SOLD FOR: $2000.50
Model: 84M Classic Select Grade
Serial Number: KM29296
Year of Manufacture: 2006-2020
Caliber: .257 Roberts
Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine Fed Rifle
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “KIMBER MFG. INC. YONKERS, NY, USA 257 ROB CLASSIC” and has an encircled “P” at the chamber. The left of the receiver is marked with the serial number and “Kimber 84M”. The underside of the bolt handle is hand inscribed “296”. The floorplate is marked “SELECT GRADE”.
Barrel Length: 22?
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of bases and rings holding a Leupold VX-III 4.5-14×40 scope. The scope has a few scattered light handling marks. There are some oil stains under the front lens cap. The scope has a duplex reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in Fine Plus condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered walnut with ebony forend cap, steel capped pistol grip, fluted straight comb, sling studs front and rear, and a black rubber Kimber buttpad. There are a few draglines and small compressions, the most noticeable marks are on the left side at about the action. There are light handling marks, there are no chips or cracks. The checkering is mostly sharp. The LOP measures approximately 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the pad. The pad has some scattered light handling wear. The stock rates in Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
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 96% of its metal finish. There are some scuffs that have thinned the finish, the most noticeable are on the bottom of the barrel at the front, the right side of the barrel towards the front, and there are a couple of much smaller spots on the bottom metal assembly. There are some light handling marks. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are undamaged. 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: Included is the previously described Leupold scope, a cartridge carrier, Kimber paperwork including the manual, Leupold paperwork, and a serial matching Kimber box.
Our Assessment: 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 in New York and resumed production and still craft some of the finest bolt actions on the market. This is a nice Model 84 Classic Select Grade chambered in .257 Roberts, the model was introduced 2006 and produced to 2020. This one has a couple of areas of light wear but has a great bore and the blued finish still looks stellar. It should be hitting the bullseye for years to come with proper care. Please see our photos and good luck!