The Rigby is Home

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  1. MarkCZ

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    Hi guys, you may remember a few months ago I posted a casual post that I had a tatty old Rigby in .275.
    Well Long story short Paul Roberts who used to own Rigby rifles has a gun shop and gun smith only just down the road. The rifle was left with him to have the stock repaired, rubbed down and re oiled. The floor plate had a huge scratch on it and the trigger guard needed attension and the trigger was also fettled to 3 pound. They also located the side mount.
    Here are the results. hope you like them. Markcz


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    Amazing opportunity! Definitely not so easy an option here in the States!
     

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    Would love the rifle but not to keen on the side mount .
     

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    I really love the beautiful straight grain of the wood stock.
    Is there some type of recoil pad you will be attaching?
     

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    Looking good!!!
     

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    Very nice! A classic.
     

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    WOW that turned out nicely!
     

  9. MarkCZ

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    i wont be putting a recoil pad on as the stock is plenty long enough for me.
    Markcz
     

  10. MarkCZ

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    it is a bit like marmite but I didn't want to drill the action for a top mount also I can shoot with open sights if needed.
    Markcz
     
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    Very nice!
     

  12. spike.t

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    Weren't side mounts pretty much the standard "back in the day?"
     
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    Very, very nice!
     

  15. MarkCZ

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    6 miles.
    Markcz
     

  16. MarkCZ

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    This rifle was built September 1969 for a Mr H Murry-Wells. It weighs 7 pound 7 oz. 24 inch barrel and a stock length of 15. 3/4 inches. so he was probably quite a big chap.
    Markcz
     

  17. spike.t

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    Very handy. When I sometime in the future go visit my stuff Paul has stored I will get him to give you a call. Next time you in there get him to let you have a look at my 275. Cheers
     

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    Hi Mark,

    Very nice rifle in one of my favorite cartridges. More, I see the general rifle configuration as ideal for a 7x57 Mauser !!! I have no objection for this side mount. Lovely rifle!!
     

  19. Clodo Ferreira

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    A question: is the trigger a modified military one?
    Thank you!

    CF
     

  20. MarkCZ

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    Hi Clodo, I have no idea if it is a military trigger but I don't think it would be. I will ask Paul and post.
    Markcz
     

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