Model: Vanguard VGL
Serial Number: VL14431
Year of Manufacture: Pre 1989
Caliber: .308 Winchester
Action Type: Bolt Action Internal Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “USE ONLY/ .308 WIN.” The left side of the receiver is marked “PAT PEND. / VANGUARD VGL / MADE IN JAPAN / by Weatherby / SOUTH GATE CALIFORNIA”. The right side of the receiver is marked “VL14431”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 20”
Sights / Optics: This bolt action rifle comes with two mounts for scope rings attached to the receiver. The mounts are marked “36”. There is no provision for mounting iron sights. No scope rings are included.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a green textured synthetic stock. There are some light scratches on the bottom of the forend. The LOP measures 13 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the rubber “Weatherby” recoil pad. The recoil pad is firm and free from cracks. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is Bright and the rifling is Sharp. There is no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows very light handling marks. The finish suggests this rifle never left the safe at home. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is an excellent field rifle that wants to go hunting. EXTREMELY light at 6 pounds 10.3 ounces naked, you won’t have to worry about cutting your shoulder or arm fatigue from long hikes in the backwoods. The 20 Inch barrel and under 14” LOP means you have a nice compact rifle that can go from that gun rack to the field without bumping the ceiling or windshield on the way out. Buy a nice 3 x 9 variable scope from your favorite manufacturer, zero at 200, and enjoy your new hunting rifle. Weatherby holds high production standards for accuracy and wouldn’t put their name on it if they didn’t feel it was a quality rifle.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California.
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