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I had a Kimber All American Match .22lr. It was essentially new when I found it. At the time I was new to firearms and thought it was the 82 US and bought it for about $600 if I remember correctly (2012 or so). When I started looking at it more closely, outside of the gun shop, I noticed all of the differences and started researching. Seemed like an outstanding rifle, I ended up flipping it and doubling my money but still kind of regret having sold it.

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I had a Kimber 82B Classic .22 K-Hornet (#KH96), bought new in June 1986 for $925. Traded it on a Cooper JSR. Yep, wish I still had it.

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Old 02-20-2021, 11:51 AM
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Only own one Kimber and it is "rusty!"

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Prairie Shooting Supply ? South of Winner, South Dakota was a large dealer., anyone remember his name ?
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Big foot riding the Loch Ness monster rare

I noticed tonight that I commented on this post in 2015. Wow. Time is flying. But with Kimber there is always a new gun you don't have. Right now my rare bird is an 82B custom classic.......... 22 magnum. How many of those are there? Very very few I think. It's the only one I've ever seen.
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Travis noted that this thread is now 6 years old. I'm glad that most of us are still around to participate.
While the term "rare" could be construed to mean a couple of things like unbelievable wood quality or special metal configuration, I'm going to take it to mean by serial number, so I have two that I think share the "rare" distinction. The first one is my Ducks Unlimited version of the Custom Cascade, serial # 1 of 1000 (actually the only one known) shown in picture #66 of the "Show Me" thread. The other one is my 82 in .22mag, serial #2, appointed in a super grade quality stock, in picture #566. While there are other .22mags around, I haven't seen anything with such a low serial number or as nicely wooded.
Both of these guns were owned at one point by early Kimber collector and Warne friend Lou Leonard.
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This thread reminds me of a discussion I have had with a number of gun collectors over the last 25 years. In the world of gun collecting, one should never automatically equate "rare guns" with "valuable guns".

For example, I have one of the Rimfire Varminters with the laminated stock. There were "around " 90 or so of them made. You could pick one of those up for $1,500-$2,000.

Now compare that to one of the 90 or so Centennial's which we have seen bring anywhere from $10,000 to $18,000.

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Another issue is that somehow “old” equates to rare in some circles. Old is kind of a relative term as an old Kimber is only 40 years old. And like Vert says, rare doesn’t automatically convey a high value.
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Have a B series Super America 22K hornet with all options except skeleton butt. One of my favorites.
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82 G. Great guns.

Wish I had a 22 Hornet of some kind/model.
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