An early .275 Mauser sporting rifle by John Rigby & Co., no. 1286/687
Lot 112S1
An early .275 Mauser sporting rifle by John Rigby & Co., no. 1286/687
£1,000 - 1,500
US$ 1,700 - 2,500
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Lot Details
An early .275 Mauser sporting rifle by John Rigby & Co., no. 1286/687
Flag-safety, the Mauser action-body with thumb-recess and charger-guide, magazine-floorplate with 'F.W.C.' inlaid in gold, figured stock with semi-pistolgrip and steel butt-plate, sling-eyes, the replacement barrel (by the makers), engraved John Rigby & Co., 43 Sackville St., London, with open-sights, sighted for 100, 300 & 400 yards, and ramp-mounted bead-foresight with foresight-protector, the breech-end engraved Sighted for Rigby's Special High Velocity .275 Bore Cartridge Pointed Bullet 140 Grs., breech stamped and dated Waffenfabrik Mauser Oberndorf a/N 1899, the receiver mounted with a Sterling Bisley Deluxe 1.5-4.5x20 telescope-sight in quickly-detachable mounts
Weight 8lb 8½oz. (including 'scope), 14 7/8in. pull (14 5/8in. stock), 25¼in. barrel, London nitro proof

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the rifle was completed in 1899, and was originally fitted with a 26in. barrel. Although there is no record of a replacement barrel being fitted, it is likely that the work was done by the makers sometime between 1908 and 1925
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