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Old 02-18-2018, 03:09 PM   #1
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I have a Kimber of Oregon Model 82 in a 22 hornet
Serial # H911 can anyone tell me what year it was made and how much is it worth. It a great shooter it came with one clip . I found a clip on line and it cost me 100.00 for it since the Kimber of America does work on the Kimber of Oregon. I thank you for all the help I can get on it and where can I get a manual too.

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois Joseph, you could try calling Kimbers customer service they may be able to help you.

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Originally Posted by Joseph&1953 View Post
I have a Kimber of Oregon Model 82 in a 22 hornet
Serial # H911 can anyone tell me what year it was made and how much is it worth. It a great shooter it came with one clip . I found a clip on line and it cost me 100.00 for it since the Kimber of America does work on the Kimber of Oregon. I thank you for all the help I can get on it and where can I get a manual too.

Thank you

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Hi Joe! Welcome to the forum. OK ...I'm spitballing here with little info.

The Blue Book says, ...Kimber of Oregon operated between 1980 and 1991. With the Model 82 being discontinued in 1988.

The standard 82 had an original retail of $750.00 and carries values from a low of $425.00 to $1075.00 depending on condition. It also lists multiply options that can raise values from $100.00 to $300.00

Note: Add $200.00 to $500.00 for .22 Hornet depending on variations.

You need to find out which variation of the options you have. It appears to be mostly stock parts,...butt plates, grip caps. Also some barrel vents and bolt variants.

Hope this helps ... don't make me swear to it tho ...I'm just using the book.
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:10 PM   #4
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Your serial #H911

H is for HEAVY barrel. These came out in October of 1984. The 911 does not mean the 911th gun and likely means nothing at all. In those days Kimber of Oregon (Jack and Greg Warne) used no specific sequence and would put your custom serial number on a gun as long as it wasn't duplicated.
More important in dating a Kimber of Oregon gun is the features. For the Model 82's there was a series A and B. The "B" first appeared in their catalog for 1986. Description of the differences are too long to get into here, but an obvious difference is a more sweeping bolt handle on the B as opposed to a near straight down bolt handle on the A. No Kimber of Oregon guns were built after 1991. If the Gun was made in Clackamas, it is likely pre 1990, Colton is likely '90-'91.
The K of O .22's were patterned after Winchester model 320. I cannot guarantee that the clip for a Winchester model 320, .22 Hornet will fit, but can tell you for sure the Winchester model 320, .22 LR clips work just fine in the Model 82's.
I have never seen a Kimber of Oregon .22 Hornet sell for less than $1k. There were several variations and mine is a Custom Classic that set me back nearly $2 grand eight years ago. The Hornet was also available in the Model 84 in Sporter and the Varminter. All are high end tack drivers. I crowned mine with a Leupold Gold Ring Vari-X III and can send a Hornady 35 Grain V-Max round through the same hole at 100 Yards. One shot kills on groundhogs at 200 yards are common.
Enjoy your legacy Kimber of Oregon work of art. You will not replace it with a modern Kimber. Just like "New Coke", "Old Coke" and "New-Old Coke", the Kimber of today is not Kimber of Oregon.
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois slavedave and thank you for the information. How about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership?
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