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Gents, This was mailed to me from Weatherby, Inc
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
VANGUARD® BY WEATHERBY RIFLE

Weatherby, Inc. of Atascadero, California, is performing a safety upgrade on all Vanguard® by
Weatherby brand rifles manufactured between the years 1970 to 1993. The affected rifles bear
serial numbers from one of the following series on the receiver: 00001 through 03810;

V00001 through V80966; VX00001 through VX44065; VS00001 through VS23699;

VL00001 through VL46984; W0001 through W0099; NV0001 through NV0099. The safety
upgrade will prevent misassembly of the bolt, which might occur on the affected rifles. Such
misassembly might contribute to a hazardous condition in which the rifle can be accidentally
discharged without the bolt being fully engaged, causing severe injury.

AWARNiNGI If you own a Vanguard® by Weatherby rifle with a serial number

from one of the serial number series referred to above: USE OF YOUR RIFLE MAY
RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT AND SEVERE INJURY. STOP USING YOUR RIFLE
IMMEDIATELY and visit our Website at http://www.weatherby.com or call Weatherby at
1-800-227-2018 to receive a Bolt Return Kit. Only the bolt sleeve is being upgraded.
Your bolt will be returned to you after the upgrade.

NO OTHER WEATHERBY RIFLES ARE AFFECTED. CHECK YOUR SERIAL NUMBER.

The affected rifles were originally sold through licensed gun dealers nationwide, and some of
them may have been resold by the original owners through retail gun dealers, trade shows or
privately. If you have sold, traded or given away an affected Vanguard® by Weatherby rifle, it is
important for you to forward this Safety Notice to the current owner.

Weatherby apologizes for any inconvenience to its customers resulting from this safety upgrade
program, but it is important that owners of affected rifles take advantage of this free upgrade
program and do not use an affected rifle before it has been upgraded. All work will be done at
the factory at no charge. Return the bolt only, not the entire rifle. Please do not return your
Vanguard® by Weatherby bolt to the factory before contacting us for your Bolt Return Kit.

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Atascadero, California 93422

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If this is the fix I am thinking of it is simply carving an unsightly F and S into the bolt to signify fire and safe above the safety lever. There is no mechanical or functional problem whatsoever. (thank you liability lawyers) My dad sent his bolt in last year and was p#$$ed when it came back ugly. This post is FYI for those who would not want what I consider a beautiful gun marred by unnecessary ugliness. Of course please verify with weatherby about what is being performed as my dad wishes he would have. goog luck
 
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