Big news for fans of fine wheel guns: Nighthawk Custom has partnered with Korth to bring their legendary revolvers to the US market. Finally, Korths will be imported with the full manufacturing support of a stateside officially sanctioned importer. As part of this agreement, Korth will be importing 3 new models in 6 barrel lengths, branded as Nighthawk firearms with accompanying new model names. Those are:
– Sky Hawk 9mm (formerly Sky Marshal), with both 2″ and 3″ BBLs
– Mongoose .357 Magnum, with 3, 4, 5.25, and 6″ BBLs
– Super Sport .357 Magnum, 6″ BBL
The Mongoose and Super sport share the same basic design, one based on the Korth Combat, but heavily Americanized for the US market. Instead of the lever type cylinder release behind the hammer , the new Mongoose features a thumb release similar to Smith & Wesson revolvers. The trigger has been made smooth, instead of serrated, and the contours of the revolver slightly changed as well.
The Korth Mongoose uses an unique five-way adjustable internal mechanism. With screws both internal and external, the overtravel, mainspring weight, trigger return weight, and sear engagement can be modified; this last also changes the cylinder index point in double action. By swapping out internal roller bearings, three of which are included, the hammer travel can also be adjusted.
The Mongoose and Super Sport both accept L-Frame speedloaders. All Korth .357 models also are available with additional 9mm clipless cylinders for an additional cost, fitted to each gun, which use a very interesting extraction mechanism. The cylinders can be easily swapped with just the push of a button.
The revolvers will not be cheap, being Korths, with .357 models ranging from $3,449 for the 3″ Mongoose, to $5,799 for the Super Sport with 9mm cylinder. The Sky Hawks retail for between $1,699 and $1,799 depending on barrel length.
Nighthawk expects the first shipments to be available in early September.