Jules Bury .450 #2 Nitro Express double rifle manufactured in 1925 and retailed by Brussels, Belgium retailer Louis Christophe. This gun features 25 1/2 " ejector barrels with a raised solid file cut rib. The front sight has a white warthog ivory insert. Rear sight with one standing and two folding leaves. Also with a rear base for a new and unused Trijicon RMR Type 2 reflex sight installed by J.J. Perodeau. The bores are excellent plus. The receiver features a reinforced frame, rib extension Greener crossbolt, bushed strikers, and sideclips. Front trigger is articulated. Bottom tang extended to the horn pistol grip cap and top tang extended over the comb. Stocked in straight grained European Walnut with shadowline pancake cheekpiece and point pattern checkering. 14 1/2" LOP over a Silver's pad. Splinter forend with Anson release. Appropriate weight of 10lb 11oz without the reflex sight.
Cased in an oak and leather trunk case with accessories which include snap caps and oil bottle. Dies and brass also included. This piece remains in remarkable original condition with 95% vivid case colors on the receiver, and 98% barrel and trigger guard blue. Checkering at 96% with a couple of small areas of compression. Stock finish remains at 94% with mild dents and dings from careful field use. Although not marked Jules Bury it does have the Jules Bury hallmark on the receiver flat and Louis Christophe retailed largely, but not exclusively, Jules Bury guns. Master Belgium trained double rifle gunsmith and gunmaker J.J. Perodeau who installed the Warthog ivory in the front sight and the reflex sight base believes this to be a Jules Bury gun as do I. Mr. Perodeau also regulated this gun. It is very accurate with 480 grain Woodleigh softs and solids. Load data provided. It performed flawlessly for me on cape buffalo in Mozabique in 2018. This is a great pre-war piece by one of Belgium's top tier makers in excellent overall condition with proper weight and balance as well as an excellent bores. Built the way a safari double rifle should be. The .450 #2 has the lowest pressures of the Nitro Express cartridges and the 3 1/2" case will give you the biggest gun in camp! A vast selection of .458 bullets are readily available.