An Old John Rigby .450/400 Double

Discussion in 'Double Rifles' started by Foxi, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. CTDolan

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    Looks to have originated from Webley & Scott, for finishing at Rigby.
     

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    WOW !!!!!!!!! what a beautiful piece of history and craftsmanship.......
     
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    Looks indentical to my .350 no2.
    Cal
     

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    She is a beauty. I hope her new owner sends her back to Rigby for a little "restoration." However if someone just wanted a working rifle, this would be an excellent buy as is.
     

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    Thanks Foxi, Historical info on the old "African" guns is one of the reasons many of us are here!
     

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    It's a nice gun, but as with all things Rigby, just another makers gun re-branded to Rigby and quadrupled in price. Rigby had a great team of finishers, but gunmakers, no. Face lift/restoration at Rigby would involve them outsourcing the work to probably 3 local UK guys.

    Call me crazy, but as I see it, the only still standing UK gunmaker of any skill, in-house production, ingenuity and integrity, is Westley Richards.
     
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    Purdey, Watson Bros., David MacKay (spelling..) There are still a few out there...not sure about Holland&Holland anymore though...

    And I wholeheartedly agree about Westley Richards.....I hope they will continue in the same fashion after Simon Clodes death..
     
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    I agree Pondoro, Westley Richards is a one of a kind, even though I have been a Rigby lover since I found out what a Rigby was. They have no competitors in my opinion. I would own several of them if I had deep pockets, and may still own one of their post WWII guns someday. I don't know Trigger well, but I know L D McCaa very well and suspect the company has another 100 years or so to remain as the world's #1 gunmaker!
     
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