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Rigby and Mauser—back together after 100 years!

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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!

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Blaser Launches Distributorship in South Africa

safariclubriflescustomhuntforever042514German firearms manufacturer Blaser in conjunction with Huntessential Fishfantastic announced it will take control of their product line in-house. All distribution in Southern Africa (except Namibia) will be handled by the newly formed Blaser South Africa. Continue reading Blaser Launches Distributorship in South Africa

Rigby Returns to London!

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To celebrate their return to London, John Rigby and Co. have donated an example of their new London Best model in .416 Rigby for SCI’s 42nd Annual  Convention and Ultimate Hunters’ Market. The Rigby name has long been associated with the finest and most reliable bolt action rifles for African use. For Rigby enthusiast around the world, the stars have aligned with Rigby working with Mauser once more. In the early 20th century, Rigby held the sole agency in London for Mauser actions and rifles. The .416 Rigby was introduced in 1912, built on the proven magnum Mauser action. Renowned for its power and penetration, the .416 Rigby is still among the best cartridges for large or dangerous game. The London Best model is inspired by these historic pre-1940 Rigbys. This donation rifle is built on a classic single square bridge Mauser action, with a claw extractor, and three-position, Mauser-style safety. The stock is of select-grade Turkish walnut, with excellent figure, 14.5-in. Length Of Pull to center, including a leather covered pad. Other features include express sights regulated for 65, 150 and 250 yards, Rigby integral quarter rib, brass front sight with flip up night sight for easy target acquisition in low light, stepped 24-in. Classic Rigby barrel, Rigby scroll engraving with gold logo on floor plate and best English leather case with accessories. This is your chance to get one of the first of the new London-made Rigbys in a classic caliber. Usual retail price for a rifle of this quality and grade is £30,000 ($48,300 US). For more information, contact Marc Newton at marcn@johnrigbyandco.co or +07951264819.