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Is this a weatherby with an fn action?

Is this a weatherby with an fn action?
« on: April 11, 2018, 07:03:33 PM »
So I have this fn Mauser action in 243 that Iíve been told may be a weatherby...it also has a weatherby 2 3/4x10 scope with buehler mounts.  There is the diamond in the stock and I was told that the original owner had it custom ordered in the early 50s. Thereís a serial # ďc15xxĒ

Re: Is this a weatherby with an fn action?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 07:04:53 PM »
Iím trying to post a second pic of the diamond but am having a hard time

Re: Is this a weatherby with an fn action?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 07:21:13 PM »
Does it appear to have the original barrel? Can you take a pic of any barrel markings? It may be a Winslow Arms...but both a Weatherby or Winslow Arms are usually marked as such on the barrel.

No checkering? If I had to guess, I would lean towards a Mauser 98 action in a custom stock done in a Weatherby style.
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Re: Is this a weatherby with an fn action?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 07:34:20 PM »
The butt pad is usually a dead giveaway.Unless it's worn bad there should be script in a rectangle in middle.

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 07:39:40 PM »
Barrel markings...

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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 07:39:56 PM »
Looks like a Southgate too me
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 07:45:32 PM »
Could have been a custom 243 on an FN Mauser then Weatherby did his thing to it.Does it have a jeweled bolt and follower?Did you check to see if there was anything on the butt pad?I'm beginning to think Weatherby only did the stock work and didn't do anything to the barreled action.
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 07:47:46 PM »
Butt pad is a white line. Not sure itís original

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2018, 07:49:39 PM »
Bolt...

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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2018, 07:52:47 PM »
The story is this was ordered either in the very late 40s or early 50s. Iím wondering when weatherby started out how consistent everything was when he first started making custom guns in Mauser actions 

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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2018, 07:55:10 PM »
I've seen White Line on them too.It's my take that Weatherby stocked it and put the scope on it,but didn't do any metal work to it.
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2018, 07:56:19 PM »
So where would this leave it value wise ? Itís abojt 98-99%

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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2018, 08:03:36 PM »
Back then you could take him your rifle and he would add his twist to it.Some people were die hard 243 guys and didn't want a Weatherby cal so they stocked it and scoped it in Weatherby fashion.If Weatherby had done the barrel it would be a Timken.I've never seen Weatherby put the SN on the barrel either.If metal work had been done I believe the script WEATHERBY would be on the left front ring of the action too.The owner could have worn the pad out and put a White Line on it in the 60's.I believe that's when Pachmyer was adding the half moons to the external edges of their pads.
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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2018, 08:09:30 PM »
To a certain collector that could prove things up or believe it is an old Weatherby redo it might bring 2K in a 243.My guess is that it would be worth 900 bucks give or take a 100 either way.I think that Weatherby might have installed the front sight too because if I'm right the scope can be removed and a peep sight flipped up that is part of the base.Is this correct?
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Re: Is this a weatherby with an fn action?
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2018, 03:37:10 AM »
Iím not sure about the sight, Iíll have to remove the scope and find out.