SOLD FOR: $1676
Make: Weatherby, MFG By Beretta in Italy
Model: Mark XXII
Serial Number: 21587
Year of Manufacture: 1964-1971 C&R
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Semi Automatic or Single Shot Optional Mag Fed Rifle
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “CALIBER / .22 L.R.” The left side of the receiver is marked “MARK XXII / PAT. PEND.” and “Weatherby”. The right side of the receiver is marked “21587”. The right side of the barrel is marked “MADE IN ITALY”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: The rear sight is a U-notch with an additional two flip-up leaves for elevation adjustment; the rear sight is dovetailed to the barrel. The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed into a serrated ramped base fixed to the barrel. The front sight is grooved for a protective hood (not included). Equipped to the top of the receiver is a Weatherby Variable scope with 2-7x magnification and a fine crosshair reticle. The scope shows little to no wear and is very clean. The lenses are clear. This scope is in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece skipline checkered wood with a high gloss finish, Monte Carlo comb, pistol grip and cheekpiece. There is a thin firm brown rubber recoil pad mounted on the butt with a black spacer marked “Weatherby”. 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 swivel in the bottom of the belly and on the forend. There are a few minor draglines and light compressions. There is some cloudiness in the finish at the front of the nose cap. The checkering is nice and sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad, which shows minor rubs and light discoloration on the face. Overall, the stock rates in about Fine-Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. There is a patch of light freckled surface oxidation on the top of the barrel midway. There are a few faint scratches near the muzzle. There is light thinning around the muzzle. There is minor operational wear. The screw heads are very lightly tool marked with strong slots and the markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The previously mentioned scope and a Kolpin zip-up soft case are included.
Our Assessment: This is an early Weatherby Mark XXII made by Beretta in Italy and features laser skipline checkering, rosewood pistol and forend caps. This version of the Mark XXII was made in limited quantities by Beretta from the mid-1960’s to early 70’s before the production was moved to Japan. The Beretta version is preferable and collectable and typically fetches substantially higher prices than the version made in Japan. Not only is the wood of a higher grade and has a richer look, but the design of the stock is cleaner. If you happen to be a Weatherby collector, don’t miss the opportunity to take this one home with you. Please see our photos and good luck!