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John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby
      #326332 - 24/03/19 06:26 PM

The John Rigby & Co released a number of a series of photos and some commentary on recent rifles they have made.

Some excellent rifles, mauser and rising bites. Some heavily embellished, some very vintage, a mixture. I hope the gentlemen of NE enjoy these over the next few weeks.

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Gun 3 of 25 may look like a modest antique magazine rifle but it is in fact a highly accurate replica of the most famous sporting rifle produced in history. The original rifle, a .275 Rigby magazine rifle, was awarded to Jim Corbett for killing the man-eating tigress of Champawat. It then features many times in his much-loved memoirs, Man-Eaters of Kumaon. The replica was built as a new rifle but given a patina to emulate the knocks and age of the original. #RIGBY #GUNMAKERS #FITFORPURPOSE

John Rigby 3 of 25: The NEW "Original" "Corbett" Mauser 98 .275 Rigby





















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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: NitroX]
      #326338 - 24/03/19 07:46 PM

Now that is the style of Rigby that I like.

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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: Rule303]
      #326345 - 24/03/19 11:36 PM

Oh yeah, so nice!

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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: JDL]
      #326347 - 25/03/19 12:25 AM



Detail down to dents in the wood.

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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: NitroX]
      #326606 - 29/03/19 05:06 PM

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm25 Donuts!

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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: Homer]
      #326665 - 31/03/19 07:39 PM



Just noticed there is a different rifle in the mix above. No one notice?

I did notice the cheek piece earlier but wondered abvout it without critical thought. Why they put a cheekpiece on a replica rifle? They didn't!



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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: NitroX]
      #328040 - 04/05/19 07:05 PM

I like the looks of an experienced rifle but I prefer the wear to come honestly, either at my hands or those of a previous owner, not directly from the manufacturer. Factory patina? A "pre-distressed" rifle? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distressing) Good grief. Poor Jim Corbett. A slippery slope that leads to this expensive mess from Blaser:






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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: rpeck]
      #328042 - 05/05/19 03:07 AM

Slope be dammned, looks as if Blaser jumped off the cliff.

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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: Daryl_S]
      #328050 - 05/05/19 06:13 AM

Blaser...U gotta b farking kidding me..

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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: rigbymauser]
      #328053 - 05/05/19 08:25 AM

Rigby a very big Yes to the style of the Corbert rifle.
RPeck I feel you summed it up rather well, I feel exactly the same way - but a factory patina.....?????

As to the Blaser - well different strokes for different folks, definitely not my cup of tea that one!


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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: rpeck]
      #328059 - 05/05/19 06:24 PM

Blaser! Ohh the money I could have made from you by me selling you all the old wooden fence posts and drift wood I found. What ever their designers are on I want half a key of...............not.

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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: Rule303]
      #328063 - 06/05/19 12:01 AM

Quote:

Blaser! Ohh the money I could have made from you buy selling you all the old wooden fence posts and drift wood I found. What ever their designers are on I want half a key of...............not.




+1
WTH??? Looks like crap.. on the best of days... wonder who the idiot was that talked them into that??? WOW... pathetically horrible.. AND I like Blaser.. or did..

Agree with you, I have enough timber for their new "stocks" to last many years on the cattle ranch I manage.. shoot me a message, I am sure we can work out a deal..


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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: Ripp]
      #328069 - 06/05/19 03:52 AM


About the BLASER experience, a French idiom:
"Idiots dare everything ... that's why we recognize them!"

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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: DORLEAC]
      #328071 - 06/05/19 08:06 AM

Quote:


.......a French idiom:
"Idiots dare everything ... that's why we recognize them!"





Now that IS a statement we will always remember Mr D - & always associated with Blaser from now on!


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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: DORLEAC]
      #328078 - 06/05/19 01:06 PM

Quote:


About the BLASER experience, a French idiom:
"Idiots dare everything ... that's why we recognize them!"

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I like that idiom and it is so true.


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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: Rule303]
      #331039 - 12/08/19 12:29 AM

Iím curious- Was that Corbett rifle built on a standard 98 action? Many 275ís were built on intermediate large ring small thread actions with the long front ring. My eyes may be deceiving me, but the Corbett rifle looks to have a standard 98 action. However, I canít tell if it is large or small thread.

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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: ColoradoMatt1]
      #331107 - 13/08/19 11:22 AM

Youíve got a point there, I wonder if it is a small ring or not?

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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: BillG500]
      #331108 - 13/08/19 12:35 PM

Looks like a large ring 98 to me.

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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: Daryl_S]
      #331138 - 14/08/19 12:57 AM

I think their is no doubt about whether or not it is a large ring action. It is certainly large ring. I am wondering if the barrel shank diameter is large or small, and if the action is standard length or intermediate length.

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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: ColoradoMatt1]
      #331139 - 14/08/19 01:09 AM

Also appears to be standard length as well, but could, I guess have material removed inside - but not needed for the .275Rigby, is it?

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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: Daryl_S]
      #331169 - 14/08/19 09:08 PM

Mauser certainly made many 7x57ís on the standard length 98 action. Military contracts such as Chile used the std 98. Most early Rigby 275ís that Iíve come across use the intermediate action. The Corbett rifle looks like maybe an exception. I like it, now matter what action it has!

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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: ColoradoMatt1]
      #331172 - 14/08/19 10:16 PM

Some years ago I had the original Corbett rifle in hand and discussed the way to reproduce it with Marc Newton. The original is built on a very rare "short intermediate" receiver, an action with an intermediate length bolt, but a standard length, large thread receiver ring. Such receivers are "usually" seen on the scarce, about 50 made, Rigby Mausers in .303. While the .303s have slant box magazines to feed the rimmed cartridges, the short intermediate receiver is combined with a common intermediate magazine on Corbett's rifle. I don't know how Rigby really reproduced the short intermediate receiver, but my suggestion was: Take an ordinary intermediate action, shorten the receiver ring to standard length and fit a small thread barrel. This will leave you with the same thread length like a standard length receiver, but the looks of a short intermediate one. Most likely noone will ever unscrew the barrel of the replica just to look at the thread size.

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Re: John Rigby 3of25 The NEW "Original" "Corbett" 98 .275 Rigby [Re: kuduae]
      #331296 - 17/08/19 06:13 PM

Somehow I think the Rigby company wanting to create a complete replica of the Corbett rifle, would go as far as is possible today to replicate it.

Thanks Kuduae for your informed comments.

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