Hey @IvW I guess this one was a small hickup,, Nobody have said the pictured rifle was "built by Rigby" as far as I can see in the thread.The one pictured here was not built by Rigby.
Well I guess now you have seen at least on made with a peep prior to 1978,Hello,
As an enthusiastic of the BRNO firearms, I am always in search of information about them.
I never see any evidence of those ZKK 602 with peep sights, made until 1978 or so, to be chambered other than .358 NORMA, .375 H&H and .458 Winchester Magnum. BRNO chambered few of them in 8x68, after the peep sight period, and in .300 Win Mag as well. Some said in 7 mm Rem Mag too. I never heard of one in the later. It is not impossible, but very improbable or, very few were made. Aprox. at the same time, the .358 NORMA was dropped from the line.
He was saying the peeps were made prior to 78.Well I guess now you have seen at least on made with a peep prior to 1978,
I have seen a 67 with a peep also, so they do obviously exist, rear but hay, who is to say what came out of the factory that was not a large scale production run.
It took some time but I knew I had an old Brno book somewhere,,and I found it As you can see the pictured 602 has the peep sight. The book/ catalouge is from the early seventys. Available calibers are 375 H&H, 358 NM, 458 WM and most importantly AND OTHERS! Indicating that Brno made their 602 in other calibers as well. I’ve been working in the business and know for a fact that if you have very good contacts at some factorys you can have specials made provided large enhough order. I am sure Brittish, German, American wholesellers could order special runs. I am pretty sure this 416 Rigby Brno is factory original and specials in 404, 8x68 and also 300 H&H (I know I’ve seen it somewhere) can be found.
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