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Lot 502: JOHN RIGBY & CO., DUBLIN & LONDON A SUPERB MODERN .451 PERCUSSION MATCH-RIFLE, serial no. 2009/1,

Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2016

by Holt's Auctioneers

08 December 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • JOHN RIGBY & CO., DUBLIN & LONDON A SUPERB MODERN .451 PERCUSSION MATCH-RIFLE, serial no. 2009/1,
  • JOHN RIGBY & CO., DUBLIN & LONDON A SUPERB MODERN .451 PERCUSSION MATCH-RIFLE, serial no. 2009/1,
  • JOHN RIGBY & CO., DUBLIN & LONDON A SUPERB MODERN .451 PERCUSSION MATCH-RIFLE, serial no. 2009/1,
  • JOHN RIGBY & CO., DUBLIN & LONDON A SUPERB MODERN .451 PERCUSSION MATCH-RIFLE, serial no. 2009/1,
  • JOHN RIGBY & CO., DUBLIN & LONDON A SUPERB MODERN .451 PERCUSSION MATCH-RIFLE, serial no. 2009/1,
   
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Description: JOHN RIGBY & CO., DUBLIN & LONDON
A SUPERB MODERN .451 PERCUSSION MATCH-RIFLE, serial no. 2009/1,
special ordered in the antique style in 2009 and completed in 2011, with blued round heavy 36in. ''Rigby-rifled'' barrel, the top near breech signed ''JOHN RIGBY & CO, DUBLIN & LONDON'' in traditional script, micro-adjustable tunnel fore-sight mounted on a block, the muzzle with locating pin for a ramrod guide (supplied), short round-ended carved sighting rib to breech, colour-hardened borderline engraved breech-block, screwed vent, borderline engraved colour-hardened top-tang with mount for a fully adjustable dedicated vernier rear-sight (supplied), carved percussion fence, borderline engraved colour hardened bar-action lock signed ''JOHN RIGBY & CO'' in script with the twinned ''R'' Rigby trademark to tail, borderline engraved colour hardened hammer, chequered walnut pistol-grip half-stock, chequered iron heel-plate, moulded horn grip-cap and schnabel fore-end tip, plain trigger and provision for single-point sling, no provision for ramrod, the whole retaining most of its factory finish except some thinning to blue from the muzzle-guide


Other Notes: Please Note: This rifle requires a UK Firearms licence to purchase in the UK.

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