A 9.3x74(R)mm : .30-06 sidelock non-ejector rifle by J. Rigby, no. 17196

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Lot 136S1
A 9.3x74(R)mm : .30-06 sidelock non-ejector rifle by J. Rigby, no. 17196

Sold for £ 7,440 (US$ 9,962) inc. premium
A 9.3x74(R)mm : .30-06 sidelock non-ejector rifle by J. Rigby, no. 17196
With two sets of barrels
Rigby-Bissell rising third-bite, action patent use number 903, automatic safety with integral stalking-latch, dipped-edge lockplates, the fences carved with stylised acanthus leaves, best bold foliate-scroll engraving, figured replacement stock (crack at top left horn) with pistolgrip, engraved replacement pistolgrip-cap (with trap and spare bead-sight), and cheek-piece, Rigby's Patent lever-latch forend, the original chopper-lump barrels, engraved Cal.9.3x74R Regulated For 285 Grain Bullet, with short matt sight-rib engraved John Rigby & Co., London, fixed 100 yard sight and folding sights for 200 & 300 yards, ramp-mounted bead-foresight, the breech-ends fitted with quickly-detachable telescope-sight mount shoes; the additional Special Boehler Steel chopper-lump barrels with short matt sight-rib, open-sight, ramp-mounted bead-foresight, the breech-ends fitted with quickly-detachable telescope-sight mount shoes
15¾in. pull
Original barrels:- Weight 9lb. 4½oz., 26in. barrels, nitro reproof
Additional barrels:- Weight 8lb. 1oz., 26in. barrels, nitro proof

Footnotes

  • The original barrels have been converted from .350 to 9.3x74(R)mm and reproofed in 1978.
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