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Posted: 3/19/2002 10:31:19 PM EDT
I am thinking of a new barrel for my Kimber (ruined, don't ask) and since I am no marksman by any stretch of the imigination I think a GI barrel would be fine. How much are these going for now, where is the best place to find them and are they or were they ever chromed?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/20/2002 2:50:11 AM EDT
Have Kimber put one in for you and pay 'em. Why, cause if you don't know barrel prices....well, I guess you don't know how to fit a barrel to slide and bushing.

Dave S

BTW, it's hard to post here with maimed hands and I'd hate to hear you got hurt trying to save a nickle.
Link Posted: 3/20/2002 4:23:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2002 4:25:45 AM EDT by Derek45]
G.I. about $30, some are chrome lined and last forever.
Kimber, Kart, CMC, etc., about $100

www.chipmccormickcorp.com/index2.html
CMC will probably drop in and fit your Kimber perfectly.
www.brownells.com
Spend a bit more and get a better barrel.
With practice, you can become a great 1911 shooter.
Link Posted: 3/20/2002 4:41:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/20/2002 6:51:13 AM EDT
Why not put a better than stock tube in?
Granted,I own some of the chrome lined surplus 1911 tubes, but they reside in a ww2 Colt, and a Ballester-Molina.

If that's all you want, a barrel, then the chrome tube is the bet.

Meplat-

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