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Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?

Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2012, 08:01:55 PM »
Fortunate to have late Fathers 1954 270 Weatherby Magnum Deluxe, Mauser action, that was sent to Bloomingdales Department Store NYC.  Also picked up a 1957 300 Weatherby Magnum Deluxe, Mauser action - production rifle right before Mark V went into production.  Its cool to know this Company's history. Both tack shooters. 270 is 26" barrel, 300 is 24".

Today, I proudly own a Mark V Deluxe 300 WBY Mag, made in USA, Atascadero, CA. Nothing shoots flatter....

Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2012, 10:04:32 AM »
1954 fn 30-06 shoots tight ;D

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Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2012, 10:11:26 AM »
You have a 54 Mauser in 30-06 that was done by Weatherby?   I guess I didn't realize they did them in non magnums back then.   

Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2012, 10:16:17 AM »
i have a german mark v 7mm p35763
and a japan mark v 257 h103193
anyone know when they are made?

Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2012, 02:18:18 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.

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Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2012, 03:25:44 PM »
The 1954 is in 270 not 30-06.  It's awesome to shoot and  both the 54 and 57 have had minimal rounds shot thru it. I've shot more with the USA 300 Mark V than both the 54 and 57 combined. Great rifles. All have papers from Weatherby as well.

Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2014, 11:12:32 AM »
I see there are a lot of older Weatherbys out there.  I just purchased a 1968 Weatherby MarkV Deluxe 30.06  Ser # P31###.  I have dated this one to 1968.  The second year that Weatherby manufactured the 30.06.  This is was also manufactured in West Germany.

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Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2014, 12:10:58 PM »
1958 Mk V in .375 Weatherby Magnum purchased off Gunbroker, the 630th Mk V made. I have decided to have it refinished. Here is a link to the gunbroker   page which some of you have already seen, About 12 photos of it are there.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=416363596

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Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2014, 02:23:15 PM »
I've got a 1952 model 22-250 with double set triggers, a chrome bore, 26 inch barrel, and a J Unertl fixed 12X in target blocks. That's 13 years before the ammo was sold over the counter. Also have a 1949 or 50 model round nose in 270 Winchester. I just got a letter of authenticity back on a 26 inch, 220 Rocket that was built in 1957. I'm working on a letter of authenticity of a 220 Swift that I think is 54 or 55 model. If you can't tell by my handle here, I like the 22 cal. Weatherby's.
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Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2014, 02:46:27 PM »
By the way. That 57 model 220 Rocket shoots 5/8ths inch groups while fire forming brass out of 220 Swift ammo. So far I haven't reloaded any of the brass yet,but have data from an old Weatherby manual listing near 4400 FPS loads for a 50 grain pill.
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Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #40 on: June 27, 2014, 10:11:46 PM »

First year of the .22 deluxe (made in Italy).  I'm now 71 years old, so I guess this is quite a while ago.  Grandkids now shoot it, so it's still in the family.  I'm guessing early 60's).

Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2014, 05:04:01 AM »
I'm beat,.... 1976 is my oldest.  Unfortunately, I older than it is. 
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Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #42 on: July 21, 2014, 05:57:26 PM »
i currently own 2...    I have a first year German made mark V in .300 that does not have the fluted bolt.
 I also have a Japanese made .340.. I was made in the mid 80's for a Weatherby Distributor as a sales promotion item.. It has the fancy wood stock  26" barrel and the Weatherby Custom engraved floor plate..  It also has a Weatherby  4 power scope setting on top of it ( there for looks i assume)     this rifle has never been fired. I picked it up at an auction when the Distributor died..

Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #43 on: July 21, 2014, 08:35:48 PM »
My 300 WBY isn't  old like "beginning of Weatherby firearms" old. It's just old for the "return to the USA" Weatherbys as it has an SB prefix serial number under 100.

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Re: Who has the oldest Weatherby rifles?
« Reply #44 on: July 22, 2014, 04:22:41 AM »
nwredneck, how about posting pictures of your rifle :D