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Old 07-07-2018, 10:13 AM   #1
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Barrel Bushing removal

Hello, I just purchased a Kimber Hero Custom 1911 pistol in 45 ACP.
It is just like any other Kimber 1911 but when I went to remove it from its case I had trouble removing the takedown lever, as well removing the barrel bushing itself. I managed to remove the takedown pin, but try as I may I could not turn the barrel bushing counter-clockwise past the 7 o'clock position. I have lubricated it with Ballistol and let it set but still no luck in getting it out that locked position. This handgun is new right out of the box and man is it tight. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 07-07-2018, 10:27 AM   #2
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Keep working at it and it will eventually come out. The last two Kimber I have purchased, KHX and Aegis, both have extremely tight barrel bushings. As a matter of fact the entire gun is seems to have tighter fits than most of my other Kimbers. Once it’s out be sure to clean and lube it well. After about 5-6 times of installing and removing it became easier although still tight.
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:04 PM   #3
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I had the same problem with my hero. Keep at it and keep it lubed and it will eventually loosen up enough to get it off. Mine is still tight, but removable.

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