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Sarg
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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 .



Added to the NE server: http://nitroexpress.info/ubbthreads/photos_info/2019/08/xZBVxbs_NE.jpg

Edited by NitroX (26/08/19 02:50 AM)


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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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Re: Have your Rigby refinished in Zambia ? [Re: NitroX]
      #332823 - 30/09/19 07:34 AM

Reminds me of when i was in Zambia in the early 1990s. In the Lusaka police station was a whole room of old guns from the colonial era - with many very good names, but all had stored since independence with no care whatsoever. And then working up in the Eastern province with the locals it was amazing what came out - one of the local chiefs had a h&h magazine rifle in 375 with foresight crudely brazed on - he tried to sell it to me - i declined politely (there was also brazing on the bolt lugs).

And there also some beautiful rifles - one of tobacco farmers had a 416 Rigby with side mounted scope, plus a similar 275.

And the a large number of old BSA, Enfield andNorton Motorbikes along with old landrovers.


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