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Old 03-04-2016, 03:08 AM   #1
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Combat Carry

Got this in a trade and didn't realize how few of these were originally produced. Whoever owned it in the past did not take of it all. The frame has some really rough edges and the barrel that was stainless was very dirty as well. I polished the barrel and it looks much better. I'm now in the process of sending it to my gunsmith to clean it up, smooth out the rough edges, and put a fresh Cerakote finish on the frame.
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Barrel Polishing

Polished the barbell with Mother's Mag Polish.
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:22 AM   #3
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I could never let one of my guns get that messed up, especially my Kimbers.

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Yah, well you got it though and now you can have fun with it, have it cleaned up and shoot the ==== out of it, nice trade
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Originally Posted by Coachbowstring View Post
Got this in a trade and didn't realize how few of these were originally produced. Whoever owned it in the past did not take of it all. The frame has some really rough edges and the barrel that was stainless was very dirty as well. I polished the barrel and it looks much better. I'm now in the process of sending it to my gunsmith to clean it up, smooth out the rough edges, and put a fresh Cerakote finish on the frame.
I had never seen one nor heard of a Combat Carry. I don't know if they are rare but there certainly is not much info about them. May have been produced in 1996 or between 1996-1999. A call to Kimber Customer Service with the serial number should get at least a date of manufacture. Some sources say it was the model that lead up to the CDP model line. One report stated there may have been as few as 900 made. No real facts to support that.
I think it would be a unique and desirable Kimber to keep and shoot. It had the 70 Series safety system, a very heavy even extreme carry melt job. Maybe someone else has one or can confirm or add to the info I found. I don't think I knew about Kimber from 1996-1999. Anyway, it should be a accurate and smooth shooting pistol. Nice score!
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I think the time frame was more like 98-99. I believe the gun started as the Elite, then after a few tweaks became the Combat Carry for a short run of around 1000. After more tweaking and a few added features it became the CDP (Custom Defense Package) in 2000.
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That's pretty cool!
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