Model: Mark XXII
Serial Number: T13546
Year of Manufacture: 1964-1989
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Semi-Auto with Tubular Magazine and Lever for Converting to Single Shot Mode
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Caliber / .22.L.R”. The left side of the receiver is marked “Mark XXII / U.S. Patent 3,155,004” and “Weatherby / South Gate, Calif. Made in Japan”. The right side of the receiver is marked “T13546”.
Barrel Length: The barrel length is 24”.
Sights / Optics: This rifle has a brass bead front sight dovetailed into a serrated ramp on the barrel. The rear sight is a “U” groove three leaf sight with one fixed sight and 2 folding ones. The sight assembly is dovetailed into the barrel. The rifle is also mounted with a scope mounted in Weaver rings on the grooved receiver. The scope is marked “Bushnell / 2X-9X Banner”. The scope has a duplex reticle and about a 32mm objective. The outside of the scope is blued and shows light handling marks plus marks on the front edge of the objective, 2 marks through the finish on the tapered part of the objective, a mark through the finish behind the front ring and scratches on the adjustment screw covers. The internal optics are free of distortion and the lenses are clear. Overall, the scope rates in Fine condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered blond wood with a pistol grip and Monte Carlo comb and cheekpiece. There is a solid brown rubber recoil pad with white and black spacers and a rosewood grip cap with blond spacer and ivory diamond inlet into it. The forend has a rosewood cap with blond spacer and there are sling swivels mounted at the butt and on the forend. The stock shows minor handling marks with a mark at the toe of the butt, minor compression marks on the right side of the forend and a small mark in the rosewood forend tip. There is a dark grain in the right side of the forend that extends from the trigger guard to the front end of the forend checkering. It almost looks like a water stain, but we have seen Japanese Weatherby’s with this type of coloring before. Please see our pictures. The checkering is sharp and without mars. The LOP measures 13 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the thin recoil pad, which is still pliable on the edges. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is thinning on the left front edge of the barrel, with two spots of surface loss on the right side and a small mark on the right side near the forend tip. The rest of the barrel and magazine tube show only light handling marks. The trigger guard shows light handling marks plus 2 marks through the finish. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The scope and rings are included.
Our Assessment: This is a great looking semi-auto rimfire rifle that is well made and in great condition. It is a full size rifle perhaps a little large for a young shooter, but makes a great small game rifle. It is also good for target shooting so you can re-capture proper sight picture and trigger control techniques using inexpensive ammo vs. using your big game centerfire rifle. With its single shot mode, it can also be used to safely teach newer shooters the basics.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California.
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