Production of the Weatherby Beretta .22LR Rifle was discontinued in the late 1980s, making these magazines very hard to find
We have a number in stock (Made in Italy) – but be quick!
Weatherby, Inc. is an American gun manufacturer founded in 1945 by Roy Weatherby.
In December 1960 Roy Weatherby contacted the Italian gunmaker Fabrica D’Armi P. Beretta to investigate production of a semiautomatic .22 rimfire rifle. Six months later, after a look at Beretta’s design, Roy and Fred Jennie came up with their own action and took it to Gardone.
At that time the Beretta plant employed about 1,500 people, an imposing operation. The firm’s president, Dr. Pier Giuseppe Beretta, was very receptive to the modifications Weatherby had made to the Italian rimfire, allowing that it might bring $60 in Europe–or half again as much as Beretta was then charging for its .22.
Originally made for Weatherby by Pietro Beretta, production was then moved production to Howa in Japan from 1967.