A fine .300 (H&H Mag) Mauser sporting rifle by W.J. Jeffery & Co., no. 39827 In its leather case together with a Zeiss Varipoint VM 1.1-4x24 telescope-sight and some cleaning accessories
Lot 61S1
A fine .300 (H&H Mag) Mauser sporting rifle Retailed by W.J. Jeffery & Co., no. 39827 In its leather case together with a Zeiss Varipoint VM 1.1-4x24 telescope-sight and some cleaning accessories
Sold for £4,375 (US$ 7,349) inc. premium
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A fine .300 (H&H Mag) Mauser sporting rifle Retailed by W.J. Jeffery & Co., no. 39827
Bolt-head safety, the Mauser action-body with thumb-recess, hinged magazine-floorplate engraved depicting a red stag surrounded by bold foliate-scrollwork, Timney trigger, engraved recoil-block, highly-figured stock with pistolgrip, engraved colour-hardened pistolgrip-cap, cheek-piece and leather-covered recoil-pad, horn-capped forestock, sling-eyes, the barrel, with W.J. Jeffery & Co., London inlaid in gold, with open-sights, sighted for 100, 200 & 300 yards, and ramp-mounted bead-foresight with folding sight-protector, the breech-ring engraved Cal. .300 H&H Magnum/Made in England, the receiver mounted with a Swarovski 3-9x36A Habicht telescope-sight in quickly-detachable mounts engraved W.J. Jeffery & Co., London/Cal. 300 H&H, No. 39827
Weight 8lb. 15¼oz. (including 'scope), 13 5/8in. pull (12 5/8in. stock), 24in. barrel, London nitro proof
In its leather case together with a Zeiss Varipoint VM 1.1-4x24 telescope-sight and some cleaning accessories

Footnotes

  • Paul Roberts has kindly confirmed that the rifle was completed by John Sells, and subsequently purchased by J. Roberts & Son at the request of Bruce Owen. The gun was then altered to fit him and refinished, at which time the gun was entered into the Jeffery records
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