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Old 10-30-2009, 08:30 AM
BobN54 BobN54 is offline
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Default Ordering a Kimber 82

Is there anything I should know about when ordering a CMP Kimber 82, such as things to ask for, etc? I'm a bit concerned about the disclaimer in the description regarding razor cuts.
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:59 AM
CarlC CarlC is offline
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Really nothing to ask for other than "no cut" which would stand little chance of being filled. Outside of being a darn shame, even a bad cut isn't that bad and can be dressed up. New, shiny rifle guys will hate them while milsurpers will accept the cut as just another part of it's history.
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:18 PM
SEANinMICH SEANinMICH is offline
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I finally caved and bought one in the spring from the NS. I've looked at them plenty of times in the store and never grabbed one. The razor cuts, in most cases, are minimal. some do go the length of the stock, but many are very shallow and might only run a few inches. In any case, they are not horrific and could be easily disguised or repaired.

BTW - the only reason I really bought mine (aside from the fact the garand selection was junk) was I did FINALLY find one without any razor marks. It was the first one I had ever seen there that was mark free.

There is really not a thing to ask for. They are all brand new. The only difference from one to the next is the severity of the cut marks.
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:36 PM
PhilM PhilM is offline
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Here are a few pics of my Kimber. The cut is probably as bad as any you would get.



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Old 11-03-2009, 03:52 PM
PhilK PhilK is offline
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Use this: http://www.zcwinc.com/ (Tibetan Almond Stick) on the cut and it disappears.

I've bought two 82G's, one about three years ago, another in the last six months. One had the cut, the other didn't.

What they both had in common is that the small spring-loaded ball in the receiver that serves as a detent to hold the bolt handle in the down position when the bolt is closed was rusted. The ball would not retract into the receiver and the bolt handle could not be rotated to a down or closed position.

A few drops of Liquid Wrench and about thirty minutes of patience loosened the ball up.

Very nice shooters, I'll add.
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:55 PM
1563621 1563621 is offline
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Default kimber

I had one and had to sell. Now I just ordered another.
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