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Michigun
11-12-2004, 07:23
How To Detail Strip the Kahr's Upper!

CHECK OUT MY 2nd TO LAST POST IN THIS THREAD FOR THE PDF ATTACHMENT!

Cagey
12-19-2004, 07:35
Thanks Michigun! I've printed it out and saved it.

Michigun
12-22-2004, 05:17
Originally posted by Cagey
Thanks Michigun! I've printed it out and saved it.

Glad you like it! ^c

(WIG19 gets the credit for getting all my info into that nice downloadable PDF however! :))

chance3290
02-15-2005, 13:17
I had been wanting to learn how to do this. I was on the range awhile ago, when I had a bad round that(coupled with the unsupported chamber) sent a couple of part flying. As luck would have it, for once all the parts were quickly found and I had to learn how to put it back together.
Now I'm glad I've got this because I figured if I wanted to take it apart again, I'd have to wait for the parts to blow off again.

Thanks

jam_ppp
03-28-2005, 11:24
This is my first post here and just wanted to say thanks for this document. Have had my MK9 for about 5 years now and for the first time stripped the slide. Couldn't have done it without these instructions.
FWIW, the slide wasn't all that dirty inside. The one spot there was alot of gunk was under the striker block and in the spring. Didn't seem to affect function but it there was alot of "sludge" in there....

Michigun
04-20-2005, 10:34
Sorry guys, this thread hasn't been popping up for me...

Anyways, thanks for the feed-back & the good words, I'm VERY glad to see that itís helped! ^c

recondoc
05-24-2005, 09:16
Michigun,
Where did it go? Can it be retrieved somewhere else?
Thanks,
Doc

Michigun
06-01-2005, 11:22
Originally posted by recondoc
Michigun,
Where did it go? Can it be retrieved somewhere else?
Thanks,
Doc

Sorry it took me so long... she's all fixed up now! ^c

Michigun
06-03-2005, 11:57
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/Michigun/Kahr/KahrLubePoints.jpg




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Glock4Life
08-24-2005, 11:07
What a truly nice job!! Excellent work that clearly took some time to get to that level of quality. A+++++++


;Y

BackDraft
10-31-2005, 20:24
Originally posted by Michigun
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/Michigun/Kahr/KahrLubePoints.jpg




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Michigun
11-01-2005, 05:29
Thanks for getting it back up BackDraft! ^c

(I did just fix the main one again.)

BackDraft
11-01-2005, 10:32
Originally posted by Michigun
Thanks for getting it back up BackDraft! ^c

(I did just fix the main one again.)
No Problem thats what I'm here for. Between us we have to hook up and work on the lower end. I do mine about once a year but this year its a respring job.

Michigun
11-01-2005, 12:40
Originally posted by BackDraft
Between us we have to hook up and work on the lower end.

Hey, sounds good! ^c

plumbum2
01-01-2006, 19:45
hi michigun. found something out tonight about detail stripping the kahr upper that makes it a little bit easier.

on the first step. (pulling the striker spring, and retaing rod.)

instead of using a flat head screw driver. use an old pair of tweezers.just grab a "coil" of the spring. you can lay the slide on a flat surface. and with one hand use the tweezers and with the other hand stick the side stop in thier to hold it down while you prepare for step 2. the slide basically stays still because of the way the pressure is applied by the tweezers instead of a screw driver.....

hope this helps anyone..

Michigun
01-03-2006, 05:17
Originally posted by plumbum2
hi michigun. found something out tonight about detail stripping the kahr upper that makes it a little bit easier.

on the first step. (pulling the striker spring, and retaing rod.)

instead of using a flat head screw driver. use an old pair of tweezers.just grab a "coil" of the spring. you can lay the slide on a flat surface. and with one hand use the tweezers and with the other hand stick the side stop in thier to hold it down while you prepare for step 2. the slide basically stays still because of the way the pressure is applied by the tweezers instead of a screw driver.....

hope this helps anyone..

Thanks, I'll have to give that a try! ^c

YukonGlocker
01-10-2006, 03:25
Thanks for the pdf. I stripped the upper of my pm9 tonight and this took all the guessing out. Thanks!!!

Michigun
01-10-2006, 05:40
Originally posted by YukonGlocker
Thanks for the pdf. I stripped the upper of my pm9 tonight and this took all the guessing out. Thanks!!!

Great to hear, thanks for the feedback sir!

silky
02-02-2006, 21:52
I see the lube diagram, but no detail strip .pdf file to download.
??

Michigun
02-03-2006, 05:25
Originally posted by silky
I see the lube diagram, but no detail strip .pdf file to download.
??

Thanks for the heads up silky... the .pdf attachment must have been dropped again... all fixed! ^c

chief_017
02-21-2006, 12:44
i cant open the detail strip pdf. is it just my computer or does the link not work? thanks

Michigun
02-24-2006, 15:55
Originally posted by chief_017
i cant open the detail strip pdf. is it just my computer or does the link not work? thanks

Does your computer have .pdf software? (I ask because the link is still working for me.)

chief_017
02-28-2006, 08:36
it finally worked, my computer is just a piece of garbage. thanks.

