SOLD FOR: $1925
Model: Mark V Accumark
Serial Number: SB016858
Year of Manufacture: 1995-2004
Caliber: .257 Wby. Mag.
Action Type: Bolt Action with Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The left side of the shank is marked “USE ONLY / .257 WBY MAG. / WEATHERBY MAG.”. The left of the receiver is marked “MARK V / U.S. PATENT NO. 3,013,355”, “Weatherby / ATASCADERO, CA”, and “MADE IN U.S.A.”. The underside of the bolt handle is hand inscribed “6858”. The right side of the chamber ring is marked with the serial number. The bottom of the trigger guard is marked “W” in gold-tone color fill.
Barrel Length: 26” Fluted
Sights / Optics: There are no provisions for iron sights. Equipped to the top of the receiver via a two-piece Burris rail and two rings is a Leupold Vari-X IIc scope with 6-18x magnification and a duplex reticle. The scope shows hardly any wear and the lenses are crystal clear. The scope rates in about Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is grey spiderweb textured synthetic polymer with a pistol grip, monte-carlo comb with cheekpiece, solid black rubber H-S Precision buttpad, and sling swivels front and rear. There is light handling wear. There are no chips or cracks. The texturing is strong. The LOP measures approximately 12 3/4” & 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the pad and stock, respectively. The pad has minor wear and is still supple. Overall, the stock is in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Graphite Black Cerakote Receiver with Stainless Barrel with Black Flutes and Matte Black Alloy Bottom Metal
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are a couple hardly noticeable marks near the muzle. There is light handling and operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is light and crisp. We did not fire this rifle. As with all firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The previously mentioned scope is included.
Our Assessment: The original Mark V rifle was introduced in 1957 by Weatherby and was designed to safely contain the high pressures associated with the Weatherby line of high performance cartridges. It is the flagship rifle of the Weatherby line of firearms. The Weatherby Mark V rifles were considered prestigious or luxury firearms by many. This is due in part to Roy Weatherby who presented the rifles to royalty, politicians, gun writers and actors including Prince Abdorreza Pahlavi of Iran, Generals James Doolittle and Chuck Yeager, Jack O’Connor, Warren Page, Elgin Gates and Lorne Greene and was able to use this fact as a marketing tool. This is a modern Mark V Accumarks rifle, in about Excellent condition. The rifle sports a 26” fluted barrel and comes equipped with a clean Leupold optic. It is apparent that this rifle has not seen much use in its lifetime. The bore is shiny with sharp, deep rifling and the trigger is light as a feather. Please see our photos and good luck!