Bell and Corbett Outfitters
Richmond, California

Jeffery 500 Bolt Rifle

     Having undergone a complete rebuild and mechanical update by Masters in the American Custom Gunmakers Guild, this ten pound, nine and a half ounce rifle is a formidable foe to any big game on our planet. The recrafting of this magnificent piece spanned nearly five years and involved metal work by Ed LaPour and a new stock by the talented Dennis Earl Smith. The Gentleman who commissioned the project is a well known American hunter who has since used the rifle successfully in Africa.
     The receiver is commercial Oberndorf Mauser, which is what one would expect to see on a rifle of this pedigree. A bonus is the scarcely seen rear square bridge on the action. The 25" barrel has 1:14 twist rifling, which is correct for the cartridge, and wears a banded front sight base with push button release hood, banded sling swivel and a beautifully sculpted quarter rib. The rib also has a dovetail slot for mounting an express sight. The rear cocking piece sight is Rigby style, mounted on a dovetail on the back of the striker nut.
     Constructed of a superb piece of Circassian Walnut, the stout stock incorporates nice touches such as a trap grip cap which contains a spare front sight, dual crossbolts, shadow line cheek piece and perfectly executed checkering. Pull is a generous 14-1/4" from the trigger over the leather covered recoil pad.
     The 500 Jeffery has a published muzzle energy of 6800 foot pounds, which is just astonishing! John "Pondoro" Taylor, in his book African Rifles and Cartridges, expressed that he was quite enamored with this chambering in a bolt rifle, and found it not only extremely effective on game, but also comparatively pleasant when the trigger is pulled. Taylor estimates that his friend, Fletcher Jamieson, a professional in Rhodesia, killed three hundred elephant over a decade, using his 500 Jeffery exclusively. Taylor adds "Jeffery fitted splendidly massive barrels to these weapons, which no doubt has to do with their consistent accuracy. Yet they weighed but from 10-1/4lbs. to 10-1/2 won't find a better magazine rifle for dangerous game than this .500-bore Mauser." Even today this is a popular chambering and cartridges are still being produced by Kynamco in England and specialty loaders in the USA. This rifle will include a custom set of loading dies and a small supply of cases and Woodleigh bullets.
     The more we study this rifle, the more we realize the amount of effort expended in recreating this example of the legendary 500 Jeffery. Condition is virtually as new, and the price well less than replacement value.

     This example offered at $21900 REDUCED! $19,995 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Website Builder