Weatherby Mark V Rifle in 300 Weatherby Magnum, 24 Inch Barrel, Made in West Germany.
Included is Leupold steel scope base and rings and Tasco Titan 3-9 Variable Scope sighted in and ready to hunt.
Stock is 98% and Blueing is 97% due to some blueing wear at the muzzle. As you see in the photos this rifle is in excellent condition, near mint.
Roy Weatherby introduced the Mark V Magnum bolt action rifle in 1957. This ground breaking achievement was designed specifically for the high pressures at which the Weatherby belted magnum cartridges operated, and would elevate the Weatherby company to the status of a major player in the rifle business.
In the early years the Mark V rifles were manufactured by J. P. Sauer and Sohn in West Germany.
The Mark V Magnum action was designed for maximum strength, and indeed it was billed as the world's strongest action, a title it still claims today. The Mark V receiver is made from a single chrome-moly or stainless steel forging and incorporates an integral recoil lug.
Instead of two massive locking lugs the Mark V Magnum's forged and machined bolt has nine small ones arranged in groups of three. The total shear area is much greater than with two conventional lugs, and the arrangement and spacing allows a short 54 degree bolt lift.
The one-piece bolt body is fluted and there is a shroud at the rear of the bolt to prevent escaping gas from exiting from the rear of the bolt into the shooter's face in the event of a blown case. There are three gas escape ports in the side of the bolt to let gas escape in a safe direction.
The bolt face is smaller in diameter than the main body of the bolt, which is the same diameter as the locking lugs. This means less slop when the bolt is operated than with most other bolt action rifles. A Weatherby Mark V Magnum action feels smooth and precise compared to Mauser pattern bolt actions. The extractor is a flush-fitting claw at the front of the bolt, and the ejector is of the plunger variety in the bolt face.
The magazine floorplate of Mark V rifles is hinged. The floorplate latch takes a good bite on the floorplate to insure that it stays closed under heavy recoil, and the release is mounted in the front of the trigger guard.
The safety locks the striker and disengages the sear. It is very quiet in operation. There is also a cocking indicator at the rear of the bolt so that the shooter can tell at a glance if the rifle is cocked.
The trigger is factory set for a release weight of four pounds and is commendably clean and free of creep. It is easily adjusted for weight of pull, without any disassembly, by means of a small Allen screw in the front of the trigger. It is also internally adjustable for sear engagement.
Weatherby Mark V magnum barrels are hammer-forged with application specific crowns.
Weatherby guarantees that every Mark V rifle will deliver 1.5 inch or smaller three shot groups at 100 yards from a cold barrel using Weatherby factory loaded ammunition. As a practical matter, most Mark V rifles will deliver considerably smaller groups right out of the box.
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