Weatherby has issued a limited edition rifle celebrating the companies 70th anniversary. The stock is absolutely gorgeous and made from Missouri select walnut. The rifle comes in a full size leather case that is also leather and felt lined.
A 70th anniversary hunting knife is included made by Dan Weatherby. Several options are offered in this limited edition from the 70th anniversary logo on the grip plate to special gold engraving on the floor plate. Weatherby will also help the new owner choose a scope and mount it for the buyer. MSRP at this writing is $5900.00. I know that’s a lot of money but this gorgeous rifle and accessories make it worth it!
Weatherby®, Inc. celebrates its 70th anniversary with a limited-edition Mark V® custom package that is sure to be the envy of any hunter or firearms collector. Each package comes with a limited-edition Mark V rifle, a custom-designed leather rifle case and a commemorative knife handcrafted by Dan Weatherby (son of company President Ed Weatherby). Only 70 of these unique packages will be produced.
“This 70th Anniversary rifle is as special as it is rare,” said Adam Weatherby, executive vice president/chief operating officer. “It is meant to honor Weatherby’s unique past while inspiring the dreams of hunters and shooters around the world.”
The Mark V 70th Anniversary rifle is offered in company founder Roy Weatherby’s favorite caliber, .257 Weatherby Magnum. Rifle highlights include an exhibition-grade California claro walnut stock with a high-gloss finish and Pachmayr waffle-style recoil pad. The stock features skipline checkering and double forend tip and grip cap spacers, which are designed to emulate those of custom Weatherby rifles from the 1960s.
All metalwork has a high-gloss finish. The custom steel bottom metal features Weatherby’s 70th Anniversary logo etched in gold. Barrel length is 24 inches (#1 contour).
The commemorative knife also sports the 70th Anniversary logo in gold. The handle of the knife is made of reclaimed Mark V stocks in exhibition grade walnut, maplewood or rosewood. It is finished with nickel silver bolsters and pins. The knife blade is honed from 440c stainless steel with a Rockwell hardness factor of 58-59.
The custom leather rifle case completes the package, which is priced at $5,300. To reserve a Mark V 70th Anniversary rifle, contact a local Weatherby dealer. For more information, go to www.weatherby.com.
Founded in 1945, Weatherby, Inc.’s line features the popular Vanguard® and legendary Mark V rifles (production and custom); WBY-X™ rifles and shotguns; Threat Response shotguns and rifles; semi-auto, pump and over/under shotguns; premium ammunition; and security/shooting accessories. For more information, go to www.weatherby.com. The company is based in Paso Robles, Calif., and invites all hunters and shooters to visit its free online community at www.weatherbynation.com or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Weatherbyinc. Follow @weatherbyinc on Twitter.