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Old 01-12-2020, 04:23 PM
SIGAddict SIGAddict is offline
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Hi, I have a Kimber Classic Carry Pro that I bought new, though I think the vendor had it in n stock for a while. I have had no problems with it and it is running well and very accurate. The only thing I had to do was adjust sights slightly, which were off from the factory (that was quite difficult even with a sight pusher). It is also a very pretty gun. I had run at most a couple of thousand rounds through it since beginning of September when I bought it. Today I just field stripped it after a range trip and decided to have a close look at everything, not because there was anything wrong, just I thought it a good idea. The barrel lug seemed fine from where it meets the frame, but then I noticed something like a jagged like on the side facing the muzzle and took a close-up picture of it.
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It does not seem like what I would expect a crack to look like, more like a deep jagged scratch, really hard to say and there is a bit of a dent in the side from perhaps when they fitted the barrel link pin at the factory
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Was hoping someone on the forum may know. I also sent pictures to customer service at Kimber, but figured they may not answer for a while.

(Sorry pictures in the text are in opposite order)

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Old 01-12-2020, 04:35 PM
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Hard to tell, but the "scratch/crack doesn't appear to show on the side.

What I do see is barrel bump on the front of this lug where it is hitting the slide stop pin when returning to battery. This can be addressed by filing/stoning the curvature so the link is slightly higher at this point so it will start the barrels rise. A very common problem with Kimber, that only develops after several hundred rounds and will cause stoppages when fully developed.

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Old 01-12-2020, 04:43 PM
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Thanks LOG. Are you referring to the shinny areas in the lower front of the lug just below the bottom of the feature I was asking about?


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Old 01-12-2020, 04:46 PM
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Thanks LOG. Are you referring to the shinny areas in the lower front of the lug just below the bottom of the feature I was asking about?


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Yes, it actually shows on both, but more heavily on the left side.

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Old 01-12-2020, 05:35 PM
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While the crack, or whatever it is, does not show on the outside, it does look to start from the inside of the lug. Looking closer at the straight on photo, it seems to start on the inside corner at the junction with the barrel.

Might warrant at least a call to Kimber. While you could drift the link pin out to get a good look at the inside of the lug, I think that might just finish it off.

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Old 01-12-2020, 06:01 PM
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While the crack, or whatever it is, does not show on the outside, it does look to start from the inside of the lug. Looking closer at the straight on photo, it seems to start on the inside corner at the junction with the barrel.

Might warrant at least a call to Kimber. While you could drift the link pin out to get a good look at the inside of the lug, I think that might just finish it off.

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So your comment made me wonder and after a few attempts I got the attached picture. The weird feature does not seem to go inside the slot, rather it starts on the corner of the lug a millimeter or more from where it meets the barrel.
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Old 01-12-2020, 06:44 PM
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Here is my Dan Wesson barrel bump. The gun is approaching 9000 rounds and has been reliable for the past several thousand rounds.

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Old 01-12-2020, 07:07 PM
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Here is my Dan Wesson barrel bump. The gun is approaching 9000 rounds and has been reliable for the past several thousand rounds.

It may not get worse if it is to the point of the link being at the same point. It will run smoother by simply and carefully removing the high sides on each side of the dent and smooth out the profile.

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Old 01-12-2020, 07:07 PM
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Here is my Dan Wesson barrel bump. The gun is approaching 9000 rounds and has been reliable for the past several thousand rounds.

The one on my Kimber is barely noticeable by finger nail

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Old 01-12-2020, 07:22 PM
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It may not get worse if it is to the point of the link being at the same point. It will run smoother by simply and carefully removing the high sides on each side of the dent and smooth out the profile.

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Oh, it's very smooth now. It used to kachunk when I first got it. I think it just made it's own clearance. This is before I knew what barrel bump was.
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:53 PM
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The line on your barrel looks a lot like someone run a engraving pen over it.
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:54 PM
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The line on your barrel looks a lot like someone run a engraving pen over it.


It kind of does, though that would be an odd place for an engraving...


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Old 01-12-2020, 10:16 PM
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Send a picture to Kimber and see what they say.
Does not look right for any quality pistol.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:39 PM
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It kind of does, though that would be an odd place for an engraving...


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I have found them before in odd places. Not like a line like that, but the last few numbers of the serial. Oddest was on the back of the mainspring housing.
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:12 AM
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Almost looks like weld to me.
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Old 01-14-2020, 05:46 PM
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Send a picture to Kimber and see what they say.
Does not look right for any quality pistol.
They want me to send the whole gun in. It’s been very reliable, hopefully they will not screw it up.
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