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Old 12-01-2014, 04:19 PM   #1
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Kimber of Oregon African 416 Rigby?

I just inherited a Kimber of Oregon 416 Rigby African, and I was trying to figure out the S# stamped on the barrel. It says PP-1, that seems like a short number so I wondered, does the PP stand for something or is this even the S#? No help from Kimber as they don't hold records from the Oregon company. can anyone solve this?
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Old 12-01-2014, 05:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois MTKimber, I'm sorry I can't offer any help, I'm not into Kimbers long guns.
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Wouldn't that be a hoot to have #1.

I have no idea.
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Try here and start a thread. One never knows...who might know!
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Welcome to the forum from Ohio. Give Kimber CS a call, they may be able to help you.
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Old 12-02-2014, 05:47 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Islander View Post
Welcome to the forum from Ohio. Give Kimber CS a call, they may be able to help you.
Steve, reread his original post, he called them and they couldn't help him. They don't have any records from the Oregon Company.
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Old 12-02-2014, 06:02 AM   #8
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Is that on the receiver, just forward of the bolt? Any other numbers at all on the gun? In any case, it appears to me that would be the serial number. My guess, without knowing if anything else is on the gun, is that it was a prototype. Pretty cool. Kimber of Oregon had some short serial numbers, and the prefix letters indicated something. Prefix letters for the production African model were AF.

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Could the "PP" stand for "Pre-Production"?



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Old 12-03-2014, 05:47 PM   #10
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It could be Pre-production… as all of the online pictures of the African it is stamped on the receiver, however on this rifle it is stamped on the floor plate of the magazine. I have a call in to a guy named Chuck Lutz, he was apparently working for Kimber of Oregon during the 90's when this was possibly made. Thanks for all the welcomes.
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