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I just finished my "Black OPS" Kimber.
Special thanks to Dane Burns at BCP, George and crew from EGW, and Virgil Tripp from Tripp Research Inc.


Started out with a standard 5 inch Kimber and did the following to it:
Heinie sights straight 8 slant .110 front
Brown tail Memory groove Tail
disconnector,hammer & sear - BCP
slide stop- Wilson "factory plus"
trigger- videcki solid
plug& guide- Ed Brown
Bushing solid - Wilson
extractor---Wilson
HD firing pin spring
Wolff recoil spring 17 lbs.
Wolff main spring 19 lbs.
Wilson ejector
CMC ambi safety (recut)
MSH 30 lpi from Ed brown
EGW checker front 20 lpi {insert}
Carry bevel entire gun for carry
Serrate rear of slide 50 LPI
Cobra Coat by Tripp Research ( shipped gun on Monday this week, Back Today!!!)
everything except Hammer Sear conecting points and trigger is covered.
Grips are Black Micarta





<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Shay on 2002-01-02 12:44 ]</font>
 

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I did all the Work

Coaching and parts from Dane @BCP

George and crew @EGW- Checkered insert after I messed up the front strap

Tripp research- Cobra Coat finish
 

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Very....Black!

...Nice work...how long did it take you for -your- part of the work? Did you start with a custom classic?

Looks great! When will we see the targets?
Congrats on a good job, well done!
 

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Base gun is a Kimber "Custom" that has a Stainless steel frame and walnut grips.

total cost on this project is $1600.
$975 parts ,checkering and finish
plus the base gun $625

This doesn't include my time and shipping costs. I used only the best parts, no shortcuts. It cost's more, but will LAST.

goes to show how little the smiths profit on the custom guns, for $200 more I could get a BCP FED package with extras and it would have a Thistle too :smile:

My gun is only a WANNABE FED :grin:

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What's different about the rear sight, is it cut off short in front? Seems to end sooner than the ones I've seen, or am I imagining it?
Ned, it's a standard Heinie for Kimber cut.

Does Cobra coat go on over fresh Parkerizing, or on top of the existing finish?
I don't really know the process, I have had guns in Black T, Roguard and now Cobra Coat- they all look the same to me:)
Tripp did a nice job on this gun, it is all covered except for the ramp, barrel throat, hammer hooks and sear. I did polish the Breech face last night.
AND I had the gun back after 4 days!


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Tell us more about the carry bevel that you did on this gun. I like the look, more bevel than melt. Did you use mostly a hand file? Mag well bevel?
I used mostly a #4 swiss file. areas I touched are the back of the slide, bottom of slide and front by the muzzle. the front of the bushing, and the bottom corner of the MSH and frame and the mag weel area where i always pinch my hand while doing speed reloads. The rest of the the straight lines on the gun got a hard rubber eraser wrapped with 320 grit sand paper and then a 600 grit and ALLOT of elbow grease. then a nice bead blast before refinishing.


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