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Need Clackamas Kimber 1911 History

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by skydiver, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. skydiver

    skydiver Sandy,OR Well-Known Member

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    Hey Friends,
    I have a Clackamas Kimber 1911 with a serial number in the 2,000 range. The fit, finish and accuracy is second to none!
    However, I'm curious to find out more history about the early Kimber Clackamas 1911's.
    Years ago, one of my firearm instructors said he did the final test firing of their 1911's. If it didn't group one big hole, he'd send it back for fine tuning before they sold it. He seemed to be not so impressed with the New York versions.
    Because this company was in our backyard, some of you must know the "facts".
    1. I was wondering how many were marked Clackamas before the change to New York?
    2. Were they ever made in Clackamas or just assembled and test fired there?
    3. Why did they move?
    Thanks for reading this and helping out my curious mind! :)
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  3. skydiver

    skydiver Sandy,OR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Deadeye! That answers my #3 question.
     
  4. just1more

    just1more Renton Member

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    1. I've heard around 7-7500. I have a pic of K069xx and its a Clack.
    2. Nope, well never for production.
    3. Part of one of the many changes in ownership, See here - Kimber Manufacturing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  5. skydiver

    skydiver Sandy,OR Well-Known Member

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    You guys are great! Thanks again for the info.

    Blue Skies!