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Rigby To Release New Caliber: The .416 Rigby No. 2

More than two decades after the development of their last cartridge, London gunmaker John Rigby & Co. is set to release a new caliber, the .416 Rigby No. 2, which will be chambered in Rigby’s Rising Bite double rifles. Continue reading Rigby To Release New Caliber: The .416 Rigby No. 2

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.416 – Best Bet For The Biggest Big Game

The morning air was chill as we poled silently down the channel, hearing the dawn chatter of birds and monkeys as we glided past palm islands. We turned a corner and a buffalo bull stood on the bank, alone, mature, good bosses, nice curl. Ronnie MacFarlane ground his pole into soft mud and I did the same, getting some Continue reading .416 – Best Bet For The Biggest Big Game

Hunting On Hallowed Ground

The Managing Director of gunmaker John Rigby & Co. is offered the chance of a lifetime: to shoot a Nile buffalo in Uganda with the first London Best rifle made by the company since returning to London in 2013.

Uganda, to hunters, is a special place. Dubbed “The Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, this is the real Africa, untamed, beautiful and harsh. I’d been invited to join one of Rigby’s Continue reading Hunting On Hallowed Ground

Rigby and Mauser—back together after 100 years!

Rigby London Showroom
Boddington and Rigby Managing Director Marc Newton in the new showroom in London. Newton is holding one of his new, 2014-vintage bolt actions.

John Rigby and Peter Paul Mauser were both firearms geniuses whose names—like John Moses Browning and Samuel Colt—have lived on long after their passing. “John” Rigby is actually a family name that was passed along from Continue reading Rigby and Mauser—back together after 100 years!