A .416(Rigby) bolt-magazine rifle by J. Rigby & Co., no. 4636

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Lot 575S1
A .416(Rigby) bolt-magazine rifle by J. Rigby & Co., no. 4636

Sold for £ 5,000 (US$ 6,081) inc. premium
A .416(Rigby) bolt-magazine rifle by J. Rigby & Co., no. 4636
Flag-safety, blued action-body, thumb-recess and charger-guide, engraved recoil-blocks, hinged magazine-floorplate engraved .416 Rigby with foliate-scrollwork, receiver engraved Rigbys Special .416 Bore For Big Game, well-figured stock with pistolgrip, pistolgrip-cap, cheek-piece and recoil-pad, sling-swivels, replacement barrel engraved J. Rigby & Co., London, England in gothic script, block-mounted open-sights for 50, 100 and 200 yards, ramp-mounted bead-foresight, fold-away moon-sight, the receiver mounted with a Schmidt & Bender 1½-6x telescope-sight in quickly-detachable mounts
Weight 11lb. 4oz. (including 'scope), 14in. pull (13in. stock), 23in. barrel, London nitro proof

Footnotes

  • Please note the makers have kindly confirmed that this rifle was completed in 1920 for a Mr. F. Morgans as a .350 Magnum.
    It was subsequently rebuilt as a .416(Rigby) by Clive Wiltshire an ex Rigby employee
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