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Lot 1480: John Rigby & Co. Big Game Bolt Action Rifle with Swarovski Scope

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 20, 2023

Lot 1480: John Rigby & Co. Big Game Bolt Action Rifle with Swarovski Scope

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 20, 2023

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized:

Factory Signed, Engraved, and Gold Inlaid John Rigby & Co. Big Game Bolt Action Rifle with Swarovski Scope and Case

Manufacturer: Rigby John & Co Ltd
Model: Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 416 Rigby
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue/coin/gold
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 980
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 402
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Blued steel barrel with a ramped beaded blade front sight, barrel band with sling stud, rear quarter rib with three position (one standing, two folding) rear sight with gold center lines and yardage. The muzzle shows a single gold band with floral engraving, the quarter rib shows light engraving along with gold inlaid "John Rigby & Co. Paso Robles, CA" marking, and 1999 dated German proofs. The blued double square bridge action displays extensive floral scroll engraving with gold inlaid caliber marking, serial number, and safety position indicator as well as scope rings holding a Swarovski Habicht 1.25-4x24mm scope. The bolt has an engraved handle knob and another gold inlaid safety position indicator. The floorplate is coin finished and shows scroll engraving around a gold inlaid oval which surrounds a finely detailed red stag which is signed with by an unknown hand. The blued triggerguard shows "H/T/M" inlaid in gold Gothic lettering. The beautifully figured pistol grip stock features multi-point checkering, a horn forend tip, blued engraved grip cap with gold Rigby logo, rear sling stud, and rubber recoil pad. Included is a Rigby branded aluminum locking case.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue, coin, and gold finishes with minor handling evidence and sharp checkering on the stock. The scope optics are sharp. Mechanically excellent.



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