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Old 05-04-2017, 01:17 PM   #1
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Pro Raptor II stainless

I have the opportunity to purchase a brand new unfired Pro Raptor II, stainless that has been a safe queen and has never been shot since the owner bought it new. My question is was there any major or significant changes to this pistol since its been released? Meaning a 2017 vs one that was purchased 10 years ago?
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:40 PM   #2
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I could not tell you of any real changes but some one here will probably be able to tell you. I would call Kimber and they should be able to tell if you have the serial # so they can look up when it was built. If the price is right buy it anyway I do not know of any bad raps on the Raptor II I have the full size II. I would love to get the pro model myself!
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Old 05-04-2017, 03:07 PM   #3
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To the best of my knowledge the only change to the Raptor II line has been the recent addition of 9mm availability.
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I would buy without hesitation, as far as I know a 2017 and a 2007 Raptor would be the same.
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I agree with all the others.
I will add my .02, If you don't buy it you will regret it.
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Old 05-05-2017, 03:55 AM   #6
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I don't see any difference either but you may have to replace the night sights soon. The 2017 sight will be brighter. I see a difference in my Eclipse Pro II purchased in 2004-2005 and my Raptor in 2015. They still glow but just not as bright
. I would go on GunBroker to see if the asking price is a good deal. Kimber lowered the Raptor price in 2017.
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Old 05-05-2017, 07:35 AM   #7
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This is the only issue on the barrel itself, would Kimber cover this or is this readily conditioned? It sat in a safe for the last 4-5 years and was never fired.
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I wouldn't call that an issue, you can easily clean that up. I think Kimber would consider that neglect, even a gun kept in storage in unfired condition needs periodic maintenance.
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That's terrible! Looks awful! Kimber won't fix that! I'll "BUY IT AS IS" cause I'm such a nice guy!
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I called kimber and they said that this is common due to the little chrome count in the stainless they use for the barrels he said to use a brass brush and mothers mag wheel polish. This will take care of it . Also added if the guns going to sit for a while unfired, lightly wipe the barrel with oil.
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