Spike Camp

Is mine a REAL Weatherby?

Is mine a REAL Weatherby?
« on: August 31, 2014, 12:17:36 AM »
Hi, since the mid '60s a .270 Weatherby Magnum Winchester Model 70 has sat in my fathers gun safe and was never used. I am planning on changing that real soon.

We both had  the opinion that this was just a calibre change done by a local gunsmith for the previous owner. After doing some online research and looking at the rifle in closer detail I am wondering if it is in fact an official early Weatherby conversion. The details that have me wondering is,

A kick pad that says Weatherby's and Tomorrow's rifle today.
.270 Weatherby Magnum professionaly stamped into the receiver.
A flattened bolt handle.
The fact that the magazine holds and feeds 3 x 270 Weathery Mag cartridges with ease.
The base rifle is a 1949 Winchester Model 70 (originally 270WCF)

Can anyone shine some light on this for me.

Regards
Geoff

Re: Is mine a REAL Weatherby?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2014, 03:50:25 AM »
Before Roy Weatherby used the Mark V for his calibers, he converted customer supplied rifles. Sounds like you have one of those. Welcome to the Nation!  :)

jmnyckt

Re: Is mine a REAL Weatherby?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2017, 02:16:31 PM »
If Weatherby put their name on it, then it's a real Weatherby (saw that on another post)