Kimber How much trouble am I asking for?

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by ZoidMeister, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Gents,

    Hoping to change out a trigger on a Pro Carry HD II. I hate to admit this, but I have never fully detail stripped a Series 80 or a gun with a Schwartz (spelling?) safety. I just noticed this one has that extra little do-dad in the frame.

    Carry On, No Worries, or, Fear And Trepidation?

    Zoid the uneducated . . . . .
     
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  2. Joni Lynn

    Joni Lynn Professional Pest, NRA Patron member

    Dec 21, 2014
    When I reassemble a series 80 I cut a Q Tip in half and use it for a slave pin to hold those little pieces in place while I get everything to go where it belongs. I also put a light grease on the little pieces, it helps to get them to stay where I put them until I get things together.
    On the Kimber, I found mine easier than a series 80. If you have a cell phone camera, just take a photo of each step when taking it apart.
    Best wishes.
     
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  3. jacobconroy75

    jacobconroy75 Well-Known Member

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    Jul 11, 2019
    I have a Kimber series II (Swartz-ish safety). It's not too bad to reassemble. I just use a right-angle pick to put it in place.

    And yes, I always wind up cursing at least a little bit. Totally do-able though.
     
  4. simonp

    simonp Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2016
    Or you can just remove it completely, just make sure that you install a "plug" so the sear doesnt wander once you remove it - otherwise your gun will either jam or go full auto, ask me how I know...... though I wont name the smith who didnt know
     
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  5. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    You tube is ur friend. Lots of good Series 80 vids.
     
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  6. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    If I can do it , you can.
    Lots of great advice above Zoid
     
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  7. HooDoo Man

    HooDoo Man Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 26, 2017
    Be carful. This may turn into one of those 30 min. jobs that end up taking 2 days! Remember?
     
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  8. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    Thanks Saw this is a great idea.
     
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  9. Sneaky One

    Sneaky One Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2016
    I have ptsd just thinking about it.
     
  10. WVsig

    WVsig Well-Known Member

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    Mar 8, 2018
  11. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    All too vividly . . . . .
     
  12. HooDoo Man

    HooDoo Man Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 26, 2017
    Just kidding...................I've never preformed that operation. But with my luck It would be 2 days with YouTube.
     
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  13. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    I just remember LONG ago, the first time I got a sear spring seated caddywampus in a 1911(before I learnt to either rubber band the grip safety or take OUT both safeties). I couldn't get the trigger to operate properly for a week on one of my guns. I was still too timid to fully disassemble a 1911 at the time.
     
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  14. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Zoid has never been timid about ANYTHING!!!
     
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  15. HooDoo Man

    HooDoo Man Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 26, 2017
    Yes, you know your in trouble when that cold sweat starts on your forehead. And you can't fall asleep that night. But man, what a relief when it comes together. Then, how could I have been that stupid!
     
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  16. Wiresguy

    Wiresguy Active Member

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    Oct 26, 2019
    Some great ideas on the "Series 80 style" guns.

    I took the "easy" way out and just sold them all ;)
     
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  17. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014

    I suppose you are correct sir. Those were my Curly daze . . . . .
     
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  18. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    I seem to make a fairly meager living at it. It does help one establish a good degree of notoriety as well . . .

    Consider Forrester Pumice, Moe, Larry, Curly, Shemp, and Zoid . . . .

    But it's a. 38 SUPERB Kimber . . . . . .
     
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  19. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Double Secret Banned Supporting Addict

    Oct 31, 2016
    Series 80 is easy. Never touched a Schwartz style pistola.
     
  20. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2017

    Zoid, they make a shim to replace all the series 80 monkey motion stuff. You can remove it permanently unless you have to keep it stock. Here's one of them.

    https://www.brownells.com/handgun-p...to-series-70-conversion-shims--prod13121.aspx
     
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