This was a WJ Jeffery development but there are differences of opinion as to exactly what year it was introduced. Some sources state 1909, but there is a gun dating from 1907, so it might have been as early as 1905. It was developed as a rimless alternative to the tried and tested 450/400 Jeffery 3” and proved to be one the most popular rifles in Africa and India.


First specimen is a solid steel tool dummy