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Old 10-15-2014, 08:24 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell me about the pre-series II compact aluminum kimber?

I just picked one up on a trade and would like a little more information on them. Is it more desirable? Is it crap? What is difference between first and second series? When searching the internet I don't see many for sale at all. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks







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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois james901, the pre series II guns don't have the Swartz type firing pin safety. What it does is prevent the firing pin from going forward if the gun is accidentally dropped. Kimber still makes guns without the safety, any gun not having the II after it's name doesn't have that feature. I'm sorry I don't know anything about the "compact aluminum" model. If I had to guess I'd say it was an early version of the "Stainless Compact II".
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Thanks for the info!
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To some the pre II guns are their preference due to the real but generally over hyped issues with the firing pin safety. If the receiver is marked as an Oregon gun it is perceived to have some collector value.

To me when it come to the alloy framed guns it is about anodized versus KimPro finish. The older anodized ones are what I want if the price is right.
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Do you think this one has anodized or KimPro finish?
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Welcome to the site from Tennessee! Sorry can't help with your question.
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:37 AM   #7
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It appears anodized. But pictures are difficult. Call kimber with the serial number. They can tell you. At least they have in the past when Dennis was alive.
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Somewhere on the web was a list of years of production and what models were and were not etc. as well as special edition models since their beginning in 1996.
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Any ballpark on what this weapon would be worth? I think I read most were made in 1999, or 2000. If so it looks great to be that old.
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Is it marked Oregon or Yonkers? More for Oregon. But on 1911forum there is a guy goes by AzHusker who seems to be more of an expert. To me it would be a shooter not a safe queen so I cannot be sure. Good luck
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