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Old 05-16-2018, 08:50 PM   #1
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Kimber Serial #s

anybody tell me anything about this serial number
KC19129

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Old 05-16-2018, 09:36 PM   #2
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It's 1,012 numbers lower than my Compact CDP that was made in 3rd quarter 2007.
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:06 AM   #3
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Max, call Kimber customer service and they will answer any questions about your gun.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:49 AM   #4
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just got a reply back from Kimber
"That serial number comes back as a Compact CDP which had a final assembly date of 03/26/2001."
thats a pretty old gun. I'm tempted to send it in to them and have them do a freshen/tighten up. might get another 17 years out of it. although I won't be able to shoot it in 17 years. lol
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:07 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by prsz28 View Post
just got a reply back from Kimber
"That serial number comes back as a Compact CDP which had a final assembly date of 03/26/2001."
thats a pretty old gun. I'm tempted to send it in to them and have them do a freshen/tighten up. might get another 17 years out of it. although I won't be able to shoot it in 17 years. lol

Actually other then cosmetics unless the gun has been shot excessively it shouldn't need any tightening up. I have Kimbers with over 25,000 rounds through them that are as tight and accurate as the day I got them.
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wow, that is impressive. I'm not too worried about cosmetics. the black is scratched off the side where the ambi safety was. I replaced with a non ambi. the main thing on this gun is that the grip screw holes have stripped and it being an aluminum frame it needs a professional to repair it.
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Chuck,
just noticed you retired from ATT and you like bourbon. we have a lot in common.
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My serial number starts with KGMU.

I called their customer service once for problems with a magazine, and the guy asked me for my serial number. I commented that it seemed like an odd preface.

He told me that the "GM" inserted into the number told him I bought it at Gander Mountain. It made it easy for him. Our GM (before it went under) was two miles from my house and the magazine was waiting for me when I arrived...
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wow, that is impressive. I'm not too worried about cosmetics. the black is scratched off the side where the ambi safety was. I replaced with a non ambi. the main thing on this gun is that the grip screw holes have stripped and it being an aluminum frame it needs a professional to repair it.
I would try removing the grip bushing and install a new set of bushings with some blue thread locker. Donít put thread locker on the grip screws just the bushing threads.
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Is the thread in the bushing for the grip screw stripped or the thread in the frame for the bushing itself? In the first case you can just replace the bushings, in the second case where the frame is stripped you can get oversize bushings and a tap and retread the frame.
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