Home | Ezine | Forums | Links | Contact
NitroExpress.com: Early Rigby .500 BPE

View recent messages : 24 hours | 48 hours | 7 days | 14 days | 30 days | 60 days | More Smilies


*** Enjoy NitroExpress.com? Participate and join in. ***

Double Rifles, Single Shots & Combinations >> Double Rifle Photos & Archive

Pages: 1 | 2 | (show all)
degoins
.300 member


Reged: 28/02/06
Posts: 184
Loc: SC, USA
Re: Early Rigby .500 BPE [Re: 3DogMike]
      #328106 - 08/05/19 02:36 AM

Now to find out about Capt. Goff.....and of course the adventures of his/your gorgeous rifle.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
93x64mm
.400 member


Reged: 07/12/11
Posts: 1774
Loc: Nth QLD Australia
Re: Early Rigby .500 BPE [Re: 3DogMike]
      #328116 - 08/05/19 06:16 AM

Marvellous piece of history there 3DM........& bloody good looking too!

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
NitroXAdministrator
.700 member


Reged: 25/12/02
Posts: 29602
Loc: Barossa Valley, South Australi...
Re: Early Rigby .500 BPE [Re: 3DogMike]
      #328130 - 08/05/19 02:01 PM

Excellent stuff Gentlemen!

Good on Rigby providing certificates like that now as well.

***

Gentlemen,

A question regarding your rifles.

I have a Cogswell & Harrison of similar desciption, I believe in .500 BPE as well.

Are your rifles a little muzzle heavy?

I will have to measure the barrel length and see the length. And also weigh the rifle.

--------------------
John aka NitroX

...
"I love the smell of cordite in the morning."
"A Sharp spear needs no polish"


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
3DogMike
.333 member


Reged: 29/01/15
Posts: 379
Loc: Colorado USA
Re: Early Rigby .500 BPE [Re: NitroX]
      #328159 - 09/05/19 05:45 AM

Quote:


Good on Rigby providing certificates like that now as well.





Yep, I know first hand that Rigby and Cogswell & Harrison are very historically minded and eager to assist in getting into their existing records.
Jeffery daybooks do exist, but are privately held and it is very difficult to obtain information.
Cannot speak as to any of the other houses.



Quote:


Gentlemen,

A question regarding your rifles.

I have a Cogswell & Harrison of similar desciption, I believe in .500 BPE as well.

Are your rifles a little muzzle heavy?

I will have to measure the barrel length and see the length. And also weigh the rifle.




Nitro John,
My 26” barrel Rigby above balances 1 1/4” ahead of the hinge pin, my 28” barrel Alexander Henry .450 also ~1 1/4” ahead of the hinge pin. Both feel very much “weight between the hands”.
- Mike

--------------------
“On the Western Slope of Colorado, USA"
&
"Will Rogers never met a fighter pilot"
- Anon


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
3DogMike
.333 member


Reged: 29/01/15
Posts: 379
Loc: Colorado USA
Re: Early Rigby .500 BPE [Re: 3DogMike]
      #329441 - 18/06/19 10:27 AM

What better to keep with ones Rigby rifles!
Rigby can’t ship to the ‘States.......so I had a visiting mate bring it in for me.
My son has obtained a bottle of “normally labeled” 12 year Blair Athol so that I can have a proper wee dram without opening this special bottle.



--------------------
“On the Western Slope of Colorado, USA"
&
"Will Rogers never met a fighter pilot"
- Anon


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Vette447
.224 member


Reged: 15/02/09
Posts: 30
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
Re: Early Rigby .500 BPE [Re: 3DogMike]
      #334559 - 18/11/19 01:44 PM

I hope that this is not hijacking the thread. My aim is just to add to it...

This Rigby I picked up a little earlier this year. It is not quite as early (1889) but still a relatively early and a nice example of a .500 BPE Rigby and a Rising Bite to boot!









Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
CptCurlAdministrator
.450 member


Reged: 01/05/04
Posts: 5053
Loc: Alleghany County, Virginia, US...
Re: Early Rigby .500 BPE [Re: Vette447]
      #334565 - 18/11/19 04:06 PM

Nice!

