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    Default Is a kimber 1911 long slide engravable?

    I could not find the thread listing the unengravables. I also do not know whether this is blued or stainless or whether kimber even has those options. In fact I know nothing about Kimbers. So please let me in on your experiences and what questions I need to ask the customer.

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    Lee,

    I suggest that you call Kimber (888) 243-4522 after you once know for sure what specifically you are getting (Blued, SS, or coated). I have found them to be very forthcoming and may offer additional help in planning a project using their fine 1911's



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    Lee,Make a test cut on the slide and the receiver where it would't show. J.J.
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    Potential customer says slide is SS. Has anyone cut one of these?

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    Lee, I’ve cut 4 or 5 of the stainless Kimbers with no problems at all. They cut very much like a stainless Colt.
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    Thanks to everyone for their input. Great community.

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    Lee if you remember i had a heck of a time engraving the last stainless colt 1911 i would call kimber to eliminate any potential regrets





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    Lee,
    I have done a stainless Kimber and it cut well. Chances are the long slide will do fine in stainless.
    You might call Kimber if there are other options.

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    Like Marty I've cut many many Colt 1911 stainless with no problem.
    But the very recent production stainless guns have given me fits.
    I may have been unlucky in the ones sent to me and complacent because of having no previous problems
    Lee, just protect yourself by test cutting the inside of the slide on this Kimber .
    That is my normal procedure and I failed follow it on a couple of new production Colts and paid dearly for it.
    Last edited by John B.; 05-24-2018 at 08:46 PM.
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    Doing a Kimber now, using carbide graver, cuttable, i would say its a little harder than a stainless Colt, basing myself on how many times I need to resharpen.

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