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Old October 17, 2008, 10:31 PM   #1
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Kimel Industries .22 Revolver ???

A friend of mine has a small convenience store and a guy is wanting to trade
him a Kimel Industries, Matthews, North Carolina .22 nickel plated single
action revolver.
It seems fairly light weight for the size-suggesting maybe an alloy frame.
It has a barrel about 4 1/2 inches long.
It's in about 90 % condition.
I've not been able to find out too much about it's value.
Anyone familiar with these or should he steer clear of it ?
It's definitely not in the quality range of a Ruger Single Six.
Are they prone to self destructing ?
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Old October 18, 2008, 06:35 PM   #2
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He wants to trade a revolver for his store? What does he want to trade?
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Old October 18, 2008, 09:38 PM   #3
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a magnet will tell you if the frame is alloy or steel... cylinder and barrel too for that matter, LOL

WHay is the guy looking to trade? your post is kinda unclear...
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Old October 18, 2008, 10:18 PM   #4
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If memory serves, Kimel was an import distributor rather than a manufacturer. You could play hell trying to figure out who actually made it and how to get parts.
Not to come across as a gun snob, but I personally wouldn't take it in trade for anything more valuable than a pack of chiclets. Also FWIW I wouldn't choose a .22LR to be my primary defensive pistol, though I do occasionally carry one when the situation doesn't permit anything better.
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Old October 18, 2008, 10:21 PM   #5
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You mentioned that it's a single-action. Probably a generic e-13? If so, you'd have to yank the grips to find out who really made it. Could be anyone.
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Old October 19, 2008, 12:37 AM   #6
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My friend with the store didn't say what he was going to trade, but said
that he'd probably have about $50 in it.Guess it would be a pretty bad
move. I don't think they're too dependable.

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