SOLD FOR: $1125
Make: Kimber of Oregon
Model: 82 Cascade
Serial Number: M551
Year of Manufacture: 1981-1988
Caliber: .22 WMR
Action Type: Detachable Magazine Bolt Action Rifle
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “KIMBER OF OREGON, INC., CLACKAMAS, OREGON. U.S.A.”. The left of the receiver is marked “M551” and “Kimber MODEL 82”. The underside of the bolt handle is marked “551 / M”. The left of the chamber is marked “CAL .22 W.M.R.”.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver has a male dovetail to mount rings.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered deluxe claro walnut with a capped pistol grip, fluted monte carlo comb, and a checkered steel buttplate. There are a few little compressions and draglines. Some of the most noticeable marks are on the front of the pistol grip and behind the safety. There is a small crack on the top of the wrist at the tang. There are a couple little marks above the toe. The checkering is mostly sharp. The LOP measures 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has light handling marks and a few little spots of oxidation. Overall, the stock is in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is some faint surface erosion at the muzzle.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are some scattered patches of oxidation, most noticeable on the barrel towards the front. There are some light streaks and faint thinning on the barrel from slightly abrasive cleaning, most noticeable on the left. There are a couple of little tiny marks into the finish, most noticeable on the trigger guard. There is a faint hairline scratch on the right of the receiver at the rear. There are some spots of discoloration on the bolt. The bolt handle is slightly plum. There is light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good-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: Included is a 4-round magazine. The mag has few light marks, in about Fine condition.
Our Assessment: Founded in 1979, Kimber of America swiftly developed a reputation for high-quality rifles, predominantly due to their Model 82 rimfire rifles. Made in a variety of configurations, the Model 82 developed a well-deserved reputation for accuracy and was also introduced in some popular center-fire .22 and .17 calibers. Due to their accuracy and unparalleled build quality, the military decided to contact them for a trainer in the 1980s after the old trainers were worn out. This is a commercial Model 82 Cascade chambered in .22 magnum, it has a 22″ barrel paired with a deluxe claro walnut stock. These are some of the nicest rimfires you can get your hands on. Drop a bid today for your next .22 tack driver. Please see our photos and good luck!