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Need Help Kimber TLE II

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by jarhead0321usmc, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. jarhead0321usmc

    jarhead0321usmc

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    Hey everyone, so Ive got an issue I need some information on. I want to put a Ed Brown Memory Groove on my TLE II but for the life of me, I cant figure out if I should get the series 70 or 80 grip safety. It would appear its a 70's but at this point Im just confused. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Lew-G17

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    TLE II is neither, it has the Schwartz safety which uses the grip safety to release. Talk to someone at the place you are planning to purchase from.
     

  3. Nickpisp

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    You need a 70 Series GS for it.
     
  4. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    yep, 70 series for the Kimber's
     
  5. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    BTW, you do know that you will have to fit/blend the Ed Brown grip safety to the Kimber since the Ed Brown is a higher cut.
     
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    :dunno:Kinda of funny but when I called Kimber a while back about my Kimber TLE/RL II they told me it was an 80. :dunno:
     
  7. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    the Kimber "Swartz" safety differs from the"80 Series" safety.
    The 80 Series uses 2 levers that fit on the side of the hammer and sear, which requires a thinner arm on the grip safety.
    The Swartz safety uses the grip safety arm to move the part.
     
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  8. jarhead0321usmc

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    Thanks everyone for the answers. Ive got a smith who is going to do all the fitting and blending. I just wanted to make sure I had ordered all the right parts.
     
  9. Lew-G17

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    Thanks Quack, I knew they were different, but could not remember the details.