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DeepSouth
March 27, 2010, 07:33 AM
Kimber has released their design of a Centennial Edition, for $4,400

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/okie1911/centennialedition.jpghttp://www.kimberamerica.com/images/pistols/centennial/centennial_edition_large.jpg

Cylinder and Slide is going to make a 100th Anniversary Limited Edition reproduction of the original. It is also going to be around $4,000.

http://www.cylinder-slide.com/reproduction.shtml

I am still waiting on Colt to release something, hopefully for (well) under 4K.

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EddieNFL
March 27, 2010, 08:22 AM
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Beautiful frame, but there would have to be about a 4K rebate on the Kimber.

buck460XVR
March 27, 2010, 09:56 AM
Kimber making a centennial model of Colt's 1911 is like Ruger making a anniversary model 29.............:rolleyes:

tprice
March 27, 2010, 11:58 AM
LOL! buck ...

Shouldn't a 100 yr anniversary 1911 have spurred hammer, straight serrations, non-enlarged ejection port, regular grip safety, GI sights, and no finger relief? At least the C&S model tries much harder for the same price!

At least Kimber didn't put front-of-slide cocking serrations on it :D

But couldn't you get the REAL thing for about $4000 anyway?

rellascout
March 27, 2010, 12:00 PM
Kimber sucks.... bling on a 100 year Anniversary piece? :barf:

Jim Watson
March 27, 2010, 12:10 PM
Colt has made imitation army surplus 1911s for some time. No doubt C&S can do better but 4X as good with fako roll marks? For that kind of money I would expect a repro of the early commercial Government Model with its gorgeous blues.

I would like to see the model commemorated with a slightly later configuration, the Pre-WW II National Match.

Kingofthehill
March 27, 2010, 01:32 PM
LOL 4,400 for that kimber? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! holy crap...

the sad thing is that there are enough Kimber kool-aid drinkers that will buy them out and they will sit in a safe somewhere and they will think they have the new Python or model 29.

lame...

JOe

Rexster
March 27, 2010, 02:34 PM
All three of my Kimbers required parts replacement just to be able to get through one magazine of ammo without malfunctioning. Make that multiple parts, as none worked with their own magazines. Meanwhile, my Gold Government Models were very reliable, my SA was 100% reliable from round one, and my Les Baer TRS has been 100% reliable, from round one.

Only one of my three Kimbers could be made to run reliably. No, thanks, Kimber. No matter how pretty, you have struck out with me. I have considered a Les Baer or other high-end 1911 as a 2011 purchase, if I can stabilize my finances, as a half-century birthday present to myself, as well as to celebrate a century of the 1911.

76shuvlinoff
March 27, 2010, 02:35 PM
I do so like my Kimber... not necessarily that one.... and I'm sure as hell not paying 4 grand for a pistol... but some would. As far as kool-aid goes, soak your head in it.

Starcheck55
March 27, 2010, 04:15 PM
I would be tempted if it came with season tickets for the Cavs.

j-easy
March 27, 2010, 04:23 PM
I'm gonna hold out and see what every one else comes up with...

Geno
March 27, 2010, 04:25 PM
Okay, this is me and the associated emotions:

Geno holding a "Kimber" 1911, cut to music: crickets chirp and frogs croak.

Geno holding a Colt 1911, cut to Barry White music, low lights and lustful thoughts of gun porn. :scrutiny: Link: http://www.amazon.com/Loves-Theme/dp/B000W0WYI4/ref=dm_ap_trk1 )

Yeah, I know. I am one sick little man!!! :evil: I can just see myself stripping down my Colt to Barry White. :banghead: What's wrong with me?!?!?!

Geno

General Geoff
March 27, 2010, 05:23 PM
A proper 100th anniversary edition has to be complete military spec as-issued in 1911, with maybe a small inscription with "100th Anniversary: 1911 - 2011" on it.

MrIzhevsk
March 27, 2010, 05:27 PM
I don't see any problem with a 100th anniversary 1911 being dressed up in one way or another but, it should at least look good..

Full Metal Jacket
March 27, 2010, 06:07 PM
where did i put that barf bag....

sideways
March 27, 2010, 06:08 PM
All three of my Kimbers required parts replacement just to be able to get through one magazine of ammo without malfunctioning. Make that multiple parts, as none worked with their own magazines. Meanwhile, my Gold Government Models were very reliable, my SA was 100% reliable from round one, and my Les Baer TRS has been 100% reliable, from round one.
**********************************************************You had to buy three before you figured it out WOW,just having some fun I own two Kimbers they are fine pistols but for that kinda money they better cook and clean also.

Full Metal Jacket
March 27, 2010, 06:10 PM
maybe this one costs so much because they included quality control as a feature? :eek:

Nugilum
March 27, 2010, 06:16 PM
Full Metal Jacket
maybe this one costs so much because they included quality control as a feature? :eek:

Could they pull that off for $4,000.00 each? :scrutiny:

Full Metal Jacket
March 27, 2010, 06:17 PM
^^^lol good point....

duns
March 27, 2010, 06:29 PM
In very bad taste.

