Joining the 404 Jeffrey Cult

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Nice rifle @TOBY458. Also built mine using a Win M70 375H&H Stainless Classic donor rifle. Not too many stainless 404's around to my knowledge (which is very limited according to...well...lots of people).
 

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Nice rifle @TOBY458. Also built mine using a Win M70 375H&H Stainless Classic donor rifle. Not too many stainless 404's around to my knowledge (which is very limited according to...well...lots of people).

hmmmmm.....

I've got a Win70 .375 Stainless Classic that I love... but that hasnt been getting a whole lot of attention lately....
 

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Here is my 404 with the buffalo I got this year in the Save hunting with Mokore. It was built on a VZ24 action, LW barrel, and wood from Roger Vardy. All put together by Piper Rifles in Az. I did the stock finishing. Used 400gr. North Fork softs and solids at 2300 fps, rifle weighs 8.5# and is a joy to carry and shoot.
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Nice bull!
 

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Thokau, I doubt that I could have resisted it either. How does it shoot? I'm not familiar with your scope mount, what kind is it?
 

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it shoots well 25-30mm scattering circle on 100m distance with Bonecrusher Bullets from SAX Ammunition.
The mount is a Suhler mount, but i replaced it and mounted a Steiner Ranger 2-8x42 scope with a Ziegler mount wich is an evolution of the old Suhler mount.
 

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Would it be possible for you to post a clear picture of the action rails also a clear picture of the magazine follower. I have discovered after looking at five different .404js. there seems to be at least 2 different methods of feeding. One relies more on magazine follower design with straight wide rails the other, as in my original Jefferies (and Rigby) rely on straight wide rails with a more detailed magazine follower. A current american gunsmith using CZ actions, relies on rail modifications (more like a rounded Z) for feeding. A few days ago I saw a beautiful CZ .404 the rails were straight and the magazine follower was highly modified.

Does anyone have any comments on this?
 

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Hello Lon,
The Rifle is at the Gunsmith for mounting an Old English Recoil Pad.
If its back, i send some pictures
 
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Hello thokau,

Beautiful rifle, indeed!
I am also interested to know more about the internal action modifications....
The scope was an old Schmidt & Bender 1,75-6 x 36?
Congrats!

CF
 

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Yes, but i exchanged it for a Steiner Ranger.
Safety is a horizontal three position saefty
 

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Hello
unfortunatly i have no detail information about this gun.
K.-H. Krieghoff is not alieve anymore.
A friend asked me, if know someone who is interested in a big game rifle.
When i saw the rifle, i decidet immidiately to buy them yourself.
Attached i send a few more pictures.
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@ Lon Denney

Hello Lon can you see what you want?
 

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The 404 Jeffery caliber rifle really are starting to get a following status by hunters. Recently quite a few 404 Jeffery rifles were sold at JS Gunsmith shop of Johan Greyling, my mentor where I avail my time when I have a chance to work on a rifle build...what is great about this is that about all the buyers are young men, all interesting in making a career as a PH...their choice being the 404 Jeffery really says it all..I know hunters who have about all the Dangerous game calibers in their safes but still yearn for a 404 Jeffery...it really is a rifle caliber with a great classic history to back it up...I enjoy my 1931 , 404 Jeffery hunting rifle every time I pick it up to tke it for a hunt...it never seizes to amazes me with it`s great penetration and performance.(y)
 

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