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    Default k9 finish question

    I picked this Kahr K9 up this morning for $300. I am trying to figure out if this is the factory finish on the gun. Ive never seen the barrel black around the chamber before. I called Kahr and they said it was manufactured in 1996, is this a good deal?
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    https://imgur.com/gallery/Ve4w4Xd
    Last edited by smithgm91; 11-18-2019 at 06:05 PM. Reason: typo

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    That looks like the first black finish used on the early K9. It was called Black T and is known to be very durable. A bit rare also. Great deal on your new Kahr.
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    awesome..was a little worried i had made a mistake and purchased one that had been re-finished.
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    Still a great deal and Kahr did use the Black T which is a great finish, BUT I don't think that's it. I've seen Black T before and at least the ones I saw were smoother.
    I could be totally wrong on this but it looks more Cerakote to me.
    Still a great deal regardless.
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    Sounds like a Good deal to me.
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    I don't know now, I looked closer at the pictures and maybe it is indeed Black T. Some of the later photo's look better. Might just be the picture or the lighting.
    Coworker had a barrel Black T'd and it was smooth, might be a change in the process.

    Regardless, carry it proudly, it's a keeper.
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    This is Black T finish from 2000 on an MK I used to own. You can decide whether it's the same finish. To me, it looks like a Cerakote type finish on yours. The finish on my former looked much smoother, thinner, and had a sheen to it.
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    Does it say “stainless”?

    Early Kahrs were carbon steel, either blued or Black T. If it says stainless, someone applied a black finish over it or, it has the factory diamond black finish.

    (the picture doesn’t show up for me)

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    Why not just call or email Kahr and ask? I own 5 steel frame Kahrs, and all but one was purchased used. I emailed Kahr with multiple serials and questions, and they answered within a couple of days. Refinished or not, you didn't make a mistake and you got a great deal.

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