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Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2009, 07:49:51 AM »
I own a .300 WEATHERBY MARK V P18031 manufactored in 1966 that I bought in1967 from H&H FIREARMS in Marietta, Ga. I have shot 4000 + rounds in the fire arm. I had to have it rebarreled in 1980s due to a bubble forming about 3 inches from mussel. New barrel does not have made in West Germany stamped on it. I have killed a lot of white tail deer, bear, hog, bob cat, & etc. It looks well used, that is what I bought it for. I have owned it for 42 years and I hope it will stay in my family for another 100 years. It is the best rifle I have ever owned, thanks WEATHERBY!!!

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2009, 07:37:12 PM »
I have my late father's 7mmwbymag late 60's. west German. First time I took it to the pit for sighting in for moose I shot a 1" group 3" high dead centre just as my father last shot it. It had been sitting dormant for 15 yrs. at the time. As a child I always looked at that firearm with awe and reverence and loved the stories that father would tell me about moose, caribou, elk and deer hunts he and that rifle went on. He believed in quality and craftsmanship and always said you generally get what you pay for. Man was he right. The rifle is still in excellent condition as are all the firearms I inherited from him. I don't "need" any other high power rifle for Canada but I do "want" another Weatherby Mark 5, in wood only of course. Scratches and dings are history and future stories.
exhale and squeeze

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2009, 08:53:49 PM »
purplefox, ya the oldman had taste. He left me two Berettas 12g over and under and a 20 g side by side, Marlin 22 and two lugers. My old 303 carbine hasn't seen the light of day since.
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ASF

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2009, 07:42:15 PM »
I have a .300 Lazermark - and it seems to attract attention whenever it comes out.

General load is 168gn ballistic silvertip and 80gns AR2213sc - great pig and goat load - a little explosive on deer - although have some 180gn Accubonds I'm playing with.

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2009, 08:03:59 AM »
I was first introduced to weatherby rifles by my uncle at the age of 15 when he brought his 300 wby into our family. Since first holding and and shooting it I had always wanted one. My Mom god bless her, being a single mother saved and bought me my first one for my 21st birthday. What a gift! a Mark V Deluxe in 257 caliber. I have hunted that rifle now for 27yrs and it has never failed me. My uncle since then then had added a few more to his collection in the 240, XXII and a orion shotgun. I have added the 340 Mark V Deluxe and the Auto Model 82 shotgun. These rifles will stay in our family and be passed down through the generations. Thanks to the Weatherby family for having a dream and seeing it through so the rest of us can enjoy it also.   

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2009, 09:13:17 PM »
I own a West German-made Mark V Deluxe in 7mm Wby. Mag, I would say very late 60's, possibly 1970, production. It is an extremely accurate, flat shooting rifle, which easily capable of 1 inch groups at 2-300 yards. Nothing else in my collection comes close. Nothing else packs the same punch either. I was first introduced to these amazing pieces by my dad, who owned a Japanese Mark V in 270 Wby. Mag, which he called "Dr. Death." He ended up having to sell this, along with a Sako L61R in 7mm Rem. Mag and a Beretta 96 in .40 S&W when he got divorced in 1996. Roughly 5 years later, the West German 7mm I currently own was given to me by my great uncle, along with a Walther PP, as a birthday present. He had acquired them through the storage/moving company he had worked for during the 80's, where he purchased a lot of about 6 or 7 guns for $3000 from a customer who no longer wanted them. My dad got a West German .270 Mark V to replace his long-lost "Dr. Death", along with a West German .240 Mark V, about 3 years ago. I have personally shot all 3 of these guns, and they are the 3 finest rifles I have ever had the pleasure to fire. They are not only functionally pleasing, but cosmetically, too. The stocks are absolutely gorgeous, and the metal work and engraving is immaculate. I wouldn't trade my 7mm for any other gun in the world.

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2009, 07:05:19 PM »
I am very happy to say that I purchased my first Weatherby today. I was wondering if some of my fellow Weatherby aficionados might be able to help me with a bit of history of the rifle I purchased. I realize that I can order a history report from Weatherby, and I may do that as well. What I would really like to know before I do that, is find out when my rifle was manufactured. It is a Weatherby Mark V Deluxe 7mmwby Manufactured in W. Germany. The serial # is P45687. If anyone could lend any insight to the approximate date it was manufactured, it would be great.

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2009, 07:19:05 PM »
Congrats on an excellent rifle. I too have a west German mk5 7mm deluxe. #p41607. It was purchased by my father brand new in late 1969 or early 70 not exactly sure. hope this helps a little.
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Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2009, 10:51:18 PM »
cmattski your mkv was made in 1970 the same year as James 7mm i get this information from the wby collectors assocation. i hope this helps. Derrill :)
Good Hunting And Shooting To all
Derrill

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2010, 04:44:13 AM »
How do you prevent the Mark V Deluxe from getting scratch up when hunting or at the range with it?  I've touched one from a one of the local gun store and it's a wooooowwwww of an experience.  Stunningly beautiful!!!!!

Kenn

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2010, 07:17:09 AM »
Hello Rambilt, I use Camo-Form protective camo wrap, from McNett. Its stretch fabric wrap, not tape, sticks to its self, not the rifle. Come in lots of colors. I use it on my Lazermark for hunting, works great.  Good luck.. 8)

David

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Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2010, 07:51:57 AM »
Rambilt,
I have a different perspective. I also own a beautiful lazermark and always hunt with it. I certainlly don't try to get it dinged up. However, every ding it has tells a story of usually a successful hunt. Enjoy your fifle and don'y worry about dings and scratches. Consider them a diary of your hunts.
DD
ddraper

Kenn

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2010, 08:15:12 AM »
Hello ddraper110,
Great advice, glad to hear you use your Lazermark for hunting also.  Have a  great new year.. 8)
« Last Edit: January 02, 2010, 08:17:56 AM by Kenn »

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2010, 05:43:11 PM »

I am the owner of a Classic from yesteryear.  Don't think it has ever fired a shot.  Immaculate condition.  A real collectors dream.
Serial No. P41641

Any Comments???

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2010, 09:47:02 PM »
Curt, I have to agree with ddraper110 on this one. While I appreciate the beauty of a fine firearm, I think the best part of owning one is using it, after all it is a tool, not a jewel. Clean it, care for it and it will be a part of your life forever. Hopefully your rifle and my rifle will be around for our children and grandchildren to enjoy long after we are gone. I know that I would enjoy being out in the mountains hunting with a rifle my father had loved and cared for,  much more than looking at it in a gun case.