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Forum: Kimber 01-12-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By VertFish
I see the OP is from The Klamath Falls area. ...

I see the OP is from The Klamath Falls area. Coincidentally, Hush, myself and Sage whacked about 500 squirrels there a few years ago.
Forum: Kimber 01-12-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By VertFish
It is possibly a Barrel Action.

It is possibly a Barrel Action.
Forum: Kimber 01-09-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By VertFish
I bid on the 82-C short auctioned at RI. I had...

I bid on the 82-C short auctioned at RI. I had never seen one before and thought it an oddity. The question of actual value on a gun like that is always difficult.
Forum: Kimber 01-08-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By VertFish
Welcome to RFC. The Classic Varmints in .17 M2...

Welcome to RFC. The Classic Varmints in .17 M2 were made from mid 2004-2007. I have asked a couple times and Kimber Manufacturing will not release production numbers to me. I mean, I told them I...
Forum: Kimber 01-07-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,662
Posted By VertFish
Phil. Forget the 504 and save your money for the...

Phil. Forget the 504 and save your money for the Kimber Classic Varmint down the road!! I had a couple of them and they were junk. The bolt handle slipped over a metal stud and tightened on with a...
Forum: Kimber 01-01-2022, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By VertFish
https://i.imgur.com/olj6YYM.jpg That is all...

https://i.imgur.com/olj6YYM.jpg

That is all you need to know about it’s accuracy.
Forum: Winchester 52 12-30-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,367
Posted By VertFish
Many feel the pre-war period sporter guns are...

Many feel the pre-war period sporter guns are superior in workmanship. The checkering was finer; I think 20 or 22 LPI?
Forum: Kimber 12-27-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By VertFish
I hope all is well and you have a great birthday....

I hope all is well and you have a great birthday. Maybe you can avoid having to shut down a "What's my gun worth so I can have everybody P.M. me in a bidding war to avoid having to list it for a set...
Forum: Kimber 12-27-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By VertFish
It appears to be on a 84-A actioned early Custom...

It appears to be on a 84-A actioned early Custom Classic with the post sling studs and standard panel checkering. What the heck Ed, have you run out of Super Americas?
Forum: Kimber 12-27-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By VertFish
https://i.imgur.com/KxjqJyq.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/KxjqJyq.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9x5FiUG.jpg
Forum: Winchester 52 12-27-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By VertFish
I find that you get a significantly larger...

I find that you get a significantly larger diameter mist dispersion if you can hit the fly while he is in flight about an inch above the target. It takes a little more patience, but it is worth it.
Forum: Kimber 12-24-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By VertFish
It was nice chatting with you the other day Ed. I...

It was nice chatting with you the other day Ed. I hope everyone has a great holiday season.

Bunny has put me on phone call probation on any gun-related calls for the next couple days and I...
Forum: Centerfire 12-22-2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By VertFish
I have a single shot Cooper in .17 Squirrel that...

I have a single shot Cooper in .17 Squirrel that shoots fantastic. It has a much more pronounced shoulder than the Hornet and is much easier to neck size only. Would the .17 Squirrel not have enough...
Forum: Anschutz 12-19-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,606
Posted By VertFish
Never let a bunch of internet hacks talk you out...

Never let a bunch of internet hacks talk you out of buying a rifle you really want to buy anyway. Heck, I have been doing it for years! I also recommend getting the 1710 HB and a 1712.......and a...
Forum: Anschutz 12-19-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,606
Posted By VertFish
Based on the accuracy of your 1416, my experience...

Based on the accuracy of your 1416, my experience is to say that your potential increase in accuracy in stepping up to any of 54-actioned sporter models would be de minimus and not worth the money. I...
Forum: Kimber 12-06-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
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Views: 1,885
Posted By VertFish
A couple guys called me about the “Kook” box for...

A couple guys called me about the “Kook” box for my opinion. Here are my thoughts:
1. I have never seen one like that with no bolt holes and Clackamas spelled wrong.
2. I had to call Dennis...
Forum: Anschutz 12-03-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,057
Posted By VertFish
I would shoot it before addressing the crown...

I would shoot it before addressing the crown prophylactically.
Forum: Kimber 12-02-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By VertFish
Welcome to RFC as a first poster. The Kimber of...

Welcome to RFC as a first poster. The Kimber of Oregon guns are all tight fit, that is to say the barrels are not floated. Over the years, many actions and stocks become very tightly “stuck”...
Forum: Hunting 11-28-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,433
Posted By VertFish
The prey and circumstances define my choices. ...

The prey and circumstances define my choices.
Squirrels: Anschutz 1710 FWT and Case Trapperlock.
Bunnies in snow, no dogs: Browning Auto-22 and Case medium Stockman.
Bunnies with Beagles: ...
Forum: Gunmetal: Machining, Fixing, Finishing & Refinishing, Restoration, Engraving, Jeweling, etc. 11-25-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By VertFish
A very kind member from a previous bottom feeding...

A very kind member from a previous bottom feeding transaction with an extra set of early 6-48 KIMBER bases has contacted me and rectified my problem at a very fair price. Now I owe him back a favor....
Forum: Gunmetal: Machining, Fixing, Finishing & Refinishing, Restoration, Engraving, Jeweling, etc. 11-24-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By VertFish
I suspected there would not be enough meat left...

I suspected there would not be enough meat left on the shank to get a complete re-threading. Drat! Ok, I will start scavenging! Thanks fellows.
Forum: Gunmetal: Machining, Fixing, Finishing & Refinishing, Restoration, Engraving, Jeweling, etc. 11-24-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By VertFish
Thanks for all of the replies. My rationale for...

Thanks for all of the replies. My rationale for the question is that I have a gun that is factory drilled NY Kimber with 6-48. They made a set of factory bases that match the receiver contour...
Forum: Gunmetal: Machining, Fixing, Finishing & Refinishing, Restoration, Engraving, Jeweling, etc. 11-24-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By VertFish
Machinist Question

Can you take an existing 8-40 scope base screw and re-thread it to 6-48 by simply running it through a 6-48 die?
Forum: Kimber 11-23-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,662
Posted By VertFish
Don’t forget that the Brownings used the C stock...

Don’t forget that the Brownings used the C stock with the higher cheek piece while the Winchester versions used the lower B style cheek piece, making the problem worse.
Forum: Kimber 11-22-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,662
Posted By VertFish
Having owned and shot several of each rifles,...

Having owned and shot several of each rifles, here are some random observations:
Handling: the K-22 is the perfect squirrel hunting weight. The 52 is a little heavy and the barrel is 2” too long....
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