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This is a discussion on 404 Jeffery within the .375 & Up forums, part of the HUNTING EQUIPMENT, FIREARMS & AMMUNITION category; Originally Posted by PaulT Hey Von Gruff, that's one heck of a fine looking weapon,that 404 of yours, (that's screaming ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulT View Post
    Hey Von Gruff,
    that's one heck of a fine looking weapon,that 404 of yours, (that's screaming for use on buff). Have you blooded it on something big yet ?

    Whats the finished weight ?, barrel length ?

    Hope you don;t mind me being nosy.
    Just going through the process of having a couple of fighting weapons built for myself at the moment, a 458Lott and a .500 M.D.M.
    They wont be fancy as they will have some seriously hard work to do.

    Cheers,
    Paul.
    Thanks for the apreciative comments Paul.
    It weighs in at 9 1/2 lb's ready to go. I built it with DG in mind but circumstances have changed and it may not get there now. Only has a few goats to its credit.
    25in barrel gets both the Woodleigh weldcore and RWS solids away at 2335fps.

    I left off most of the fancy touches as far as engraving etc but spared nothing to ensure reliability. A nice stick of wood is all the fancy I need if everything works as intended.

    Built a little brother for it that gets much more use here in NZ and is a 7x57 on a 1908DWM


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    Firstly, my apologies to Calle for hikacking his thread.

    Thanks for your response, Von Gruff.

    No intent to knock your piece, but 9 &1/2 lbs is FAR too much rifle for me to carry around for 5 months of the year, especially when I have a buff head on my shoulders !
    Both of mine are aimed at coming in at under 8 & 1/2 lbs to facilitate portability, the Lott will have a 22" tube and the 500 a 20".

    Engraving does little to enhance the performance of a rifle, function is everything to me, period.

    Best of luck to you hunting with that 404 of yours.

    Cheers,
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    Von,

    Thats a exquisite rifle you got customized for yourself ..... "GORGEOUS"

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    I went to see my GS, P-O Stenmark, yesterday.
    Here is the recipie of my 404.

    404 Jeffery built on system FN mod 98
    Barrel. Lothar Walther, 16,5 mm muzzle diameter
    Recknagel three position safety
    Custom quarter rib with rear sight mounted on
    Recknagel Super Express 12 mm rear sight with one retractable flap. 100 and 150 meter
    Banded swivel on barrel
    Masterpiece's banded front sight
    Trigger Timmeny. Adjusted to 1,2 kg
    Stock of selected Turkish walnut K 50
    Recknagel skeleton grip cap with network cut.
    Pachmayr deccelator 1 "black.
    Dakota rear swivel
    2 Recoil bolts
    Finish. Matt oil.
    Work and finish in top custom class.
    Leuopold VX3 1,5 – 5x20
    Recknagel swing mount
    Action, floorplate and recoil bolts will be color case hardened

    I'm not sure about translations all the words but I think you get a picture anyway.

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    That is a great sounding recipe for your rifle Calle and the translations are perfectly clear. You have chosen a lighter profiled barrel than I did and that is the one thing I would change if I was to do it again. What length are you going to have you barrel cut to? Do you have a target weight for the completed rifle?

    Von Gruff.

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    Feels great and I really look forward to see the final result.
    The plan is that P-O will have it finished at the end of april next year.
    The barrel will be 62 or 64 centimeters. We´ll make the final decision when it is mounted.
    I don´t know about weight.
    To me it dosen´t matter if it is 4,2 kilograms or 4,8.
    I will carry it with a smile on my face anyway without complaining :-)
    The checkering (nätskärning) will be 24 lines per inch and the woodpiece will be dark brown.
    P-O made my Brno ZG 47 and I wanted the new rifle to like the it.
    I will try to publish some pictures of it so you get an idea of what the 404 will look like.

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    The 404J is a Sterling cartridge of note.
    This is a picture of a 458 of mine being built on similar lines to a WR425 which is a similar round to the 404.
    I would also recommend a flip up night sight.
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    [QUOTE=classicsafari;19051]The 404J is a Sterling cartridge of note.
    This is a picture of a 458 of mine being built on similar lines to a WR425 which is a similar round to the 404.
    I would also recommend a flip up night sight.

    What kind of flip up night sight ?

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    Now I'm thinking of making the stock without the chinpiece. Just a straight clean stock.
    Is that part really necesarry ?

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    What kind of flip up night sight ?

    Recknagel flip up or one of their flip over moon sights.

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    Here are a couple of pics from another site that I thought you might like Calle seeing as you intend to colour case your action. Tried to post a link to the site but because pof forum rules it was deleted (twice)

    The bolt knob is a little less ball ended, as in flater than I like.




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    I really liked those pictures and they only made me realise I made the right decission.
    I have found pictures of a Merkel KR1 that is treated the same way. It is a lot of metal on that action and it looks great with color case hardening.

    We wont color case the bolt.
    Since you have to heat the metal to 600 degrees before you cool it of it might bend just a little. And that is not good for precision.
    And since it is the thing that moves back an d forward in a boltaction I guess the colour will wear of in a short time.
    Maybe the bolt handle will be treated.
    I have just send my GS the first part of the payment so it is on its way now.
    Waiting.........

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    Here is the adress to Per-Olof.

    www.kolvmakeri.se/

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    Default First picture of my 404.

    On saturday I will visit P-O and check out the progress of my rifle. He sent me this picture today.


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    That is looking gorgeous!!!!!!!!! Love the .404!

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    P-O just called me.
    It is finished.
    If the license papers are OK it is pickup on saturday.
    BIG SMILE !

    On the other hand he said he would send me the bill to.
    BIG SMILE anyway.

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    That is great news Calle. Looking forward to seeing some more of the finished pic's. CC looks sweet. I see you did do the bolt after all.

    Von Gruff.

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    Well I'm so jealous Calle, that is one classic big bore rifle!

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    Have a ton of fun sighting it in!!

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    Talking It is done !

    Pickup next week.
    These are photos from the gunsmith, P-O.
    Canīt wait to get my hands on it.

    Do you like ?









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