Lot #3459
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Lot 3460: Pair of P. Arrizabalaga Shotguns Marked John Rigby & Co.

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: August 27, 2023

Lot 3460: Pair of P. Arrizabalaga Shotguns Marked John Rigby & Co.

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: August 27, 2023

Estimated Price: $22,500 - $37,500
Price Realized:

A) Engraved P. Arrizabalaga Sidelock Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Arrizabalaga, Pedro
Model: Side by Side
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 517
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 286
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

This pair of fine, very high quality engraved Spanish made shotguns were made for John Rigby & Company, London, England. Both are 12 gauge with chopperlump barrels with single silver bead sights on the smooth concave solid ribs and marked "PEDRO ARRIZABALAGA, EIBAR" on the right barrels and "MADE FOR J. RIGBY & CO., LONDON" on the left barrels. There is a gold inlaid "1" (A) and "2" (B) on the breech end of the rib. Each has 2 3/4 inch chambers, choked modified/improved modified with ejectors. The barrels, trigger guards and break levers are blue, and the actions are satin coin finished. The assisted opening actions, trigger guards and break levers are nicely engraved with an acanthus scroll pattern and "P ARRIZABALAGA" in a banner on each lockplate. The locks are hand detachable, the cocking indicators have gold inlaid indicators, and the front triggers are articulated. Automatic tang mounted safeties with gold inlaid "SAFE", and the top of the break levers have a gold inlaid "1" (A) and "2" (B). The shotguns are mounted with fancy checkered select walnut forearms with engraved hardware and gold inlaid "1" (A) and "2" (B) on the forend hardware and finely checkered straight grip stocks with tear drop flats, checkered bare butts and a silver initial oval inscribed JDM". The pair is complete in a hard green canvas takedown case with leather corner and edge protectors, leather handle and two leather straps. The lining is purple flannel with a John Rigby label affixed to the inside of the lid and a two-piece wood and brass cleaning rod. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech both proved and measured at 18.5mm (.728 inches); choke constriction .013/.019 inches; minimum wall thickness .027/.030 inches; 1 9/16 inch drop at comb; 2 1/16 inch drop at heel; 14 11/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs. 11 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent plus. The shotgun retains virtually all of the original finish with a couple of minor scuffs on the barrels. The wood is also excellent plus with a few light scuffs on the stock and overall light handling marks and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The case is excellent.



B) Engraved P. Arrizabalaga Sidelock Hammerless Shotgun

Manufacturer: Arrizabalaga, Pedro
Model: Side by Side
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 517
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 286
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

As described in "A". Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech both proved and measured at 18.5mm (.728 inches); choke constriction .014/.020 inches; minimum wall thickness .032/.029 inches; 1 9/16 inch drop at comb; 2 1/16 inch drop at heel; 14 11/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs. 11 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent plus. The shotgun retains virtually all of the original finish with only light handling marks. The wood is also excellent plus with a couple of light scratches and handling marks. An excellent chance to own an outstanding cased game bird set from one of Spain's finest makers!



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