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Old December 16, 2010, 09:56 AM   #1
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How to determine origin of weatherby mark xxii

I have a coworker that is cleaning out his collection due to some tough times. He tells me he has an older weatherby semi auto .22 "with a beautiful stock". I can only assume this is an older mark xxii.

I do not know much about weatherby, but I know some were made in Italy and some in Spain, with Italian made being more desirable. Is there an easy way to distinguish where this rifle was made? I hope to go look at / buy it after work today.

Assuming condition is as good as he states, $200 is more than fair correct?
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Old December 16, 2010, 10:17 AM   #2
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They were made in Italy and Japan, in that order, and should be marked on the barrel.

The Italian guns I've seen had darker, prettier wood, to me anyway. A search of gunbroker, gunsamerica or just a google search will turn up pics if you use weatherby xxii japan, or italy/italian, in the search box.

$200????

If it's like new, or just really nice, they're going for $550 to about $800.
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Old December 16, 2010, 10:29 AM   #3
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Thanks, somehow I had Spain in my head, Japan is correct Is there much quality/value difference either way? The xxii is the only semi auto .22 made by weatherby correct?

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Old December 16, 2010, 06:28 PM   #4
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Got it!

Rifle ended up being made in Japan and included the matching weatherby 4x50 scope. I tried to photograph how pretty the wood is, but the lighting would not cooperate. I also ended up picking up a Colt SP1 while I was there.



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Old December 16, 2010, 09:08 PM   #5
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Killer deal in my opinion. I've only shot one and it was the tube version but it shot and handled very well. I would've been all over it for $200.
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Old December 16, 2010, 09:48 PM   #6
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Man you got a beautiful gun and I believe a great deal!!!!!!!!!!
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Old December 18, 2010, 06:00 PM   #7
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XXII

$200 is about fair for the scope and the clip. You OOOOOOOOOK
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Old January 26, 2011, 12:59 AM   #8
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The guns made in Italy demand a little more money. Blu97 is right the scope alone is worth $200 and the clip would sell for around $50. You stole that thing, they are great rifles. What did you pay for the colt $250??
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Old January 26, 2011, 07:06 AM   #9
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$500 I really bought it with the intention of selling it, but I made the mistake of shooting it first I don't think I will be selling it anytime soon, it's the only AR that's ever made me consider selling my RRA instead, or just keeping both if my wife doesn't kill me.
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Old January 28, 2011, 01:45 AM   #10
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Its not very often a guy comes across deals like that.
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Old January 30, 2011, 10:58 PM   #11
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I've had the tube version....and it went to my oldest grandson as a college graduation gift...
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Old February 25, 2011, 12:00 AM   #12
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I thought the XXII was a bolt action .22?
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