Weatherby Howa Mark V Varmintmaster .22-250 Remington Bolt Rifle w/ Box

SOLD FOR: $2626.99

LSB#: 220411AL010

Make: Weatherby, Mfg. by Howa, Japan

Model: Mark V Varmintmaster

Serial Number: S01776

Year of Manufacture: 1980-1981

Caliber: .22-250 Remington

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle With Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine

Markings: The left side of the shank is marked “Weatherby / .22-250”. The right side of the chamber ring is marked with the serial number “S01776”. The left side of the receiver is marked “MARK V / VARMINTMASTER”, “Weatherby / SOUTH GATE CALIF, MADE IN JAPAN”, and has three pin motifs at the rear. The bottom of the bolt handle is marked “776”. The right side of the shank is marked “MADE IN W. GERMANY”.

Barrel Length: 26”

Sights / Optics: There are no provisions for iron sights. The top of the receiver has four drilled and tapped holes for mounting an optic (not included).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece skip-line checkered walnut with a high gloss finish, a raised Monte Carlo comb with a cheekpiece, a capped pistol grip, and a brown ventilated Weatherby recoil pad. 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 is a sling stud in the belly and on the forend. There are a few scattered tiny compressions. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14” & 12 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad and wood, respectively. The recoil pad shows light discoloration and remains pliable. 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 99% of its metal finish. The metal shows no significant wear or damage. 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: This rifle comes in its original serial matching box with Buehler two-piece scope mounts, Redfield scope mount rings, two sling swivels, and a manual. The label end of the foam tray has broken off and is being held in place by tape.

Our Assessment: The Weatherby Varmintmaster is a lighter quicker-handling version of the Weatherby Mark V. It was first offered for sale in 1963 in two barrel lengths: a 24-inch standard weight and 26-inch heavy weight. The Weatherby Mark V rifles are 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 rifle is in beautiful condition and comes in its original serial matching box with all of the previously mentioned accessories. The trigger is light and crisp. Please see our photos and good luck!

Weatherby Howa Mark V Varmintmaster .22-250 Remington Bolt Rifle w/ Box
Weatherby Howa Mark V Varmintmaster .22-250 Remington Bolt Rifle w/ Box