NICE FN Belgian South Gate Pre-Mark MK V Weatherby Mauser Bolt Action Blue 26” Hunting Rifle & Leupold Scope, MFD Pre 1963 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,311.00

Make: FN For Weatherby

Model: Pre-Mark V

Serial Number: 10821

Year of Manufacture: 1949-1963 FN Belgian stamped (


Action Type: Mauser Bolt Action Style Rifle with Hinged Floorplate and Internal Magazine

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “WEATHERBY / SOUTH GATE CALIF.” with smokeless proofs and inspector marks. The bottom of the receiver is marked with a slew of proof marks as photographed. The right side of the receiver is marked with the serial number, “FN” in an oval and “MADE IN BELGIUM”> The trigger assembly block is marked “FINLAND”. The forward scope base is marked “BUEHLER / ORINDA, CAL.” The scope is marked “LEUPOLD VARI-X III 3.5 X 10” with the company logo. The butt pad is marked “Old English / Pachmayer”.

Barrel Length: 26”, measuring 0.645” at the muzzle.

Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The drilled and tapped receiver has a Buehler one piece scope base and ring system. The rings are holding a Leupold 3.5 to 10 time magnification scope with 40mm front objective and duplex crosshairs. The optics are sharp and very bright with no apparent damage to the objectives or internal workings of the scope. The zoom ring is stiff with slight ‘grit’ when augmented. The scope and mounting system rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is finely checkered on the forend and pistol grip with Flur de Lis borders swooping gracefully into the checkering. The stock features a hard wood forend tip and blued metal grip cap, a fluted comb and pronounced left side cheek piece. The stock displays very light scuffs and scratches in sparse areas as photographed. The wood grain has very active wavy grain with vertical striping. Please see our photographs, this stock is beautiful. The LOP measures 13-3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the Pachmayer Old English marked recoil pad. The pad has a black spacer and textured surface. There are no major damages to the pad. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: The barrel and action’s finish look to be original with light pin prick erosion visible under the finish. The extractor has been touched up. The bluing is deep and strong.

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is very lightly worn. There is fowling, but no erosion.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows sparse scuffs and scratches on the barrel, receiver, floor plate and trigger guard. There is light wear and finish loss on the interacting metal surfaces of the bolt and action. There is a spot of wear on the underside of the barrel beneath the stock. Please see our photographs. The screw heads are sharp with very light tooling visible. The markings are sharp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger breaks at about 5lbs 15oz. The action is smooth and locks up tightly. We have not fired this rifle. With all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a Leupold Vari-X III 3.5-10x40mm as described in “Sights / Optics”.

Our Assessment: ****THIS RIFLE IS CHAMBERED IN 7MM REMINGTON MAGNUM. IT WAS PREVIOUSLY LISTED AS WEATHERBY MAGNUM.****** Very early Weatherby rifles were made using FN Mauser actions and outfitted with custom order components. This rifle is in Excellent condition with minor scuffs and marks on the metal and wood. The bore is bright with slightly worn rifling and is chambered in 7mm REMINGTON MAGNUM. The rifle has a sharp, bright Leupold variable scope perched in a Buehler base and ring system and an absolutely gorgeous stock. Please see our photographs for full detail.

NICE FN Belgian South Gate Pre-Mark MK V Weatherby Mauser Bolt Action Blue 26” Hunting Rifle & Leupold Scope, MFD Pre 1963 C&R
NICE FN Belgian South Gate Pre-Mark MK V Weatherby Mauser Bolt Action Blue 26” Hunting Rifle & Leupold Scope, MFD Pre 1963 C&R