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Old 01-27-2017, 08:50 PM   #1
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Refinishing Covert Stainless?

So I just traded way up to my first ever Kimber. I didnt know much about it other than I was getting the better end of the deal. Upon doing a little research I have discovered that I have landed a limited edition Covert Stainless (1999 1 of 1000 ever made). The only problem with it is that someone along its lifetime has done a semi hack job creakote job in OD Green and I was looking into seeing if I could send it in to have it refinished to its original look.

So I guess the question is: will they do this for me and how much am I looking at spending?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-27-2017, 09:02 PM   #2
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They can certainly do the work, and by sending it to the manufacturer, they might even tune up anything that's amiss.
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Old 01-28-2017, 03:13 AM   #3
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If it is worth something more because it's 1 of a 1000 I would want Kimber to restore it so it's the same as it was when new.
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Old 01-28-2017, 06:19 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois dschatz78 and congratulations on the new to you Covert Limited Edition. I'd suggest giving Kimbers customer service a call and discussing the guns restoration with them.

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In the mean time how about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership and posting a picture of the Covert?
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Old 01-28-2017, 07:12 AM   #6
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That's a nice gun, too bad about the way it was treated. The Covert Stainless and the SLE are two that I would love to add to my collection. The good news is that a bit of bead-blasting usually brings stainless back to its original finish.
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Old 01-28-2017, 02:45 PM   #7
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If it really is "Numbered" Limited Edition I agree with JC45, Kimber should complete the refinish work.

Or since it is Stainless a local gun shop could remove the OD green and leave it stainless or strip it and have it Creakoted in a color of your choice. Lot of options, it depends on how you want it.

I don't know for sure but I don't think the Kimber refinish would cost much more than having it redone local.
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Welcome to the site from Tennessee. I would love to see pics of the Covert Stainless.
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dschatz78, Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois. Let us know how you get on with the restoration. I for one would like to see before/after pic's
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:18 PM   #10
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Stainless Covert

I am new to the forum and own a stainless covert. I received the gun with some ware on the slide coating and the Night Sights were dull. I am not concerned with the collectors value so just sent the slide to the custom shop and had the slide coating removed and done in natural stainless. They did this and replaced the NS for free. Very happy with having a Kimber series one with a stainless compact frame. I also later replaced the Main Spring housing, grips, and grip safety. The function is flawless.

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