The Missing Brownell/Kimber .22 Cal
Before many of today’s shooters were even born a legend named Lenard M. Brownell transformed firearms into working art that lives even till today. (Lenard M. Brownell, 1922 – 1982)
While going though an estate for one of our long time collectors we pulled a few gems that we originally sold back in the Kimber heyday. Of the batch there were several standouts from Jack Warne and his son Greg Warne with one that stood above the others. Upon closer inspection we saw we had the missing Brownell/Kimber custom .22LR serial #2453 as written about in several magazines and articles. It’d been awhile since we had this rifle in out hands, 1981 to be exact. Kimber commissioned Brownell back then to introduce what would later be designated the model 82.
The “Kimber Connection” is talked about in the American Society Of Arms Collectors article here https://americansocietyofarmscollectors.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1990-B63-Lenard-M-Brownell-1933-1982-A-Custom-Gun.pdf
For me coming into to work once a week to do computer stuff is always thrilling when I see stuff like the Brownell Kimber .22 with engraving by Bob Evans and wood by Brownell. Rarified air indeed! Sitting right next to the Brownell Kimber is Kimber’s first 375 H&H Magnum!
If you want to own the Legendary Brownell Kimber you should talk to Warren asap, the production rifles that are modeled after this special rifle go for many thousands and are not available anywhere.
Call The Gun Room Inc. (503) 777-3931 and ask for Warren to view the extremely collectible Kimber Rifle Collection before they are gone from view for another decade or four.