Posted 25 January 2005 - 03:32 PM
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.
Posted 25 January 2005 - 10:47 PM
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.
Posted 25 January 2005 - 10:54 PM
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.
Posted 27 January 2005 - 12:39 PM
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.
Posted 28 January 2005 - 10:46 AM
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.|
E-mail link for Thompson drum magazine repairs.
Contact person: Merle Bitikofer"
Yeah, it says volumes....
that they can't fix their own mistakes.
they want you to pay for their mistakes.
Posted 02 February 2005 - 01:44 AM
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.
Posted 02 February 2005 - 07:02 AM