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Old 08-07-2014, 11:11 AM   #1
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Kimber II Small Parts Question


Not an MIM discussion per se but I was considering what to do when small parts wear or break. Specifically firing pin and extractor.

Being a type II with Swartz firing pin block I figured those were more custom parts, not easily available as only Kimber and Remington use the Swartz safety.

This had me considering a Colt 70 series with more basic parts, simpler for me to replace without fitting…maybe.

Speaking with a local gun shop I was informed ALL 1911's with ANY type of firing pin safeties, either Kimber Type II's or Colt 80 series etc the firing pin and extractor are IDENTICAL and any variety of after market parts will work as long as they are not 70 series et al specific.

I'm not MIM phobic but when they break I will replace with higher end parts, forged steel or at least want that option without having to leave with a gunsmith for a month.

Is this true that series 80 and KImber type II firing pin and extractors are the same? IE I can buy the best from C&S and it should fit with minimal fitting?


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Old 08-07-2014, 12:20 PM   #2
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Yes, they are the same.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:20 PM   #3
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Cool Just Sayin'.......!!!

I wouldn't worry about it until you actually have a parts breakage. Then, the best choice is to contact Kimber Customer Service and they will probably send you the part for free!!!

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