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New And Unique W.J.Jeffery .600 Double Rifle

The .600 Nitro Express cartridge as released by W.J.Jeffery circa 1900 has always held a certain mystic for those admirers of the British big game rifle. Its formidable reputation as the largest of the original big bore calibres elevated it to a position of authority that remains to this day.

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W.J.Jeffery originally built a handful of these rifles on their now famous and very distinctive snap action underlever action all but one of the actions being of fixed lock configuration. A mammoth of a rifle, they were built heavy to absorb the recoil of the 900 grain bullet as it left the muzzle at 1,850 feet per second.

Even in the heyday of British big game rifle manufacture from 1898 to the start of the Second World War, the .600 nitro express remained a rare beast indeed. Original rifles by any of the great makers of the day, built in this calibre are highly sought after and extremely valuable collector pieces. As the originator of the calibre, W.J.Jeffery rifles are certainly the most desired.

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It is therefore refreshing to have in our hands today this superb new example of a W.J.Jeffery .600 nitro express, the only one in fact completed since the Second World War. In pristine and unfired condition it was reverse engineered from an original example and demonstrates all of the great features associated with the original rifle including under lever push forward snap action opening, dolls head extension, Jeffery style scroll back action, full scroll engraving, ejectors, weighing in at a sensible 14lb 8ozs with 24" barrels.

The real beauty of this rifle is that whilst being highly collectible in its own right, it is a modern and totally useable rifle. Complete in elephant skin case it really is an impressive piece and would add greatly to any armoury. Any interested parties should contact me directly

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  • Neill on September 25, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    This really is a beautiful piece. I can only imagine what it is like to shoot, I have an inert .600 round on my desk and it is big!

  • Peter Buckley. on September 27, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Dear Trigger

    Wonderful to witness the resurrection of a mammoth, what a fantastic rifle to choose to recreate!
    Sooner or later someone will be the very proud owner of this iconic double.
    Great workmanship!

    Kind regards. Peter.

  • Woody Cotterill on October 26, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Remarkable history and one stunning rifle!

  • Keith on November 21, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Dear Trigger,
    That is a beautiful rifle! The lack of the top lever gives it a very different appearance.

    Something is puzzling me, hence a very nerdy question:

    Is the underlever in the rifle, a version of the original underlever activated Purdy patented double bite and the now universal sliding and snap locking locking piece? or is it different?

    • Trigger on November 28, 2017 at 8:41 am

      Dear Keith

      The Jeffery snap under lever does lend the rifle very interesting lines and I have always found them attractive. The rifle does indeed use the Purdey double bite with sliding bolt.

      Best regards


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