SOLD OFR: $3525
Make: Kimber of Oregon
Model: 82 Custom Classic Deluxe
Serial Number: 52025
Year of Manufacture: 1985 (Test Target)
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
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 “52025” and “Kimber MODEL 82”. The left of the chamber is marked “CAL 22 LR”. The bolt is hand inscribed “52025”.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of bases.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered walnut with an ebony nosecap, metal capped pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and a checkered metal buttplate. There are no major defects, just a few light handling marks. The checkering is mostly sharp. The LOP measures 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has light handling marks. Overall, the stock is in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are a few light handling marks. There are no major defects. There is light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Excellent 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, serial matching box, test target, and manual.
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 an early commercial Model 82 Custom Classic Deluxe chambered in .22 LR, it has a 22″ barrel paired with a deluxe walnut stock. These are some of the nicest rimfires you can get your hands on and the collectors market has taken notice. This is a rare opportunity to pick up a Kimber of Oregon that is in almost new condition. Please see our photos and good luck!