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Old 08-23-2009, 07:25 PM   #31
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It was surface rust.

I keep the weapon oiled. I'm big on cleaning and keeping my weapons oiled, so that is why I was surprised to see this.

I'm good to go for the time being. If the rust returns, I'll be able to take it back and either exchange /trade for something else.

Don't get me wrong. The Kimber is a great shooting 1911. This thing is super smooth, and accurate, and I will still recommend it to others. The rust freaked me out, that's all.
I was reading the label on a can of Birchwood-Casey gun scrubber that said it prevents FLASH RUSTING.. Has anyone heard of this?? Maybe that is what happened to your gun,Sarge!!
Seems like this rust issue is a concern to the posters on this thread.
I don't think this issue happens to generaly Kimbers but could happen to most guns anytime..
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I shoot sti 2011 and svi 1911 both with bar-sto barrels - and i too had rust on the barrels....I guess the problem is handsweat when you clean it and reassemble the gun. I`m from Europe and a friend told me about NEVRDULL. It is a sort of wool which bikers use to get their bikes shiny. Got it in a bikeshop and it works great. The rust is gone and it leaves some sort of lubrication on the barrel. Don`t know if it is available in the US but you could look for it- it`s real cheap too. Never had any rust anymore. Please excuse my english - it is not my mother-language.

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Just what did you use, Sgt?

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I shoot sti 2011 and svi 1911 both with bar-sto barrels - and i too had rust on the barrels....I guess the problem is handsweat when you clean it and reassemble the gun. I`m from Europe and a friend told me about NEVRDULL. It is a sort of wool which bikers use to get their bikes shiny. Got it in a bikeshop and it works great. The rust is gone and it leaves some sort of lubrication on the barrel. Don`t know if it is available in the US but you could look for it- it`s real cheap too. Never had any rust anymore. Please excuse my english - it is not my mother-language.
Something comparable to what you have mentioned I use on both my guns and bikes. It is called Mothers steel and chrome polish. You can get it at Walmart, it's not that expensive and it keeps rust off and polishes at the same time. Never had a rust problem with either the firearms or the bikes since using.

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To add to comments by Dillinger, I was at the local shooting range this weekend. Went up to the gunshop with my better half for the obligatory look around.

The guys behind the counter were discussing the surface rust on Kimber 1911barrels. It sounded like this surprised them and the condition is very recent.

Check with Kimber directly and get your complaint on record.

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Like I posted on another thread about this very same thing, I bought my Kimber in 2005, and have carried it almost daily since. I have never had any rust. It is a Tactical Pro II, and I did buy it 4 years ago, maybe that has something to do with it?
I would like to know what the product was you used to polish it with though. I might want to pick some up, just in case.

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I shoot sti 2011 and svi 1911 both with bar-sto barrels - and i too had rust on the barrels....I guess the problem is handsweat when you clean it and reassemble the gun. I`m from Europe and a friend told me about NEVRDULL. It is a sort of wool which bikers use to get their bikes shiny. Got it in a bikeshop and it works great. The rust is gone and it leaves some sort of lubrication on the barrel. Don`t know if it is available in the US but you could look for it- it`s real cheap too. Never had any rust anymore. Please excuse my english - it is not my mother-language.
I use NEVRDULL, but have not tried it on guns. Good stuff, and it is avail in the USA.
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Dang, this thread and the other on the same topic, made me concearned. I took my Kimber apart and scrubed it down and gave it a proper oiling. If nothing else, this thread got me off my a$$ and made me take care of my baby.

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I have ten Kimbers, one, rusted a week after I purchased it. Cleaned rust off, used a good rust preventive, has not rusted since. I have read that some of the newer barrels rust easily.
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I have two Kimbers (a Pro CDPII and an Ultra Carry II LG) and both are in the wood shop more than they're on the range. They get cleaned before and after shooting, but other than that not between shooting sessions. I handle them ALL the time in the fitting of grips without any care and I've not had any rust on either of them at all. It's humid in KC too during the summer. I read the post about this possibly being a recent issue and that makes sense to me in light of mine. I've owned them both for almost 2 years.
I hope you find a remedy to it or that at least we find out why this is happening on newer models.
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