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Springs For The 1927

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#21 Merry Ploughboy

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 07:41 AM

The problem is that the current 1927A1 is a compromise design dictated by the ATF. In particular, as we all know, the Thompson was designed by Thompson, Payne, et al. as an open bolt firing weapon. The ATF won't allow open bolt firing - too easy to convert to full auto.

While there are design alternatives that should overcome the issues with the current design and pass ATF muster, with the present day Kahr MSRP well over $1,000, such a gun would be cost prohibitive.

Physics clashes with government regulations - physics (and ultimately the customer) loses.
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Posted 05 November 2004 - 01:41 PM

Regarding the SA bolt, I see there is a difference between the old Auto Ordnance bolt and the Kahr, especially the firing pins. Is one design better than the other and are they interchangeable ? huh.gif
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Posted 05 November 2004 - 02:17 PM

One can use a WH Bolt in any Karh, or a Karh Bolt in any WH Gun. Though the Firing Pins are Bolt Specific.
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Posted 05 November 2004 - 09:50 PM

Both pins need to be hand fitted where the pin engages the sear. There are some other variances in the bolts of the AO and the Kahr as well.
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