Dangerous Game Rifle in .404 Jeffery /10,75 x 73/

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  1. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    This is a Dangerus Game Rifle in .404Jeffery. My “ Jeffery “was built on a standard length
    98 Mauser action . The action and magazine box were modified to fit. Barrel length 26” by Lothar Walther, stock made walnut. Magazine box of 3 cartridges.
    I use cartridges from Hornady with bullet DGX 26g/400gr and RWS soft point bullet 26g/400gr .
    My favorite scopes MeoPro 3-9 x 42.
    This rifle has second barrel / 24”/ in calibere 375 H&H Mag.
    The 404 Jeffery introducet in 1909 and chambered in Mauser action. The 10,75 x 73 became the workhorse of several African Game Departments.
    Not nearly as famous as other cartridges for African Big Game, but much more widely used.
    The 404 Jeffery in modern loadings is better than ever, and will remain one of the greatest cartridges for Big Game in Africa.
    Pictures of my rifle:

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    Nice rifle! Like the claw mount(y)
     

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    very nice rifle , congrats
     

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    Very nice rifle!
     

  7. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    Yes, nice rifle and nice caliber, but it have a strong kick.
     

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    Thank you Vel Dog.
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    I should have my 404 to me sometime around March. Mine will be built on a Winchester 1917 Enfield action that has been sporterized.

    Nice rifle!! You have me looking forward to receiving mine!
     

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    I believe the 404 was introduced in 1905. 1909 was when they began using the magnum Mauser action which Rigby made available to other makers at that date. The serial number on my Jeffery Mauser below puts it at 1907. They removed the whole magazine box to fit the cartridges and let the timber stock act as the magazine box. On the standard Mauser action they make a nice light sporter that is a pleasure to carry around all day.
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  11. Von Gruff

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    Just like this one which I believe has a similar '07 date if I remember correctly about when it was posted on another forum'

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    I have a great deal of 404 Jeffery information that a few of us compiled on another forum but have had it deleted when trying to post it here for the members
     

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    Good day Von Gruff.
    Thats right, that one is the serial number before mine. I don't know a lot but what I do is thanks to that information.
     
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    Witold,

    Great looking rifle.

    Thanks for sharing.
     

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    Clayton and Von Gruff,

    Love seeing your Jeffery's.

    Interesting but I too have a Jeffery in 404J made in 1907.

    Info from the ledger page.

    W.J.Jeffery
    Caliber .404 Jeffery
    Hair trigger
    Mauser action
    Horn cap
    24" Krupp barrel
    Sights from 100 to 500 yards (spring leaves)
    Pistol grip with trap in heel
    Scroll engraving
    Sling eyes
    Date of manufacture (completion) 18th June, 1907
    Cost to manufacture £13-11-0 (thirteen pounds and eleven shillings)
    Selling price £25-0-0 (twenty five pounds)

    The Lyman peep seems to be aftermarket. The rifle evidently went to India originally. The name plate seems to be Indian. George Caswell thinks it probably made it back west in the 70's-80's but didn't know for sure.


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    What are the odds that three of us would have 404J made by Jeffery in 1907?

    Von Gruff - I have seen and appreciate all the info you have compiled regarding the 404J. It is invaluable.

    Witold - Beautiful rifle. Thanks for letting us all share our treasurers
     
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    Super rifles.
    Witold
     

  16. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    Hello Clayton Holland.
    We like the same calibers. Look at the pictures of my .275Rigby. Topic " ZKK600 Zbrojovka Brno .275Rigby /7 x 57 /. /Firearms, amunition & equipment - reloading /
    Witold
     
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    For those who may like the information in the thread we complied shoot me a PM and I can link it to you.
     

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    If anyone wants this info I have found it extremely valuable. Von Gruff is certainly one of the experts regarding the 404J. We are fortunate to have his expertise here.(y)

    All the best.
     
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    I reckon that rifle will do 'till something better comes along.:whistle:
     

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    Von Gruff, I know a lot about 404Jeffery, but youre the expert.
    Thank your for sharing.
    Witold
     

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