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Old 11-17-2012, 06:14   #1
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Shoot "Clack" Kimber?

I bought new (about 18 years ago), a Clack marked Kimber. I only have about 200 rounds through it.

Is there collector appeal that would discourage me from shooting her?
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:19   #2
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I wouldn't sell it, but sure as heck would shoot it!
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:24   #3
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I wouldn't sell it, but sure as heck would shoot it!
thank you for responding. Shooting it is what I want to do.....as I am not a "collector".

I just re-joined a gun club for the first time in years....which is why I'm asking, since I plan to do a lot of range time.

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Old 11-17-2012, 06:27   #4
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What is a clack marked Kimber?
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:33   #5
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What is a clack marked Kimber?
The very early Kimbers were marked "Clackamas Oregon" vs. "Yonkers New York".

The Clacks (to my understanding) were still made/assembled in Yonkers, but they bared the marking of the companies headquarters.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:27   #6
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No pics? What gives man?
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:30   #7
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Did you get the companion Click Kimber too?
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:35   #8
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I will post some this evening.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:36   #9
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Did you get the companion Click Kimber too?
I should have bought the cased pair.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:57   #10
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I have two of them and while I don't shoot them a lot they come out of the safe every now and then. For the money they were a very well made 1911. Kimber was a victim of their own success.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:51   #11
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Only Kimbers that were worth a damn.

Normally, I'd say shoot it. In this case, I'd keep it a safe queen.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:31   #12
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:32   #13
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:35   #14
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The very early Kimbers were marked "Clackamas Oregon" vs. "Yonkers New York".

The Clacks (to my understanding) were still made/assembled in Yonkers, but they bared the marking of the companies headquarters.
OK, thanks......I'm pretty clueless as to Kimbers.

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Old 11-17-2012, 11:31   #15
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I shoot mine. Was a time I was putting 500 rounds per week through it. Not so much anymore, but it still gets an occasional workout.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:54   #16
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Since it already has 200 rounds down range, there is no point in making it a safe queen now. Shoot it and enjoy it.
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Old 11-17-2012, 15:05   #17
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Since it already has 200 rounds down range, there is no point in making it a safe queen now. Shoot it and enjoy it.
You've helped me make up my mind. ...seriously. I will do that. I can't afford another 1911 at the time and the Kimber shoots so much better than my other one.
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Old 11-17-2012, 15:19   #18
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I have a couple of Kimbers, well.. I have one the wife has the other. One is an early Yonkers and one is a newer one they both run fine and I couldn't see having a Clack and not shooting it. I'd love to have a Clack since I lived just down the road when they were making them. If it is already fired firing it some more won't hurt and IMO a "clack" kimber is a more limited and small "collectors" market than, say, a '59 Python.
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I have a couple of Kimbers, well.. I have one the wife has the other. One is an early Yonkers and one is a newer one they both run fine and I couldn't see having a Clack and not shooting it. I'd love to have a Clack since I lived just down the road when they were making them. If it is already fired firing it some more won't hurt and IMO a "clack" kimber is a more limited and small "collectors" market than, say, a '59 Python.
Excellent point. Although "desiarble" to some, it would indeed be a small market...very small. Thanks for your input.

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Old 11-17-2012, 16:11   #20
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The Clacks (to my understanding) were still made/assembled in Yonkers, but they bared the marking of the companies headquarters.


Not really. But hey, shoot and enjoy as that is why Kimber made it!
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