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Old 10-19-2017, 02:02 AM   #1
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Sub Alpine safety lever, very hard to move.

I just bought a new Kimber Sub Alpine, the safety lever is very hard to move from fire position to safe position. I have a Montana, so I know what the safety lever should feel like to operate. I put a little gun oil on it, but no help. Anyone have a suggestion, or am I going to have to send
it back to Kimber?
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Old 10-19-2017, 05:49 AM   #2
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I have a couple Hunters. No safety issues on either one. You're not trying to move the lever without the bolt being cocked, are you?
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois NDHnakimbr4, how about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership?
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Old 10-19-2017, 03:38 PM   #4
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Sub alpine safety lever

I have had a Montana for about 5 years, I know how to work the safety.
With the action cocked, it is VERY hard to move the safety lever out of
the fire position, it feels locked, it will move but with much force. I called Kimber Customer Service this morning and they said some of the
safetys on the Sub Alpine's have been stiff to very stiff. I think the detent for the ball bearing is to deep in the lever. Kimber wants me to send the rifle back to them, then a 4 week turn around. Not very happy to spend that much money on a rifle, and have to send it back to the
manufacturer to get it right.
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Old 10-20-2017, 05:42 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by NDHnakimbr4 View Post
I have had a Montana for about 5 years, I know how to work the safety. With the action cocked, it is VERY hard to move the safety lever out of the fire position, it feels locked, it will move but with much force. I called Kimber Customer Service this morning and they said some of the safetys on the Sub Alpine's have been stiff to very stiff. I think the detent for the ball bearing is to deep in the lever. Kimber wants me to send the rifle back to them, then a 4 week turn around. Not very happy to spend that much money on a rifle, and have to send it back to the manufacturer to get it right.
Sorry to hear about this. Keep us posted on your experiences. Good luck!

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