Curl

--------------------
RoscoeStephenson.com

YOUR DOUBLE RIFLE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND.



Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
3DogMike
.333 member


Reged: 29/01/15
Posts: 379
Loc: Colorado USA
Re: Early Rigby .500 BPE [Re: Vette447]
      #334567 - 18/11/19 04:51 PM

Oh my gosh.....that one is a beauty. Underlever rising bite, engraving has NOT been attacked by a buffing wheel!
So nice, thanks for posting.
- Mike

--------------------
“On the Western Slope of Colorado, USA"
&
"Will Rogers never met a fighter pilot"
- Anon


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Sarg
.400 member


Reged: 20/01/07
Posts: 1344
Loc: New Zealand Australia South A...
Re: Early Rigby .500 BPE [Re: 3DogMike]
      #334569 - 18/11/19 08:44 PM

Beautiful Rifle Vette447, really Beautiful, nice to see & yes Thank you for posting !

--------------------
No poor bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making other bastards die for their country.

- General George S. Patton


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
93x64mm
.400 member


Reged: 07/12/11
Posts: 1774
Loc: Nth QLD Australia
Re: Early Rigby .500 BPE [Re: Sarg]
      #334609 - 19/11/19 07:29 AM

Quote:

Beautiful Rifle Vette447, really Beautiful, nice to see & yes Thank you for posting !



Couldn't be any better put!
WOW!


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Huvius
.416 member


Reged: 04/11/07
Posts: 2967
Loc: Colorado
Re: Early Rigby .500 BPE [Re: 93x64mm]
      #334619 - 19/11/19 12:43 PM

WOW!
Now THAT is my kind of double rifle!
I do think I could arrange a trip down to Oklahoma to help you exercise your Rigbys.

--------------------
He who lives in the past is doomed to enjoy it.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
tinker
.416 member


Reged: 12/03/05
Posts: 4078
Loc: Nevada
Re: Early Rigby .500 BPE [Re: Huvius]
      #334620 - 19/11/19 01:10 PM

Can we see the front sight and muzzles please?

--------------------
--Self-Appointed Colonel, DRSS--



"It IS a dangerous game, and so named for a reason, and you can't play from the keyboard. " --Some Old Texan...


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Vette447
.224 member


Reged: 15/02/09
Posts: 30
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
Re: Early Rigby .500 BPE [Re: tinker]
      #334621 - 19/11/19 01:45 PM

Thanks for all of the positive comments guys. I was pretty excited to find it last summer.

As requested, here are pics of the front sight and muzzles.





Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Daryl_S
.600 member


Reged: 10/08/05
Posts: 20106
Loc: Beautiful British Columbia, Ca...
Re: Early Rigby .500 BPE [Re: Vette447]
      #334648 - 20/11/19 05:41 AM

Very nice indeed.

--------------------
Daryl


"a rifle without hammers, is like a Spaniel without ears" Edward VII


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
tinker
.416 member


Reged: 12/03/05
Posts: 4078
Loc: Nevada
Re: Early Rigby .500 BPE [Re: Daryl_S]
      #334653 - 20/11/19 06:21 AM

Thanks for the photos!

--------------------
--Self-Appointed Colonel, DRSS--



"It IS a dangerous game, and so named for a reason, and you can't play from the keyboard. " --Some Old Texan...


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
rigbymauser
.400 member


Reged: 15/05/05
Posts: 1682
Loc: Denmark
Re: Early Rigby .500 BPE [Re: tinker]
      #334654 - 20/11/19 06:27 AM

Very very nice rifle. My compliments for the fine pick-up.

Not only in a rare configuration from a known gunmaker....but in a usefull caliber that will still bring down 99,99% of all game on earth.

Edited by rigbymauser (20/11/19 06:29 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1 | 2 | (show all)



Extra information
0 registered and 2 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  CptCurl 

Print Topic

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Rating:
Topic views: 6270

Rate this topic

Jump to

Contact Us NitroExpress.com

Powered by UBB.threads™ 6.5.5


Home | Ezine | Forums | Links | Contact


Copyright 2003 to 2011 - all rights reserved