SOLD FOR: $2850.02
Model: Marias Grade II
Serial Number: 06OLE195
Year of Manufacture: 2006
Gauge: 20 Gauge 3″ Shells
Action Type: Over-Under Sidelock Shotgun with Inertially Reset Single Non-Selective Trigger, Ejectors, & Cocking Indicators
Markings: The frame is marked with the serial number on the edge below the shoulder of the barrel set and the right edge below the shoulder of the barrel set is marked “U”. The lockplates each have a banner marked “KIMBER”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “06 OLE 195” and “24”. The bottom of the lower barrel is marked “HATFIELD GUN COMPANY 20 GA – 3″ / TURKEY”. The forend iron is marked with the serial number. The bottom of the frame is marked with a banner that reads “GRADE II”. The frame, forend, iron, lever, trigger guard, and safety have scroll engraving.
Barrel Length: 28?
Choke: Threaded for removable chokes, currently installed Full over Modified.
Weight: 7 lb 4 oz
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a brass bead in a base at the front of its ventilated rib. The rib is serrated for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered Turkish walnut with a round bottom pistol grip, straight comb, and a checkered bare butt. There are some spots of finish loss on the sides of the wrist at the teardrops. There are some scattered compressions and dings, the deepest are on the belly at the toe, forend in front of the iron, and on the right side of the buttstock down by the belly. There are some scattered draglines and light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. There are some scattered light handling marks. The checkering is mostly strong with light handling wear. The LOP measures 14 1/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the wood. The drop at comb is approximately 1 1/2″ and the drop at heel is approximately 2 1/8″. The cast is neutral. The butt has some light wear. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued & Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 90% of its metal finish. The receiver has some finish loss, most noticeable on the bottom. There are some scattered spots of light oxidation on the receiver, most noticeable on the bottom. The receiver appears to have a thin coat of lacquer that has flaked or scratched off in certain areas. There are some spots of dark discoloration from previous oxidation on the monoblock. The barrel has some discoloration from previous oxidation on the muzzle. There are a few little scuffs that have thinned the finish and a couple of marks through the finish on the barrels, most noticeable on the left side at the forend. There are some areas of thinning from the removal of the forend. There is operational wear. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including ejectors. The barrels lock up tight to the receiver with no play. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: Kimber has been associated with quality guns here in the U.S. for decades, building some of the finest semi-custom rifles and pistols on the market. This beautiful over/under has many features of high dollar shotguns like hand detachable sidelocks, internal action parts highly polished and fitted, jeweled internals and barrel breech, cocking indicators, 3″ magnum capability, screw-in chokes, and beautifully figured Turkish walnut stocks. Balanced wonderfully right on the hinge pin and gorgeous to the eye, it would be impossible to find a better value anywhere. The wood is hand checkered to perfection and finished with a hand-rubbed oil finish. The action has a stunning bone and charcoal case color hardening, and there is just enough engraving to add a touch of elegance. The buttstock is fitted to the rebated frame to perfection, with perfectly executed teardrops at the apex of the locks and a hand checkered butt! These are features found on some of the best guns out of England and Italy. The barrels are beautifully Belgian Rust Blued and have screw-in chokes for the ultimate versatility. This is a beautiful gun and should be a fine shotgun to take clay shooting or upland game hunting. Please see our photos and good luck!