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Old 08-27-2013, 02:26 PM
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Re: Weatherby rifles

Accumarks don't say "Accumark" on them anywhere.

It sounds to me like you got an Accumark, if it came from the factory that way and you bought it brand new.
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:37 PM
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Re: Weatherby rifles

does it look like this ? I'd say you bought an accumark , since the 30-378 does not come in an ultralight . my ultralight that looks just like the accumark .


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Old 08-27-2013, 02:39 PM
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Quick call to Weatherby the very courteous, real, and 100% english speaking lady (with NO foreign accent) instantly transfered me to the custom shop, and the guy there was very helpful and courteous as well. Lets you know you're dealing with a good company. Makes me proud to own a Weatherby.

He confirmed they use Criterion barrels on all standard production rifles. The TRR (Threat Response Rifles) use Krieger barrels. Kriger and Criterion used to be under the same roof years ago, but are now seperate plants.

So, I guess that solidifies things right there.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:38 PM
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Re: Weatherby rifles

Everything looks like it must be an Accumark. I called Weatherby and they will be happy to tell me for $50. It must take them like 15 seconds to look up the serial number. Nothing like courteous service to attract customers.
Jimbires: mine seems to look just like the one in your picture except the stock color and webbing. But it is hard to tell colors that well in pictures. Your stock appears to be gray, mine is coal black with pretty distinct white webbing..

I am surprised that the Accumarks, if they are supposed to be superior rifles to the ordinary Mark V's, are not marked as Accumarks.

I don't throw away anything that comes with a new rifle, so I must have the instruction pamphlet and receipt somewhere. I'll post it if I find it. If anyone comes up with anymore ideas, let me know. Does Kreiger mark their blanks anywhere? There are about a dozen web sites that supposedly tell you how to tell the difference, but none of them do.

This has become a mission now, but not one I will pay $50 to solve.
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Re: Weatherby rifles

If your rifle looks like this, then it is an Accumark...

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Old 08-27-2013, 11:20 PM
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Everything looks like it must be an Accumark. I called Weatherby and they will be happy to tell me for $50. It must take them like 15 seconds to look up the serial number. Nothing like courteous service to attract customers.
Jimbires: mine seems to look just like the one in your picture except the stock color and webbing. But it is hard to tell colors that well in pictures. Your stock appears to be gray, mine is coal black with pretty distinct white webbing..

I am surprised that the Accumarks, if they are supposed to be superior rifles to the ordinary Mark V's, are not marked as Accumarks.

I don't throw away anything that comes with a new rifle, so I must have the instruction pamphlet and receipt somewhere. I'll post it if I find it. If anyone comes up with anymore ideas, let me know. Does Kreiger mark their blanks anywhere? There are about a dozen web sites that supposedly tell you how to tell the difference, but none of them do.

This has become a mission now, but not one I will pay $50 to solve.
Unbelievable... Weatherby hasn't been my favorite company, but probably my most favored of the big gun companies.... but.... I've always had a high degree of respect for them as one of the bigger guys. That is quickly fading. A few months back I called about a couple of Vanguards I owned to find their age... date of manufacture. They asked for the serial numbers which I gave them and in a couple of minutes my questions were answered.

They would have easily been able to tell you everything about that rifle with a serial number.... very sad...

Based on your description, you have this...

Mark V® Accumark® | Rifles | Products | Weatherby.com

The other option is this which does not fit your descript

Mark V® Fibermark Composite | Rifles | Product | Weatherby.com
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:34 PM
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Thanks, MudRunner. Mine looks exactly like that in every detail (except the scope, of course). Mystery solved and I am not out $50. Thanks to everyone who helped solve the mystery. I have purchased about 50 guns, some in the 3-6000 dollar range from this dealer. I think he decided he owed me a break when he sold me the Weatherby for $1200. I used to have a dealer license, but surrendered it when I found out that since I listed my home as my place of business, I automatically also surrendered all my search and seizure rights to the whole house, not just the room I designated as my business. The dealer who sold me the rifle still made money. Those of you who have licenses know the mark-up on guns.

The business where I bought it was begun before I was born (67 years ago) by an immigrant gunsmith from Germany. His son took it over, then his sons took it over, than all of a sudden they announced that they were closing as of October 1. As to why is a huge mystery that no one wants to talk about. They were the only reliable, reasonably priced dealer within a hundred miles, and they will be sorely missed. They were much too experienced and established to have made any mistakes that would have made the ATF bust them to that degree, so I guess we will never know the story. All kinds of rumors are floating around, but they are just that...rumors. What does seem to be true is that they are building a huge indoor range to which all of their inventory, rumored to be in the thousands of guns, will go but under the license of an as yet unidentified individual. It is all very weird, and the price of all my reloading supplies is going way up because the closest dealer of anything is the nearest Cabelas store, 100 miles away. To make matters worse, we here in WA are facing an initiative requiring background checks on every gun sale, dealer or private that takes place in the state. Our legislature had this on the table this past session but refused to deal with it, deciding to let the anti's take it to the people. We have fairly liberal gun laws here, with the exception of an outright ban on anything class 3. We have "must grant" laws on concealed carry, suppressors were allowed two years ago; we have good hunter harassment laws, and most counties have adopted range protection legislation. But the initiative has a real chance of passing. They have over 200,00 signatures already with a long time to go to meet the requirements to be on the ballot, so the people will be deciding. We are actually two states, one west of the Cascade mountains, one east. East is always ultra conservative and will oppose this in force, but the west side has Seattle and Bellevue with a huge liberal base and usually makes the decision on issues like this. Based on King county votes, WA passed gay marriage laws and legalized marijuana in the last election. Courts have already affirmed background checks in other states, so we will get no help there. How they expect to monitor private gun sales can only ultimately mean one thing, registration so they know who owns what. I have beaten this horse to death on Facebook, but that only reaches a very limited number of people who may or may not agree with me anyway. I think we may be in trouble here. The NRA is already working on this, but we have two of the most liberal senators in WA DC, and they like to get involved in state issues. Thanks again for all the help, and future posts from me in about 15 months may be from Kentucky.
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