WWII Era Auguste Francotte .416 Rigby Mauser For Sale

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  1. norfolk shooter

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  2. rookhawk

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    The one you linked above: It's a nice rifle from a later period in a smaller caliber. Circa 1964. It appears reworked in the 1980s or early 1990s which begs a question: what happened in 16-25 years that necessitated a full restoration of the gun and its stock? And why did the gun have at least 3 different scope systems installed/removed in such a brief period of time? Nonetheless, you wouldn't find better for less in a 375HH its still a good deal.
     

  3. Neil Molendyk

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    Gorgeous firearm, makes a man envious
     

  4. norfolk shooter

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    I’ve decided that if it doesn’t sell by the British shooting show next year I’m gonna keep it
     

  5. Shootist43

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    What an intriguing history this rifle has. From your write up it seems to be unique in the truest sense of the word. This offering makes me wish I was among those willing and able to purchase it. I hope a fellow AH member does so. How many hunts have you taken this rifle on?
     

  6. rookhawk

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    Price reduced to $12,500.
     

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    What a gorgeous rifle! I'll be talking to you if I hit the Power Ball. (y)(y)
     
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  8. rookhawk

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    Price reduced to $12,000
     

  9. rookhawk

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    Price reduced to $11,500.
     

  10. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    Really beautiful rifle.
     

  11. rookhawk

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    Price drop - $10,900
     

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    This is a truly beautiful rifle. Please stop dropping the price before this becomes a marital issue! I’m about to take delivery of a Rigby in 9.3x62. If this wanders into the safe at the same time all hell will break loose!
     

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    Yes some weird stuff happened around the war ....have a bsw shul 318 wr 1939 again english nomenclature for calibre ...... so war is starting and they are building a 318 WR weird ....also have from the same month a 9.3x74r 12 ga combo ...the WR went to Austria after the war ......
     

  14. rookhawk

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    Alright, Here goes:

    I'll drop the price to $10,500, AND I'll include 9 boxes of Premium Factory Ammo (softs and solids) for the gun that cost about $1800.

    Where are you going to find a better gun for that price, much less a famous European maker, cased, with a lifetime supply of proper safari ammo?
     

  15. rookhawk

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    Still no takers? I'll add free shipping to the deal at $10,500, with the ammo.
     

  16. TheWhitetailNut

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    What part of Illinois is it in?
     

  17. rookhawk

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    NW Suburbs.
     

  18. TheWhitetailNut

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    Are you sure you wouldn't rather have a brand new furnace and air conditioner?
     

  19. rookhawk

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    Lol. Funny you say that...I traded some medieval swords and a suit of plate armor for a carrier infinity three years ago!

    But no, for barter in trade i’d want $20k-$25k of something for this. It would easily be offered for $20k in a gun room. Heck, 270 and 30-06 Francottes are for sale online for $13k-$17k and they made a lot of them.
     

  20. TheWhitetailNut

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    Damn, I'm a 2 time Carrier Presidents award winner. Beautiful rifle, and the history gives it alot of extra class.
     
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