A fine .416 (Rigby) bolt-magazine rifle by C. Hellis & Sons, no. 6060 In its brass-mounted oak and leather case with canvas cover and maker's target

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Lot 571BS1
A fine .416 (Rigby) bolt-magazine rifle by C. Hellis & Sons, no. 6060
In its brass-mounted oak and leather case with canvas cover and maker's target

£ 8,000 - 12,000
US$ 11,000 - 17,000
Amended
A fine .416 (Rigby) bolt-magazine rifle by C. Hellis & Sons, no. 6060
Bolt-head safety with Safe inlaid in gold, the receiver engraved with bold foliate-scrollwork on a matt ground, with recoil-blocks, hinged-magazine floorplate engraved with a vignette of a cape buffalo surrounded by bold foliate-scrollwork with Cal .416 inlaid in gold, full colour-hardened and blued finish, the well-figured stock with pistolgrip, engraved colour-hardened pistolgrip-cap with trap, cheek-piece and recoil-pad, sling-swivels, the barrel with C. Hellis & Sons, London inlaid in gold, with block-mounted open-sights, fixed for 50 yards, and two folding leaf-sights for 100 & 200 yards, with gold-inlaid sight lines, and ramp-mounted bead-foresight with folding moon-sight, the receiver mounted with a Swarovski Z6i 1-6x24 EE telescope-sight in colour-hardened Holland & Holland style quickly-detachable mounts with C. Hellis & Sons and Cal .416 / 6060 inlaid in gold
Weight 11lb. (with 'scope), 15in. pull (14⅝in. stock), 23½in. barrel, London nitro proof
In its brass-mounted oak and leather case with canvas cover and maker's target

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the rifle was completed in 2016 and that it was engraved by Paul Chung

Saleroom notices

  • Extra lot A fine .416 (Rigby) bolt-magazine rifle by C. Hellis & Sons, no. 6060 £8,000-12,000
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A fine .416 (Rigby) bolt-magazine rifle by C. Hellis & Sons, no. 6060 In its brass-mounted oak and leather case with canvas cover and maker's target
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