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Old 09-07-2021, 10:02 AM   #1
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I ordered a Kimber ambi safety that I intended to install on a Chiappa 1911.
It comes with a new sear pin to hold the right hand side on.
The pin was to large to fit in the frame. I did install it on a Kimber I had with no issue.
Is it just a tight fit and I need to ream the frame on the Chiappa?
And what size reamer would I need?
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Old 09-07-2021, 10:21 AM   #2
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What kind of finish is on the Chiappa? Could it just be parkerizing or coating in the hole making it tight? Id look at polishing the hole before reaming the frame.
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Old 09-07-2021, 10:51 AM   #3
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Looks to be a coating, paint possibly.
Chiappa's being a entry level 1911 it could be the coating. I will see if it will polish up and try inserting the old Kimber pin.
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Old 09-11-2021, 01:52 PM   #4
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Were you able to make it work without modifying the frame?
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Old 09-11-2021, 08:51 PM   #5
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To dam busy to circle back to it. Looking at the kimber pin its dam close in size.
Hopefully next weekend I can give it another try.
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It's most likely the coating.
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Old 10-13-2021, 12:16 PM   #7
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Just got back to this.
I left the ambi safety on the Kimber and ordered another.
The new sear pin was tight but that one did wiggle in without any polishing.

Thanks for the help.
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