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Old January 10, 2000, 01:23 PM   #1
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Kimber put a defective hammer in my pistol. I guess I will have to send it in for a new hammer, unless they will send me a replacement.


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Old January 10, 2000, 02:32 PM   #2
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It's a pretty good size chunk missing from an important area. I'd say it would be unsafe.

I think a call to Kimber would be in order.

Good Luck...

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Old January 10, 2000, 04:53 PM   #3
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Yes, It looks like an accident waiting to happen. Kimber should give you a new part no questions asked. Good Luck!

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Old January 10, 2000, 08:35 PM   #4
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Keep us posted as to how Kimber treats you.

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Old January 11, 2000, 10:53 AM   #5
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So far, my email to them remains unanswered.
I called customer service, and was given the number for their gunsmith. I called the gunsmith-he was not in. I think I'll draft a letter and mail it.
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Old January 11, 2000, 05:30 PM   #6
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Hi, folks,

That hammer looks like a badly cast POS. Are all Kimber parts that way now?

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Old January 11, 2000, 06:30 PM   #7
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I admit, it is a crappy looking hammer. The rest of the pistol seems well made. I still cannot get anyone to return my emails, and I can't get in touch with anyone who can send me a replacement. I am not impressed with the customer service at Kimber. If it were my company that sent out a pistol that could conceivably cause a negligent discharge, I would fall over myself getting a new hammer in the mail. I guess I would be just as well to order a new hammer from Chip McCormick for $25.00 and write off Kimber as a source of future pistol purchases.
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Old January 11, 2000, 11:03 PM   #8
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Why dont you try actually speaking to a live person instead of using e-mail? You might get faster results. call 914-964-0771

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Old January 12, 2000, 07:54 AM   #9
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I tried that number several times yesterday, but no-one would answer the phone. I will give it a try again today.
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Old January 12, 2000, 10:06 AM   #10
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I finally talked to someone at Kimber.
Unfortunately, they won't send a hammer to me. I either send them the gun, or I have them send a replacement hammer to a gunsmith.
I'll just cut my losses and buy a new hammer from Chip McCormick for $23.00

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Old January 12, 2000, 11:06 AM   #11
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Another broked!ck Kimmer... Where's R!kWr!ter?? hmmmm-mmm-mmm...

Jim Keenan: I wouldn't call it a POS, well yeah, I would! hehehehe

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Old January 12, 2000, 12:11 PM   #12
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nobody:

I am not surprised at your unanswered emails--I've snet them a total of maybe 8 and have only heard back once. Still, Kimber's offer seems reasonable (though they should pay shipping if you send it back to them).

I can't blame Kimber for insisting on some control in fixing their mistake since the hammer/sear engagement surface is too delicate an operation for an unskilled person--I am assuming that you're not a gunsmith?
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Old January 12, 2000, 02:22 PM   #13
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From the looks of the hammer they stuck in my pistol, I would assume that whoever installed it at the factory was no more skilled than I.
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Old January 12, 2000, 10:23 PM   #14
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Pepper, The Democrat-Biting Dog, could produce a better hammer than that!!!
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Old January 13, 2000, 05:21 PM   #15
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Please do not blame the maker. The parts shipment from Baluchistan was late because they ran out of old San Miguel cans and Kimber had to use parts from Upper Bangladesh, also know as the precision machine tool capitol of the world.

Remember those pictures of guys at the Khyber Pass making guns out of railroad iron with nothing but a file. Guess who they work for now?

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Old January 13, 2000, 08:47 PM   #16
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I thought they were working for Beretta now.
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