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Rifles / Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXIIŪ
« on: Yesterday at 01:33:21 AM »
I had a couple of conversations yesterday with Weatherby. The first one they asked me to send photos of the serial number (box end and gun). A couple of hours later received a phone call back. They had some people look at the photos including the company historian. All said they had never seen anything like it before, and that for some unknown reason Anschutz stamped a "W" at the end of the serial number (and it was then boxed with the same number). I'll probably keep the gun unfired. It'll make a neat conversation piece. Afterward I did some quick research on Weatherby serial numbers. It appears the Anschutz XXII's have the longest (most characters) serial numbers with eight. As such this may be the only nine character serial number gun ever made by Weatherby (at least until someone else discovers another "W").

Rifles / Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXIIŪ
« on: January 14, 2018, 05:29:49 AM »
I did send them an e-mail last week (no reply yet), but will also try calling. I'll let you know if I receive any information. It's a fairly early 17 (serial # AS0012_ _W), which may have something to do with the "W".

Rifles / Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXIIŪ
« on: January 12, 2018, 06:44:58 AM »
I've been looking to add a Mark XXII .17 HMR. I recently came across one with a serial # that ends with a "W". I'm assuming the "W" refers to Weatherby, but a little surprised as this is the only one I've seen (having looked at over a dozen) with a "W". Anyone familiar with why only some of the .17 HMR rifles have the "W" at the end of the serial #?

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