An Old John Rigby .450/400 Double

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  1. Foxi

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  2. CAustin

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  3. sierraone

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    Foxi, if you speak German, from the link, was this rifle made in 1958?
     

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    Is it just my lack of knowledge on DR's or would this rifle be priced much higher were it not for that ugly extension to the end of the stock?
     
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    Phil, I believe to bring this rifle up to it's real value, the extension would have to go, or at least be replaced with wood that matches and the barrels re-blacked and stock re oiled. All which Rigby would do, at a substantial cost. The rifle as it stands needs a good face lift!!!!
     

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    Beautiful rifle.
    Witold
     

  7. Foxi

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    Sierraone,
    in the advertisement is no date to see ,when the gun was made ?
    Shall I ask for you ?

    Sure the old baby needs a face lift by a gunsmith,but its no trash.
    But my gun rack is full :(:( and to save money is not always bad .....o_O
    Foxi
     
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    Lovely rifle and caliber.
     

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    Thanks Foxi, No need to inquire any further for me. The reason I was asking is, the manufacture date can have a huge impact on the value of the rifle.
     
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    Nice looking rifle, maybe a double someday for me
     
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    Nice rifle in one of my favorite calibers. If I could buy it, it would be with the idea of later saving up the cash to get it fixed up at Rigby. It's a beauty.
     

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    ups, what a nickname !
    Ignatius wa a Bishop in Syria.

    You are right ,its a beauty,the seller wrote me :
    built 1920-1930
    and he will bring a shotpicture (right word ?)
    Stockrepair and gunsmith things I guess further € 3000.- is not to less,when you can buy this bride.
    But christmas is is front:)
    Foxi
     

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    He's one of my favorite early Bishops. He was fed to the lions at the Colloseum around 107 AD. I admire him, and his writings, quite a lot. He was a disciple of John as well. I'm a history buff.

    Thank you Foxi, for all the information.
     
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    I got this shotpicture . 50m
    Respect for the old Kynoch bombs
    To bad,but for me, this auction is comming at the wrong moment :mad:
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    Schussbild .450-400.JPG
     

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    Lovely rifle in a classic cartridge....Foxi, if the barrels are good, buy it.....I would go as high as 9000 euros on it....its a Rigby for Christs sake...o_O
     

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    It's a standard-issue Birmingham trade rifle, mostly made up by outworkers in Birmingham and then sent to Rigby in London for finishing. That's not to take anything away, though. Birmingham tradesmen were/are capable of fine work and have supplied the storied firms in London (and elsewhere) with proofed pieces awaiting the finishing process for generations.
     
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    I fully agree CTDolan....but anyway you put it it is a helluva lot nicer than the modern brands...!

    If the barrels are good and its tight I would glady have used it as is....nice patina...
     
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    I agree (and would do the same...if she's tight and the LOP appropriate (and the timing on and all...in other words, mechanically/physically sound), I'd carry her around as-is). To buy something new and to the same standard (similar workmanship and design) would cost four times as much (and not carry the name "Rigby", to boot).
     

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    the certificate.
    Sold 1905
    WOW
     

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