Before I had a religious conversion to the .458 Winchester Magnum faith,
I dithered with many big bore chamberings and lots of wildcats.
I made a false start on the .500 Jeffery in 2003, finding a dusty box of .500 Jeffery dies made by North Devon of the British Isle.
That was in Rapid City, South Dakota, in a small shop now gone defunct.
I also saw a couple of .500 Jeffery rifles complete at First Stop,
and had just returned from a side trip to the outskirts of Oklahoma City
where I had fired a fellow gunnut's .500 Jeffery made by Sterling Davenport on a standard M98 action.
That was an amazing rifle.
So, I was a sucker for the dies as a start down the trail.
Here is the siren that called to me:
I checked this PT&G reamer print by Dave Kiff and found it faithful to CIP chamber and brass drawings:
Here is a detail from an article by well-known .500 Jeffery fan Tony Sanchez-Arino,
and even he can find something to complain about:
OK, Jeffery copied the original .500 Schuler "Jumbo" (12.7x70mm Schuler)
regarding later release of the .500 Jeffery with same case head and rim anyway.