I have a Kimber 1911 that I bought brand new ten years ago. By that time I already had two Kimbers I'd bought in 1998 and 1999. Both of those have bores that are shiny. The 2002 Kimber has always had a bore that wasn't shiny, but wasn't pitted, either. It just was never polished like the other two. It could well be that the other two had bores that were the same and polished out with shooting. This 2002 pistol is one I only put 300 rounds through, so if shooting it polishes the bore, this one didn't get it. Has anyone ever noticed this on any of their pistols?