New Rigby Highland Stalker

Congrats I saw them last week on the Web site.
 
Congrats on the purchase!
 
Red Leg how much will one of these set you back?

The basic model comes out at GBP 5,412, which at today's exchange rate makes it US$6,765. With that, you get a rifle exactly like the one depicted, but with grade 5 wood (it goes up to grade 9), no engraving, no gold inlay, no canvas and leather case, no "London Best" oil finish, no silver oval with monogram, no color-case components, no checkering on the bolt-handle, no fancy leather accessories, etc. This rifle will go "bang," will have great lines, and will do the job that every respectable Rigby rifle has done in the last 120 years.

After that, it's all a matter of adding optional upgrades such as the examples I've listed. If you go to the Rigby site and check off all the extra options I've mentioned and a few more, you can rack up a tab of GBP 13,408, US equivalent $16,760, or more. Unless I'm an Indian Maharaja, an oil sheik from Abu Dhabi or an excessively-paid football player, I'd rather my rifle be understated and let its classic lines and fit speak to its quality.

So, all things considered, a rifle like this at seven grand is priced to sell--to their target clientele, to be sure. It's perfectly within the range of a decent name US-made custom Mauser-action rifle, with fancy stock, match-grade fluted and ported barrel, etc. I'd rather have the Rigby 100 times (no offense to US custom-rifle owners, it's strictly a matter of personal preference--kind of like choosing a woman).

Anyway, it makes for a fun few minutes to visit the Rigby Web site and design your a la carte Highland Stalker. If I hadn't blown my yearly budget on another rifle, mine would already be on order.
 
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The basic model comes out at GBP 5,412, which at today's exchange rate makes it US$6,765. With that, you get a rifle exactly like the one depicted, but with grade 5 wood (it goes up to grade 9), no engraving, no gold inlay, no canvas and leather case, no "London Best" oil finish, no silver oval with monogram, no color-case components, no checkering on the bolt-handle, no fancy leather accessories, etc. This rifle will go "bang," will have great lines, and will do the job that every respectable Rigby rifle has done in the last 120 years.

After that, it's all a matter of adding optional upgrades such as the examples I've listed. If you go to the Rigby site and check off all the extra options I've mentioned and a few more, you can rack up a tab of GBP 13,408, US equivalent $16,760, or more. Unless I'm an Indian Maharaja, an oil sheik from Abu Dhabi or an excessively-paid football player, I'd rather my rifle be understated and let its classic lines and fit speak to its quality.

So, all things considered, a rifle like this at seven grand is priced to sell--to their target clientele, to be sure. It's perfectly within the range of a decent name US-made custom Mauser-action rifle, with fancy stock, match-grade fluted and ported barrel, etc. I'd rather have the Rigby 100 times (no offense to US custom-rifle owners, it's strictly a matter of personal preference--kind of like choosing a woman).

Anyway, it makes for a fun few minutes to visit the Rigby Web site and design your a la carte Highland Stalker. If I hadn't blown my yearly budget on another rifle, mine would already be on order.
Apparently, they are shipping two versions to sit SxS on shelves. The basic model as pictured, and one with better wood and at least the checkered bolt handle. Follows what many manufacturers do with a semi-custom production rifle. With respect to grade of wood, I am sure Tom is correct. I am quoting what I think I heard (always a challenge at my age) from my dealer rather than the Rigby site. i have known about the effort for about 3 years and I am looking forward to finally getting my hands on one!
 
Another gorgeous Rigby will be right at home with its cousins in your collection!
 
Beautiful rifle with classic lines, and a pedigree/lineage to boot. I am so glad the Rigby firm (and name) are back in London where they belong. Even this uncouth Yank can admit there are just some things that should be....and in my minds eye, the name Rigby is synonymous with best London gun-making. It seems they're flourishing under the new management.

Again a great looking rifle, and I'm glad to hear that it will be marked with the cartridge name .275 Rigby. Again in my mind it falls under the category of "things that should be"......

I can't wait to read the range report......

Congrats!
 
Beautiful rifle with classic lines, and a pedigree/lineage to boot. I am so glad the Rigby firm (and name) are back in London where they belong. Even this uncouth Yank can admit there are just some things that should be....and in my minds eye, the name Rigby is synonymous with best London gun-making.

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My motto is: shoot English, aim American, drink Italian, eat French, drive German and love worldwide. ;)
 
The basic model comes out at GBP 5,412, which at today's exchange rate makes it US$6,765. With that, you get a rifle exactly like the one depicted, but with grade 5 wood (it goes up to grade 9), no engraving, no gold inlay, no canvas and leather case, no "London Best" oil finish, no silver oval with monogram, no color-case components, no checkering on the bolt-handle, no fancy leather accessories, etc. This rifle will go "bang," will have great lines, and will do the job that every respectable Rigby rifle has done in the last 120 years.

After that, it's all a matter of adding optional upgrades such as the examples I've listed. If you go to the Rigby site and check off all the extra options I've mentioned and a few more, you can rack up a tab of GBP 13,408, US equivalent $16,760, or more. Unless I'm an Indian Maharaja, an oil sheik from Abu Dhabi or an excessively-paid football player, I'd rather my rifle be understated and let its classic lines and fit speak to its quality.

So, all things considered, a rifle like this at seven grand is priced to sell--to their target clientele, to be sure. It's perfectly within the range of a decent name US-made custom Mauser-action rifle, with fancy stock, match-grade fluted and ported barrel, etc. I'd rather have the Rigby 100 times (no offense to US custom-rifle owners, it's strictly a matter of personal preference--kind of like choosing a woman).

Anyway, it makes for a fun few minutes to visit the Rigby Web site and design your a la carte Highland Stalker. If I hadn't blown my yearly budget on another rifle, mine would already be on order.


Totally agree, although if they offered women off the shelf with a warranty and user manual for the same price, I'd be torn, very torn indeed.....
 
Beautiful rifle RedLeg! Congratulations and hope it finds home soon!
Cheers,
Cody
 
Totally agree, although if they offered women off the shelf with a warranty and user manual for the same price, I'd be torn, very torn indeed.....

Heck, I'd settle for the user's manual! :rolleyes:
 
It would.
At least if you are using open sights you should catch on. If not, then you have other serious problems.
You guys most likely know about the 'finger condoms' you can buy at first aid supply outlets, but in case you don't, they are much smaller than the 'regular' kind, being offered in various sizes for finger injuries. Work great on a rifle.
 

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