Lot 1102: JOHN RIGBY & CO. A .275 RIGBY BOLT-MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 3119,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
JOHN RIGBY & CO.
A .275 RIGBY BOLT-MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 3119,
24in. replacement nitro barrel (by the makers in 1992) engraved ''JOHN RIGBY & CO. 72 ST. JAMES''S ST. LONDON.'', block-mounted open sights with two folding leaf sights, white metal inlaid sight lines and marked for 100, 200 and 300 yards, block-mounted bead fore-sight, the receiver (with thumb cutout) mounted with a Zeiss Diavari-C 3...9x36 telescopic sight in quickly-detachable mounts, tang safety, bolt flag safety reprofiled (to accommodate telescopic sight), floorplate with military style release, figured semi-pistolgrip stock with sling eyes, 14 1/4in. pull including steel buttplate, weight 7lb. 12oz. (unscoped) and 9lb. 2oz. (with scope), in its full length brass-cornered leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this rifle was completed in September 1909 for an ''O.B. Pease''
Other Notes: The vendor kindly informs us he has a quantity approx. 73 rounds of Rigby 140 gr. ammunition that can be made available to the purchaser of the rifle