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Need a gun smith

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by SigShooter, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. SigShooter

    SigShooter Beaverton Member

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    A friend had a very bad fire and his Kimber went through it. It completely destroyed the gun all that is left is the slide and frame.

    Any suggestions on a gunsmith that he should take it to?

    Thank you
     
  2. Kentucky Windage

    Kentucky Windage WA State Active Member

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    If the slide/receiver is in spec, build it back up.

    He could always send it to Kimber - they could find someone to spin it to show Kimber fire proofing...and they could rebuild it for him or send him a new gun.

    Which model of Kimber? Any pictures? Is he interested in selling the slide/receiver?
     
  3. taroman

    taroman Willamette Valley Active Member

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    If a gun has actually been burned up, its likely that the heat treatment of the steel has been affected.
    May be wrong, I'd doubt that any reputable 'smith will touch a gun so damaged.
     
  4. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    In this case I would send it to Kimber.

    I have a friend that lost his in a house fire and it was on about the same condition. Kimber sent him a new pistol....free of charge
     
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  5. SigShooter

    SigShooter Beaverton Member

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    I guess I will recommend he contact Kimber. Thank you guys.
     
  6. Kentucky Windage

    Kentucky Windage WA State Active Member

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    That sure is nice of Kimber.


    Maybe. Gun steel is pretty resilient. Smiths would probably send it to Kimber themselves or advise you to do so to relieve themselves of liability. Also, we haven't seen a picture so what, "Burned up" means to one person may be very different than what it means to another. Either way it would be interesting to look over.
     
  7. SigShooter

    SigShooter Beaverton Member

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    I called Kimber and they said it would be so expensive to fix that he should just buy a new one.

    I dont have a picture of it. However, it is very bad. Slide will not operate, all the amuntion went off inside the mag. It was in his shop and went up in flames. Hot enough fire that it melt to cars to the ground...not a pretty picture. Everything was a total loss in his shop.
     
  8. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    So, he could take it to Rodger at Revelation Arms?

    H
     
  9. Kentucky Windage

    Kentucky Windage WA State Active Member

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    So it's had better days - put it in a display case.
     
  10. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Rodger and his welder and your Kimber will be the best it's ever been....:bsflag:
     
  11. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    The only value this firearm has is the frame and it's serial number. If the frame itself hasn't warped or started to melt, it could be used as a restoration platform for a Do It Yourself'er. Shop for parts at places like Numrich, or the various boards and assemble a new firearm. The parts can be shipped easily, it's only the frame that needs to go through the FFL transfer process.

    That said, how much time would someone want to put into this?
     
  12. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Dude already owns the gun, what transfer process are we talking about???
     
  13. Allfat

    Allfat Marion County Active Member

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    He is saying since he already has the frame, there would be no transfer process because that is the only thing that would require a transfer. Everything else he can just order online and get shipped because there is no transfer needed on the parts.
     
  14. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Must not have read the whole post.
     
  15. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    No i did. I'm trying to understand the relevance of your post and the connection to the topic.

    Topic: I need a gunsmith to attempt to fix my gun
    Your post: Only parts need transferred

    He already has the frame, he's already talked about having a gunsmith look it over- in which case he'll have an FFL already involved. The post is about a gun that could either have scorched grips, or a full carry melt job.....

    Elephants are gray
     
  16. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    The man in our town for this job comes around every Monday night and collects these jobs from a green container we put out by the curb.
     
  17. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    And yet you still missed this statement
     
  18. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    And yet there's still no relevance! the question wasn't WHAT parts can I order without going through an FFL. If the idea is to just grenade it and throw out fun facts great, I thought people were trying to help out here.