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Hey all...

Well, today for some odd reason I was researching for pistol in .380.

I originally intended to go look at a Bersa Thunder, since I've heard so many good things about it and theres one in 2 tone @ my local Turners. Ended up looking at a Sig 232 and the Bersa. No Walther PPK's to look at.

So, I went to my local gunshop near my university before class started. I walked in wanting to look @ the Walther PPK and in the consignment case was a Series I Kimber Classic Royal.

The gun was too beautiful, only a few rds fired through it, never been in a holster. I'd say around 98% finish. Slight "idiot mark" and a small ding in the finish that didn't bother me.

Now my question, my gunsmith said it was a Series I pistol. How can I tell?

The left side says "Classic Royal".



I should get the gun in 10 days so I'll write up a range report on it. This will be my 2nd 1911, 1st Kimber.

I'm excited :p
 

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A Series II would be marked "Royal II".

Also you can lock the slide back and look on the under side toward the rear. If there is a spring loaded plunger in the slide, beneath the rear sight, its a series II.
 
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