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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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World Heritage Rifle Package Includes Original Art

The floorplate engraving is inspired by the classic illustrations of the famous scenes in Corbett's books.
The floorplate engraving is inspired by the classic illustrations of the famous scenes in Corbett’s books.

Many of the best hunts begin with a grand plan, but it takes hours of hard graft, exceptional skill and – frequently – a large helping of faith, to bring them to a successful conclusion. The same can be said for other kinds of quest, Continue reading World Heritage Rifle Package Includes Original Art

Rigby Rifle Highlights 2016 SCI Convention

Visitors to the February 2016 SCI Convention will have the chance to bid for a truly exceptional rifle built by London gunmaker John Rigby & Co., which shares the DNA of one of the most famous hunting rifles of the 20th century.

Rigby Corbett rifleSCI Convention is known as the Biggest and Best in big game hunting, and is the “Ultimate Hunters’ Market.” The lots donated each year for its annual auction are no less Continue reading Rigby Rifle Highlights 2016 SCI Convention

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