Rigby .275 Rifle Made In 1912

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  1. CTDolan

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    It looks to have had a bit of a rough life, and I’ve no idea as to the condition of the bore, but at 950 GBP it’s definitely worth a look!

    https://instagram.com/p/BglvThJBa44/

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    Thanks for sharing! It looks like it has seen action.
     

  4. CTDolan

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    Someone really had a go at the rifle. It reminds me of a rate sheet I’d seen from James Gibbs:

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    Definitely been there, done that. If one is a fan of the cartridge and maker, as a 1912 vintage it doesn’t get any better. But, she’s a long way from original.
     
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    At 950 Pounds, I do knot now.
     
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  7. Mlibizi 8182

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    I would love to have THAT rifle a perfect mate to my prewar .416R Rigby! Good bore/bad bore I bet it would kill a impala @ 100 meters every time!
     

  8. CTDolan

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    Definitely capable of taking an impala at 100 yards. The shitty aluminum scope mounts would have to go (what to do about the holes I am not sure...at that point it becomes a slippery slope).
     
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    Those weaver bases are quite classic! I found a picture of the gunsmiths first project after some research.
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    He has come a long way since he started his custom Mini-14 mount business. Lol
     
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    Custom -10 moa rail!
     
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    But to own a 1912 John Rigby highland stalker...a thrill.

    If only the stories could be read from each ding, nick, and repair that have been accumulated over the last 116 years. What a story she might tell...

    Transgressions can be forgiven, and corrected by skilled hands...
     

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    If I had the money at hand I'd buy the little rifle and put it right.

    You can buy a M98, and you can buy a 275 Rigby, but it's pretty rare that one comes across a M98, made by Rigby in the year 1912, in 275 Rigby!
     

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    Hell on wheels to get it here to Minnesota I'm afraid. I would also CT, if it was for sale domestically I would own it...

    Wife might spontaneously combust if she found out I bought another 275 Rigby :whistle:
     

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    It seems to have left the website. However there is now a rather nice 500 double there made by rigby too!! Its a hammer gun so BP more than likely but at just shy of £6k not bad considering..............
     
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