SOLD FOR: $1125
Make: Weatherby; PFI
Model: Mark V Left Handed
Serial Number: 24425
Year of Manufacture: 1958-1959
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle With Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The right side of the shank is marked “30-06”. The left side of the chamber ring is marked with the serial number “24425”. The right side of the receiver is marked “MARK V / PATENTS PENDING”, “Weatherby”, and three pin motifs at the rear. The bottom of the bolt handle is marked “4425”. The left side of the rear rail mount is marked “B&L OPT. CO.”
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: There are no provisions for iron sights. Equipped to the top of the receiver via a two-piece rail system and two rings is a Bausch & Lomb scope with 2.5-8x magnification and a duplex reticle. The external surface shows some scattered light nicks and scratches. The lenses are mostly clear, light staining is visible looking through the optic. The scope rates in about Good-Very Good condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece skip-line checkered walnut with a high gloss finish, a raised Monte Carlo comb, a capped pistol grip and cheekpiece. There is a black rubber Decelerator buttpad 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 crazing in the finish throughout. There is a notable scuff on the bottom of the nosecap. There is a compression on the left side of the buttstock. The edge of the grip cap is also scuffed. The checkering is nice and sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 3/8” and 12 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad and wood, respectively. The pad shows light and remains soft. The stock is in Good-Very Good 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. There is an M.E. of 2.1.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 85% of its metal finish. There is a sizable spot of finish loss on the top of the barrel. There is also some finish loss around the muzzle. There are scattered little nicks and scratches throughout the barrel as well. There is light build-up in the crevices. There are a few light scratches on the trigger guard as well as light thinning. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good 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: The previously mentioned scope is included.
Our Assessment: The Weatherby Mark V has a long history, in production continuously since 1957 and has been produced by several manufacturers including Howa of Japan and Sauer of Germany. This example was made in the USA by Precision Foundry Inc (PFI). This Mark V is chambered in the .30-06 Springfield. Commercially manufactured rifles chambered in .30-06 are popular for hunting. Current .30-06 factory ammunition varies in bullet weight from 7.1 to 14.3 grams in solid bullets, and as low as 3.6 grams with the use of a sub-caliber bullet in a sabot. Loads are available with reduced velocity and pressure as well as increased velocity and pressure for stronger firearms. The .30-06 remains one of the most popular sporting cartridges in the world. The Mark V was originally designed as a rifle that could withstand the sheer power of the Weatherby cartridge assortment, and while this rifle is beautiful, it is in equal parts a devastating and capable tool, the epitome of its purpose. In overall Very Good condition, this rifle is a true hunter’s rifle that will be a prized part of any collection, but most importantly, yours. Please see our photos and good luck!