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Posted: 8/12/2005 6:25:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2005 7:21:01 AM EDT by dradd123]
I just got a new Raptor today.When I took it apart to clean it I noticed a strange dimple on the inside of the slide.None of my other 1911's have this.Do you think it is normal or will hurt anything.Thanks

Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:49:10 PM EDT
Interesting-- almost looks like a centering mark for indexing a mill or something. Never seen one like it. It isn't into the locking lugs, and the area it's in isn't bearing any pressure, so I doubt it would hurt anything-- it's just-- interesting. Anyone else have any idea??
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:59:08 PM EDT
Hardness test maybe ?
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 9:03:47 PM EDT
My Kimber TLEII has the same mark. I have never had any problems. I would not worry about it. Best guess, it could be a centering point for the machine/tool they use to cut the lugs???
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 9:52:54 PM EDT
Rockwell hardness tests are much smaller, but it does look like that. I would love to know what it is. In the off chance you call Kimber to find out, let us know.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 7:22:20 AM EDT
I found out that it is there to tell Kimber what extractor it has in it.They have like 4 different versions of extractors.So if you call for a new one the will ask if it has the dimple or not.Thanks for all you guys who tried to help.
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