Original Rigby .275

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Bruce,
I’m a M70 fan but I would trade any of my custom M70’s for that Rigby. I guess I’m just a sentimental fool. And as to new rifles of that ilk, I am a huge fan of the Rigby Highland stalker and have no plans to ever part with ours.
Bill

Yeah but the 9.3x62 needs a baby brother in 275.....
 

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Spike was right on in his comments about a lot of the 275s being built for ladies of the day. I can’t believe the super fast reply I got from Rigby’s—here follows the ledger records they provided:


We have now examined our ledgers for 5434 and find the following :-

Rigby Rifle No. 5434.

Action Number 66919

Entered in Ledger 26th November 1929

A .275 “ Mauser Sptg H.V.”

Sold to Mrs. W.M. Hammay for Miss P.H.Hodge

Weight 7 ¼ lbs.

Barrel 24”

Stock Length 14 ¼”

Sighting – “ Ivory bead std & 2lvs 1.3.400 No.2v”

Oval PHH Nov 1929

We hope this information is of interest to you.

Yours sincerely



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Interesting how LOP is 14.25 and it was created for a lady. Nowadays it seems standard on many is 13.5 which is way too short for me. Beautiful rifle. Cheers
 

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I wish they still produced that bolt mounted peep sight.
 
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I wonder what adventures it's played a part in over the past 92 years?
 

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You can be sure they were deadly adventures.
 

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Yeah but the 9.3x62 needs a baby brother in 275.....
Cannot mix British with German should be 7x57mm regulated for 170 or 175gr....... :A Stirring: :A Outta:
 

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Cannot mix British with German should be 7x57mm regulated for 170 or 175gr....... :A Stirring: :A Outta:

My 275 Rigby I traded in was regulated for 175grn...140grn the usual weight shot high when I tried them...didnt get chance to use it apart from once at the range having a play with my rifles he had in storage for me... as was stored at Paul's...my bell replica I told him to sight with 175grn....
 

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I wonder if they would on request?

If you look under their “London Best” it shows a picture of a rifle mounted with one. But it doesn’t show in the Highland Stalker configurations. Although, like most desires in life, money talks.
 
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Very nice rifle! Thanks for the pics! Pleasure to look at. I'm 6'4", with longish arms yet prefer smaller, slimmer rifles with shorter length of pull and 14 1/4" is not that short IMHO. Rifle looks perfect to me. I wonder if it was regulated for the 140gr on account being made for a lady. Nice to see that perhaps mother-in-law/aunt bought her daughter-in-law/niece a nice rifle.

I also have a newly found appreciation for new Winchester M70, thinking the new steels might be higher quality, but I doubt they really are much if any better than those of the 20th century Mausers. I think their steel was "quality" more than enough. I just feel/hope that the new rifle steel is "no worse" than that of the Mausers and that's what I want.
 

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