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Old 08-30-2015, 10:53 PM   #1
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Hey guys I'm new to the forum I'm looking for any ideas or anyone that can zero me in on a fix for my solo. Can't send it in to Kimber I just purchased it yesterday used at buds gun shop. I believe it to be a newer model the serial number begins in 114 it's certainly in great condition. I love the gun and really want to get it running I have my own range so after attempting a several mags without luck I've started tinkering with what info I've been able to find online. The single problem I'm having is like most I've read fte the empty hull is getting pulled halfway out and getting wedged by the next round or the barrel itself and then the extractor is pulling off. I put a stiffer spring in the extractor but no luck there I think it may be the angle of the extractor that's off because the barrel tilts so severely. I may be way off but I'm just going on my experience and what little knowledge is rattling around in my head. Any help would be greatly appreciated. And so you guys know I have been trying to shoot 124gr and 147gr ammo that's definitely not the problem.
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:14 PM   #2
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I can't really help diagnose your problem, but I'm curious why you can't send it back to Kimber. I think they will offer to repair it, if you give them a call.
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:05 AM   #3
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Hey guys I'm new to the forum I'm looking for any ideas or anyone that can zero me in on a fix for my solo. Can't send it in to Kimber I just purchased it yesterday used at buds gun shop. I believe it to be a newer model the serial number begins in 114 it's certainly in great condition. I love the gun and really want to get it running I have my own range so after attempting a several mags without luck I've started tinkering with what info I've been able to find online. The single problem I'm having is like most I've read fte the empty hull is getting pulled halfway out and getting wedged by the next round or the barrel itself and then the extractor is pulling off. I put a stiffer spring in the extractor but no luck there I think it may be the angle of the extractor that's off because the barrel tilts so severely. I may be way off but I'm just going on my experience and what little knowledge is rattling around in my head. Any help would be greatly appreciated. And so you guys know I have been trying to shoot 124gr and 147gr ammo that's definitely not the problem.
You need to ream the chamber. Take the barrel out and bring it to gunsmith or do it by yourself if you have a reamer for chamber 9mm caliber
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Old 08-31-2015, 05:36 AM   #4
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I am with Rusty, why won't Kimber look at it?
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Old 08-31-2015, 05:55 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois durham79. I'm with the others, give Kimbers customer service a call and explain the problem you're having. Just because you purchased the gun used doesn't mean they won't service it, a friend of mine bought a used Kimber that was giving him problems. Not only did they fix the problem they refinished the dinged up slide that he never mentioned to them.

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I thought that Kimber had a lifetime warranty on their pistols.
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I thought that Kimber had a lifetime warranty on their pistols.
No sir, it's only 1 year, but Kimber has a reputation for going above and beyond their stated warranty.

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This limited warranty has been drafted in compliance with the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Federal Trade Commission Improvement act, which is effective for goods manufactured on or after December 31, 1995.
Kimber firearms are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of the original retail purchase as new merchandise. Kimber agrees to correct, by repair or replacement with a new or comparable model, a qualifying Kimber product without charge, if returned with a copy of a dated bill of sale. Kimber assumes no responsibility for product malfunction, physical injury or property damage resulting in whole or in part from criminal use, or negligent, improper or careless handling, unauthorized modifications, use of defective, improper or hand-loaded ammunition, abuse, neglect or any other influences beyond Kimber’s control.
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Under no circumstances shall Kimber be held liable for incidental or consequential damages with respect to economic loss, injury or property damage resulting from the breach of either the express or implied warranty. This limitation does not apply to states that disallow the exclusion of consequential or incidental damages.
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Welcome to the site from Tennessee! I can tell you how to fix it...send it back to Kimber like others have suggested.
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Kimber will fix yer solo just call them you will be happy you did
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:22 AM   #10
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And just guessing it's the very tip of the extractor take a pic of what it's doing and write a note and put it in the box with the gun so the tec will get it you will be good to go and most likely it won't cost you anything
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