close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Really stupid Kimber questions

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by itstime, Feb 22, 2012.


  1. itstime

    itstime
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    7,176
    14
    Location:
    USA
    Ok. First. Do the barrels have engraved numbers in them? Done with a hand engraver.

    My Carry Pro when I take it down, when I remove the recoil assymbly I have to give it a wack. It hangs between the barrel and slide.

    I bought the gun used. I'm trying to figure out if all the parts are factory or not.

    I'm not that affluent on 1911's.

    Thanks.
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
  2. SDGlock23

    SDGlock23
    Expand Collapse
    Glockoholic

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    6,489
    134
    Location:
    Under the dome on the flat earth
    The one's I've had didn't. But I've seen other manufacturers have what looks like engravings on them with hand tools on the inside of the slide...specifically Springfield Armory.
     

  3. Snaps

    Snaps
    Expand Collapse
    Hail 2 The King

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2004
    3,787
    98
    Location:
    SWPA sticks
    Neither my Gold Match Target II or my Eclipse Target II has anything hand engraved on the barrel.
     
  4. Jason D

    Jason D
    Expand Collapse
    INFRINGED
    Silver Member Millennium Member
    1. Project Mayhem

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 1999
    41,932
    993
    Location:
    Mivonks, MI
    You may find that the slide has the last few numbers of the serial number electro penciled on the inside of this.

    Barrels will list caliber only.
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr
    Expand Collapse
    DirtyThirty fan
    CLM

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    36,038
    396
    Location:
    Troy
    Normally only "hand fitted" 1911s will have the last three or
    four digits of the serial number on slide, barrel, bushing &
    frame.
     
  6. Wild Gene

    Wild Gene
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    137
    0
    Location:
    Eastern Washington State
    I am confused, you need a pin to hold the compressed the recoil spring in place? then slide it out the front, lower the link then slide the barrel out the front to? or are yo udoing it differently?
     
  7. PlasticGuy

    PlasticGuy
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2000
    5,165
    0
    Yes, they often do. Both of my currently owned Kimbers do.
     
  8. Rick C

    Rick C
    Expand Collapse
    affiant

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2001
    2,732
    0
    Location:
    NW FL
    Gold Match I - number etched inside of slide but not on barrel.
    Rapter II - neither inside of slide or barrel has a serial number.
     
    #8 Rick C, Feb 25, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2012
  9. itstime

    itstime
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    7,176
    14
    Location:
    USA
    I use the tool to capture the spring. Then the unit should slide back and out to remove the barrel out the front. It takes a wack to get the recoil assy. out. It hangs in there. With the gun assembled there is no resistance.
     
  10. dajowi

    dajowi
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    24
    0
    You have to wack something, something's wrong.