SOLD FOR: $1200
Make: Kimber of Oregon
Model: 84 Ultra Varminter
Serial Number: UV17R527
Year of Manufacture: 1989-1991
Caliber: .17 Rem
Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine Fed Rifle
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “KIMBER OF OREGON, INC., CLACKAMAS, OREGON, U.S.A.”. The left of the chamber is marked “.17 REM”. The left of the receiver is marked with the serial number and “Kimber MODEL 84”. The bolt does not have any markings.
Barrel Length: 24″
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a one-piece base and a pair of rings.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered laminated birch with a capped pistol grip, fluted straight comb, sling studs front and rear, and black rubber Kimber buttpad. There are a few little dings and scratches, the most noticeable are on the belly of the buttstock. There are a few little dings on the heel. There are some little scuffs that have caused finish loss, most noticeable on the bottom of the forend. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is mostly strong. The LOP measures approximately 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the pad. The pad has scattered wear with heavier wear on the edges. The stock rates in Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued Receiver with Stainless Barrel
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 97% of its metal finish. The receiver has some light handling wear. The barrel has a few scattered scuffs and rubs that have caused smooth spots to the matte finish. There are some draglines from use and storage. The screw heads are undamaged. There is some discoloration on the rings that are currently installed. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine Plus 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: None.
Our Assessment: This is a nice Model 84 chambered in .17 Remington. Kimber originally produced the Model 82 rimfire and then started with the 84 centerfire after the success of the rimfires. Using the new Model 84 actions, Kimber specialized in making heavier-weight, small-caliber center-fires for benchrest shooting and varmint hunting. Perhaps the ultimate prairie dog gun, they were tack-driving accurate with outstanding barrels, stocks and triggers, and heavy enough to negate recoil. After the Model 84 was a success, the later large caliber Model 89 was born and they were soon overwhelmed with production demand and went through financial turmoil. 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 one has a couple defects but has a great bore, it should be hitting the bullseye for years to come with proper care. Please see our photos and good luck!