BHP FAN
March 27, 2010, 06:37 PM
I'll stick with my $400.00 RIA G.I. Model,thanks... hey, I just saved $3,600!

Hammerhead6814
March 27, 2010, 06:37 PM
Someone will come out with a sensible 1911 Centennial model. One that isn't designed with a Oklahoma City pimp in mind.

Who was the designer for Kimber that suggested that design? Better yet, who was the idiot that approved the design? A few years ago Kimber's Custom II 1911 was the standard by which we judged all others. Today they slap together anything, give it some fancy name (like Gold Cup or Desert Warrior) and expect us not to notice the lack of quality. Kimber quality is like an M.N. Shyamalan film, it's taken a strange twist. And like Mr. Shyamalan's last major production, Kimber pistols are a huge let-down.

reloadn
March 27, 2010, 06:41 PM
I think it's ugly

DRYHUMOR
March 27, 2010, 06:46 PM
Think Colt, think WW1 repro, think carbonia blue.

That's how I think, anyway.

SharpsDressedMan
March 27, 2010, 07:18 PM
I "made" my own dream gun a few years ago, in the classic 1911(A1) tradition. I found a used 1925 Government Commercial Model with most of the bluing gone, but no pitting. Then I sent it away for "restoration" by Bill Adair, but not true restoration, as I wanted bright blue all over but fireblued accent parts; hammer, trigger, safety, slide stop, etc. This would have been closer to the original 1911 in 1912, but in the 1911A1 configuration. This is what a Colt 1911 Anniversary SHOULD look like. Total price: About $1750 with ivory. http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05269.jpg

DRYHUMOR
March 27, 2010, 07:23 PM
That ^ looks good.

SharpsDressedMan
March 27, 2010, 08:17 PM
Flipside...... http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05670.jpg

EddieNFL
March 27, 2010, 08:39 PM
As far as kool-aid goes, soak your head in it.

Ooh, someone struck a nerve. :eek:

Blind Bat
March 27, 2010, 10:28 PM
Sharps - That is beautiful. It's under half the cost of the Kimber and it looks 10x better.

Coronach
March 27, 2010, 11:28 PM
I agree.

For me, a 100 year anniversary should be a M1911 in 100% military trim. Period. Full stop. Leave the scrollwork, engraving and case hardening for some other project. For some reason, we seem to think that the 1911 needs to be the firearm equivalent of Elvis- it starts out lean and clean, and ends up tacky and covered in sequins. No thanks.

Mike

ScratchnDent
March 28, 2010, 02:18 AM
That Kimber...hmmm...what can I say......I guess the trigger looks nice!

Too bad about the rest of it, though.

03Shadowbob
March 28, 2010, 10:03 AM
I do love Kimbers but there is no way I'd buy a $4000 Kimber. Money better spent elsewhere.

MJ
March 28, 2010, 10:13 AM
Happy Birthday then.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/5dffc1d9.jpg

....MJ....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/ee27d9b6.jpg

EddieNFL
March 28, 2010, 10:50 AM
Close.

Pilot
March 28, 2010, 10:59 AM
I think the relatively recent Colt WWI O1911 and O1918 Reproductions are the exact pistol that should be viewed as the 100 year anniversary guns. What could be more accurate?

Anything else is just a marketing gimmick to sell a certain gun.

xXxplosive
March 28, 2010, 03:21 PM
Would want the same exact features as my 1918 Colt.....a duplicate I guess only New...............with maybe the date 2011 on the slide.

Full Metal Jacket
March 28, 2010, 08:00 PM
i seriously doubt it's real case hardening....

doubleh
March 29, 2010, 01:31 PM
Colt is entitled to make a 100 year anniversary model 1911 pistol. It's their gun. Everyone else makes a replica. :D

mothermopar
March 29, 2010, 01:46 PM
CASE HARDENING finish on a 1911?! ***? It looks like Kimber tried to mate a Colt Single Action Army revolver with a Colt 1911... and the result: an offspring zombie pistol! That is pitiful and SO wrong looking. Not only is Kimber a clone 1911 pistol, but then they go and bastardize John Browning's masterpiece with this monstrosity?!?!

BTW: Why is ANYONE other than Colt even considering a Centennial Anniversary pistol?!?!

EddieNFL
March 29, 2010, 02:17 PM
Why is ANYONE other than Colt even considering a Centennial Anniversary pistol?!?!

Just a wild guess, and I'm probably way off base, but I will take a stab and say profit.

Coronach
March 29, 2010, 02:25 PM
i seriously doubt it's real case hardening...which only serves to make it even more ridiculous.

Mike

John Wayne
March 29, 2010, 02:27 PM
That Kimber is absolutely hideous. I would like to see an original mil-spec model made by Colt--no frills, maybe a 1911-2011 inscription. Save the embellishments for a glass-covered hardwood box with a plaque about JMB or something.

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