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I do hope to visit London again someday and when I do the Rigby shop is one of the places I will visit.
 

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Please can you extend to Rookhawk a personal invitation from me to the shop in London. We will even pay to fly him to London so he can really see for himself what Rigby is all about.


Marc Newton
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LONDON SW8 4TP
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Mob. +44 (0)7432 664 030
Tel. +44 (0)207 720 0757
RFD 02/7384 Met Police

...............


Marc, Can you fly me over for a tour. Maybe I can give your guys some tips.

ps. Sadly, I am already a convert and enjoy watching the guys at the SCI booth do their work every year. :)
 
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Wish I was you Rookhawk.
 

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It's not a free lunch. I wouldn't go if I wasn't prepared to spend thousands on lodging in the world's most expensive city and have enough money left over to buy a Rigby if I see there is good value.

I'll definitely meet Marc at SCI in February and have a look at his new wares too.

I'm also going to ask Rigby for their account as to what they consider "legitimate" or "authentic" Rigby as I am interested. The firm has had numerous incarnations from London to greater U.K. to CA, to TX and many outworkers from Arrizabalaga to Merkel to Mauser plus individuals like Ron Wharton and other builders. I'll relay their answer in the future.
 

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It's not a free lunch. I wouldn't go if I wasn't prepared to spend thousands on lodging in the world's most expensive city and have enough money left over to buy a Rigby if I see there is good value.

I'll definitely meet Marc at SCI in February and have a look at his new wares too.

I'm also going to ask Rigby for their account as to what they consider "legitimate" or "authentic" Rigby as I am interested. The firm has had numerous incarnations from London to greater U.K. to CA, to TX and many outworkers from Arrizabalaga to Merkel to Mauser plus individuals like Ron Wharton and other builders. I'll relay their answer in the future.
I spent about $300 a night in a Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury, (had stayed there before on other business). Birmingham was much cheaper. Since you are going on a rifle (hunt), we need a full hunting report when you return, with all the Rigby details!!!
 

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It's not a free lunch. I wouldn't go if I wasn't prepared to spend thousands on lodging in the world's most expensive city and have enough money left over to buy a Rigby if I see there is good value.
................. .

I'll sleep in the shop under the bench.
 

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@rookhawk actually london doesnt feature anywhere as the most expensive city in the world.....:rolleyes:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/galleries/The-worlds-most-expensive-cities/city1/

there are plenty of price options for hotels from luxury to basic....so you dont have to spend thousands......anyway one minute you are saying you are an ordinary guy that has to be careful with his money.... to then being a serious collector, and now you are going to spend thousands on hotels and possibly a rifle...........
 
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actually london doesnt feature anywhere as the most expensive city in the world.....:rolleyes:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/galleries/The-worlds-most-expensive-cities/city1/
Never been to Singapore or any of the Asian cities except with the military 30 yrs ago. As far as London goes, what I paid last month is more of a middle of the road rate. The luxury hotels there would easily cost you twice what I paid. I promise you if I could find a good hotel that was convenient to where I wanted to be for $100, that's where I would stay. The HI Express in Birmingham was about $110 a night. When I am traveling alone, I look for a bed, toilet, and internet....and that's it. Breakfast is good, but not necessary!
 

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It's not a free lunch. I wouldn't go if I wasn't prepared to spend thousands on lodging in the world's most expensive city and have enough money left over to buy a Rigby if I see there is good value.

I'll definitely meet Marc at SCI in February and have a look at his new wares too.

I'm also going to ask Rigby for their account as to what they consider "legitimate" or "authentic" Rigby as I am interested. The firm has had numerous incarnations from London to greater U.K. to CA, to TX and many outworkers from Arrizabalaga to Merkel to Mauser plus individuals like Ron Wharton and other builders. I'll relay their answer in the future.
Very interesting thread. My guess is that Marc will tell you just like in the letter. The guns they build now are legitimate Rigby guns. That case colored job was stunning! I for one don't think I could ever conjure up the desire to lay out that kind of cash for any gun under any conditions. If I did it would be the only gun I owned I think.:rolleyes::eek::D But good luck and I hope you find something really nice.
 

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I had taken delivery of a 416 from Marc in August that had been on build for the last 24 months. My experience of building a rifle with him and his crew was second to none. The service provided and quality of work by Marc and his staff rivaled my previous experience of having a rifle built by Westley Richards and co of Birmingham. My rifle is completely bespoke as can be seen from the various pictures I have attached and has been severely tested in the heat of Africa over the last two months. I have already shot a lion, 3 buffalo and numerous plains and dangerous game with it. It performed flawlessly to say the least. Have a look at the work they did on my rifle and you can make your mind up as to whether they are the 'real' JR and Co or not.

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Now thats what a rifle should look like!

Beautiful rifle!!
 

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Now thats what a rifle should look like!

Beautiful rifle!!
Roan,

Thank you, not only does it look nice, it shoots just as well. It pushes out factory Federal 400gr bear claws sub MOA at 100 meters. Has not let me down on anything that I've tried it on so far.



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Beautiful rifle @pacific ! Congrats on your safari and thanks for sharing!
 

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"Marc Newton" <marc@johnrigbyandco.com>
Marc Newton
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JOHN RIGBY & Co. (Gunmakers) LTD
13-19 PENSBURY PLACE
LONDON SW8 4TP
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