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Kimber Series One

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by carguy2244, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. carguy2244

    carguy2244

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    Kimber Custom Series 1.
    Cast or forged frame/slide???
    Thank you.
     

  2. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

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    They've always been forged and in fact Kimber used to make the slides and frames for Wilson Combat.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2010
  3. AZ Husker

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    Kimbers have always been forged. I'm a huge fan of the early models.
     
  4. bac1023

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    I certainly know the series I were all forged.
     
  5. Jim Watson

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    And Smith & Wesson did the forging, for some of them, at least.
     
  6. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    Acme proving grounds.

    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.
     
  7. carguy2244

    carguy2244

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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?
    Thanks.
     
  8. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

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    Somewhere in the air.
    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.
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2010
  9. Hokie1911

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    I heard from a highly regarded 'smith that they were MIM. *cough, cough* :whistling:
     
  10. PlasticGuy

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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.
     
  11. MD357

    MD357

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    +1

    Frames and Slides are one thing Kimber has always gotten right.
     
  12. Hokie1911

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    LOL No, that's sort of a running joke around here thanks to Master Pistolsmith Joe Chambers. :supergrin:
     
  13. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

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    Somewhere in the air.
    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.
     
  14. Cerebrus

    Cerebrus Guest

    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..
     
  15. Russ424

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    Thanks for the link. It is a good read :wavey: