Kimber Clackamas

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by riggergreg, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. riggergreg

    riggergreg New Member

    11
    Apr 3, 2010
    Whitewright, Tx
    Been waiting patiently for an opportunity to pick up one of these. This is a very early one. Looks great and shoots even better. Thought ya'll might like to see it..

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Just curious, why is it called the Clackamas? I happen to work in Clackamas Oregon. Just wondering.
     

  3. riggergreg

    riggergreg New Member

    11
    Apr 3, 2010
    Whitewright, Tx
    The first 5,000-6,000 Kimbers were rollmarked "CLACKAMAS,OR" because that's where the comapny had their offices, and for legal reasons it was best to put that on there. Every Kimber (except for one, as I understand) was actually manufactured in the "YONKERS,NY" facility, and the rollmark was changed to reflect that upon the move of home base operations there.

    The older "Clackamas" Kimbers are fairly sought after as they were done with more care and seem to be a much better pistol than the newer series II made today
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2010
  4. Interesting, I didn't know that they were ever in Clackamas. Thanks for the info.
     
  5. xpertz1

    xpertz1 New Member

    8
    Feb 10, 2010
    N.W. Pa
    Not a Clackamas, But an early 70 series Gold Match. Outshoots Gold Cups regularly.

    [​IMG][/URL] Uploaded with ImageShack.us[/IMG]
     
  6. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    kimber wasn't founded until 1979 late 70's not early 70's
     
  7. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member


    You mean the ones made today are not very good quality?

    mike
    gn
     
  8. xpertz1

    xpertz1 New Member

    8
    Feb 10, 2010
    N.W. Pa
    Didn't say early 70's, said early 70 series, meaning not a newer 80 series.
     
  9. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    I see the Kimbers refered to as Series I and Series II so as not to be confused with Colt.
     
  10. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    thats what threw me off , never heard of a 70 series kimber
     
  11. 1223745302

    1223745302 New Member

    12
    Nov 14, 2010
    Oh, I like very beautiful!
     
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
The 1911 Forum Kimber compact 3" May 13, 2016
The 1911 Forum Kimber Multiple-Fire Problem After Cerakote Apr 11, 2016
The 1911 Forum Kimber Ultra Carry II field report Aug 5, 2014
The 1911 Forum My Kimber 1911's Anniversary present Nov 17, 2013
The 1911 Forum Kimber super carry pro Jun 25, 2013