Weatherby Model Mark V 257 Wby Mag 24″ Zeiss Scope Bolt Rifle MFD 1974-1981

SOLD FOR: $2111.11

LSB#: 210618JB07

Make: Weatherby, MFG By Howa Japan

Model: Mark V

Serial Number: H90359

Year of Manufacture: 1974-1981

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 chamber ring is marked with the serial number “H90359”. The left side of the receiver is marked “MARK V / U.S. PATENT NO. 3,013,355” and “Weatherby / SOUTH GATE CALIF. MADE IN JAPAN”. The rear left of the receiver is decorated with pin motifs. The bottom of the bolt handle is marked “0359”.

Barrel Length: 24”

Sights / Optics: There are no provisions for iron sights. Equipped to the top of the receiver via a Buehler rail and two rings is a Zeiss Conquest HD5  scope with 5-25x magnification and a Rapid-Z 800 reticle. The scope is clean with just a few barely perceptible handling marks and the lenses are clean and clear. Overall, this scope rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece skipline checkered walnut with a high gloss finish, a raised Monte Carlo comb, a capped pistol grip and cheekpiece. There is a ventilated brown rubber recoil pad marked “Weatherby” mounted on the butt with a black spacer. 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 studs in the belly and on the forend. There is a minor nick in the front of the grip and a couple on the right side of the buttstock. The checkering is strong and intact. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/4” and 12 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad and wood, respectively. The pad shows light wear and is soft. The stock is in Fine-Excellent 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 98% of its metal finish. There are other infrequent hardly notable marks scattered about the barrel. The floorplate shows some faint surface oxidation on the outer edge. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Excellent 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: Included is the previously mentioned Zeiss scope.

Our Assessment: This is a beautiful Weatherby Mark V that was manufactured in Japan by Howa. This rifle has an excellent bore and a clean, light trigger. Another sweet addition is the Zeiss scope that is also in Fine-Excellent condition. There are small amounts of oxidation on the floorplate but they aren’t deep into the finish and will likely come off with some oil and very light cleaning with steel wool. All this thing needs is a decent sling and it will be ready to hunt with. Please see our photos and good luck!

Weatherby Model Mark V 257 Wby Mag 24" Zeiss Scope Bolt Rifle MFD 1974-1981
Weatherby Model Mark V 257 Wby Mag 24″ Zeiss Scope Bolt Rifle MFD 1974-1981