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Newbie Questions on Mark XXII

Newbie Questions on Mark XXII
« on: March 15, 2016, 06:29:13 AM »

Longtime Smith and Colt collector, brand new Weatherby enthusiast.

I recently acquired a pair of beautiful Mark XXIIs, and hope to get some information on them from this board:

Date of Manufacture:  Bolt Action #AS004276 & Semi-Auto #JC12109

Also, I would love to find a 5-shot magazine for the bolt action.  Any suggestions?

Many thanks!

Re: Newbie Questions on Mark XXII
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 08:21:26 AM »
Welcome to the Nation taparker50!
Here are some dates on the older Mark xxii's:
    Weatherby Rimfire Serial Collection       
Introduced   Discontinued   Mfg. Source   Action   Model   Serial Numbers   Calibers   
1964   1971   Beretta - Italy   Mark XXII   Clip   01000 - 43352   22LR   
1967   1971   KTG - Japan   Mark XXII   Clip   J25000 - J42290   22LR   
1972   1980   Nikko - Japan   Mark XXII   Clip   N45000 - N63056   22LR   
1973   1980   Nikko - Japan   Mark XXII   Tubular   T00003 - T22506   22LR   
1981   1982   Mossberg - USA   Mark XXII   Clip   AC01000 - AC01670   22LR   
1981   1982   Mossberg - USA   Mark XXII   Tubular   AT01000 - AT01640   22LR   
1984   1988   Howa - Japan   Mark XXII   Clip   JC10000 - JC13250   22LR   
1984   1988   Howa - Japan   Mark XXII   Tubular   JT50000 - JT54874   22LR   

I believe Weatherby still sells magazines for the newer bolt action XXII's. Check their accessories on the website or call them.

Re: Newbie Questions on Mark XXII
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 05:16:09 PM »
Thanks guys.

I should have posted that I'm looking for a 5-shot mag for the semi-auto.  Mags for the bolt action are available, both new and aftermarket.

The only 5-shot for the semi-auto I've seen is listed on GB for $125!  I guess I'll just live with the 10-shot hanging out the bottom.

Sorry about the confusion.

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Re: Newbie Questions on Mark XXII
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2016, 05:14:56 PM »
I have a Tubular magazine Japanese MK XXII that needs cleaning (just got it a while back, and it started failing to feed).  The barrel and receiver are resisting reasonable attempts to slide them forward for removal.  Any hints?  For all I know this gun (given condition) may never have been apart since manufacture.

Thanks in advance.


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Re: Newbie Questions on Mark XXII
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2016, 07:18:51 AM »
Don't know what you mean by "sliding forward".After the screws are removed that hold trigger guard on and action in stock.The barreled action should lift straight up out of stock.Most separate from each other easily.
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