Lot 1135: JOHN RIGBY & CO. A .275 (RIGBY) BOLT-MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 5604,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
JOHN RIGBY & CO.
A .275 (RIGBY) BOLT-MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 5604,
25in. nitro barrel engraved in gothic script ''JOHN RIGBY & CO. 43 SACKVILLE ST. LONDON'', block-mounted open sights with two folding leaf sights, white metal inlaid sight lines and marked for 100, 300 and 400 yards, block-mounted bead fore-sight, the receiver mounted with a Lisenfeld 6x42 Spezial Jaguar telescopic sight, no. 41314, in detachable rail mounts, receiver with thumb cutout, receiver ring with Rigby cartridge details (partially obscured by scope rail mount), floorplate with military style release, semi-pistolgrip stock with sling swivels, 13 1/2in. pull including 1/2in. rubber recoil pad, weight 7lb. 8oz. (unscoped) and 8lb. 10oz. (with scope)
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed the rifle was completed on the 9th September 1937 for a D. MacKimmon