Tell me about a Kimber 82 (80s Vintage)


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H1500308
March 29, 2009, 10:02 PM
I've got a Kimber 82 that was passed on to me a few months ago by a family member. It was made sometime back in the early-mid 80s. It's darn near 100%. The quality, fit, and finish is great. I shot it years ago when I was younger but don't remember much about it. What can y'all tell me about these rifles? Accurate??

Also, I'm having trouble removing the bolt for cleaning. I figured it would just slide out after pressing the bolt release???

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Coal Dragger
March 30, 2009, 12:02 AM
They are accurate, well made, and you'll get a lot of enjoyment out of it. Sometimes the blot releases fail though, have a gunsmith take a look at it.

Brian Dale
March 30, 2009, 01:14 AM
The Civilian Marksmanship Program still sells them.

Here's a brief description (link). (http://www.thecmp.org/22targetsurplus.htm)

Here's more. (http://www.thecmp.org/kimber82desc.htm)

Here's a link to the manual. (http://www.odcmp.com/Services/Rifles/kimber_manual.htm)

It looks like the manual pages are JPEGs, so with most browsers, you'll right-click and "Save Link As..." to your hard drive. (I don't mean to insult you by posting that; it's just that we've never met and I didn't know if it was obvious to you)

Coal Dragger
March 30, 2009, 01:55 AM
^ Highly recommended, I own one of those and got it through the CMP.

JohnBT
March 30, 2009, 08:32 AM
The Model 82 is well thought of, although some of less expensive ones look like they could use a good refinish to let the walnut grain show through. These are the guns that started a revival of the classic American higher quality squirrel gun.

The basic models I've seen recently run $600 to $800 and the fancier S models often have asking prices of over $1500.

A quick search of gunsamerica.com will show you the diferrences.

Here's a nice looking basic Model 82 for $799.

http://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/3784/908048107/pop_wm_917940.jpg

And an S model for about $1700 iirc.

http://www.gunsamerica.com/userimages/953/901090643/pop_wm_993083.jpg

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