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Old 08-03-2017, 08:00 PM   #1
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Should I pass?

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I found a Kimber Custom Shop Covert. The serial number is K243xxx & they are asking about $900. The pistol is in excellent condition with a great trigger. Can anyone tell me the year of manufacture and if I should pass on this deal?

Just to be clear, The left side of the pistol is is marked "Custom Kimber Shop" & the right side is marked "Custom Covert II". The frame is FDE and the Grip is a Camo Crimson Trace. The slide, backstrab, trigger, hammer and the bottom of the mag are all flat black. The sights are tritium with the diameter of the front sight slightly larger than the two rear sights. This pistol has a full size 5 inch barrel and a lanyard loop at the butt of the gun. The mag is marked PRO MAG on the bottom.

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Old 08-03-2017, 08:20 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by mynorac View Post
Hello,
I found a Kimber Custom Shop Covert. The serial number is K243xxx & they are asking about $900. The pistol is in excellent condition with a great trigger. Can anyone tell me the year of manufacture and if I should pass on this deal?
Welcome to the site from Tennessee.

You will have to call Kimber Customer Service and give them the serial number, they can tell you when it was built.

Without seeing it price seems a little high for a used Covert, IMO. You can buy new Custom Two Tones for less than that.
May still be a good deal for you?
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:06 PM   #3
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Here in So. Cal. that price is not bad for an ultra covert with LG. I like to research those on gun broker to see what they are selling for then determine what it costs to get get it home weigh all that and write the money order. Good luck I have thought about the Ultra covert also the pro is nice.
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They are in the $1100-$1300 range on GB. It doesn't sound like a bad price at $900 but I would try to get it cheaper. You have some options on new 1911's for $900 but if that's the gun you want then you should buy it.
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Here in So. Cal. that price is not bad for an ultra covert with LG. I like to research those on gun broker to see what they are selling for then determine what it costs to get get it home weigh all that and write the money order. Good luck I have thought about the Ultra covert also the pro is nice.
Couple things, has the Covert models always came with Crimson Trace grips? 2. OP didn't say it was an Ultra Covert and didn't mention any CT grips.

If it is in fact a Ultra Covert with (LG) slightly loved then 900 is not bad price. If it appears NIB then when it was actually made makes little difference. IMO
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I don't think this is an Ultra Covert but it does have the Laser Grips and tritium sights. The on the gun is says Custom Shop & Cover 2
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This is dragging on to long this is not rocket science.

Look on the right side of the gun it will tell you what model it is. It could say Ultra It could say Pro the difference would be in barrel length. Ultra 3" Pro 4". If it is still a mystery. Take a picture if you can an post it. Is the frame camo. All I know is if it is a Kimber Covert Pro or Ultra with CTC Laser Grips I would buy it myself if in exc. condition. Any who good luck I will check back to see if mystery is solved.
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OP said Custom Covert, which I assume is the full size model, 5" barrel. Post photos if you can. Check Gunbroker, they have a few used and new close in price.
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Didn't realize they made a full size covert. I see a bunch on gun broker now. $900.00 still not bad of course $800.00 is better. Again good luck besides if you buy this one it probably wont be your last. So buy it shoot the crap out of it and fall in love with the 1911 like I have!
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Originally Posted by mynorac View Post
Hello,
I found a Kimber Custom Shop Covert. The serial number is K243xxx & they are asking about $900. The pistol is in excellent condition with a great trigger. Can anyone tell me the year of manufacture and if I should pass on this deal?
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OP said Custom Covert, which I assume is the full size model, 5" barrel. Post photos if you can. Check Gunbroker, they have a few used and new close in price.

Not to be picky but OP says "Kimber Custom "Shop" Covert." When I first saw the post I thought he meant it was a "Custom" meaning full size that has 5" barrel. I don't know what he found. There are three models Custom, Pro and Ultra, should have Camo Crimson Trace grips, point is either model in excellent condition should be worth 900 bucks.
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