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The early Calackamas-marked guns are revered by many because some folks feel Kimber was at its best when they first got started. The first guns were for the most part very well-made, most likely because production volume was still low and the company was trying hard to impress the buying public with their new creation. But in the opinion of many, once production geared up (which by then they were being marked "Yonkers, NY" on the frame) and demand reached a crescendo Kimber began getting lazy, and allowing the guns to leave the factory without as much attention to detail in order to meet demand.

This of course doesn't mean the first ones were like gold, however. Guns from the first batch (like the one I had) shot very low until the front sight was replaced or filed down, and a few with machining boo-boos are also occasionally encountered. But the mystique of the Calackamas-marked Kimbers is growing, so if the pistol in question is like-new and unaltered it's probably worth more than an equivalent new Series II Kimber. I'd say maybe $700-$750 tops. More than that and you may as well buy a new one and not worry.
 
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