SOLD FOR: $1375
Make: Kimber of America
Model: 82C Classic Varmint
Serial Number: SSC0491
Year of Manufacture: 1995-1998
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Detachable Magazine Bolt Action Rifle
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “KIMBER OF AMERICA, INC; CLACKAMAS, OREGON. U.S.A.”. The left of the receiver is marked “SSC0491” and “Kimber MODEL 82”. The left of the chamber is marked “22 LR”. The bolt is hand inscribed “0491”.
Barrel Length: 21” Fluted
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of rings and bases.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered grade A walnut with a capped pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and a rubber buttpad. There are a few little compressions and draglines, most noticeable on the right below the ejection port and right of the buttstock. The checkering is mostly sharp. The LOP measures 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has light handling marks. Overall, the stock is in about Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blue with Stainless Barrel
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 97% of its metal finish. There are a few little scuffs and rubs on the matte stainless barrel. There are some little scuffs that have thinned the finish on the bolt handle. There are a couple little marks into the finish in front of the magazine. There are a couple small spots of discolroation from previous oxidation on the trigger guard. There is light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is 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: Included is a 5-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 later commercial Model 82C Classic Varmint Stainless chambered in .22 LR, it has a 21″ barrel paired with a deluxe claro walnut stock. These are some of the nicest rimfires you can get your hands on and only about 1,000 of this model were made. Drop a bid today for your next .22 tack driver. Please see our photos and good luck!