I have no advice on the matter but wanted to extend my condolences. I would feel like an arse too! I promise you someone here on these forums has the perfect solution. Great community here.
I never saw the need for an extended handle on the K, but, YMMV. When you get the handle worked out, get your self
some Birchwood Casey super black, like a paint pen but better (flat or gloss, your choice) for a quick and cheap touch up. HTH
Yep, saw that earlier. Will need to do this as my bolt carrier has a 90 degree angle. Thanks!
Not really worried about scratches, the metal is in way that it has a very sharp edge and I want to treat the exposed metal to keep any rust from forming. I shoot all my guns and even try to do some shooting classes with them.Mine's a range toy, figure it will get scratched once in a while.
Thank you sir.looks like you could take a small bastard file, smooth it out and finish with a bluing pen to prevent rust . i've had good results with the casey bluing pen on some of my old S&W revolvers and MAK90's .