New 1927a1 Semi Auto Workmanship
Posted 08 January 2005 - 02:46 AM
The lines in the receiver have sharp edges instead of more rounded smooth edges like original guns. I would have to say, adding computer controlled milling machines did not even come close to the making of a better firearm than the previous manufacturer.
I am tempted to return it for a replacement to see what I would get. It looks like I need to get in touch with PK for a little finish work to bring the firearm up to its potential in the looks department and finish what Kahr arms has failed to do. The stamping is also a little lighter on the receiver denoting model and manufacturer.
Dont know what to do.
Posted 08 January 2005 - 02:07 PM
|The lines in the receiver have sharp edges instead of more rounded smooth edges like original guns. I would have to say, adding computer controlled milling machines did not even come close to the making of a better firearm than the previous manufacturer.|
Computer controled milling machines only repeat what they have been tought. It makes perfect copies of the job it knows; if that job is rough edges, then that's what it makes.
I ordered (and received) a receiver only from Kahr. Mine didn't look bad, but I found out that Kahr isn't actually making (milling out) the receiviers. When I had my FFL call to place the order, he said that they were out of receivers and were waiting for a shippment from the company who made them.
Good luck with the gun. I wouldn't count on getting a replacement from Kahr. If you keep the gun, get a Dave Janowski spring kit and consider having the gun reworked and refinished.
Sorry about your woes
Posted 08 January 2005 - 07:00 PM
Posted 08 January 2005 - 08:29 PM
at the range shop. The difference is staggering! The Kahr
looks like an imitation-replica when compared to the West Hurleys.
To many seams on the metal, no final finishing, etc...
But, PK can iron out most of those troubles and get it looking right.
Posted 08 January 2005 - 10:29 PM
Posted 09 January 2005 - 05:34 PM
Posted 09 January 2005 - 08:07 PM
Posted 09 January 2005 - 08:09 PM
In most cases neither model functioned really well out of box.
I have a Kahr 27A1 and the exterior finish is great, internally there are swirled machine marks. After modifying the mag catch, and PK's fixing the mess I made of it, the gun functions flawlessly.
Some of the high end revolvers I own have machine marks on the inside!
I was very put off on the 1st trip to the range. 3 shots and hang, 2 shots, hang.
There are quite a few FA's out there that feed just the same. They just need a few minor adjustments and some TLC.