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Rigby sporter 275 - which is the one to go for?

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    Beautiful rifle. Congratulations.
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    very very nice its been interesting watching the photos as the build progressed. i noticed that the rear fixed/standing sight has been removed and only the folding leaves remain, what was the problem/reason there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spike.t View Post
    very very nice its been interesting watching the photos as the build progressed. i noticed that the rear fixed/standing sight has been removed and only the folding leaves remain, what was the problem/reason there?
    Is it possible that integrating a peep sight to the end of the bolt causes to much obstruction and doesn't allow the standing sight to remain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels View Post
    Is it possible that integrating a peep sight to the end of the bolt causes to much obstruction and doesn't allow the standing sight to remain?
    its a possibility, but on 2 of my rigbys that have the peep lifting out of the bolt, when you line up the front bead in the peep sight the front bead is sitting in the v of the rear fixed standing sight, all in line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spike.t View Post
    its a possibility, but on 2 of my rigbys that have the peep lifting out of the bolt, when you line up the front bead in the peep sight the front bead is sitting in the v of the rear fixed standing sight, all in line.
    I agree. You can still look through the peep and v to see the front sight. The problem for me is the standing sight blocks the bottom 1/2 of my field of vision when using the peep, and the peep causes some obstruction as well. As my vision deteriorates it makes it harder for me. Especially in low light situations.

    I am certainly not saying it can't be used the way your rigbys are made. username will have to use it that way when using the leaves. Just a little harder for some of us as our eyes go.
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    The rifle could be a near clone of my period .318 Wesley Richards. Your maker did beautiful work. All of my sight leaves fold on my rifle so the peep is very usable.

    And that is amazingly fast stock making work! Simply a beautiful rifle.
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    Nice to see the finished gun, it's absolutely stunning.

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    Regarding the front sight, the fixed leaf was not optimal in combination with the Ghost ring sight - thats why!

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    This firearm is another stunning example of the work from Dorleac & Dorleac.

    Congratulations on your purchase, this incredible firearm.

    I have looked at examples of Joel's work many times and it never ceases to amaze me the attention to detail and the quality of finish of that detail.

    A stunning rifle to be out in the field with !

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    Fantastic rifle, looks much like a Westley Richards 7x57 I owned many years ago, wish I still had it after looking at this rifle! Congrats!

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    Paul Roberts new email address is safaris@jroberts-gunmakers.co.uk . Alternatively Marc Newton at J Rigby & Co (Marcn@johnrigbyandco.com) who can source you a nice old one. He has just restored a great one for me from the year 1911. Picture attached5.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by stratton View Post
    Paul Roberts new email address is safaris@jroberts-gunmakers.co.uk . Alternatively Marc Newton at J Rigby & Co (Marcn@johnrigbyandco.com) who can source you a nice old one. He has just restored a great one for me from the year 1911. Picture attached5.jpg
    stratton are you sure he didnt give you mine by mistake?

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    Still have to finish paying for the work, but it's coming on nicely tho,no?

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    yup, they are great little rifles and i think reasonably priced still for a nice old one. your case is in better nick than mine the straps are nearly gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stratton View Post
    Paul Roberts new email address is safaris@jroberts-gunmakers.co.uk . Alternatively Marc Newton at J Rigby & Co (Marcn@johnrigbyandco.com) who can source you a nice old one. He has just restored a great one for me from the year 1911. Picture attached5.jpg
    Beautiful 100+ year old rifle.
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    Pretty damned smart,lovely in fact

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