SOLD FOR: $2791.99
Make: Weatherby, MFG By J.P. Sauer & Sohn, West Germany
Model: Mark V
Serial Number: P18670
Year of Manufacture: 1966 C&R
Caliber: .257 Magnum
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle With Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The left side of the shank is marked “Weatherby / .257 MAGNUM”. The right side of the shank is marked “MADE IN W.-GERMANY”. The right side of the chamber ring is marked with the serial number “P18670”. The left side of the receiver is marked “MARK V / U.S. PATENT NO. 3.013.355” and “Weatherby”. The rear left of the receiver is decorated with pin motifs. The bottom of the bolt handle is marked “18670”. The front of the base of the bolt handle is marked with an “Eagle / N” proof.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: There are no provisions for iron sights. The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped in four places mounting a scope (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece skipline checkered birdseye maple with a high gloss finish, Monte Carlo comb, pistol grip and cheekpiece. There is a ventilated brown rubber recoil pad mounted on the butt with a black spacer marked “Weatherby”. There is a rosewood grip cap with tan spacer and a tan diamond shaped piece of wood inlet into its bottom surface. There is also a rosewood nose cap with a tan spacer. There are sling swivel studs in the belly and on the forend. There are some scattered compressions, draglines, a few scratches, and some dings into the finish. These imperfections are minor. The most noticeable defects are a couple light scuffs on the edge of the cheek piece. The checkering is strong and intact. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad, which shows light wear and has slightly hardened with age but is generally still soft. The stock is in Very Fine-Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 92% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows thinning at the muzzle and some scattered spots of surface oxidation at the muzzle end of the barrel and at the rear on the shank. The rear of the bolt has taken a plum hue. There is some faint oxidation on the top of the chamber ring. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is light and crisp. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This is a beautiful Weatherby Mark V that was manufactured in 1966 by J.P. Sauer & Sohn in West Germany. These earlier Mark V productions typically carry a 20%-30% premium. This rifle has an excellent bore and a clean, light trigger. There are small amounts of oxidation but they aren’t deep into the finish and will likely come off with some oil and very light cleaning with steel wool. Please see our photos and good luck!