SOLD FOR: $2776
Make: Weatherby, MFG By Miroku Japan
Model: Mark V Custom Shop
Serial Number: H142645
Year of Manufacture: 1972-1994
Caliber: .460 Weatherby Magnum
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle With Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The left side of the shank is marked “USE ONLY / WEATHERBY .460W.M.”. The right side of the chamber ring is marked with the serial number “H142645”. 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 “645”. The bolt and follower have jeweling. The floor plate is marked “WEATHERBY CUSTOM” on a banner surrounded by floral engraving.
Barrel Length: 26” Ported
Sights / Optics: There are no provisions for iron sights. Equipped to the top of the receiver via a two-piece Buehler rail and two rings is a Weatherby Premier scope with 3-9x magnification, wide angle view, and a duplex reticle. The scope shows some light operational wear and the lenses are bright and clear. Overall, this scope rates in about Fine 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 swivels in the belly and on the forend with an attached leather Weatherby sling. There are some hardly notable draglines and a few tiny nicks. The right side of the forearm has a slightly more notable compression near the top edge. The checkering is strong and intact. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 7/8” and 12 7/8” 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 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 98% of its metal finish. There are some hardly notable faint nicks and scratches throughout the barrel and receiver. There is light thinning around the muzzle. The floor plate shows an extremely faint plum hue. 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 Weatherby scope.
Our Assessment: This is a beautiful Weatherby Custom Shop Mark V that was manufactured in Japan by Miroku and is chambered for the .460 Weatherby Magnum. The .460 Weatherby Magnum is primarily a thick skinned dangerous game cartridge designed to provide the ultimate in stopping power against African elephant, African buffalo, hippopotamus and the rhinoceros. When loaded to its full potential, it has little use outside this primary use – although it can be used to hunt any species, there are far better cartridge choices for other game animals. This rifle has an excellent bore and a clean, light trigger. Another sweet addition is the Weatherby Premier scope that is in Fine condition. All this thing needs is a decent sling and it will be ready to hunt with. Please see our photos and good luck!