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100 year anniversary 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by DeepSouth, Mar 27, 2010.

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  1. DeepSouth

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    Kimber has released their design of a Centennial Edition, for $4,400

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    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.
     
  2. EddieNFL

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    Let me think.
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    Beautiful frame, but there would have to be about a 4K rebate on the Kimber.
     
  3. buck460XVR

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    Kimber making a centennial model of Colt's 1911 is like Ruger making a anniversary model 29.............:rolleyes:
     
  4. tprice

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    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?
     
  5. rellascout

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    Kimber sucks.... bling on a 100 year Anniversary piece? :barf:
     
  6. Jim Watson

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    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.
     
  7. Kingofthehill

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    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
     
  8. Rexster

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    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.
     
  9. 76shuvlinoff

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    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.
     
  10. Starcheck55

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    I would be tempted if it came with season tickets for the Cavs.
     
  11. j-easy

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    I'm gonna hold out and see what every one else comes up with...
     
  12. Geno
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    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
     
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  13. General Geoff

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    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.
     
  14. MrIzhevsk

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    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..
     
  15. Full Metal Jacket

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    where did i put that barf bag....
     
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    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.
     
  17. Full Metal Jacket

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    maybe this one costs so much because they included quality control as a feature? :eek:
     
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    Could they pull that off for $4,000.00 each? :scrutiny:
     
  19. Full Metal Jacket

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    ^^^lol good point....
     
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    In very bad taste.
     
  21. BHP FAN

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    I'll stick with my $400.00 RIA G.I. Model,thanks... hey, I just saved $3,600!
     
  22. Hammerhead6814

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    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.
     
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  23. reloadn

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    I think it's ugly
     
  24. DRYHUMOR

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    Think Colt, think WW1 repro, think carbonia blue.

    That's how I think, anyway.
     
  25. SharpsDressedMan

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    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. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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