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Old 08-24-2019, 03:23 PM   #1
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Front strap checkering

I have a new Classic Carry Pro, and I noticed that the checkering on it does not go all the way up the front strap. At the top of the checkering there are two horizontal line cuts, but the vertical ones stop short. Is that on purpose? Why?
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:42 PM   #2
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I have an original Classic Carry Pro (when they came with bone grips) and the front strap checkering on it is as you described it.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:24 AM   #3
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Do you know why they do it that way? I have a Dan Wesson and an STI, both have normal checkering up and down...
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Old 08-30-2019, 07:42 AM   #4
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I have a Pro Carry that I had the Custom Shop do some work on. That front strap checkering (30 lpi) is as you describe. I suspect the difference is hand-cut vs machine cut.

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They are machine checkered and it is based on the diameter of the cutter used and what you are paying for as well as the undercut diameter of the trigger guard.

Kimbers checkering regardless of 30 or 24 lpi has always ended like that. They do no hand finishing.

There are many ways to checker either by mill machine or hand files but there will be overruns in most cases that are cleaned up by hand.

If and when you get it refinished that is the time to bring the top verticals down to the best top horizontal line.
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