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END-OF-AN-ERA BAZAAR

For lovers of fine rifles — and there are still many of us out there — this is the best of times, and the worst of times.

William A. Nerud, M.D. says "My .25-06 Biesen customized Argentine military Mauser and my Model 77 Biesen Ruger .300 Winchester Magnum have controlled round feeding and quietly exude an air of confidence and dependability."
William A. Nerud, M.D. says “My .25-06 Biesen customized Argentine military Mauser and my Model 77 Biesen Ruger .300 Winchester Magnum have controlled round feeding and quietly exude an air of confidence and dependability.”

It’s the worst of times because, I believe, we are seeing the end, or the beginning of the end, of a custom-rifle renaissance that began in the 1980s, flowered with the creation of the American Custom Gunmakers’ Guild through the ‘90s, and is now petering out Continue reading END-OF-AN-ERA BAZAAR

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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.