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mickey
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.275 Rigby HV
      #111446 - 10/08/08 10:44 AM

A few pictures of my .275 HV.



This is a Delux model with bolt peep, lever floor plate and some engraving, including the owners's intials.




Turn the wheel to raise or lower the peep.



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rigbymauser
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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: mickey]
      #111469 - 10/08/08 04:23 PM

Rigbys mauser actioned rifles are always interesting.

Thanks for sharing here Mickey...I still need one in .275cal


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Cinghiale
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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: rigbymauser]
      #111486 - 10/08/08 06:43 PM

Again stunning!!!!!

What a pair you have with that 404!

Classic light and large medium. You are truly a lucky man Mickey,

How acurate is this svelte little rifle?


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mickey
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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: Cinghiale]
      #111520 - 11/08/08 03:15 AM

Cinghiale

I can hit a pop can at 100 yards with it consistently. My old eyes don't allow much better with open sights.

I think it shoots a lot better than I do though.

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mehulkamdar
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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: mickey]
      #111616 - 12/08/08 10:49 AM

Mickey,

Yet another treasure! The lines on this rifle are simply classic and you can't but drool over her.

Do post hunting pictures whenever you have time. I am sure there are some lovely heads of game taken with this lovely old girl.

Good hunting!

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Deutsche_Vortrekker
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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: mehulkamdar]
      #112424 - 24/08/08 11:41 PM

Very nice rifle! a most unusual bolt handle for a Rigby. Mine has an original Oberndorf straight drop handle. With the bolt peep you get around having the Rigby being regulated for 140 gr. or 173 gr. ammo as they were.

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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: mickey]
      #112434 - 25/08/08 12:38 AM

I'm curious about the bolt handle also. Does it have matching numbers to the action?? I've seen more Rigbys that didn't have matching bolt and actions than any other make. Makes me wonder if they didn't just throw them in a pile when they came in, did their magic and then grabbed whatever was handy when an order or customer came in.

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Deutsche_Vortrekker
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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: A10ACN]
      #112449 - 25/08/08 03:42 AM

Mine is marked with the serial# and the "B,U crown " of the original waffenfabrik mauser that it was made from.I remember an article by Finn Aagard from the '80's when he tested a Rigby (modern) that was made from an FN Belgium action.This action had a very low back swept bolt handle though and it was not like yours however.

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Rolland
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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: mickey]
      #112469 - 25/08/08 09:58 AM

I have always wanted a Rigby HV but could never afford one so I built myself this one. Built on an intermediate lenght action 26 inch barrel. Hinged floor plate with a lever release. Took me about a year to get it finished. I used a Rusty Marlin peep sight. I did mark the barrel 275 Rigby

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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: Rolland]
      #112563 - 26/08/08 08:38 AM

Beautiful Rigby! The comb seems high,perfect for a telescopic sight. Is that coming or are you staying purist with the peep?

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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: Deutsche_Vortrekker]
      #112565 - 26/08/08 09:00 AM

It will get a scope after I dial in the peep sight. The front sight is adjustable for height so that will help. The comb is a little high but as long as I can get the peep adjusted to 150 I will leave it there.

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dale
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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: Rolland]
      #112601 - 26/08/08 03:45 PM

Rats, now there are 87 rifles that I desperately need and want to have. :^)

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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: dale]
      #117341 - 21/10/08 02:23 PM

is that glass bedding compound in front of the knox form on the stock?

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pjaln
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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: buckbrush]
      #117374 - 22/10/08 12:32 AM

mickey, the barrel channel looks as if it was rebarrelled at some time? looking at the lines of this gun i think it may have been built in the 60s, mike schwandt has one in 7x61 SH for sale that has the same look it was owned by ken waters who wrote for rifle magazine
your gun is most likely built of a military mauser, as oberndorfs were not availiable later i would contact paul roberts at jeffery rifles and ask for some info ,dont bother with rigbys of cali........nice gun ...paul


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mickey
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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: pjaln]
      #117411 - 22/10/08 11:30 AM

Paul

The rifle was built in 1951 as a .275HV. I also have another .275HV, plain model, that I got from 500Nitro that is 4 serial numbers away.

