Weatherby® Mark V® Rifle Production Coming Home
Weatherby® has begun the process of moving Mark V® rifle production to company headquarters in Paso Robles, Calif.
Mark V rifles have been manufactured in Brainerd, Minn., since 1999. The transition to Paso Robles is expected to be complete by October 2011.
“I am very proud to announce that our Mark V rifles will once again be made here in California,” said company President Ed Weatherby. “By going in-house, we can more easily oversee and control all aspects of craftsmanship, production, quality control and shipping. The Mark V has always been the heart and soul of the Weatherby brand. It’s only fitting that our first-born rifle is coming home.”
Weatherby introduced the Mark V action in 1958. The first Mark V models were made in the company’s facility in South Gate, Calif. Over the years, Weatherby has built the Mark V action in factories from the U.S. to Germany to Japan.
“Today, many still refer to our Mark V action as the world’s strongest bolt action,” Weatherby
remarked. “Hunters and shooters around the world continue to recognize Mark V rifles for their flat-shooting, hard-hitting and accurate performance.”
For more information, contact a local Weatherby dealer, call the company at (805) 227-2600 or visit www.weatherby.com.
Founded in 1945, Weatherby, Inc.’s line features the popular Vanguard® and legendary Mark V® rifles (production and custom), Threat Response shotguns and rifles, semi-auto and pump shotguns, premium ammunition and security/shooting accessories. The company is based in Paso Robles, Calif., and invites all hunters and shooters to visit and join its free online community at www.weatherbynation.com.
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