ArmedChaos
06-10-2006, 09:41
Just a heads up, I do not believe that the link is active anymore...Justin

Michigun
06-14-2006, 16:25
Thanks for letting me know ArmedChaos!

Now if someone can just help me out by re-posting the pdf file we'll be back in business! (I can't seem to find my copy on my CPU right now... :upeyes: )

BackDraft
06-14-2006, 19:13
I have it on my laptop. I will repost it tomorrow night when I get home.

BackDraft
06-14-2006, 20:21
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Michigun
06-19-2006, 09:53
I knew you'd have it BackDraft... THANKS! :thumbsup:

fludy12
02-04-2007, 08:54
Michigun's Kahr detail strip instructions in .pdf...

Good stuff and DO watch out for the spring/striker that will fly out at light speed when you slide the back cover off! :shocked:

SonnyD
04-17-2007, 06:46
Thanks guys for all your work. Easy to follow directions! I just picked up my used K9 Elite 03, and I knew the owner, and knew he would never have attempted anything like this even though he keeps his guns immaculate. I knew the gun had probably a thousand rounds through it. Going slow and adding cleaning time to get all of the "crud" out, I did the complete operation in about 30 minutes. It sure made it nice to go to the range and fire a Sparkling Clean used gun!....Thanks again for all the hard work!
Regards Sonny

Jav21
05-04-2007, 18:33
Very nice. Commendations to you sir.

BackDraft
07-01-2007, 14:41
Here It is Again,
Thanks AZ

roymail
07-30-2007, 16:06
Great! Downloaded the .pdf file, saved it and printed it out for future reference. Thanks for the good instructions. Very helpful.

JCW355
08-08-2007, 10:13
Originally posted by BackDraft
Here It is Again,
Thanks AZ Thanks for posting that info, its like a glock, sort of, I like to read the instructions before tearing it apart.

A&DnPA
11-11-2007, 19:01
Does anyone know if the detail strip .pdf was dropped again? The attachment link doesn't seem to work for me.

roymail
11-11-2007, 20:11
I think I've got it on my pc at my office. I'll check tomorrow.

BackDraft
11-11-2007, 22:40
This should work

Brooklyn South
12-24-2007, 15:59
In taking the slide apart, it may be prudent to cover it with a plastic bag as to catch stray parts if they get launched. I saw this on a forum for S&W MPs.

Good shooting!
:) :) :) :)

mini14jac
02-25-2008, 12:19
Thanks Michigun and others.

I printed this out and stripped my CW9.
(Maybe 200 rounds fired at the time.)

Quite a bit of junk in my firing pin channel! :crying:

Seems to have a lot nicer trigger pull when firing now.:supergrin:

Instructions were very well put together.

Sandan
06-16-2008, 10:35
Link seems to have dis appeared again anyone have this .pdf available?

Never mind Ifigured it out, had to save it not open it, makes all the difference in the world.

BackDraft
06-17-2008, 13:03
Its still on my last post just scroll up

krl45
08-11-2008, 19:23
Thanks BackDraft, Michigun, and everyone else. I needed this info. If you would post the link to the manual I would appreciate it.:wavey:

billye1952
09-13-2008, 19:48
JUST USED THE GLOCK ARMORY BOOK...THE UPPER RECEIVER IS ALL MOST THE SAME.
REMOVING THE STOP PLATE AND SPRING TO THE FIRING PIN
billye1952

Mjames
09-15-2008, 16:47
:supergrin:

mfetty77
12-23-2008, 22:38
Thanks alot for posting that! Tried to figure this out awhile back and couldn't get.

Mudrunner111
12-26-2008, 20:55
I followed the procedures and it was a snap. Thanks for the information.

TwistedSS
03-22-2009, 19:44
Good stuff. Thanks!

Michigun
03-28-2009, 18:17
Just in case...

recycooler
05-06-2009, 20:45
Here is the pdf

Holland
08-12-2009, 09:48
Cannot find the pdf file, can you post it again?

Michigun
08-18-2009, 17:05
.....

Michigun
08-18-2009, 17:11
Here it is!

rogerthedodger
12-26-2009, 22:45
Thanks for the pdf file. It made the strip easy. I found a lot of oil, and a few very small metal filings, but it was not very dirty after 300+ rounds.

Michigun
12-27-2009, 16:55
I'm glad it helped ya out sir!

andyo5
04-04-2010, 15:38
How To Detail Strip the Kahr's Upper!

CHECK OUT MY 2nd TO LAST POST IN THIS THREAD FOR THE PDF ATTACHMENT!

I looked at all your posts. There is no .pdf.
What's up?

AZ Traveler
04-04-2010, 18:16
It's three posts before yours.

andyo5
04-07-2010, 19:40
It's three posts before yours.

