W.J. Jeffery (London) .375 H&H Magnum. Based on a refined Mauser 98 action and completed circa 2010, serial 39834 is a wonderfully presented and well-appointed inclusion that would stand tall within even the finest African battery. The 25-inch medium sporter barrel (.625 muzzle diameter) is fitted with a collared front sight assembly (knurled hood, stippled ramp, serrated deck, brass-beaded blade), banded sling swivel stud and a collared island rear sight assembly (stippled ramps, filed deck, one standing express leaf and two folders engraved 1/2/3 then finished with filed faces to void reflection and gold sighting lines for quick and positive acquisition). The action is topped with EAW quick-release mounts (30mm medium) and modified with a straight bolt handle, custom shroud with three-position wing safety, reprofiled (flattened) bolt release with niter blue accent, custom bottom metal with rolled guard and a Timney trigger. STOCK: Shaped from an extraordinary blank of Turkish walnut, highlights include wrap checkering with partial mullered border, crossbolt, open pistol grip, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap (color case), sling swivel stud and a hand-rubbed oil finish. A “hard heel” pad reduces the likelihood of hanging up when bringing to shoulder. The action beds on aluminum pillars. ENGRAVING: The bottom metal is engraved to approximately 90 percent coverage with a bordered leafy vine design surrounding the caliber in gold, the pattern reappearing on the grip cap and crossbolt. “S” and an arrow appear in gold on the right side of the shroud. “W J Jeffery & Co London England” rides the crest of the barrel. “Cal 375 H&H” and “Made In England” show on the right side of the receiver rings. Proof, caliber and “10” have been added to the right rear barrel. The importer’s mark (BSA Milbrook NY) shows on the underside of the barrel ahead of the forearm. The caliber is engraved over the curve of the front ring while both maker and serial appear on the rear ring. Initials “TDH” are on the toe line plate. The serial is also stamped in the barrel channel. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.0 pounds and the length-of-pull is 14.6 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal finish is approximately 98 percent owing to small areas of trace thinning. Wood is at least 99 percent. INCLUSIONS: A faux crocodile leather makers case with brass corners houses a fine leather sling, paired ebony turnscrews, maker’s oiler, cleanng rod and attachments, makers label and charge information.