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The Making Of A Masterpiece Rigby Rifle


In 2015, Rigby built a rifle the SCI World Heritage Rifle honoring hunting in Asia that its Managing Director, Marc Newton, called “the best .275 bolt rifle Rigby has ever made.”  The gun realized $250,000 at auction during the 2016 Safari Club International convention and the funds will be used to support conservation efforts and hunting as a scientifically proven method of responsible wildlife management.  The rifle, styled after a similar rifle owned by famed hunter Jim Corbett, commemorates Corbett’s ending the carnage of mankillers throughout Asia. This video shows just some of the attention to detail that went into making this exceptional rifle.

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SCI & Rigby Set New Rifle Auction Record!


Copyright--John-Rigby-&-Co-2The upper limits of fine firearms value has been redefined with the John Rigby & Co. and SCI’s collaborative effort for the second in the World Heritage Rifle series. Built by Rigby as a tribute to Jim Corbett’s legendary rifle, the Asian rifle sold at auction on the final night of the 2016 SCI Convention for $250,000, making it the highest price paid for a bolt-action rifle at any SCI Auction. Continue reading SCI & Rigby Set New Rifle Auction Record!

Jim Corbett Rifle will Debut at 2016 SCI Convention


Rigby Corbett rifle
Corbett Rifle Copyright John Rigby & Co.

We previously brought you news of the exciting development that led classic British gunmaker John Rigby & Co. to change its donation piece for next year’s SCI Convention – the rediscovery and acquisition of the .275 Rigby renowned hunter Jim Corbett. Continue reading Jim Corbett Rifle will Debut at 2016 SCI Convention

Rigby Offers Sneak Peek at 2016 World Heritage Rifle


World-Heritage-Rifle-Rigby-stock-grainThe World Heritage Rifle for the 2016 SCI Convention is a Corbett-style .275 Rigby honoring hunting in Asia. Rigby’s Managing Director, Marc Newton, was kind enough to give us a Continue reading Rigby Offers Sneak Peek at 2016 World Heritage Rifle