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Mark_Dube
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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: mickey]
      #117454 - 23/10/08 03:15 AM

Hello Gentlemen,

I hope this is not construed as a "hijack" but I have jyst acquired a similar rifle and stumbulled upon this thread while trying to learn about it.

Yesterday I knew nearly nothing of "Classic Sporting Mausers", today I fear I have contracted a new affliction.

The rifle is a dainty little thing, it fits and handles like no rifle I have ever handled.

I have learned that it was manufactured in 1929 and that is the "special lightweight" model.

The barrel is inscribed "John Rigby & Co - 43 Sackville St. London"

The receiver is inscribed "Sighted For Rigby's Special High Velocity 275 Bore cartridge Pointed Bullet 140 GRS"

Any other information you can provide would be most appreciated.

Thanks

Mark











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mickey
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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: Mark_Dube]
      #117495 - 23/10/08 03:26 PM

Hardly a hijack. A splendid rifle and a very good find.

It is, like the one above, a 7x57 with the sight regulated for the 140 grain bullet. The flat shooting champion when it was designed.

Something about British Bolts that always seem to feel right. Some Euro rifles have the same feeling but very few, if any, American rifles have it.

You should be very happy with it if you can shoot open sights. Please, do not ruin the the rifle by attempting to put scope mounts on it.

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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: mickey]
      #117500 - 23/10/08 05:31 PM

Great rifles!


Mark, welcome to the site and thanks for showing that absolutely sweet little Rigby off to us.
I heartily second Mick's comments, especially the plea to keep it as it is - don't let anyone near that thing with a drill.
If you need optics there are plenty of rifles out there to slap a scope on. You're not likely to find another example of what you've shown us above.


I've lately been picking through a rack of things I've been meaning to clean and shoot, including the 7mm mauser that belonged to the grandfather of my oldest friend from childhood.
The stock on that Rigby has me itching to get it stocked and sighted properly.

So many rifles.
So little time.



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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: tinker]
      #117519 - 23/10/08 10:24 PM

mark, lightweight model may still show the numeral II on the floorplate ,(or a numeral I for a standard 24" barrel) if it hasnt worn of or been reblued, what is different on your gun is the spoon handle which is definetly rigby even though seldom seen,the checkered butt , and the pistol grip cap, griifin &howe had one retailed by atkins about 2 years ago i mkick my ass for not acting on it .get in touch with paul roberts of jefferys rifles he will have the ledger on this gun ....paul

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Mark_Dube
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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: pjaln]
      #117714 - 27/10/08 05:57 AM

Hello Gents,

Thanks for the input, I'm learning alot!

Please rest assured that this fine little rifle has not been desicrated, there are no holes in it, nor will there be while it is in my care.

Paul there are no markings identifying model, but I understand that the "light weight" or "special lightweight" was designated "model III", is that contrary to your understanding?

There is an older thread here discussing one of Bell's 275 Rigbys that illustrates the same bolt handle & stock configuration, but does not indicate the vintage of that speciffic rifle.

See here http://forums.nitroexpress.com/showflat....eb341c8c454cffc

I look forward to your comments.

Mark

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Edited by Mark_Dube (27/10/08 06:00 AM)


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pjaln
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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: Mark_Dube]
      #117717 - 27/10/08 07:46 AM

mark, i think the model 3 is the takedown with 21 " barrel, i have a rigby catalog floating around my house somewhere and i know i states the designation in there i,ll have to check it ..paul

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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: pjaln]
      #118222 - 03/11/08 03:35 PM

mark, model 1 23 1/2 " barrel weight 7 1/2 lbs and 175 grain bullet

model 2 same same 140 grain bullet

model 3 lightweight 21" barrel about 6 3/4 lbs. either bullet supplied

the "take down" model does not have a numeral this info is in the 1924 catalog

...paul


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Mark_Dube
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Re: .275 Rigby HV [Re: pjaln]
      #118253 - 04/11/08 02:50 AM

Thanks Paul!

That was my understanding, I beleive you could have your takedown built in either of those flavours (Model 1, 2 or 3)

My rifle is the model 3, chambered and sighted for the "High Velocity" (140grn) cartidge and currently weighs just better than 6lbs 10oz.

I am unable to locate any cartidges or casings with "275 HV" headstamp, but I have located an empty box which will look great in a luggage case with the rifle.



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