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Have your Rigby refinished in Zambia ?
      #331646 - 25/08/19 03:45 PM

Not in the same class as Londonís best but he gets the job done !

https://i.imgur.com/fUpeQfO.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/0yxb2q4.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/TrYckC2.jpg

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Re: Have your Rigby refinished in Zambia ? [Re: Sarg]
      #331647 - 25/08/19 05:08 PM

I must have missed something. Canít see anything untoward.

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Re: Have your Rigby refinished in Zambia ? [Re: Ahmed577]
      #331648 - 25/08/19 06:16 PM

Not quite up to Purdy standard, I think the guy got a job at Sabatti !

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Re: Have your Rigby refinished in Zambia ? [Re: Sarg]
      #331650 - 25/08/19 06:55 PM

After viewing the pictures this thread now makes sense.

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Re: Have your Rigby refinished in Zambia ? [Re: NitroX]
      #331654 - 25/08/19 07:11 PM

I canít seem to add the correct links with this Imgur crowd now !

Here is the article in the local Jagter magazine .



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Re: Have your Rigby refinished in Zambia ? [Re: Sarg]
      #331671 - 25/08/19 11:56 PM

Oh God!

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Re: Have your Rigby refinished in Zambia ? [Re: Sarg]
      #331692 - 26/08/19 02:40 AM

Quote:

I canít seem to add the correct links with this Imgur crowd now !

Here is the article in the local Jagter magazine .






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Re: Have your Rigby refinished in Zambia ? [Re: NitroX]
      #331705 - 26/08/19 08:00 AM

Well he certainly got the barrels separating sorted........just not so good on the refinishing part!

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Re: Have your Rigby refinished in Zambia ? [Re: 93x64mm]
      #331709 - 26/08/19 12:07 PM

It shoots, it works I can't see any problem.

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Re: Have your Rigby refinished in Zambia ? [Re: Rule303]
      #331711 - 26/08/19 01:37 PM

Hard to fire the left barrel, no???

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Re: Have your Rigby refinished in Zambia ? [Re: 577Rodda]
      #331713 - 26/08/19 05:05 PM

I actually got those pictures from the gunsmith who took them and who "discovered" the rifle in Zambia and I wrote that short piece. The rifle had been used to shoot hippo by the local tribal chief (I have no idea how he came to own it) for meat and spent considerable time under water, probably to hide it from the authorities.

A sad end for a between-the-wars Rigby sidelock ejector .470! I have actually seen a WR droplock .425 that suffered a similar fate, although not quite as bad as the Rigby.


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Re: Have your Rigby refinished in Zambia ? [Re: jvw]
      #331719 - 26/08/19 09:27 PM

Probably still worth more than I can afford

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Re: Have your Rigby refinished in Zambia ? [Re: jvw]
      #331725 - 27/08/19 03:40 AM

Quote:

I actually got those pictures from the gunsmith who took them and who "discovered" the rifle in Zambia and I wrote that short piece. The rifle had been used to shoot hippo by the local tribal chief (I have no idea how he came to own it) for meat and spent considerable time under water, probably to hide it from the authorities.

A sad end for a between-the-wars Rigby sidelock ejector .470! I have actually seen a WR droplock .425 that suffered a similar fate, although not quite as bad as the Rigby.




Such a waste of a beautiful weapon.. sad sad sad...

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Re: Have your Rigby refinished in Zambia ? [Re: jvw]
      #331736 - 27/08/19 06:41 PM

Quote:

I actually got those pictures from the gunsmith who took them and who "discovered" the rifle in Zambia and I wrote that short piece. The rifle had been used to shoot hippo by the local tribal chief (I have no idea how he came to own it) for meat and spent considerable time under water, probably to hide it from the authorities.

A sad end for a between-the-wars Rigby sidelock ejector .470! I have actually seen a WR droplock .425 that suffered a similar fate, although not quite as bad as the Rigby.




Thanks for providing that story. Which is going round.

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