SOLD FOR: $2727
Make: Weatherby (Mfg. by Howa, Japan)
Model: Mark V Ultramark
Serial Number: H213117
Year of Manufacture: 1989-1991
Caliber: .257 Weatherby Magnum
Action Type: Bolt Action with Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “USE ONLY / .257 WBY MAG. / (WEATHERBY MAG.)”. 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” with three pin motifs at the rear. The right side of the receiver is marked “H213117”. The magazine floorplate is scroll engraved and marked “WEATHERBY ULTRAMARK”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver has four drilled, tapped, and filled holes for mounting an optic (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is skip-line checkered high gloss wood with a rosewood capped pistol grip and forend, raised Monte Carlo comb with a cheekpiece, and a brown ventilated Weatherby recoil pad. There is a tan spacer under the forend and grip caps. The grip cap has a tan diamond inlay. There are sling swivels installed at the butt and forend. Only light handling marks are present. There are no chips or cracks and the checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 13 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad, which is still pliable. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: High Luster Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is deep and sharp. There is no erosion. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 10/10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The finish shows only a few light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes in its original matching box.
Our Assessment: The Weatherby Mark V is a centerfire, bolt-action rifle with an internal magazine. The rifle was introduced in 1957 by Weatherby and was designed to safely contain the high pressures associated with the Weatherby line of high performance cartridges. It is the flagship rifle of the Weatherby line of firearms. 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. The Weatherby Mark V Ultramark was only imported for two years. It features a beautiful skip line checkered wood stock and shows hardly a mark, likely having hardly ever seen the light of day. All this rifle needs is a scope and you will have an outstanding big game rifle that will be good for all North American game animals in any weather.