Originally Posted by RustyIron
I asked Kimber's Customer Service person about their recommended procedure, and was told that if the firing pin channel became dirty, the gun should be returned to Kimber for service. That's just stupid.
For the regular routine cleaning:
1. You do not need to disassemble a "striker mechanism" if you didn't put a grease or oil lubricant into the striker channel
2. Will be good if you put a cleaner fluid into the striker channel and blow it out by compressed air when cleaning
ONLY If, at some reason, chips fell into the striker channel and can't be blowed out or a lot of lubricant mixed with a dirt was turned into pitch, you need to disassemble the "striker mechanism":
* unlock and take out a back door
* remove the rollpin using the dowel pin the same diameter as the small hole on a top of slide. Do not use a dowel pin smaller than .078 dia to avoid the rollpin deformation.
* move out a rear spring with adapter, striker and the very light returning spring (do not loose it)
After cleaning put ALL parts back as it was before ����