Weatherby Model Mark V Mk V 300 Magnum 24″ Brushed Nickel Bolt Action Rifle
SOLD FOR: $1279
Make: Weatherby, MFG By Miroku Japan
Model: Mark V Custom Shop
Serial Number: H64929
Year of Manufacture: 1972-1994
Caliber: .300 Weatherby Magnum
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle With Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The left side of the shank is marked “Weatherby / .300 MAGNUM”. The right side of the chamber ring is marked with the serial number “H64929”. 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 “929”. The floor plate is marked “WEATHERBY CUSTOM” on a banner surrounded by floral engraving.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: There are no provisions for iron sights. Equipped to the top of the receiver is a one piece Redfield rail.
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 some crazing in the finish throughout with the most noticeable on the left side of the butttstock and the nose cap. There are some infrequently dispersed minor compressions and faint draglines. The checkering is strong and intact. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/8” and 12 3/8” 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 Very Good-Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Brushed Nickel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no erosion in the bore but there is some persistent fouling throughout the grooves.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The barrel shows scattered marks with a notable small scuff on the top. There is also some light staining on the bottom of the barrel nearer the muzzle. There are some faint handling marks. There is light operational wear on the bolt and bolt handle. 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 Custom Shop Mark V that was manufactured in Japan by Miroku. This rifle is chambered for the beloved .300 Magnum, a .30 caliber rifle cartridge created by Roy Weatherby in 1944 and produced by Weatherby. It has become the most popular of all the Weatherby cartridges. This rifle has a nice bore and a clean, light trigger. The eye-catching brushed nickel finish is beautiful and uncommon amongst MarK V’s. It also comes equipped with a Redfield rail. All this thing needs is a decent sling and scope and it will be ready to hunt with. Please see our photos and good luck!