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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by carguy2244, Oct 24, 2010.
Kimber Custom Series 1.
Cast or forged frame/slide???
They've always been forged and in fact Kimber used to make the slides and frames for Wilson Combat.
Kimbers have always been forged. I'm a huge fan of the early models.
I certainly know the series I were all forged.
And Smith & Wesson did the forging, for some of them, at least.
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.
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?
Here's an interesting link to an "American Handgunner" article showing the history of Jerico, Kimber's parent company and the Wilson/Kimber controversy.
Scroll down for the complete article.
I heard from a highly regarded 'smith that they were MIM. *cough, cough*
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.
Frames and Slides are one thing Kimber has always gotten right.
LOL No, that's sort of a running joke around here thanks to Master Pistolsmith Joe Chambers.
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..
Thanks for the link. It is a good read