Authenticate History

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Use the table below to find a general time frame for your firearm's production.

Pre-Mark V® Weatherby ®Rifles Series # Prefix
FN Belgian Mauser (1949 - 1963) NONE
Mathieu Left Hand (1955 - 1959) L
Schultz & Larson (1955 - 1962) S
Brevex Magnum (1956 - 1962) NONE
FN Sako Mauser  (1957 - 1961) A
Mark V®  
Mark V® (USA) PFI  (1958 -1959) NONE
Mark V® (Germany) (1959 - 1973) p
Mark V® Varmint Master (1964 – 1973) S
Mark V® (Japan)   (1972 - 1994) H
Mark V® (Japan)   (1972 - 1994) S0
Mark V® Silhouette Pistol (1980 - 1981) M
Mark V® (USA)
 
Mark V® Magnum - 9 Lug Receiver (1994 – 2002) SS
Mark V® Magnum - 9 Lug Receiver (1995 – 2002) SB
Mark V® Magnum - 9 Lug Receiver (2002 – 2004) BW
Mark V® Magnum - 9 Lug Receiver (2002 – 2004) SW
Mark V® Magnum - 9 Lug Receiver (2004 - ) PB
Mark V® Std. Caliber - 6 Lug Receiver (1996 – 1998) AB-AS
Mark V® Std. Caliber - 6 Lug Receiver (1998 – 2004) WB
Mark V® Std. Caliber - 6 Lug Receiver (1998 – 2002) WS
Mark V® Std. Caliber - 6 Lug Receiver (2004 – present) BP
Vanguard®  
Vanguard® VGD (1970 – 1984) V
Vanguard® VGS (1984 – 1994) VS
Vanguard® VGX (1984 – 1994) VX
Vanguard® Weatherguard™ (1989 – 1994) VL-VS
Vanguard® Synthetic (2003 – ) VS
Vanguard® Sporter (2005 –  ) VS
Vanguard® MOA Fiberguard™ (2005 – )
VS
Vanguard® Compact (2005 – )
VS
Vanguard® Deluxe (2006 – )
VX
Vanguard® Varmint Spl. / MOA (2006 – )
VS
Vanguard® Sage / Back Country (2007 –) VS
Vanguard® Predator (2009 –) VS