I recently found an old Kahr K9 and would like to change the striker spring but I dont know how to disassemble the slide to get to it.
If it was a 1911 or a BHP I would have that sucker detail strip already but I am new to Kahr and dont want to Monkey anything up.
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August 20, 2003, 07:18 PM
There's different methods, here's one:
Use a small screwdriver to pull the extractor plunger back, and move the extractor up and out of the slide.
Pull the extractor plunger and spring out.
At the rear of the slide is a grooved slide cover plate. On the right side is a semi-circular hole. Use a small punch to push the REAR extractor spring plunger forward. This unlocks the plate.
Using three hands and a helper ;) use a screwdriver to pull the firing pin spring and plunger forward, out of their seat in the plate.
Slide the plate upward and off the slide.
Allow the firing pin spring and plunger to relax, then remove them rearward. After you've found the spring and plunger which have shot across the entire house you're ready to move on. :D :D
Press down on the firing pin lock, and slide the firing pin and it's "U" shaped spacer out of the slide tunnel.
Remove the firing pin lock and spring.
Remove the rear extractor spring plunger.
Some Kahr's have a black plastic pad that fits between the firing pin spring plunger and the seat in the slide cover plate, don't loose it.
Reassemble in the reverse. After you get the firing pin and spacer, the lock and spring, the firing pin spring and plunger in place, put the plastic pad into the cover plate hole and using 4 hands and a helper ;) pull the firing pin spring and plunger into the slide tunnel until you can slide the cover plate down into place.
After you've lost and found these parts four or five times and finally get them together move to the next step. :banghead:
Then drop the rear extractor plunger, the plunger spring, and the front plunger into the slide tunnel. Using a small screwdriver pull the plunger to the rear, and slip the extractor into place. (Hope you've got STRONG fingers, and LOTS of patience)
August 21, 2003, 10:58 AM
Dfariswheel, Thanks I got it part last night. Found instruction elsewhere on the internet.(Impatient) Its not that hard once I found out all the stuff that hold the plate on the back of slide.
September 3, 2004, 08:53 PM
FYI, I made a set of actual Kahr "detail strip" (with pictures) instructions... you can download the PDF file here: