Korth

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by army_eod, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. Paul7

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    The FL source was acquired from the German government, I recently bought one and it's great. I suspect it hadn't been shot for decades, the action was a bit stiff at first, after lubrication and about 1K action cycles at home and at the range it is much better. Absolutely the finest handgun I've ever owned, and I have a Python and have had a Manhurin (albeit a beater former cop gun) and a Sig P210. The seller said when he was putting discrete import marks on them it was the most difficult time he'd ever done that due to the hardness of the steel.

    Will post a review when I get a chance.
     
  2. PzGren

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    A friend of mine shoots a Lollar Korth and loves it! He is a German gun dealer and has shot Ratzeburg Korths, Swiss SIGs, Sphinx and about every gun you can imagine. He loves his Lollar Korth and SIG Sauer P220 from the mastershop and prefers to take them to the matches. Like all serious shooters and competitiors he cares less for cosmetics but looks for the slightest advantage to score more points.
    The Korth has helped him to a few medals and may just prove him right - even though the gun is just a small part in the success of a winning competitor.

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  3. Paul7

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    If nothing else for the intimidation factor at a competition. ;)
     
  4. tark

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    Uhhhhh....no, THIS is hideously ugly. Korth's are beautiful. Not as beautiful as a S&W Registered Magnum .357, but beautiful in their own way.
     

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  5. PzGren

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    tark,

    I find the earliest pre-69 Korths, Colt OMMs, and Weihrauch Arminius HW9 all to be ugly ducklings but they are all good shooters.
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  6. Paul7

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    I prefer the looks of the older Korths without the knob by the hammer and the 'Korth' billboard on the sideplate, YMMV. Very cool to think Willi Korth himself was personally involved in making these.
     
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  7. two shanks

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    Any views and experience on the German Janz revolvers?
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    I was extremely lucky to be able to acquire this. There are no words that will do it justice.
     
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  8. General Geoff

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    I've never heard of Janz, but it sure looks purdy.
     
  9. PzGren

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    Congratulations Terry!
     
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    Here's an updated pic of my Korths, to include my 6" Korth PRS from Korth Lollar.

    The others are old Ratzeburg models...


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  11. JanzEM357

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    Your thoughts on Janz... and where they stand... then and now...? Thanks... 2AC0C37C-BF41-49A5-945E-3F557386BADC.jpeg
     
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  12. JanzEM357

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    I. am experiencing buying a Janz, right now... Delivery next week... Very lucky is the. words for me...:thumbup: 0CF07AA9-8940-4F12-BCFA-4CF8A77FAB4D.png
     
  13. ms6852

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    Beautiful guns, but not worth the money to me even though I can afford one. Mostly for the ultra elite wealthy families born to money where 100K for them is what 1K is for us, or for the person truly willing to own and pay for one regardless of financial status. Like buying a ribeye steak at the store you grill it up at home and you are satisfied and only paid $20 for it. Same steak at a fancy steakhouse is $75.

    I am a gorilla when it comes to handling firearms and Korths are truly a work of art not suited for gorillas. My most expensive firearm is a Pedersoli Sharps paid close to 3K and 2 days later I had a huge gash on the bluing of the barrel...gorilla is what I am when it comes to firearms.
     
  14. PzGren

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    That depends on the purpose. You see the utilitarian value and the detriment of the investment from use. As an investment primarily and a gun to cherish and fondle it may not be a bad choice. The gun to the very left, an early Korth Combat, in post 85 sold for a little over $8,500 on Gunbroker just recently. If Janz ever retires, or gives up the gun business, the value will in all likelihood increase dramatically for such a rare item.
     
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  15. JanzEM357

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    Nope, wrong again... This Janz is a trophy wife... and going to be doing a whole lot more than just fondling...

    Mr Janz is a corporation... primarily modern dairy equipment and the Janz EM will be milked for all she is worth...

    Janz, will not be retiring or going out of business or facing bankruptcy... because of its firearms ... and going downhill... or disappearing... Corporations, never die...

    The used Janz EM357, is all of the cost of an ok used car... which have gone up 37% this year... Looking like a great investment for sure... when well cared for... and shot like hell... like any good trophy wife... :rofl:
     
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  16. ms6852

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    You are correct in your statement. I do see all firearms where the utilitarian value is based on use and not as an investment. Never do see the potential of firearms as a commodity to expand one's portfolio if one chooses to diversify.
     
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