W.J. Jeffery (London) .416 Rigby Magnum. Crafted on a Granite Mountain Arms double square bridge magnum Mauser action, serial number 41253 wears a 25-inch tapering heavy sporter barrel (.745-inch muzzle diameter) with a sleeved front sight assembly (removable hood, stippled ramp, serrated deck, brass-beaded blade with pop-up moon bead), banded sling swivel stud and a quarter rib with stippled face and drift-adjustable sight assembly with three express blades (engraved 50/150/250 YDS, gold sighting lines). The action features a niter blue extractor, straight bolt handle, three-position wing safety, niter blue bolt release accent and drop box with an inside-the-bow release button. Primary metal finish is a flawlessly-polished blue. STOCK: Drawn from exhibition-grade English walnut, the stock is highlighted by a softly-angled ebony forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering with partial mullered borders, double crossbolts with steel caps, scalloped traditional (pancake) cheek rest with shadow line, ERA trapdoor grip cap and inletted sling swivel stud. Screws are timed and, as should be expected, finish is hand-rubbed oil. The action beds on a single (forward) pillar. MARKINGS: The serial number appears on the barrel, below the wood line on the action, on the bolt handle and over the guard. “GMA ARV 598” shows on the left side of the front ring. The barrel channel is stamped “253 1/15 JCT”. ENGRAVING: The floor plate is dressed to 80 percent with a bordered leafy vine pattern that wraps around “.416 Rigby” in gold. The wing safety is supported by a gold “F” and arrow. “W.J. Jeffery & Co. London, England rides the barrel’s curve and “NP LP 12” shows just below the quarter rib on barrel right. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 14.9 inches. CONDITION: Never afield and likely unfired since proof, the rifle remains new with but trace indications of careful handling. HISTORY: Unknown. INCLUSIONS: A locking canvas case with maker’s label, brass corners and leather accents holds a full-length cleaning rod with attachments as well as a Jeffery cloth. The case itself shows but slight wear.