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I'm working on a deal right now for a Weatherby Accumark. It was special ordered at my local shop 3 years ago, and was finally sold about 2 months ago. Now the guy that bought it is going broke, so I can buy it cheap. I was wondering if anyone knows where this rifle would have been built? I know some Mark V's were built in the states, some in Japan, and some in Germany. I want to put a Timney trigger in it if the factory trigger isn't good, but need to know where the rifle was built, as there are different models of triggers. Thanks guys.

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 I believe the Accumark was introduced in 96 or 97. I'm gonna guess that it was made in Japan.
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Why don't you contact Weatherby with the serial #?
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If it was new 3 yr.s back, it should be domestically made
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Originally posted by John Barsness John Barsness wrote:

Why don't you contact Weatherby with the serial #?
 
I've yet to "liberate" it from the gentleman. Once I get my hands on it, I will do just that. The universal answer I've gotten so far is that the German guns had the safety on the bolt, the U.S. and Japanese don't. That just happens to be how the Timney triggers are designated too. They make one model for U.S. and Jap guns, and one for German guns.
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Well, they quit making the German guns in the sixties, I believe.  Bucky 
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Vanguards are made in Japan by Howa  and the mark 5 is made in Brainerd Minnesota by ATEK.
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Originally posted by rifle looney rifle looney wrote:

Vanguards are made in Japan by Howa  and the mark 5 is made in Brainerd Minnesota by ATEK.
 
really?? i didnt know that. brainerd is only about an hour and a half from my place.
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Well, they quit making the German guns in the sixties, I believe.  Bucky 
those were part of that era where they "salted" the stocks and then later realized that wasnt such a hot idea.
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I just read an article that stated Mark V's were made by Saco Defense, in Saco Maine. I may have to call Weatherby, just to get the real story from them. If you can even get the real story there.
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They were made there for a time and maybe some still, check the date of that article?
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  This kinda sucks in that Weatherby charges for the info and maybe you've even seen it:
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It should be stamped on the barrel where it was made.
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Mark V's moved to the U.S. in 95'.  Before that they were made by Miroku in Japan for decades.  They are produced by Saco Defense and a 3 or 4 year old Mark V will be wearing a Krieger Criterion barrel.  AFAIK in 2007 Weatherby stopped using Krieger barrels.

 

They have recently moved headquarters from one city to another in Southern California but not the production location AFAIK.

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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

  This kinda sucks in that Weatherby charges for the info and maybe you've even seen it:


That sucks!!  Roll Eyes
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The original rifles by Roy Weatherby were originally built on FN Mauser actions, or other actions deemed strong enough, though it was primarily the FN. The first Weatherby Mark V rifles were manufactured in West Germany. Material and labour costs eventually led production to Japan, where some say the machining was actually better. In 1995 manufacturing was moved back to the United States, where they have been built under contract by both Saco Defense and Acrometal/ATEK.[citation needed]

The design of the Weatherby Mark V rifle is said by many experts to be the most widely mimicked in the world. Weatherby rifles are some of the only rifles in the world to guarantee sub-MOA accuracy from a cold barrel. Generally regarded as of higher quality than Remington or Winchester rifles, Weatherby rifles are considerably more expensive in terms of both the rifle and ammunition.

Weatherby currently offers two lines of rifles: the Mark V and the Vanguard. The Mark V is manufacted by ATEK in Brainerd, MN while the barrel and action for the Vanguard are manufactured by Howa in Japan. Final assembly of the Vanguard is performed at Weatherby's company headquarters in Paso Robles, CA. The Mark V sports Weatherby's 9-lug bolt, which is reportedly the strongest bolt action available. Both the Mark V and Vanguard are available as sub-MOA rifles in various models (ranging from blued to stainless steel metal and kevlar to wood stocks) and calibers .223 through .300 Weatherby Magnum. Calibers .340 through .460 are only available on the Mark V platform due to the stronger bolt.

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Anybody know what kind of barrels they are using now?
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According to mike650's link to Wikipedia MK V's are built by both Saco Defence and  ATEK.  I've never heard of ATEK before.  THey have been widely known to be mfg'd by Saco ever since they came to the states in 95'.  I wonder if they've recently moved to ATEK or certain models are made there.  Hmmm......  Maybe when they dropped the Krieger barrels they moved to ATEK production.  I've personally asked Weatherby customer service who makes the new barrel and never got an answer.  TOP SECRET.
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weatherby  Bucky


Hello, I posted this info three replies up? ....Wink


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 TOP SECRET?  YEP!  If they told ya they'd have ta kill ya.
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Originally posted by rifle looney rifle looney wrote:

Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weatherby  Bucky


Hello, I posted this info three replies up? ....Wink
 
I know.  Sorry I didn't give you the credit for it instead of mike 650.  geeeeezzzz!!!!??  Does it matter who I mentioned posted the info?
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Originally posted by rifle looney rifle looney wrote:

Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weatherby  Bucky


Hello, I posted this info three replies up? ....Wink


Yes you did, I just provided the link from where the info came from. Wink
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Dont get your panties twisted, I was just saying?        Wink
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