I did send a picture to Kimber, and the reply was it is perfectly normal. It looks nothing like the Colt .45 barrel I had. I am still recovering from having a kidney removed, so I have not shot it yet. I was just curious what others thought about it.From the picture it looks like it could use a little finishing. Doe it shoot accurately? Send that same pic to Kimber CS and get their take on it.
I think it is more sloppy than anything else. Looks like the crown will probably ok though. Looks like where the grooves and lands end are the high and low spots. Hard to tell from the picture. Since you are recovering and it might be a couple of weeks before you can get to a range, send it back and say fix it. Maybe after the move some of the smiths could use a little fine tuning in the artistry of a 1911. Probably shoot ok though.No. “Normal?”…unlikely. Uncommon, yes.
That seems to be Kimber's mantra. They tend to go through a returned firearm from stem to stern. Customer Service is what separates the wheat from the chaff.When I sent my Kimber revolver in to have a wobly front sight fixed. I told them the trigger pull was not a lfht or smooth as I was expecting. I received the gun back from Kimber with the front sight fixed and the trigger as smooth as warm butter. I did not ask them to improve the trigger, just called their attention to it. They were super to me. Unlike another company whose initials are Sig Sauer. I sent my Sig back to them 3 times, then fixed it myself.