SOLD FOR: $1,981
Model: Model 82, Super America
Serial Number: SA721
Year of Manufacture: 1983-1988
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Bolt Action, Removable Magazine Fed Rifle.
Markings: The top of the barrel, ahead of the rear sight is marked “KIMBER OF OREGON, INC., CLACKAMAMAS, OREGON, U.S.A”. The left side of the barrel is marked “CAL 22 LR”. The left side of the frame is marked “SA721 / KIMBER MODEL 82 Super America”
Barrel Length: 22.25”
Sights / Optics: There are no iron sights currently installed. The rifle is sporting a Leupold Vari-X 3×9 Compact Duplex Crosshair Rifle Scope. The lens is clear and free of defects, the quality you expect from Leupold. The body of the scope is lightly scuffed and scratched from safe storage. All marks will likely go unnoticed in the gloss finish.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered American Walnut, with pistol grip cap, sling swivel studs, pistol grip, ebony forend cap and Niedner checkered steel buttplate.There are a few light marks on the belly and one notable mark on the left side just above the magazine well. There are no major or minor defects worth noting otherwise. The grain is beautiful, as is the fit. The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the plate, which has some surface marks but still more than 90% finish. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is dirty but will clean to bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some thin marks on the barrel and light wear on the bolt handle/body. It was clearly shot infrequently and most of the wear and imperfections are from storage rather than use. You are only going to see anything with the gun inches from your face and you are really looking for a flaw. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Some of the coloring in the font is starting to thin and wear away. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent conditon.
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: The rifle comes with 4 magazines as pictured.
Our Assessment: The “Super America” is the top of the line model of the 82 series according to blue book. It has a Niedner checkered steel buttplate and est quality walnut, cheekpiece and ebony forend tip, only available in a sporter configuration. This model was discontinued in 1988 and then reintroduced in the 90’s for one year. This is a beautiful gun with great lines. Topped with a Leupold scope no hunter or shooter should be dissapointed. Definately a gun to be proud of in Excellent shape.