.333 Express Bolt Rifle N°2
JEFFERY & C°
Category : C
Caliber : .333 Rimless
That rifle of the N°2 pattern was built before 1912 by W.J JEFFERY & C° Ltd, London, on a DWM 1909 Mauser 98' action, the majority of the parts retaining the original DWM S/N.
That action was expertly altered and the rear bridge opened to fit the .333 Rimless, leaving all their strength to the front lug mortises.
To assure a better shot release, a new single stage trigger has been fitted during the overhaul.
The heavy 25" tapered barrel is made of QS "Nickel Steel" and bears a five platinum lined leaves express sight parade regulated on a caterpillar silver faced front bead with distinctive locked swing away protector. To complete that sighting galore, the bolt is fitted with a "Sportaget" PH folding peep sight.
The full action and the rear end of barrel are engraved in the particular style of that period, a blend of art deco and foliate scrolls, characteristic of the best quality JEFFERY rifles, and on the safety catch "SAFE" is engraved in gold, as is the serial number on the triggerguard bow.
The 14½" LOP stock, finished wit a 7/8" red Silver's pad, is made of dense straight grained French walnut with quiet figure but of upmost quality for such a big game rifle. A black buffalo horn tip caps the forend and the grip is finished with an engraved color casehardened steel cap. A vacant silver oval adorn the lower portion of the stock, above the casehardened English swivel eye.
In spite of its 8lb-14oz weight, the perfectly balanced rifle is very fast on target.
That particular JEFFERY has benefited from a fastidious, no expenses spared, restoration and it is presented in its original full-length canvas case with all accessories.
Here is the rare opportunity to own an iconic rifle in one of the best medium bore caliber, one of John "Pondoro" Taylor favorite !