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Thread: Used but unfired K40 and a mystery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bytor View Post
    Awesome pics. Thanks. All I know is that I am using the chamber tool for proper alignment and am literally banging on the plastic handle of a screwdriver with a full size hammer so I don't scratch the frame. That slide stop is rediculous. Won't come out. I'm actually thinking of grabbing my short sledge hammer to have a few whacks. I tried the cheat I saw where you insert an empty mage before doing it. That's how I got it out the first time. This had better get easier or I'll never shoot the darned thing! Just frustrated.

    My K9 doesn't have takedown marks. The K series requires the slide to be retracted much further than you think for disassembly. But also it helps to keep the mag in. Pull the slide back until the big notch on the slide aligns with the front of the slide stop. push the slide stop out from the other side with the edge of a magazine baseplate, and the slide stop will LAUNCH out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bytor View Post
    I just realized something. Take a look at the left side of my slide just above the slide stop. There is a semi circle relief cut ala a 1911. I don't see this on other K40's. There is also a disassembly mark on the slide further forward that aligns with a very subdued mark on the frame. That's why I didn't have to withdraw the slide very far to disassemble. It would have been nice if Kahr had that info in the manual!
    They do have that info in the manual, it's just not in the "Dismantling (K Series)" section. It's in the "Dismantling (T, TP, CT, P, CW, PM, CM & MK Series)" section. Your gun is the only "K" series I've seen that field strips like a T, TP, CT, P, CW, PM, CM & MK series.
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    Thanks for pointing that out. I'm hoping the MK slide stop part is the one I'd need for this K when I decide to get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bytor View Post
    Thanks for pointing that out. I'm hoping the MK slide stop part is the one I'd need for this K when I decide to get one.
    My guess is that the MK/T40 lever will work: https://shopkahrfirearmsgroup.com/pi...ver-028m4s.asp

    I think it would make sense for Kahr to standardize the lever in their metal frame guns. However, I've looked and haven't been able to find another example of a K series similar to yours. Shoot, maybe you have a missing factory prototype I think it's pretty cool that you have a somewhat unique pistol that you can get parts for (if you need them)

    Based on my experience with my K9 and MK9, I'd also say that your K40 is probably easier to field strip than the run of the mill variety.

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    It is pretty cool knowing it's a bit different, but not in a bad way. It is so simple to take down now that I know how to do it properly. I believe that's why it was sold to me. The owner pointed out that it was very hard to break down.

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    I actually found another K40 on GB within that is built with the same specs.[IMG][/IMG]15 digits of my ser. #. They do exist.
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