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Posted: 1/17/2006 2:16:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 1:46:55 PM EDT by Fistandalis]
Hey All,

I just finished installing new sights on my Kimber Series II. This is my "Fun Gun" which goes with me to the range everytrip. I nicked the barrel and wanted some feedback if it was worth it or if I should have had a professional install them for me. Also does such a blemish warrant refinishing the slide.

http://www.rememberthese.com/guns/1.jpg
http://www.rememberthese.com/guns/2.jpg
http://www.rememberthese.com/guns/3.jpg
http://www.rememberthese.com/guns/4.jpg
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:21:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:32:01 PM EDT
It's fucked. Get rid of it. Give it to me and I will get rid of it for you.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:33:22 PM EDT
Is that your work or someones elses? I always jump right in when it comes to fixing or upgrading my own stuff.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:41:03 PM EDT
That's the slide...
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:49:21 PM EDT
your rear sight need to be drifted to the left. otherwise not a bad job nock the burr off and cold blue as advised
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 1:25:44 AM EDT
The nick in the slide wil not affect function one bit. If it really bugs you, fix as advised. Refinishing a slide because of a nick seems excessive for a fun-gun. Now, if it were a BBQ gun.............
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 1:26:27 AM EDT
The nick in the slide wil not affect function one bit. If it really bugs you, fix as advised. Refinishing a slide because of a nick seems excessive for a fun-gun. Now, if it were a BBQ gun.............

Next time use a brass punch or a sight pusher tool.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 9:04:52 AM EDT
Aren't even the 'blue' Kimbers stainless? If so, cold blue ain't gonna do it.

Chuck, you're killin' me! At least that wasn't a Colt.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 11:04:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 1:49:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pistolwretch:
Better'n this install:

<merciful snippage>



Beat it till it fits -- the dovetail will cut its own way into the slide. I especially like the way the rear sight forms a little weather shelter over the hammer. Don't want your hammer gettin' rained on, dontcha know.

Link Posted: 1/18/2006 9:56:11 PM EDT
If your too cheap for cold blue, one word:


SHARPIE

Yeah I know, its not aluminum, but he did say it was a fun gun only
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 3:47:14 AM EDT
A friend of mine has offered to fix the blemish. Ill post new picks of the repair when its completed. On another note anybody know if a caspian slide will fit a springfield GI frame?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 4:08:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:46:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gplg:

Originally Posted By pistolwretch:
Better'n this install:

<snip>




WTF is the story behind this one?



Yeah. +10
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:12:18 AM EDT
It really wasn't my intention to hijack this thread.
Sorry Fist.
Anyway a guy on another forum complained his Nork was not shooting to point of aim. Said he had a set of tritium adjustable sights recently installed. I offered to install a taller front sight for him as the gun was shooting high. Well the pics above show what his real problem was.http://users.commspeed.net/rogersp1/Dads%20Lazarus%20sized/laz9.JPG

http://users.commspeed.net/rogersp1/Dads%20Lazarus%20sized/laz11.JPG

http://users.commspeed.net/rogersp1/Dads%20Lazarus%20sized/laz13.JPG

http://users.commspeed.net/rogersp1/Dads%20Lazarus%20sized/laz14.JPG

http://users.commspeed.net/rogersp1/Dads%20Lazarus%20sized/laz15.JPG

http://users.commspeed.net/rogersp1/Dads%20Lazarus%20sized/laz16.JPG

http://users.commspeed.net/rogersp1/Dads%20Lazarus%20sized/laz8.JPG

http://users.commspeed.net/rogersp1/Dads%20Lazarus%20sized/laz18.JPG

The cold bluing revealed a small gold line around the 'dutchman' I silver soldered in.
A good hot blue would have minimalized it.

Chuck
www.rogersprecision.com

CHEAP-FAST-GOOD
Pick any two....................
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 10:22:48 AM EDT
Chuck can I come down and hang out with you so you can teach me the ways of the Jedi Machinist?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:20:36 AM EDT
Definately a silk purse out of a sow's ear, Chuck.

I hope that guy didn't pay to have those sights installed originally.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:00:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pistolwretch:
It really wasn't my intention to hijack this thread.
Sorry Fist.


No problem your post was better!!!
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 3:53:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pistolwretch:
It really wasn't my intention to hijack this thread.
Sorry Fist.
Anyway a guy on another forum complained his Nork was not shooting to point of aim. Said he had a set of tritium adjustable sights recently installed. I offered to install a taller front sight for him as the gun was shooting high. Well the pics above show what his real problem was.
I kinda managed to fix it.

<snip>



That, sir, is some damn fine work!
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 4:22:15 PM EDT
That's phenomenal work, Chuck.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:59:33 PM EDT
I'm speechless. That was an amazing save Chuck!
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 1:48:51 PM EDT
Well Got my slide fixed what do you think? Take price of repair into consideration $FREE
http://www.rememberthese.com/guns/5.jpg
http://www.rememberthese.com/guns/6.jpg
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 1:59:00 PM EDT
Looks good to me.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 6:27:22 PM EDT
What type of camera was that!!
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