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Posted: 5/16/2011 1:26:42 PM EDT
So i recently bought a Ultra Crimson carry, I wanted a Ultra covert but 1400 was too much that day,

so why doesnt Kimber put stainless guts in these?

What is the best lube to use to prevent rust in these?

I have a little surface rust starting already in mine(Just on the barrel) from carry everyday and a few trips to the range, Yes I clean my baby very well when Im done. Just using RemOil right now.

Ideas? Rust is neglect as they say, also never carry cocked and locked Lawyer mumbo jumbo Hmm The only gun Ive ever neglected was a Mosin Nagant ehh
Link Posted: 5/16/2011 1:36:21 PM EDT
On 1911s you either get a wonder finish or you chase rust.

And if you can't carry cocked and locked you need pepper spray.
Link Posted: 5/16/2011 1:57:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
On 1911s you either get a wonder finish or you chase rust.

And if you can't carry cocked and locked you need pepper spray.



Not me Mine is cocked and locked, just making fun of the Kimber Handbook

Link Posted: 5/16/2011 1:58:01 PM EDT
Because at least $200 of the price you paid was for the word "Kimber" on the side.

Not hating, just the truth.
Link Posted: 5/16/2011 2:50:54 PM EDT
and another 400 for MADE IN THE USA too Thats okay with me
Link Posted: 5/16/2011 3:00:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/16/2011 3:02:12 PM EDT by _DR]
Don't know, my cocked and locked $800 Colt Defender is all stainless and aluminum alloy. Nothing much to rust.

I personally would not touch a post 1998/Yonkers Kimber, but thats just me.
Link Posted: 5/16/2011 3:11:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Slayfan21:
Rust is neglect as they say, also never carry cocked and locked Lawyer mumbo jumbo Hmm The only gun Ive ever neglected was a Mosin Nagant ehh




Just wanted to save that. Thanks.
Link Posted: 5/16/2011 3:43:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/16/2011 3:46:53 PM EDT by Slayfan21]
why did you want to save it?

I looked at the colts before hand and really just didnt feel their "bobbed Beavertails" or their six round mags.

Btw i only gave $959 for my Ultra carry, it was on "sale" so Laser grips are how much
Link Posted: 5/16/2011 5:42:37 PM EDT
I have no clue to the rhyme and reason of Kimber's mix and match of carbon and stainless parts. My TLE II has a blackened stainless frame, thumb safety, slide stop, and barrel bushing. The slide, barrel, and grip safety are carbon steel. FWIW, I just cold blued the barrel with Oxphy-Blue. It's held up well and is an easy touch up if needed.
All that said, I would have gladly taken a carbon steel barrel in my new Colt Government Model if they would have paid better attention to the fit and finish of the rest of it (in particular, the faulty extractor). Well, at least it didn't have an offset recoil spring tunnel like the other three I looked at did.
Regards,
Greg
Link Posted: 5/16/2011 5:57:58 PM EDT
Souns like the taurus i have, the slide was milled offset a little, if you look down the slide from the muzzle(Iknow) the drivers side is thicker than the pass. then at the rear its all good.

Never again, just about got her sold for what i got in it then off to get a Custom ll or SS TLE
Link Posted: 5/24/2011 4:28:12 PM EDT
Mine was a stainless barrel.


And a 5" External Extractor.


Been flawless.
Link Posted: 5/24/2011 5:14:15 PM EDT
Lightly grease the outside of the barrel with some quality white lithium grease. You can use a good gun oil [rem oil isn't] with rust resisting properties on the inside but you'll need to run a lightly oiled patch down it every couple of days. Not a big deal, just lock slide back, run the patch down it, and load back up.
Link Posted: 9/17/2011 11:01:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By parabellum_9x19:
Because at least $200 of the price you paid was for the word "Kimber" on the side.

Not hating, just the truth.


No shit, those full page pretty ads on the back of EVERY gun magazine ain't free.
Link Posted: 9/19/2011 4:29:13 PM EDT
ive had mine since 95 and use it a lot fell in the creek carry it all the time and i dont have any rust.i use ezoxx and mobil one .
Link Posted: 10/13/2011 4:41:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By parabellum_9x19:
Because at least $200 of the price you paid was for the word "Kimber" on the side.

Not hating, just the truth.


Link Posted: 10/29/2011 11:51:14 AM EDT
I've had good luck with militec-1 for keeping rust away, but good god does it smell bad.
Link Posted: 10/30/2011 3:34:24 PM EDT
So let me get this straight. $400 is for it being made in the USA and another $200 is just for the Kimber logo.
Where are you Internet Commandos getting these $150 foreign made 1911's?

-Deke

Link Posted: 10/31/2011 10:56:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DekeD:
So let me get this straight. $400 is for it being made in the USA and another $200 is just for the Kimber logo.
Where are you Internet Commandos getting these $150 foreign made 1911's?

-Deke


Where are you finding $750 Kimbers?

Around here, Kimbers hover at about $950 starting price, maybe $850. So, if the average is $900, taking away $600 of that leaves you $300....which can easily be the going rate of some foreign made 1911s, coming in from, say, the Phillipines or Turkey.

Link Posted: 11/14/2011 1:50:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
On 1911s you either get a wonder finish or you chase rust.

And if you can't carry cocked and locked you need pepper spray.


YUP!
Link Posted: 2/18/2012 10:17:12 AM EDT
The chrome moly barrel should really be stainless at this point. I don't know any good reason for it not to be.

Or at least chrome plate it or parkarise it - something.
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