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Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?

Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2011, 06:49:02 PM »
I have a 257 weatherby from Southgate with a four digit serial # 11xx I don't know the year made. It is a pre Mark V It is one of the first made. Would like to know the year of Manufacture if anyone knows. Thank you all.
Bob Warren

Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2011, 08:41:42 AM »
I do not know how old it is I have a Weatherby Vangaurd .264 Win Mag marked Southgate ca Ser# 02427 barrel marked made in Japan when was this made ??

Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2011, 09:05:25 AM »
Dadgumit your serial# does not match with any of my refference charts. Your serial# should start with a v. You might want to call weatherby for more info.
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 Derrill
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Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2011, 10:17:43 AM »
 I can not find any info at all on my ser#  02427 I need some HELP if any one can come up with any thing !! 
« Last Edit: February 25, 2011, 01:19:51 PM by Dadgumit »

Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2011, 04:17:18 AM »
Mine is 00396-South Gate-Japan

Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2011, 07:33:13 PM »
That German Custom Shop 240 Weatherby could not have been manufactured in 1960. The 240 Weatherby Magnum cartridge was'nt introduced until 1968 ???
« Last Edit: October 03, 2011, 07:35:19 PM by WildTigerTrout »

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Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2011, 09:22:27 PM »
If you go to support on weatherbys website you can authenticate your history ::)
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Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2011, 07:47:28 AM »
This .300 Wby Mag is German c.1968 #xx110. King of .30 cal.
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Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2011, 01:20:37 PM »
Well i picked up a made in japan  300wm mark V deluxe from a friend of mine. It came with the original box of shells he purchased with the gun. The price on the box of ammo  was $28 and there was a tiger on the box. It also had a weatherby scope on it. The serial # on the gun is H120923. I am thinking late 60's or early 70's. I paid for it used what he claims he paid for the whole package new $650. I think I got a good deal.
thx Travis

Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2011, 05:07:12 PM »
all business acording to your serial number it was made about 1980. this info comes from the book Weatherby The Mam The Gun The legend.
Derrill
Good Hunting And Shooting To all
Derrill

Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2011, 04:01:29 AM »
thx always wondered how old it was.
travis

Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2011, 08:53:11 AM »
Peymor,

I am very curious about your rifle that you state is from 1946.  Can you tell us what the serial number is on that rifle? There are some oddities about the rifle that the serial number might give some clarity to. 

Thanks,
Dan Weatherby

Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2011, 06:03:45 PM »
                         .300, MK. V Deluxe, Serial# H104269. Guessing late 70's mfg.

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Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2011, 09:12:57 PM »
I inherited a 1948. 300 that has seen many a Midnight Sun in Alaska. and shows it and a 1952 30-06 both of these are pre MK V and have been heavily used. The still shoot great but I retired them for newer MK Vs over the years...Pictures to follow later.
Yuma

Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2011, 04:19:15 AM »
Over what period of years were Mk V Deluxe marked as Southgate CA but made in Japan.  I have a 300 Wby with a 24" barrel that I know is older but I want to find how much so.
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