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Old 06-09-2017, 01:45 PM   #1
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Heard Kimber has recalled all K6's. Any truth?


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Old 06-09-2017, 02:06 PM   #2
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Heard Kimber has recalled all K6's. Any truth?
Yes that is true Hawk. I just spoke with Montana at Kimber and he said the guns that are affected were made between May 19th-June 6th and that is because LocTite wasn't used enough on four screws. They are the 2 side panel, crane and cylinder release screws.

He said it was a precautionary recall because some of the K6's are being returned after a couple hundred rounds with loose screws. Once they receive them they are trying to fix/return them in 48 hours.

All of the dealers that received those revolvers in that time frame have been notified and will be calling those who bought them. If you want to call them yourself and inquire here's the number.

Toll-Free: (888) 243-4522
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Old 06-09-2017, 02:32 PM   #4
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It would be so much easier for them to post the serial numbers that are recalled on their website instead of getting inundated by more phone calls. They don't have the staff as it is on a normal work day.

When he told me that the dealers would be calling those who bought them it made me think about all of them that were sold on Gunbroker. Do you really think that the sellers would take the time to notify who they sold the gun to even if by some chance they new of the recall ??

I say ring the heck out of their phone lines....
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Be even easier to just loctite them yourself as long as there was no damaged parts.



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Old 06-09-2017, 09:31 PM   #6
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Agreed. Mine has been flawless since I bought it. I would rather remove the screws and loc-tite them than send it back to Kimber
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Originally Posted by Marshall View Post
Yes that is true Hawk. I just spoke with Montana at Kimber and he said the guns that are affected were made between May 19th-June 6th and that is because LocTite wasn't used enough on four screws. They are the 2 side panel, crane and cylinder release screws.

He said it was a precautionary recall because some of the K6's are being returned after a couple hundred rounds with loose screws. Once they receive them they are trying to fix/return them in 48 hours.

All of the dealers that received those revolvers in that time frame have been notified and will be calling those who bought them. If you want to call them yourself and inquire here's the number.

Toll-Free: (888) 243-4522
International Calls: +1-406-758-2222
Hours: MF, 9:30 a.m. 6 p.m. Eastern
I bought mine at a LGS on May 17th, so it's not under the recall.

If it was, I wouldn't send it in to loctite the screws.
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Be even easier to just loctite them yourself as long as there was no damaged parts.



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Kimber should have just sent all the K6 owners a tube of blue 242 Loctite.
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Old 06-10-2017, 03:42 AM   #9
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I shot Smith revolvers for years, never used Loc-Tite or had loose anything.

Is this because the Kimber is a smaller revolver and the recoil is a larger impact?
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I shot Smith revolvers for years, never used Loc-Tite or had loose anything.

Is this because the Kimber is a smaller revolver and the recoil is a larger impact?
Good point Chico. I have taken many of my Rugers apart over the years and not any of them had the LokTite on them.....
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