button you will find out how tight the gun is when you attempt to slide the two sections apart. If the gun is tight you may need a rubber mallet and a block of soft wood and lightly tap the mag well area. As soon as seperation begins put away the malet and slide the upper about 1/2 way back until the frame lacth button catches on the sear. At this point insert a thin screw driver or special tool you fabricate (I used a tool box drawer removal tool and ground one end down ) under the latch button and slide the lower the rest of the way off paying attention not to let the frame latch button go flying in the air. After that it's all down hill.

Have fun shooting these guns are deadly accurate with no recoil.
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#7 M1Brian

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Posted 06 September 2003 - 01:36 PM

I almost forgot there are a couple of other ways to seperate the gun but unless it is so tight it feels like it's welded together you should never need those options like prying or machining a disassembly block press. One good thing is if it is a extremely tight gun every time you disassemble it the gun will loosen up some making the next time easier.

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