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Tell me about a Kimber 82 (80s Vintage)

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by H1500308, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. H1500308

    H1500308 Well-Known Member

    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???
  2. Coal Dragger

    Coal Dragger Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Brian Dale

    Brian Dale Well-Known Member

    The Civilian Marksmanship Program still sells them.

    Here's a brief description (link).

    Here's more.

    Here's a link to the manual.

    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)
  4. Coal Dragger

    Coal Dragger Well-Known Member

    ^ Highly recommended, I own one of those and got it through the CMP.
  5. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    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.


    And an S model for about $1700 iirc.


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