I need some help....
I have a pre Mark V 270 Weatherby Mag, SN#14608 with Paul Jaeger QD scope mount. Gun is very nice, but has been hunting, 98% finish. Stock is more like 90-95% depending on how you feel about a screw cap missing on the side. I think this means it has been restocked at some point? But is Weatherby Southgate California stock. I have never seen as many proofing marks on a barrel or action: x with star over (inspector mark, Reignier Alfred worked 1939-64), PV with lion over(smokeless powder proof use ended 1959), E over LG over star all in circle with crown (Liege Belgian Proof House), the scope mount partially covers a long Fabrique National de Belgique, barrel has Chrome Vanadium Steel and made in Belgium, Weatherby over 270 Maganum (but a 270 CAL mark is in between),and beautiful FN scrolled on top. Scope mount marked Paul Jaeger- Jenkintown, PA and I assume is of the same era. It also has what I think is an original sling.
Can anyone tell me more?
is this 7mm Belgian FN Mauser action and barrel, re-bored to 270 CAL then 270 MAG
How rare is the quick release scope mount (heard of 20yrs of use without re-sighting with same model)
the SN# is pre-Mark V I think mid to late 1950's (I'm not willing to pay to find out, was told '49-'63)
relationship between Jaeger and Weatherby (Paul Jaeger is considered best German Gunsmith in US, Weatherby used a lot of German components)
Should I glass case it or replace the stock???