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The Jim Corbett Album
      #168336 - 24/09/10 04:22 AM


Lt Col. James Edward Corbett




Family photo of James, possibly his brother Tom, mother Mary Jane and sister Maggie.


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      #168337 - 24/09/10 04:27 AM

Man Eater Collection


A child poses with the Man Eating Tiger of Talla Des.


The Bachelor of Powalgarh.


The body of the Man Eating Tiger of Chuka after it being skinned.


The Head of the Champawat Man Eater which was documented at being responsible for 436 deaths.




Two photos of the Maneater of Rudraprayag.


The Panar Maneater.


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      #168339 - 24/09/10 04:28 AM




A typical Corbett tented camp.


Having a smoke in Dhikala.


In later life, Corbett in Nyeri, Kenya.


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      #168446 - 26/09/10 12:03 AM

Some modern day photos thanks to Gatsby (Oz).























































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      #250501 - 15/07/14 10:42 PM





ROYAL Weapons of INDIA
The Jim Corbett's rifle, which now resides in the Elmer Keith Museum, at Cabela's, in Boise, Id. ( The Corbett rifle is the one below the Sharp)

"I own the late Jim Corbett's tiger rifle-the best quality boxlock .450-400(3") double rifle by W.J. Jeffery & Co., with which he killed so many man-eating tigers for the Indian government. He also used it in Africa. The brass-cornered oak and leather case is in fine shape, while the rifle shows more use and less abuse than any old rifle I have ever seen.

The metal is as bright as a silver dollar. The action is that good No. 2 Jeffery is sound and tight as a rat trap. Engraving shows up even better on the bright steel. Only traces of checkering are left. The stock ears are actually worn away from the frame, as is the butt of the stock from the engraved heel and toe plates.

The bores are grey in the grooves from cordite, and the lands are worn down about halfway, but there are no pits from neglect.

With Corbett lying out in tree crotches and machans in the rain waiting for tigers, this rifle was exposed to all kinds of weather. Jim Corbett had no Hoppes No. 9, or Rice's X-10 solvent, but I would bet he poured many gallons of water through these tubes. In spite of external wear, this .450-400 is as effective and accurate a hunting rifle as when turned out by W.J. Jeffery & Co.. I fired both barrels at a six inch bull's eye at 80 yards, shooting from a car window. The bullets(Kynoch 400 grain softnose) landed one inch apart, one directly over the other, both cutting the centerline of the target. Jim sold this rifle to a man from Vancouver, and my friend George Neary got it from him. I swapped a perfect .350 Elliot caliber Danial Frazer double ejector for it.

I would like to have known Jim Corbett. His book, Man Eaters of Kumoan, is a masterpiece on the Indian tiger and proves he knew more about life and habits, of that beast than any living man. I treasure his old rifle. You can judge a man by the condition of his rifle."

Elmer Keith




ROYAL Weapons of INDIA
This is the .275 Rigby-Mauser of Jim Corbett. Still I do not know where this gun is today.
Jim Corbett tells about the time he purchased and the first hunt with this rifle in his book "The Temple Tiger" the hunt did not go on as planed as the man Jim sent to get his big rifle found it locked in the suitcase so Jim decides to shot the tiger with this rifle. But when he pulled the trigger the gun did not fire, when Jim tried to reload the tiger heard the sound and ran away. Then Jim realised his mistake, The rifle was a double trigger and he had to squeeze the trigger a bit harder when it comes to a rest.

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Telegram Jim Corbett sent to his sister Maggie in 1932 to confirm he was safe and well after shooting the Kanda man-eater

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      #296977 - 13/03/17 01:37 PM

Will have to see if the photos can be fixed.

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      #370450 - 18/10/22 09:41 PM

Naini Tal club, from a postcard dated 1935.
In the Man Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag Jim mentions first hearing of the leopard whilst at the bar of the Chalet theatre. The Chalet theatre was a part of the club, with performances by the club Amateur Dramatic Society





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      #370451 - 18/10/22 09:42 PM

Jim Corbett relaxing in roorkhee chair in camp.





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      #370452 - 18/10/22 09:45 PM

A Jim Corbett Biography appeared in the Sporting Classics bi monthly Magazine (March-April 1986) with illustrations by Bob Kuhn.









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      #370453 - 18/10/22 09:50 PM

The Most Beautiful Deluxe Edition of Corbett’s Books: especially Man eaters of Kumaon by John Culler & Son (USA) with color portraits of tiger , bound in red leather with titles in gold, limited to only 1500 numbered copies. Culler printed all books by Corbett except Tree Tops . Man eaters of Kumaon is larger than the rest, and much taller than the original US edition of 1946. See images.

Published 30+ years ago by John Culler & Son in the US. There are two sets available on the ‘net for $600 -750.00 USD each.


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I've had them for many years, but I think I ordered them from Safari Press. My set is #952.
























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      #370459 - 18/10/22 11:07 PM

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I'd love this set of books for my library. Luxurious. Six of the books are James Corbett.

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Sometimes the wheel turns.

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      #370461 - 18/10/22 11:11 PM

Grasslands Corbett







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      #370462 - 18/10/22 11:13 PM

One for jeep lovers.



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      #370463 - 18/10/22 11:15 PM

Corbett with his favourite Rifle, out hunting with Robin: Sculpture commissioned by the late Wilson Lundy, Life member of the Jim Corbett Foundation (estd. In 1994) in Canada (c) The Jim. Corbett public Group)


James Corbett miniature.



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      #370464 - 18/10/22 11:18 PM


Portrait of Jim Corbett with bird, originally as a photograph published in 1953 in Jungle Lore. The photo was taken at the then existed garden in front of the Paxtu cottage, Nyeri, Kenya where he lived with sister Maggie. (from the Wilson Lundy Collection)(c) The Jim Corbett Group.



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