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Buying my first 1911 - $500 for a Kimber is this a good deal?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Tabasco1, Jul 17, 2012.


  1. Tabasco1

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    I was just told that a friend of mine is sell a Kimber 1911. I don't know what model it is yet. But he is ask $500 for it. The way the story goes is he was given the gun by a family member.
    Anyways which Kimbers do I want to stay away from or at $500 are they all a good gun, if they are not trashed.
    What should I be looking for?
     

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    unless it's junk, you could probably sell it for 650 if you don't like it.
     

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    Unless something is terribly wrong with it, $500 is a steal.
     
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    Jump on it and snatch it up. I would say make sure it fires first but any model of Kimber for that price is a steal.
     
  5. Tabasco1

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    That is what I was thinking. Are their areas on the gun I should look for that can be problematic?
     
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    from my experience, not that aren't inherant to other makers. each one is sort of an animal of it's own.
     
  7. Tabasco1

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    Thank you.
     
  8. Tabasco1

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    Oh I forgot. he said that it was OD Green?
     
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    what does that mean
     
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    armor kote....just sayin'
     
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    olive drab green. a finish color.
     
  12. Tabasco1

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    I will look it you, Thank you for your time.
     
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    I meant "look it up"
     
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    the finish won't affect it's performance. just it's appearance. you may actually like the color. if you do, it's a win. if not, it can be changed.

    the big thing is if you are comfortable with the pistol. if they allow you to test fire it, you'll know if it's a match.

    good luck, and keep us posted. always happy to welcome another 1911 member to the family.
     
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    Unless it trashed, that's a nice deal.
     
  16. HAIL CAESAR

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    If it has an external extractor you are getting an "alright" deal. It it is a traditional internal then it is a steal unless it is a clunker.
     
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    $500 for a Kimber is a great deal. Even if it needs work you can put a few hundred into it and still be under what one would cost new. It's been a long time since I've seen a new Kimber priced under $1000.
     
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    Custom IIs still start at about $725, maybe even a little less..

    If the gun is OD I'm thinking of the 'covert models' which have an OD colored frame and all kinds of 'custom shop' features... which would be a steal for $500 in good or better condition
     
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