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    Question How old is my Weatherby?

    Does anyone have any idea on what year a Japanese Mark V with 68xxx serial number was made in? I am requesting the authenticity certificate from Weatherby this week but can't wait that long, I'm thinking 1975 or 1976.

    Thanks,

    FreddyC

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    Default Re: How old is my Weatherby?

    Hey Freddy,

    I can't tell you the age, but it's obvious you bought it. What do you think of it, and how did it shoot?

    On the "other" Weatherby site I visit Weatherby Collectors is a fellow by the name of Jim who posts as "westhunt". He's on the board of directors with the Weatherby Collectors Association and is a wealth of knowledge. He provided me with the years my Weatherby's were made, down to within a year. Might be a good bet to make a post there.

    Congrats on your purchase

    Keith

    22-250 Mark V Varmintmaster (Japanese)
    224 Wby Mark V Varmintmaster (Japanese)
    240 Wby Mark V Deluxe (Japanese)
    257 Wby Mark V Deluxe (Japanese)
    270 Wby Mark V Deluxe (Japanese)
    7mm Wby Mark V Deluxe (Japanese)
    300 Wby Mark V Lazermark (Japanese)
    340 Wby Mark V Lazermark (Japanese)
    375 H&H Mark V Deluxe (USA)
    378 Wby Mark V Custom (Japanese)
    460 Wby Mark V Custom (USA)



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    Default Re: How old is my Weatherby?

    does the sn have a P og H or?? i front o the number

    if i a P68XXX it german fro m 1973
    Skipper

    .378 THE MAGNUM'S MAGNUM

    .257 Lazermark S&B 5-25X56 PMII P3
    .300 Lazermark Zeiss Victory 6-24X72MM
    .338-378 Synthetic share scope with .257
    .378 Deluxe Zeiss Varipoint 3-12X56mm
    .460 Euromark Swarovski Z6i 1-6X24mm L EE
    NEAR MFG bases and ring/ALPHA MOUNT on all

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    Default Re: How old is my Weatherby?

    I'm sorry it has an H in front of it.

    FreddyC

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    Default Re: How old is my Weatherby?

    Then it one the first from japan,

    about 1974

    what model and caliber is it
    Skipper

    .378 THE MAGNUM'S MAGNUM

    .257 Lazermark S&B 5-25X56 PMII P3
    .300 Lazermark Zeiss Victory 6-24X72MM
    .338-378 Synthetic share scope with .257
    .378 Deluxe Zeiss Varipoint 3-12X56mm
    .460 Euromark Swarovski Z6i 1-6X24mm L EE
    NEAR MFG bases and ring/ALPHA MOUNT on all

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    Thumbs up Re: How old is my Weatherby?

    Keith,

    Yes I bought it, even though I didn't get out to the range this weekend. The wind was blowing 20 mph to 30 mph, so I figured I would wait till it calmed down some. I will be posting some pictures of it along with the target , it's in better shape then what I thought, I am very pleased with it can't wait till hunting season starts. Thanks for the Info.

    Regards,

    FreddyC

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    Skipper,

    It's a Mark V Deluxe in 300 WBY. I will be posting up some pictures of it real soon. Thanks for your help.

    Regards,

    FreddyC

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    Talking Re: How old is my Weatherby?

    Keith,

    Westhunt says my 300WBY D.O.B. is 1974 - 75, thanks again for your help.

    Regards,

    FreddyC

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    Default Re: How old is my Weatherby?

    Good job Freddy,

    Don't forget the pics and the range report when you shoot it!

    Keith

    22-250 Mark V Varmintmaster (Japanese)
    224 Wby Mark V Varmintmaster (Japanese)
    240 Wby Mark V Deluxe (Japanese)
    257 Wby Mark V Deluxe (Japanese)
    270 Wby Mark V Deluxe (Japanese)
    7mm Wby Mark V Deluxe (Japanese)
    300 Wby Mark V Lazermark (Japanese)
    340 Wby Mark V Lazermark (Japanese)
    375 H&H Mark V Deluxe (USA)
    378 Wby Mark V Custom (Japanese)
    460 Wby Mark V Custom (USA)



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