First of all, thanks to everyone for the kinds words and sympathy regarding Kimble #136 being destroyed.
I know I said I'd tell the sad and gory details, but rather than go there (it got a bit messier than I'd hoped, but worked out ok), how about I just report I ended up with another Kimble. It's my first F model, one of the 2006 BB-25 series that Will built; Mine is #2.
There are some nice pictures (better than I would take) on the Mandolin Depot web site at http://themandolindepot.com/Kimble_BB-25.php.
Again, thanks to all.