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Old 10-24-2010, 17:43   #1
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Kimber Series One

Kimber Custom Series 1.
Cast or forged frame/slide???
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Old 10-24-2010, 18:08   #2
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Old 10-24-2010, 18:47   #3
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They've always been forged and in fact Kimber used to make the slides and frames for Wilson Combat.
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Old 10-24-2010, 18:48   #4
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Kimbers have always been forged. I'm a huge fan of the early models.
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Old 10-24-2010, 20:53   #5
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I certainly know the series I were all forged.
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Old 10-24-2010, 21:00   #6
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And Smith & Wesson did the forging, for some of them, at least.
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:09   #7
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Kimbers have always been forged. I'm a huge fan of the early models.
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I certainly know the series I were all forged.

The above is why I will never buy a "series II" Kimber,I did get a "present" of a "Pro-Carry" Raptor that has been great.I however, will stick ta my "series I Pro-Carry" for duty when I decide a 1911 is what I want.'08.

Thanks Brian,I'ma learnin.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:53   #8
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How would a Kimber Series One Custom compare to other guns in the $750 range?
How about a Series One Gold Match in the $1000 range?
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:12   #9
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They've always been forged and in fact Kimber used to make the slides and frames for Wilson Combat.
Here's an interesting link to an "American Handgunner" article showing the history of Jerico, Kimber's parent company and the Wilson/Kimber controversy.

http://forums.1911forum.com/showpost.php?p=1641163&postcount=11

Scroll down for the complete article.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:30   #10
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Kimber Custom Series 1.
Cast or forged frame/slide???
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I heard from a highly regarded 'smith that they were MIM. *cough, cough*
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:22   #11
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Seriously? All Kimber frames, slides, and barrels are forged. They are, and always have been. Call and ask, or talk to their reps. I'm no fan of their Series II firing pin block, but there's nothing wrong with their frames, slides, and barrels.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:05   #12
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Seriously? All Kimber frames, slides, and barrels are forged. They are, and always have been. Call and ask, or talk to their reps. I'm no fan of their Series II firing pin block, but there's nothing wrong with their frames, slides, and barrels.
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Frames and Slides are one thing Kimber has always gotten right.
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Old 10-26-2010, 20:28   #13
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Seriously?
LOL No, that's sort of a running joke around here thanks to Master Pistolsmith Joe Chambers.
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There used to be a Staff Sergeant gunsmith for the US Army Marksmanship Unit named Joe Chambers. I hope this is just an unfortunate coincidence.
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There used to be a Staff Sergeant gunsmith for the US Army Marksmanship Unit named Joe Chambers. I hope this is just an unfortunate coincidence.
It is.. the Chambers that gets diss-cussed around here is either in his late 20's or early 30's and if memory serves has not had a lick of military service..
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:38   #16
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Here's an interesting link to an "American Handgunner" article showing the history of Jerico, Kimber's parent company and the Wilson/Kimber controversy.

http://forums.1911forum.com/showpost.php?p=1641163&postcount=11

Scroll down for the complete article.
Thanks for the link. It is a good read
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