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Old 02-23-2016, 12:53 AM   #1
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Help to identify Model 82

Hello,
New to the forum so i apologize if I'm in the wrong section, i was looking for opinions on a kimber I've owned since the early 90's. Long story short, my family has been in the guns and knife industry since the 70's, my mother ran the engraving department for Kimber during this time, she pulled a model 82 .22 and had my father's initials engraved on it for me, they are no longer here to ask this question...... Having no serial numbers i can't tell what model 82 i have.

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Old 02-23-2016, 04:48 AM   #2
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It's a nice stock for sure. I'm not sure what your question is. Where was the gun made?Oregon? That is important. What words and numbers are on the gun. It must have a serial number on there- by law all guns were required to have serial numbers after 1968.

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois Hondamancbr03. Gmountain is right about the serial number the rifle has to have one. Have you tried removing the action from the stock and checking all over the action?
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Welcome from Northern Illinois. That is one beautiful stock. If you can provide the information the other guys mention someone should be able to assist.
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Old 02-23-2016, 10:05 PM   #5
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Hello welcome to the form.
I'm no expert but I have 7 Kimber of Oregon rifles, and from what I can tell from your pics. It looks like to me to be (if its an Oregon in .22 LR) a Classic with the Monte Carlo cheek rest. You can look in the Blue Book of Gun Values and figure out pretty close to what you have. Based on my research Kimber did allow special orders where you could get a gun with your name or initials as or part of the serial number. I dont think they had any rhyme or reason to their serial numbers, one of mine has got just a single number 3 as a serial number. There is not a lot of info out there on the Oregon rifles. Hopefully someday whoever has the manufacturing records will make them available to us collectors.
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Old 02-25-2016, 04:47 PM   #6
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I have researched this topic for two years. Original owner, Greig or Jack, I was informed was in his 90s. I talked to Dan Cooper from was one of the original guys at Kimber of Oregon. He gave me the impression that back in the early days unorganization was a big issue business wise. I read on a m14 forum site one of the posts was from another original employee. He mentioned putting his birthday as a serial number. There is a lady who did the checkering for Kimber, but I have yet to here back fromy her. Like most skilled trade business'school from back then, the products were a plus, but the paperwork was far and few between.
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Try calling warne scope mounts, maybe some employees still there. That's a scope mounts company Greg or Jack started after the failed attempt to revive the original Kimber of Orego.
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Try contacting this gal, she I think is family to an old employee of Kimber of Oregon. She's the one who if I am correct had done some of the checkering for the originalKimbers.

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