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Greetings all,
I see the "II" designation quite frequently on the board in regards to different models of Kimbers. I was told that the "II" models are similar to a series 80 Colt in some respect. I have not noticed too many in Iowa, although I wasn't looking for them either. Could someone clue me in?

good shootin', gf

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Hi gunny..
The "II" designation refers to Kimbers new firing pin safety system. When you depress the grip safety it also releases the firing pin safety. The Series 80 Colt firing pin system is operated by pulling the trigger.

I'm told the new Kimber II system is very similar to the original Colt Swartz firing pin safety system used in the late 30's and early 40's Commercial Colt 1911s.

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