Got it!
Thanks.

Jabberwocky
06-14-2010, 12:55
A little help. I can not for the love of Pete get past Step #4! I have a 1/16" punch I'm pushing in there. I feel nothing give. When I peer into that C shaped hole, it looks like there is a step -- do I want to push down on the inside or the outside?

This is an old, 2001 by serial number lookup, K9. New to me.

thanks,
Jab

Michigun
06-14-2010, 19:30
When I peer into that C shaped hole, it looks like there is a step -- do I want to push down on the inside or the outside?

You want to push on the lowest part in there sir so your tool-head needs to be small enough to pass into/through... hope that helps!

Cowart
06-16-2010, 00:35
I can not for the love of Pete get past Step #4! I have a 1/16" punch I'm pushing in there. I feel nothing give.
That might be too big. I use a small torx wrench, which is just the right size, and pretty strong.

ripley16
06-16-2010, 07:09
A little help. I can not for the love of Pete get past Step #4! I have a 1/16" punch I'm pushing in there. I feel nothing give. When I peer into that C shaped hole, it looks like there is a step -- do I want to push down on the inside or the outside?

This is an old, 2001 by serial number lookup, K9. New to me.

thanks,
Jab

I use a tiny jewler's screwdriver to push the rear pin in. It's a tight fit and a small tool is needed. You can usually find a small set of these for just a few dollars. Here's a pic of the one I use along with my homemade spring retainer gizmo.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i186/ripley16/Kahrtool002.jpghttp://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i186/ripley16/Kahrtool001.jpg

Hamm128
06-21-2010, 18:44
I recently picked up a K40 98 elite, and that video helped a lot on the slide. I knew how to do it, but when I was pushing down on the back extractor pin I was amazed how much tension there was on it. That's why I thought i was doing it wrong at first. After getting it apart, I don't know if it had ever been taken down by the previous owner due to all the crud inside the striker channel. Definitely glad I tore it down!

Now am waiting for my smooth wood grips from kahr to get here so I can get rid of those nasty rubber ones.

mfcmb
07-15-2010, 22:57
Michigun: I'd like to thank you for your detailed write-up. Between it and ripley16's striker-compression tool I replaced my CW9's broken striker in only half an hour.

Michigun
07-16-2010, 17:47
Michigun: I'd like to thank you for your detailed write-up.

Just happy to give a little back. Glad it helped ya out sir!

KC Kahr
01-09-2011, 08:24
I use a tiny jewler's screwdriver to push the rear pin in. It's a tight fit and a small tool is needed. You can usually find a small set of these for just a few dollars. Here's a pic of the one I use along with my homemade spring retainer gizmo.

The coat hanger gizmos work great. Picked it up last year somewhere, maybe from ripley.

Clay1
02-04-2011, 11:39
I recently picked up a K40 98 elite, and that video helped a lot on the slide. .

What video?

The pdf was wonderful. Very similar to my Glocks with a couple of twists thrown in for fun. I tried to tear my CW9 down with no manual and just remembering how my Glock came apart. I didn't pull down the striker spring enough so the tip on using the slide stop to hold it back was great. Also didn't know about having to compress the spring on the extractor. Once I got the rear cover plate off it was a done deal. I saved the pdf on my computer so thanks. I was also amazed at the amount of metal shavings etc that were in the striker channel. Good piece of business today getting this done. So how often do you do a detail strip? Every 500, every 1000, 2000 rounds? Juding by the amount of crap in mine I will probably do this again after 1000 to 1500 rounds. 500 is nothing but I think that the gun should be done before 3000 rounds for sure. I'm sure it depends on the ammunition used too. Some are just dirtier than others.

Thanks again,

Rick

Michigun
02-04-2011, 12:53
I do my Kahrs once a year myself... unless like you say, I get into a lot of dirty ammo.

bingd
12-24-2011, 09:39
Can't push down the backplate cover while pushing the back extractor pin. Its too tight?

How can I get around on it?

Help please.. It's a PM9

Michigun
12-26-2011, 10:31
Can't push down the backplate cover while pushing the back extractor pin. Its too tight?

They can be tight...find another small, thin bladed screw driver & pry/slide out the cover (wedge it in the crack between the slide & the top of the cover plate) while you depress down on the back of the extractor pin.

albinlee
02-03-2012, 11:36
The slide is the easy part! What about the frame disassembly? Does anyone have a pdf for that? I was hoping to polish the internals and trigger components, as well as clean everything every year or so (without any sort of C/NC brake cleaner). I also enjoy understanding the mechanics and design, being an engineer. Thanks.

Michigun
02-05-2012, 07:23
What about the frame disassembly? Does anyone have a pdf for that?

None that I know of... I know I've never made 1 cuz the ONLY time I say to EVER 'detail strip' a Kahr lower is to fix something that is broke... they are hard to take apart & even harder to put back together unlike the upper.