RIGBY 350 MAG RIMLESS- SINGLE SQUARE MAG MAUSER- BUILT in 1924- EXC PLUS BORE- ORIG CASE- EVERY SERIAL # MATCHES
Guns International #: 100641853 Seller's Inventory #: y856
Category: Mauser Rifles - Sporter Pre-War - Rifles - African Dangerous Game Safari Magazine
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Company: Champlin Firearms Inc.
Member Since: 11/19/07
First Name: George
Last Name: Caswell
Country: United States
Seller: FFL Dealer
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#4981, John Rigby & Co. 43 Sackville Street. London W: "Rigby 350 Magnum": A John Rigby Single Square Bridge Magnum Mauser Action built in the Golden Era of 1924 as a 350 Rigby Magnum Rimless, A 24" barrel with a band island rear sight with 1 standing & 2 folding platinum lined sights, Front sight, Barrel band sling eye, Waffenfabrik Mauser-Oberndorf Commercial Magnum length action that carries the Mauser #84310, The action was built in 1921; The receiver, magazine box, stock, bolt, bolt sleeve & safety, trigger and the floorplate all have matching serial numbers, The stock inside also has the correct Mauser serial number, Belly magazine box, Straddle hinged floorplate with a center bow release, Nitro proved in London at 52 cordite with a 225 grain bullet, Proved in Germany as well, The flat on the barrel cylinder remains uncut or ever drilled or tapped, The rear square bridge remains un-cut, It has a pure classic British pre-war stock, Very nice wood with nice color & contrast, Point pattern checkering, Cross bolt at the recoil lug, Shield escutcheon in the buttstock line without initials, 14 3/8" L.O.P. over a steel buttplate with a trapdoor, 8 Lbs. 7 oz., This Classic Rigby remains totally original with no signs of refinish anywhere, All of the metal blue remains at 85%, The stock with original oil finish at 82-84%, The checkering remains at 95%, The bore is excellent plus and almost looks like the day it left Rigby. Not many of these great period guns come with the original full length brass cornered leather case. It has the correct and original trade label plus a Manton & Co. label. If a DNA was performed here, there would be signs of Tiger blood. Here are dreams of tigers and ships and palaces, fine spices and women and silk. An original classic Magnum Mauser Rigby from the Golden Era between the two big wars. This piece is Rigby #4981; #5051 & #5066 are both 350 Magnums with Magnum Square Bridge actions that were made by Rigby in 1925 & 1926. //////////////////////////////////////////// This is all Commercial Mauser with a Magnum action and then the British made a great open sighted game rifle to compliment this great piece of bolt rifle machinery. The Mauser Sporting Rifle and actions number about 127,000 and more than 82,000 were sold prior to WWI with a large percentage going to the British Gun Trade. From 1898 to 1912 Rigby held the exclusive British distributorship for Mauser sporting rifles, actions and barreled actions. ////////////////////////////////////// Rigby was at 72 St. James's St from 1866 to 1907 and then at 43 Sackville St. (The Address of This Gun) from 1908 to 1955 and then on to 32 King Street, St James's. In 1963 the shop moved to 28 Sackville Street and in 1969 to 13 Pall Mall. In 1984 J Roberts & Son (Gunmakers) Ltd bought the company and in 1985 moved it to their premises at 5 King Street, Covent Garden. In 1987 the factory and shop moved to 66-68 Great Suffolk Street, Southwark. In 1997 the goodwill and rights to the Rigby name were bought by Rogue River Rifle Works and a new company, John Rigby & Co Inc. was formed at 1317 Spring Street, Paso Robles, California. On about March 1, 2013 John Rigby & Co. was acquired by Blaser of Germany. All connections with the unbelievable and indescribable mess in California have been severed, and the Rigby Company is back in London and run by Marc Newton and Patricia Pugh. I wish them well and hopefully Rigby can again make its mark as one of the leading sporting gun makers ever to practice the art of gunmaking. Long live the King! Check them out at johnrigbyandco