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gryphon
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Seeing as the Rigby name is topical
      #297233 - 17/03/17 12:43 PM

Posted with lots of pics on UG`s today.


Calibre/Item: 350 Rigby Special
Make: Rigby
Model: Farquharson
Action: Falling block
Serial No: 17032
Condition: Excellent
Price: $15000
Advertised: 17/03/2017

Comment: Action shows very little use, being tight and silent.

Made for Col.Sir Aubrey Woolls-Sampson, in 1903, as one of a pair. A W-S was also supplied a pair of 450 Farq, and he was the first to order and use the 416.

With African provenance so hard to find, and an extremely rare rifle anywhere, its a fraction of U.S. pricing and a wonderful investment piece.
Transfering dealer: S

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Claydog
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Re: Seeing as the Rigby name is topical [Re: gryphon]
      #297235 - 17/03/17 01:37 PM

Looks mint. Would be fun to scratch that stock up a bit in the bush and get it into the condition it deserves to be.

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Re: Seeing as the Rigby name is topical [Re: Claydog]
      #297236 - 17/03/17 02:39 PM

US$11,500
I'd pay that if it were here.

Here's the link:

https://www.usedguns.com.au/Product.aspx?p=98590

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Re: Seeing as the Rigby name is topical [Re: Huvius]
      #297237 - 17/03/17 02:59 PM

Huvius if you want to buy it I can keep at at my place for you. You can even use it if you are over.

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gryphon
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Re: Seeing as the Rigby name is topical [Re: Claydog]
      #297240 - 17/03/17 04:18 PM

Quote:

Huvius if you want to buy it I can keep at at my place for you. You can even use it if you are over.




DEAL..get him two buff bulls and you keep it!

We will work out my brokerage later lol.

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Re: Seeing as the Rigby name is topical [Re: gryphon]
      #297241 - 17/03/17 04:20 PM

I will get him three if he will take that deal. You can have one for your fee.

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gryphon
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Re: Seeing as the Rigby name is topical [Re: Claydog]
      #297242 - 17/03/17 05:36 PM

As a measure of gratitude I will throw you a quail and sambar hunt combined ha ha.

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Re: Seeing as the Rigby name is topical [Re: gryphon]
      #297244 - 17/03/17 07:00 PM

Bugger!
Claydog & Gryphon you voiced what we were all to chicken to admit!!!
What a lovely piece of kit this gem is - the engraving is exquisite.
Ahmed577 might be tempted to buy this one!


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Re: Seeing as the Rigby name is topical [Re: 93x64mm]
      #297246 - 17/03/17 07:15 PM

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Donuts!
Very tempting...

Avagreatweekendeh!
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Re: Seeing as the Rigby name is topical [Re: Homer]
      #297252 - 18/03/17 12:23 AM

Is it a 350 rigby or 400/350 rigby, it would make more sense if it was a 400/350 as its rimmed.

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Huvius
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Re: Seeing as the Rigby name is topical [Re: Gundog01]
      #297254 - 18/03/17 01:18 AM

I'm sure it is the rimmed 400/350.
Don't know what "special" means in this case but it would make sense that it would be for the heavier bullet in a single shot imo.
The lighter bullet in the 400/350 is referred to as the 350No.2
Could be that the barrel inscription could read something like "For Rigby's Special (something something) Bullet"
Makers did that kind of thing pretty often.

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Re: Seeing as the Rigby name is topical [Re: gryphon]
      #297310 - 18/03/17 10:08 PM

Quote:

As a measure of gratitude I will throw you a quail and sambar hunt combined ha ha.




Throw in a trout and you may have created the Gryphon McNab.

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Re: Seeing as the Rigby name is topical [Re: NitroX]
      #297329 - 19/03/17 07:06 AM

Well there are certainly trout in the creek here,mountain trout of that small but delicate eating size,the creek is a trib of the mighty Mitta.
I dont think it would be too daunting to get a McGryph!

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Re: Seeing as the Rigby name is topical [Re: gryphon]
      #297345 - 19/03/17 04:16 PM

OK your challenge is set to do the first McGryph. Become a legend!

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Re: Seeing as the Rigby name is topical [Re: NitroX]
      #297348 - 19/03/17 04:38 PM

OK I will gill net the trout,spotlight the deer and use num 4 shot on the quail!

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Re: Seeing as the Rigby name is topical [Re: gryphon]
      #297353 - 19/03/17 04:54 PM

Dynamiting the trout might even be quicker.

Spotlighting the deer? Yeah, ha ha. The way many bastards do get their "trophy" and then show braggy photos of it ...

Number 4 shot on the quail? May make it actually harder, the quail may slip through gaps in the pattern. Of course it might also be meated up badly.

Maybe a 10 gauge or 12 gauge magnum, either with extra heavy loads of shot is the way to go?!

Good joke post.

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Actually I don't think it would be too hard.

If one DOES score on a sambar in the morning at dawn, has people to do the dressing and dealing with the stag, as they do have on "estates", then one is free to find a good quail paddock. With a good paddock and a good dog, should not be too difficult to get a quail. Right lets make it a "brace" of quail, still not more than a toothful.

Then off to fly fish a trout. No idea of how difficult it is, or the time of day that is ideal. I'm nit a fisherman.

The key would be scoring on a sambar stag nice and early.

And carting along with a huge rat tag of video camera men, sound recorders, make up artists, etc to record the epic event.

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Edited by NitroX (19/03/17 04:56 PM)


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