SOLD FOR: $3500
Make: Kimber of Oregon
Model: 89 BGR Featherweight Super America
Serial Number: 89-2163
Year of Manufacture: 1989-1990
Caliber: .257 Roberts
Action Type: Bolt Action, Hinged Floorplate Internal Magazine Fed Rifle
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “KIMBER OF OREGON, INC., CLACKAMAS, OREGON, U.S.A.” and “.257 Roberts”. The left of the receiver is marked with the serial number and “Kimber MODEL 89 Super America”. The bolt is matched and hand-marked “163” on the underside of the handle.
Barrel Length: 22?
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sight. The top of the receiver has integral bases.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered walnut with dark forend cap, metal capped pistol grip, fluted straight comb with cheekpiece, inlet sling mounts, and a solid brick red rubber Kimber buttpad. There is a little patch of excess finish on the left side on the top edge at the receiver. There are a few scattered light marks and general handling wear. The checkering is strong. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the textured pad. The pad has light wear and some discoloration. The stock rates in Excellent 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. In my opinion, this bore is a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few light handling marks and there is faint operational wear. The screw heads are undamaged. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates 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 serial matching box and Kimber soft case.
Our Assessment: The Kimber 89 BGR, or Big Game Rifle was introduced in 1988 after the company had success with their earlier Model 84 which used small calibers. The rifle was a hit and soon the demand overwhelmed production capabilities, and this ultimately led to their liquidation in 1991. 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 is the Featherweight Super America Grade which features really nice walnut with beautiful checkering that really pops against the beautiful blued finish. Due the business struggles we mentioned, these were not made for long and have a true collector following. This rifle would make a great addition to just about any safe in America, one this nice is a true find! Please see our photos and good luck!
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