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#61 ZLP

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 03:32 PM

When I got my first Kahr drum it didn't function worth a crap. I fired 300 rounds through it and not once did it run through an entire 50 rounds without a cartridge hanging up and jamming in the feed lips. It was also VERY loose in the gun. Way too much play.
I emailed the Kahr people and told them that this was unacceptable to pay so much money for something that doesn't work. The lady I spoke to agreed with me and said if I returned it to them, they would send me one that had been tested at the factory. I don't know if they actually tested it at the factory or not, but the new one I recieved functions flawlessly. Not a hiccup after several hundred rounds.
Just my 2 cents.
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#62 pvmain

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 10:47 PM

Got my group buy "L" drum last friday. Rotor dragged heavily on the cartridge spiral, there were several tight spots in the spiral that would stop cartridge movement and the cartridges would arrive at the top opening in a "nose down" attitude that prevented them from exiting the drum. Called Kahr, and following their instructions, sent it back to them for replacement.

I have a serial numbered Colt drum for comparison and unfortunately, at least functionally, there is no comparison. If I get a reliable Kahr, I' ll retire the Colt to display duty only.
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 10:54 PM

You may just want to hang on to your Kahr drums, or get them replaced fast.

If, and when new legislation goes through, you will be glad that you did.

Hopefully the new C's will come out prior to any bans.
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Posted 27 January 2005 - 12:39 PM

Got mine Tuesday and returned it today. After reading all the posts I knew what to look for and most of what has been written appeared on mine. Actually, it locked up on the WH28 but was very loose. It failed to lock up on the others.
I did try cycling dummy rounds thru and they, surprisingly, cycled fine.
Dottie, at Kahr, sent me instructions on how to send it back (508-795-3919, Ext. 331). Make sure you ask about their account number for UPS shipping, won't cost you anything to ship it back.

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#65 Bisley45

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 10:46 AM

still waiting for mine, the wait for big brown is killing me.

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 07:15 PM

QUOTE (Lancer @ Jan 19 2005, 12:41 PM)
I found this on the links page at the Kahr Arms website.
Speaks volumes. wink.gif

"Drum Doctor
E-mail link for Thompson drum magazine repairs.
Contact person: Merle Bitikofer"

http://www.auto-ordn...m/ao_links.html

Yeah, it says volumes....

that they can't fix their own mistakes.
or
they want you to pay for their mistakes.

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 01:44 AM

talked to Tom(?) wada at SHOT,and looked at the latest (as in this year, 2005) production L drum a couple days ago.

Showed me a few mods they made on the hanger rails and other stuff for the latest production batch, supposed to cure some problems. Asked about function in FA and he said the drum wasn't designed to function in FA--only on the 1927, but if I had any problems when i got my drum, to send it back for repair.

i did notice the drum body was a lot straighter and with more sharply defined corners and flatter face panels than my circa 1990 Valentine products drum. The bummer part of it was, had they taken a tad more time, (and it would not have cost then more that a few hundred $$, up front one time), they could have made the hanger plate spot welds just like the original welds, all they needed was an original drum to measure, and the desire to make it look the same, instead of guessing where the spot welds should be. Visually, the spot welds look cheesy, can't explain it, but they do--like a taiwanese sheetmetal robo-flyer cereal box kids toy type spot weld. Not large diametr and beefy like the originals.

But what the heck, mine I have on order, will run, or it won't, and it can always be made to run.

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 07:02 AM

Maybe the latest chages are what caused the price increase. wink.gif
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