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Posted: 8/19/2005 6:57:26 PM EDT
Looking to get a 1911 and have narrowed it to a Kimber. It's very important that the gun I buy is American made(all of it). Was talking to a buddy and he said that the barrel on a Kimber was make in Germany. What's the truth????
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:59:20 PM EDT
IIRC, Colts are American made, American forgings, parts, machine work and labor.
I have read that Kimbers are also American made.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 8:04:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 8:10:48 PM EDT by JaketheSnake]
Kimbers are american made to the best of my knowledge, But let me tell you. If I had to pick another country to select a firearm part from Germany is definately in the top 3, if not number one.

But I have never heard or read anything that spoke of kimber barrels being manufactured in germany.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 8:05:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 8:10:03 PM EDT
Kimbers are made in Yonkers, New York. Don't know about individual parts.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 8:10:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 8:42:51 PM EDT
American made.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:47:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 9:50:03 PM EDT by drew5337]

Originally Posted By Aimless:
Aren't the frames of one of the major 1911 manufacturers imported from overseas?

Springfield Armory uses Imbel frames on at least some of their 1911's.

ETA: And German pistols aren't nothing to sneeze at! Sigs and HK's in the same price range will out shoot most 1911's. From a bone stock P220 around $600 to a Mk 23 or Sig X-5 around $2k.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 10:15:41 PM EDT
US of A

even if the parts were imported, it would not be from germany or any other first world country--it would be made in some second rate country
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