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DORLEAC
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RIGBY .350 Magnum: the real thing !
      #303999 - 13/08/17 04:28 AM

This rifle has been made by RIGBY circa 1910 using a 1905 original Mauser magnum action and the British firm delivered it in 1911.
Thank to marc NEWTON, the RIGBY ledger reads as follow:
Serial number: 3699
Action number: 5732
Sold to: A D Sloane
Sale date: Sept 2nd 1911
Weight: 8lb 5oz
Barrel length: 24"
Lop: 14 1/8"
Sighting: Ivory bead, no.1 V with 2 leaves
Sighting distance: 100, 300 and 400 yards
Remarks: Trap in grip and butt
Even if that RIGBY has benefited from a complete overhaul in our workshop it's in surprising good condition with an absolutely perfect bore and flawless action functioning.
During the restoration -ordered by the buyer- we have taken great care to apply the same process that were used at the period: slow rust bluing, bone and charcoal color case hardening, nitre blue, hand applied oil finish and the like.
All the parts are numbered to the Mauser serial number (5732) and the stock is made of unexpected finely figured French walnut.
Notice that the rifle retains all its original specifications without any modification.
The Rigby peep sight could be a latter factory addition as it's perfectly regulated on the existing sights.
Observe also the presence of the very rare sight protector specific to this model.
Kind regards to all.

DORLEAC
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PatagonHunter
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Re: RIGBY .350 Magnum: the real thing ! [Re: DORLEAC]
      #304000 - 13/08/17 04:33 AM

Hello DORLEAC,

Almost no words for it...a hunting rifle as all should be.

Thank you for posting.

PH


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thirdbite
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Re: RIGBY .350 Magnum: the real thing ! [Re: PatagonHunter]
      #304001 - 13/08/17 04:45 AM

Just out of curiosity, what are the dimensions of the pistol grip cap?

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93x64mm
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Re: RIGBY .350 Magnum: the real thing ! [Re: thirdbite]
      #304006 - 13/08/17 08:39 AM

Marvellous piece isn't it to say the least!
Absolutely top class workmanship, certainly brought an old girl back to her hey-day.
Thanks Mr D


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4seventy
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Re: RIGBY .350 Magnum: the real thing ! [Re: DORLEAC]
      #304008 - 13/08/17 08:49 AM

Oh boy, that's about as good as it gets!!
A superb rifle, perfectly restored, and beautifully photographed.
What a prize.
Thankyou for posting this Sir.


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Rule303
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Re: RIGBY .350 Magnum: the real thing ! [Re: DORLEAC]
      #304013 - 13/08/17 02:44 PM

WOW. Now that is, to me, what a hunting rifle should be. What a top job you have done.

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Rigby350
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Re: RIGBY .350 Magnum: the real thing ! [Re: Rule303]
      #304015 - 13/08/17 09:21 PM

Spectacular rifle and great cartridge.

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Huvius
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Re: RIGBY .350 Magnum: the real thing ! [Re: Rigby350]
      #304016 - 13/08/17 11:33 PM

Wonderful, wonderful rifle.
Are you sure about that front sight?
I once had a Farquharson with that very same sight but no protector for it. I suppose it could have been a take off barrel from another gun though.

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Gundog01
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Re: RIGBY .350 Magnum: the real thing ! [Re: Huvius]
      #304017 - 14/08/17 12:34 AM

Great Job!

Would you produce a run of front sight protectors? I could use a few for my Rigbys. I just picked up a near Identical .350 that needs one.


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Ripp
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Re: RIGBY .350 Magnum: the real thing ! [Re: Gundog01]
      #304021 - 14/08/17 02:23 AM

Incredible work..beautiful rifle

Ripp

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Re: RIGBY .350 Magnum: the real thing ! [Re: Ripp]
      #304022 - 14/08/17 08:44 AM

Absolutely lovely.

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DORLEAC
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Re: RIGBY .350 Magnum: the real thing ! [Re: Gundog01]
      #304038 - 14/08/17 05:00 PM

Quote:

Would you produce a run of front sight protectors? I could use a few for my Rigbys. I just picked up a near Identical .350 that needs one.




Even though it appears simply as folded sheet metal, this front sight protector is a complex piece which requires a industrial investment if it is to be produced in series.
On the other hand, this system applies only to the rifles originally produced in the white by Mauser at Oberndorf for Rigby and provided with the specific front sight with L-milling on the left side for lever locking.
To illustrate this I add several pictures of an identical front sight protector photographed on a vintage Rigby in original condition.
Our current workload does not allow us to distract from the time of our production to consider making this type of accessory.
Perhaps the people at the new Rigby Company can take care of it, it would be a plus for them in terms of originality, or, if someone else plans to embark on this project we can help him in providing all the precise dimensions.

Best to all.

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Homer
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Re: RIGBY .350 Magnum: the real thing ! [Re: DORLEAC]
      #304039 - 14/08/17 05:56 PM

G'Day Fella's,

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Donuts!

Thank You for sharing.

Regards
Homer

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Bidgee
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Re: RIGBY .350 Magnum: the real thing ! [Re: Homer]
      #304043 - 14/08/17 09:02 PM

Another stunning job! Love your work!!

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rigbymauser
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Re: RIGBY .350 Magnum: the real thing ! [Re: Bidgee]
      #304080 - 16/08/17 12:18 AM

Beautiful rifle. Well executed work.

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Rifle57
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Re: RIGBY .350 Magnum: the real thing ! [Re: rigbymauser]
      #304286 - 20/08/17 02:08 AM

Nice work and a great looking rifle.

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