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JeffConrad 03-10-2021 12:38 PM

Italian Weatherby
 
So my wife and I were on a trip to get craft supplies and I used this as an excuse to hit small gun shops. Found an Italian Weatherby for less than $400. Wood is pretty but no rosewood/accents. Metal wasn't bad but lacked the deep polished blue of later models. The worst I could say is that the magazine was freckled with rust.

Opinions on if this is a good buy? Seems like most of the ones for sale on auctions sites are Japanese.

Thanks!

LtCrunch 03-10-2021 12:46 PM

I wouldn't pass it up Jeff. Completed sales on Gun Broker for the Italian models show them going for $600 on up. Classy little mouse gun, get it!

Frank

JeffConrad 03-11-2021 01:20 PM

Thank you
 
thanks for the input. Made that little voice more credible.

LtCrunch 03-11-2021 01:28 PM

You're welcome Jeff. I'm surprised more people haven't chimed in on it. If I saw one locally in good shape at that price I know I'd snatch it up in a heart beat!

Frank

GladesGuy 03-11-2021 02:20 PM

Weatherby XXII were first made in Italy by Beretta, then in Japan by Howa, then in US by Mossberg and then back to Japan. The rarest are the Mossberg variants. The ones with the most issues were the Berettas. I think all the fancy stocks were made for Weatherby here in the USA. There were two types, a tube loader and a magazine loader. $400 sounds like a good deal.

TwoFast4Me 03-11-2021 08:11 PM

Wife bought hers, it's one made by Mossberg it camewith a weaver scope and one mag. $500.00. Mags may be hard to find.

Blacktail53 03-14-2021 08:40 PM

For $400, you made a very good deal.
Mine is also an Italian model, but has the forend tip and pistol grip cap. 5 round magazine.
It's the most accurate .22 I own and a lot of fun to use. It wears a Leupold rimfire 3x9.

desertmoon 03-14-2021 09:08 PM

You bought it...right? If not...go buy it NOW.

hickorynut 03-15-2021 05:34 AM

I bought one in San Diego California when they first came out, Beretta made, mine had the rosewood forearm tip and a very nice walnut stock. It was a great shooter, in the coming years I bought a second one down in Natchez Mississippi and a third one a few years ago, that was Mossbergs doings, it was my only disappointment, accuracy sucked.

JeffConrad 04-04-2021 05:53 PM

I did, yesterday.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by desertmoon (Post 12248979)
You bought it...right? If not...go buy it NOW.

So the serial # is in the high 6000's, and the date code on the barrel is XX which is 1964, according to Beretta codes I have. Looks to be the first year of manufacture. I've spent 5 hours cleaning it today and it was pretty grungy. Had to scrape the bolt face with dental tools and vacuum the debris that came out. Once I figure out how to post pictures, I will. I intend to take it out this week to see how it does, so maybe the pictures will wait until then.

OKNARF 04-04-2021 06:44 PM

Look forward to your cleanup report with pictures. I own an original P.Berreta/Weatherby XXII. Purchased new at Wiesbaden Rod and Gun Club.....1968. Clip / magazine ( 5 & 10 shot mags ). Adjustable trigger.

benji40 04-04-2021 08:04 PM

I have a Weatherby SN 10XXX. Like all have said it is a great shooter. The scope that mine came with came apart and I am trying to find rings to mount an Athlon Neos scope. The Talley's that I use on my CZ457 don't seem to work on the Weatherby. Would someone educate me on what I should be looking for?

sawdustin 04-06-2021 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeffConrad (Post 12243939)
So my wife and I were on a trip to get craft supplies and I used this as an excuse to hit small gun shops. Found an Italian Weatherby for less than $400. Wood is pretty but no rosewood/accents. Metal wasn't bad but lacked the deep polished blue of later models. The worst I could say is that the magazine was freckled with rust.

Opinions on if this is a good buy? Seems like most of the ones for sale on auctions sites are Japanese.
Thanks!

Buy it! the mags alone are bringing around $100.

Wish I had found mine for less than 4 hundred.

JeffConrad 04-06-2021 09:41 PM

OK, here are a couple pictures
 
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Wood is sort of plain, but except for a few dings, in good shape for being 57 years old or so. There are a few spots where the bluing is worn on the barrel. Attachment 252057

Attachment 252059

vinco 04-07-2021 11:13 PM

Glad you picked it up! Mine is similar to yours but different enough to be interesting. Mine is one of the first 500 built - SN 14XX. Both Weatherby and P. Beretta are engraved in my receiver, and my trigger guard is polished bright aluminum. But the stock is the same light walnut with no forend cap. I paid way more than 400 for mine several years ago!


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