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Post  Bobpr1 on Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:48 pm

Hi,I just bought an Kimar 911 8mm pistol,it look like a Colt 45 model 1911.Look really nice. The only thing is that the barrel is plugged with hard orange plastic. The model 8mm has the vent hole straight at top of the ejection port and the 9mm is front firing.Can I make a hole with a drill so it look more real?Will still working?

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Post  Fight Designer on Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:06 pm

Yep.

Many of the blank guns we buy in the US are originally made as front venting models, and are then modified prior to US importation to be top or side venting. To make ebay or other online vendors happy and make their lives simpler, this often includes the addition of an orange barrel plug.

Removal of that plastic plug will not change the function of the gun. If they'd just stuck a plastic plug in the barrel without otherwise blocking it off, that'd be just begging to turn the plastic plug into a projectile; NOT SAFE! No, there's a metal blockage 'upstream' in the barrel, and the plastic one is cosmetic only. If you remove it, the gun will still vent out the top vent hole only, and functionality should not change. You still won't get muzzle flash, but at least it'll look better from the front.

A few things to be aware of, though:

Removal of the orange barrel plug makes this no longer a toy. It can hereafter only be used as a film or theatrical prop. It cannot be seen in public otherwise, and even just getting pulled over with it in the back seat of your car could land you in a heap of trouble. May also negate any ability to return it should it not function properly (test first), and means you can re-sell in some venues.

There are also some models that come with a hard steel blockage near the end of the barrel, painted orange. If you get one of those, leave it. Not positive if that's the only obstruction or not, but either way, removing it would be very hard and possibly dangerous... just paint it black if you need to use it as a prop.

Obviously, for prop use, I'm always happier to find a plastic blockage than the hardened steel.

Only part of your post I don't understand is "and the 9mm is front firing". Not sure what you mean by that. Do you mean that the gun it's based on (a 1911 A1, originally chambered in .45) fires out the front, or that the blanks (8mm with the plastic crimp) vent out the front of the blank..?
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Post  Bobpr1 on Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:37 am

In the 9mm the flame comes out from the barrel and in the 8mm it`s come from the top

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Post  Fight Designer on Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:21 am

Which 9mm are you talking about? A 9mm blank fire version, or actual 1911 firearm chambered in 9mm?
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Post  Bobpr1 on Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:54 am

Sorry, The Kimar 911 comes in 2 stile the 8mm and the 9mm. The 9mm does not come [ I guess] to USA..The 9mm is the one that the flame comes out of the barrel not from the top.

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Post  Fight Designer on Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:00 pm

Really? Cool to hear... I hadn't heard of Kimar making any 9mm PAK models. Do you have a link for that?

I know that Umarex, Eckols, Voltran, and Pandora all make 1911 models that are front venting in Europe but import them as top or side venting models, all in 9mm PAK.

There's also the 'Napoleon' ones... don't remember what company makes those but they're also plugged-barrel top venting.
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Post  Bobpr1 on Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:59 pm

The site is airsoftbox.net

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Post  Fight Designer on Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:44 am

Interesting- thanks for the link! Never seen those in 9mm in the States...

Bunch of Umarex models there I haven't ever gotten to see either- they don't import at least half their line, as far as I know.

Have you ordered from them?
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