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Thread: K9 Carbon Steel, relatively early... Refinish or no?

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    I read that 3 times, I think you might be good in politics. Everybody is happy and you can't do wrong whatever you do, if you decide to do or not.

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    Thanks for the all the replies. I'll have to mull this over.

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    It looks good to me. Held up very well. Some early K9s had the "Black T" finish, others were a matte flat black. I'd keep one with the slick Black T finish.
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    Considering it's age, the finish is in very good shape, it's just a dull bluing I suppose. Anyone know what sort of finish it is on the early carbon steel guns?

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    I'd say Ripley nailed it. It's probably the Black T finish. Still available today. Coworker just had one done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdsThaWord View Post
    I would put on some Lakeline grips and new sights and call it a day. Or, rock on as is. I like it!
    To my knowledge, Lakeline's grips would need some modification to work on an early production K9.
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    Good point as usual Greg, missed it again but I believe your right.
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    It is yours and it depends on your plans in the future. If it is in your carry rotation and is used, you might refinish it. If it is a safe queen and a collector's piece, leave it as is.

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    Id let it get worse before considering that. I think it looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gb6491 View Post
    To my knowledge, Lakeline's grips would need some modification to work on an early production K9.
    Regards,
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    Given what a hard time I had getting the sights for my early model K9, I think it may be considered early production, but maybe not. I did not have to modify the Lakelines to fit, but do remember reading about others having to do something to that effect in a post on here. I think that if anyone would know, it would be you! Mr Encyclopedia of all things Kahr (said with respect).

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