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    Default Looking for 1911 gunsmith in Pittsburgh

    I have a Kimber 1911 with a tight chamber. I'm looking for a smith who can ream/clean up the chamber. I would normally have gone to Economy Gunsmith over the years but they are no more. I live in the North Suburbs of Pittsburgh. Thanks for the help.

    Mike

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    Default Re: Looking for 1911 gunsmith in Pittsburgh

    Send Kimber an Email and inquire about getting it opened up , or replaced.

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    Default Re: Looking for 1911 gunsmith in Pittsburgh

    Unfortunately It's out of warranty. I'm the second owner and it's past the one year

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    Default Re: Looking for 1911 gunsmith in Pittsburgh

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikemiller69gs View Post
    Unfortunately It's out of warranty. I'm the second owner and it's past the one year
    Given Kimbers level of customer service , I don't think it would matter.

    OTOH , a 'tight' chamber is generally preferred. Are you using reloads? Could be the problem.

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    Default Re: Looking for 1911 gunsmith in Pittsburgh

    The issue was with 4 different factory rounds I tested but as it turned out, my terminology was wrong, it was the throat. On a good note, I found Hallston Custom Machine in Slippery Rock PA today, called John Vincent (Owner) and went straight to his shop. He checked the gun while I was there, asked if I was in a hurry and fixed on the spot. He reamed the throat, did some polishing and away I went. Very meticulous gentleman and incredibly reasonably priced. It's not often these days that a business exceeds your expectations!!!
    Last edited by Mikemiller69gs; September 17th, 2021 at 09:37 PM. Reason: additional info

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