Date: January 29, 1999
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Frank E. Harris
Phone: 914-353-7770

Kahr Arms Closes Deal with Numrich Arms on Sale of
Auto-Ordnance and Thompson Lines


Kahr Arms, makers of the K9, MK9 and K40 ultra-compact line of 9mm and .40 S&W handguns, has purchased the Auto-Ordnance and Thompson lines from Numrich Arms Corporation for an undisclosed sum.  Included in the sale are the Auto-Ordnance line of Government model .45 caliber pistols and the Thompson, known commonly as the "Tommy Gun ."

This acquisition fortifies Kahr's position as a credible firearms manufacturer with a long term commitment to the industry. This sale allows Numrich Arms to concentrate on and to develop their gun parts business, Gun Parts Corporation.

Effective Immediately, distributor sales of the Auto-Ordnance pistols and Thompson semi-auto long guns will be handled by Frank Harris at Kahr's corporate offices in Blauvelt, NY. Auto-Ordnance and Thompson product shipments, warranty work, parts and service support will be provided by the customer service team at Kahr's primary manufacturing facility in Worcester, MA.

All sales Inquires should be directed to Frank Harris, Telephone: 914-353-7770, Fax: 914-353-7833, e-mail: or mailed to Kahr Arms, P.O. Box 220, Blauvelt, NY 10913. Service and parts inquiries should be directed to Kahr's MA facility, Telephone: 508-795-3919, Fax: 508-795-6034 or mailed to Kahr Arms, 184 Prescott Street. Worcester, MA 01605.