Lot #481
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Lot 482: W. J. Jeffery & Co. Boxlock Double Rifle in .450/400 N.E.

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 19, 2023

Lot 482: W. J. Jeffery & Co. Boxlock Double Rifle in .450/400 N.E.

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 19, 2023

Estimated Price: $7,000 - $10,000
Price Realized:

W. J. Jeffery & Co. Boxlock Double Rifle in .450/400 Nitro Express

Manufacturer: Jeffery W J & Co Ltd
Model: Double-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 450/400 N.E. 3"
Barrel: 25 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 367
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1903 according to page 118 of Nigel Brown's "British Gunmakers Volume One: London". Blued steel chopperlump barrels with a ramped beaded blade front sight with flip-up moon bead, four leaf (one standing, three folding) rear sight on the raised rear quarter rib, standard Birmingham nitro proofs for a 400 grain bullet over 60 grains of cordite, and chambers with extractor. The barrels are marked "W. J. Jeffery & Co. 13. KING St." and "St. JAMES St LONDON. S.W." on the left and right respectively. The casehardened boxlock action is unadorned aside from "W. J. Jeffery & Co." marked on either side. The rifle features bushed firing pins, double triggers, and a tang mounted automatic safety switch. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with an Anson button release and pistol grip stock with blue grip cap, blank inscription oval, and serrated bare butt. Length of pull 14 5/16 inches (cast-off). Weight 10 lbs. 7 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 98% professionally reapplied blue and casehardened finishes with light handling evidence, some minor oxidation in the case colors, and a dented trigger guard. The left side of the wrist shows a professional repair with a new piece of wood inlet and recheckered. Otherwise the wood is very fine as restored with a few dings and scratches, browned patina on the grip cap, and crisp recut checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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