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Old 02-27-2013, 10:19 PM   #11
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I don't see why you'd pay a premium for a a Kimber and then pay even more money to change out half the parts and take a chance on the end result being sloppily fitting aftermarket parts. Seems pretty silly in my book. But that's just me.
Really because the only thing you have done is end up with the same gun.
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I have a buddy with a kimber 1911. He wants to change the mainspring housing, grip safety, saftey, slid release, beaver tail, grip skrews, and barrel bushing to stanliss steel. It all is coming from midwayusa and all the reviews say you need to fit the parts. Any body got addvise?
To avoid the hassles he will encounter if he is not familiar with the 1911, I would suggest that he sell the Kimber and pick up an Ed Brown.
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I don't see why you'd pay a premium for a a Kimber and then pay even more money to change out half the parts and take a chance on the end result being sloppily fitting aftermarket parts. Seems pretty silly in my book. But that's just me.
Like I said its a buddies gun. Spent 800 for the gun and 250 for aftermarket.
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He has $1050 in a $700 (approx used price) gun that is still worth about $700 when he is finished.

I wish I had his money.

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He has $1050 in a $700 (approx used price) gun that is still worth about $700 when he is finished.

I wish I had his money.
yep. that $1050 would have bought a really nice 1911!
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Like I said its a buddies gun. Spent 800 for the gun and 250 for aftermarket.
And who knows how well the aftermarket parts fit. He may be paying another $250 in gunsmith work to get the appropriate fit. And if he ever wants to sell, he will take a huge hit. Guns are a lot like old cars, people want original condition. They don't want to gamble on someone else's customization skills. Basically he's got a financial loser on his hands.

You don't pay $800 on a gun you are going to heavily modify. And with the money he's going to have in the gun total, he should have ponied up and bought exactly what he wanted from the beginning.
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yep. that $1050 would have bought a really nice 1911!
Now i know you meant that in the nicest possible way
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I have a buddy with a kimber 1911. He wants to change the mainspring housing, grip safety, saftey, slid release, beaver tail, grip skrews, and barrel bushing to stanliss steel. It all is coming from midwayusa and all the reviews say you need to fit the parts. Any body got addvise?
Is he putting the SS parts on a carbon steel gun?

If he is, he's building a battery.
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Ok guys what night sites will work with my Girsan? I know its doevetailed but will any dovetailed site work? I need help the spec sites are just diffficult to see.





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Ok guys what night sites will work with my Girsan? I know its doevetailed but will any dovetailed site work? I need help the spec sites are just diffficult to see.
need to find out what dovetail they used. angle and size. they make sights in several different styles and you just need to know which dovetail cut was used on your slide. then you can just choose from those that mactch your particular dovetail cut on the slide. maybe find a gunsmith to measure it for you and then just find some that fit.
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