Sold For: $2,351
Model: 89 BGR Super America Grade
Serial Number: 8901233
Year of Manufacture: 1988-1991
Caliber: .338 Winchester Magnum
Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine Fed Rifle
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “KIMBER OF OREGON, INC., CLACKAMAS, OREGON, U.S.A.” and “.338 Win. Mag.”. The left of the receiver is marked with the serial number and “Kimber MODEL 89 Super America”.
Barrel Length: 24?
Sights / Optics: The top of the receiver is cut for rings, a pair comes installed. There is no provision for iron sights.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered walnut with dark forend cap, capped pistol grip, fluted straight comb with cheekpiece, inlet sling studs front and rear, scroll work around the checkering, and black vent rubber buttpad. There are some infrequently scattered compressions and draglines, some of the most noticeable are on the cheekpiece. The edges of the cheekpiece and pistol grip have some light finish loss. There are a few marks that have removed finish. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the pad and 12 ¾” to the wood. The WhiteLine pad has no major defects. The stock rates in Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Polished Blue Barrel with Matte Blue Reciever
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 92% of its metal finish. The bolt has some scuffing on the knob. The bottom metal has some scattered scuffs and thinning. The bottom metal also has a few scratches and spots of light discoloraiton. The barrel has some scuffs that have thinned, the finish, scratches, and nicks. The most noticeable defects on the barrel are a cluster of scratches and nicks on the left side in about the first 5” from the muzzle. The screw heads are undamaged. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The installed rings are included.
Our Assessment: The Kimber 89 BGR, or Big Game Rifle was introduced in 1988 after the comapny had success with their earlier Model 84 which used small calibers. The rifle was a hit and soon the demand overwhelmed production capabilities, and this ultimately led to their liquidation in 1991. They later reformed, but did so in Yonkers, New York with different backers and business interests. Collectors hold the Clackamas Oregon Kimbers in high regard, after picking it up you will see why. This is the Super America grade which features really nice walnut with beautiful checkering and scroll work that really pop against the beautiful blue finish. Due the business struggles we mentioned, it is estimated that only 5,000 BGRs were even made. Those 5000 include every grade made, and it is known that when you come across fancy wood like this, it is a serious find. This rifle would make a great addition to just about any safe in America. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred/sold in California.