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Does anyone here have experience with Korth revolvers or pistols? Are they any good?
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The latest Guns&Ammo mentions that Korth is alive and well. Seems I read there and elsewhere that Korth makes guns without regard to price; the only rule is quality. I don't know if that's true or not, but I've read it twice, and it sort of says, "Yes, they are good guns...if you can afford them."

They make a strange bird: a 10mm revolver. I kinda wish I had one, if for no other reason than the fact that I would be the only kid on my block with such a weapon.



Later: I found a picture of the Korth revolver. Looks a lot like a Python to me.


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I also have to disagree. I don't think that the Korth semi-auto looks like a beretta at all. And internally speaking, they are apples and oranges. The Korth has very unique internal workings that I haven't seen on any other "modern" pistol.
 

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python1340 said:
I was thinking it looked like a 92 series a bit. Actually, with its safety, it looks like the Taurus PT-92/99 copy of the Beretta. Korth appears to be a copycat, and not a leader.
I have seen a private collection that had two .357 revolvers and two 9mm autos. These guns are defineately not copycats of anythhing other than the basics that every pistol and revolver copy. One revolver and one pistol were shooters, though I was not able to shoot them, I did get to see them stripped down. Even the most minute spring has been hand polished. These are unbelieveably nice guns and I was told 100% reliable. Unfortuneately, they are priced too extreme for all but the most serious collector with money to burn.

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I think their semi's are goofy looking, the trigger guard is just.. odd. Nice guns, but I wouldn't buy one, and I doubt I could ever afford to do so anyway. :D

Taken from their website, regarding quality, to put the point acrossed..

"All Korth arms feature specially selected high-alloy steels. For example, all important revolver components such as the frame, crane and even the sideplate are completely milled from drop forgings. After machining operations, all components are subjected to a proprietary process to achieve a surface hardness of up to 60 HRc (Rockwell c scale). The result is a handgun with an incredibly long life expectancy with a continually high standard of accuracy. Approximately 600 individual operations are required to manufacture one revolver. Of these operations, only about 30% are actual machine work. The rest, all of 70%, are true "man-hours": Hand work, fitting, inspection and making sure that every aspect of the gun is flawless. Every moving part is assembled, fitted and adjusted by skilled craftsmen, some who have devoted nearly all their working lives to producing the best handguns in the world."

Worth 6k? To some. But there was also a $20k+ rifle I saw a while back. :biglaugh:
 

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M1911 said:
Where's the cylinder release? Is it that doohickey (technical term
) under the hammer?

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Yes, that opens the cylinder. I've shot one .357 in Germany. The trigger reminded me of an old S&W. The (hot) reloads stuck in the cylinder so bad that they had to hammer on the ejector rod to get them out, but the gun kept going. I was impressed at fit and finish. The only problem was I couldn't afford one.
 

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Locked In 1911 said:
I think their semi's are goofy looking, the trigger guard is just.. odd. Nice guns, but I wouldn't buy one, and I doubt I could ever afford to do so anyway. :D

Yes, that rounded trigger guard is old fashioned but lets me know at a glance that it's a Korth. Although you can get them to put the square "combat" trigger guard on for an extra $300. OUCH! And spare magazines $150 ea. $$$$ :hrm:
 
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