W.J. Jeffery & Co. Double Barrel Hammerless Rifle in .450/400 Nitro Express with Scope and Case

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:3,000.00 USD Estimated At:8,000.00 - 11,000.00 USD
W.J. Jeffery & Co. Double Barrel Hammerless Rifle in .450/400 Nitro Express with Scope and Case
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Estimate: $8000 - 11000
Manufacturer: Jeffery W J & Co Ltd Model: Double-Rifle
This is an example of a double rifle manufactured by W.J. Jeffery & Co. of London, England, producers of high quality custom built shotguns and rifles that have been used by wealthy big game sportsmen for years. They produce guns under their own banner and also as contractors for other distributors. This rifle features a concaved matted rib with a ramp hooded front sight, express rear sight and Schmidt & Bender 1 1/4-4x20 scope. The barrels are number to the gun with the flats having British proofs and "400 EX". The underside of both barrels are marked "-GUSSSTAHL KRUPP ESSEN." The top of the right barrel is marked "W.J. JEFFERY & CO LTD" and the top of the left barrel is marked "13 KING STREET ST. JAMES'S ST. LONDON." The barrels have an extractor. The boxlock action features a scroll engraving with a lion's head on the underside. Tang safety with "SAFE" in gold and double triggers. The checkered pistol grip stock has a grip cap, sling eyelets and solid recoil pad. The takedown case is lined in green felt and the inside of the lid has a W.J. Jeffery & Co. label.
BBL: 21 3/4 inch solid rib
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 450/400
Finish: blue/casehardened
Serial Number: 22136
Refinished. The barrels retain most of the blue finish with some finished over minor pitting at the muzzles. The receiver has a smooth gray patina with a crisp engraving. The refinished wood has a few scattered mild handling marks with overall crisp re-cut checkering. The scope has clear optics. The case is very fine showing some scattered minor wear.