Kimber’s Product Manager of Pistols Winslow Potter kindly gave us some information about Stallone’s pistols he used The Expendables:
The pistol for “The Expendables” movie was based off of our current Gold Combat II pistol but highly customized.
Instead of being Kimpro finished stainless however, the frame and slide were carbon steel, then mirror polished and hot blued. They wore mirror polished stainless small part accents.
We made a total of 10 identical pistols (other than serial numbers) for the movie and had a total of 3 weeks to make them start to delivery in order to get them to the ISS to do their appropriate modifications. My understanding is some were to be made blank firing, while others were to remain live fire pistols.
The smooth black Micarta magwell grips were a request by Mr. Stallone which we supplied from the factory.
-24 LPI front strap checkering with border base.
-A high undercut trigger guard.
-30 LPI under trigger guard checkering.
-24 LPI flat top serrations on the slide
-Scalloped French shoulders blended the slide to frame.
-Special serial numbers
Mirror polished parts:
-grip safety mainspring housing/magwell