Lot 1122: JOHN RIGBY & CO. A .275 (RIGBY) BOLT-MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 5306,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
JOHN RIGBY & CO.
A .275 (RIGBY) BOLT-MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 5306,
24in. nitro barrel engraved ''JOHN RIGBY & CO. 43. SACKVILLE ST. LONDON. W.'' and ''SIGHTED FOR RIGBY''S SPECIAL HIGH VELOCITY .275 BORE CARTRIDGE. POINTED BULLET 140GRS.'', block-mounted open sights with two folding leaf sights, block-mounted bead fore-sight, the receiver (with thumb cutout) with Mauser number 67717 and mounted with telescopic sight rail mount bases, correctly numbered bolt with adjustable peep sight, floorplate with military style release, semi-pistolgrip stock with sling swivels, 13 3/4in. pull including steel buttplate, weight 7lb. 4oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the rifle was completed on 21st September 1928 for a J. Leicester Warren