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Old 09-02-2018, 06:08 PM   #1
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Barrel Problem

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I am new to the forum and the K6S is the first Kimber I own. Took it to the range today and shot a variety of Hornady critical defense 357 and 38 +P and some Fiocchi 357 and PPU 38 special. I really enjoyed shooting it even though my groups left a little to be desired.

Anyway, when I came home to clean it I noticed some metal from inside the barrel has protruded beyond the muzzle. Have any of you ever seen this? Any idea what caused this and is the covered by Kimber's warranty? Thank you for replies and Happy Labor Day!
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Old 09-02-2018, 06:55 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois greenbottle. Give Kimbers Customer Service on Tuesday morning I don't think there will be any problem with Kimber making any necessary repairs.

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Old 09-02-2018, 07:04 PM   #3
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Welcome to the site from Tennessee.


Just wondering? Could that be lead build up sticking out or actually barrel material?
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Old 09-02-2018, 08:29 PM   #4
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Looks like a leaded up barrel to me. Run a brass brush through it with some Hoppes solvent and see if you get any lead flakes to start coming out. Looks like my Ruger Sr22 after running remington thunderbolts through it.
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Yeah, that looks like lead.
Jacketed or plated projectiles are the way to go.
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:14 PM   #6
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Welcome from Arkansas, I agree with the guys above. That looks like lead build up that a good cleaning should fix.
You might also try relaxing your thumbs to bring your group over to the right.
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:17 PM   #7
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Sorry I'm on here because I couldn't sleep and just got the "left" you were talking about. Guess it's a good thing I'm not running any heavy machinery.
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Old 09-02-2018, 11:31 PM   #8
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Thank you everyone. I'm not a revolver guy, but I'm liking the K6S so I hope it's just lead build up and not barrel material. I'll try a deep cleaning.
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Old 09-03-2018, 08:46 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by greenbottle View Post
Thank you everyone. I'm not a revolver guy, but I'm liking the K6S so I hope it's just lead build up and not barrel material. I'll try a deep cleaning.
Hopefully it is lead or burnt powder and it will come out with cleaning. I would try that first. It is a short barrel and lots of stuff burns past the muzzle.
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that is some soft lead...not enough antimony mixed in...
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