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Old 03-10-2021, 12:38 PM
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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.

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Old 03-10-2021, 12:46 PM
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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!

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Old 03-11-2021, 01:20 PM
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Thank you

thanks for the input. Made that little voice more credible.
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Old 03-11-2021, 01:28 PM
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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!

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Old 03-11-2021, 02:20 PM
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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.
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Old 03-11-2021, 08:11 PM
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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.
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Old 03-14-2021, 08:40 PM
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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.
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Old 03-14-2021, 09:08 PM
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You bought it...right? If not...go buy it NOW.
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Old 03-15-2021, 05:34 AM
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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.
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Old 04-04-2021, 05:53 PM
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Post I did, yesterday.

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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.
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Old 04-04-2021, 06:44 PM
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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.
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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?
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Old 04-06-2021, 06:51 PM
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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.
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Buy it! the mags alone are bringing around $100.

Wish I had found mine for less than 4 hundred.
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:41 PM
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OK, here are a couple pictures

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. 20210404_163352.jpg

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Old 04-07-2021, 11:13 PM
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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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