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Vette447
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Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles
      #350878 - 27/02/21 09:19 AM

Does anyone have a prewar Rigby Mauser rifle with factory engraving or pics of one? I would love to see some, if so.

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Re: Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles [Re: Vette447]
      #351415 - 16/03/21 01:37 AM

Ron Spomer outdoors has a video on YouTube with a 1938 lightweight 416 that has tasteful engraving. I believe Rigby has this rifle in their collection, and used it for reference in designing their current fair. Joel Dorleac once posted pics of a Rigby 375 that is similarly engraved.

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Re: Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles [Re: ColoradoMatt1]
      #351416 - 16/03/21 01:40 AM

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpzi-LdQj7o

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Re: Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles [Re: ColoradoMatt1]
      #351431 - 16/03/21 06:50 AM

Very nice engraving indeed!

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Re: Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles [Re: 93x64mm]
      #352105 - 08/04/21 12:21 AM

I have seen that video. That is a wonderful rifle. It has to be very rare to have one that was factory engraved. Especially considering how rare a prewar 416 Rigby is to start with. I will have to see if I can find some pictures of that Dorleac 350. I knew that had a beautiful 350 but I don't think I have seen the engraved oe.

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Re: Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles [Re: Vette447]
      #352120 - 08/04/21 06:30 AM

Cool video, however his shooting off the bench, I dislike allowing the forend to bounce. I find at 100meters, in my .375/06IMP, which does not kick as much as this .416, the difference
between hand-held & letting it bounce, is 3 1/2" in group location - vertical dispersion.
This shows that allowing the gun to bounce, caused a 3 1/2" higher vertical impact. This difference would not be noticeable at 50yards, but could make a difference at longer ranges.
That Rigby was a beautiful rifle.

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Re: Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles [Re: Daryl_S]
      #352156 - 08/04/21 09:41 PM

I have a 416 bolt rifle built 1926. It is heavily factory engraved and has magnificent wood for the time. It is untouched original. Please forgive me I got rid of its case many years ago. Rigby in London have photos of gun. I am unable to post photos on this site.

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Re: Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles [Re: Ahmed577]
      #352158 - 08/04/21 11:01 PM

That rifle sounds amazing. It must be a real treasured piece. I have been looking for a nice prewar 416 Rigby for some time to no avail. I would love to see pictures of the rifle if they are posted somewhere.

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Re: Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles [Re: Vette447]
      #352194 - 09/04/21 09:52 AM

I seem to be able to post pictures to emails

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Re: Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles [Re: Ahmed577]
      #352200 - 09/04/21 12:34 PM

Quote:

I seem to be able to post pictures to emails



PM sent , re email and Ill post for you cheers Mick


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Re: Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles [Re: Ahmed577]
      #352201 - 09/04/21 12:41 PM

Quote:

I seem to be able to post pictures to emails




Try this: http://forums.nitroexpress.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=321070&an=0&page=0#Post321070

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Re: Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles [Re: Rothhammer1]
      #352202 - 09/04/21 01:23 PM

Cols Pics- he can fill in the details.












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Re: Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles [Re: 264]
      #352205 - 09/04/21 02:28 PM

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Re: Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles [Re: 264]
      #352215 - 09/04/21 04:54 PM

Really impressive display!
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Re: Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles [Re: Louis]
      #352219 - 09/04/21 11:06 PM

Wow. Those are all treasures. The 416 is my absolute favorite! Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles [Re: Vette447]
      #352221 - 10/04/21 12:03 AM

My 4 Rigby’s are 416, 350 bolts 275 double and 20 bore under lever.HUNTING with them brings me great pleasure. The 275 or 7 mill rigby magnum was brand new when I acquired it. It and the 416 were built in 1926. All guns are in good condition.

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Re: Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles [Re: Ahmed577]
      #352264 - 11/04/21 03:59 AM

Just for info, my contribution with some bad pictures of original engraved RIGBY double rifles made before WW1.
A .303 Velopex plains game and a .470NE big game, the two express rifles with Blissel third bolt, ejector and Krupp steel chopper lump barrels.

Regards to all.

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Re: Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles [Re: DORLEAC]
      #352271 - 11/04/21 06:57 AM

Marvellous pieces of art & engineering aren't they!
Ahmed577, you are one lucky bloke indeed, keep up the collecting & hunting, you might uncover a few more treasures yet!


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Re: Pre-war Factory Engraved Rigby Mauser Rifles [Re: 93x64mm]
      #352278 - 11/04/21 11:13 AM

Amed577, thank you for sharing those rifles.
The 416 is indeed a very ,very special rifle

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