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Rigby Showcased Its Exquisite Elephant Gun at SCI Convention

London gunmaker John Rigby & Co. showcased its highly anticipated elephant skin engraved London Best .450 Rigby rifle at the SCI Convention.

The exquisite hand engraving, which covers all metal work and required more than 2,000 hours of meticulous craftsmanship, was Continue reading Rigby Showcased Its Exquisite Elephant Gun at SCI Convention

The Making Of Rigby’s Best

This year, one SCI Member will leave Convention able to say they own what Rigby’s Managing Director, Marc Newton, calls Rigby’s “best .275 bolt rifle ever made.” When the hammer falls Saturday night, the winning bidder of the World Heritage Rifle celebrating hunting in Asia will own that gun; one meticulously patterned after Jim Corbett’s original .275 Rigby rifle famous for its role in ending the carnage cause by some of the most infamous maneaters ever documented.

Jim Corbett and the Rudraprayag leopard.
Jim Corbett and the Rudraprayag leopard.

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Rigby’s Best .275 Bolt Rifle Ever Made

The World Heritage Rifle for the 2016 SCI Convention is a Corbett-style .275 Rigby honoring hunting in Asia. Rigby’s donation is an homage to the legendary .275 Rigby that was used by the renowned Jim Corbett to dispatch numerous man-eating big cats in the Kumaon region of India. By a fortunate coincidence, shortly after this project began, Rigby managed to track down and acquire Corbett’s own .275 for its London museum. Continue reading Rigby’s Best .275 Bolt Rifle Ever Made

John Rigby & Co Wins Best New Rifle Award

Rigby Rifles
Marc Newton, Managing Director of John Rigby & Co., right, joins Rigby’s Finance Director Patty Pugh during ceremonies that honored the Rigby Big Game Rifle as the “Best New Rifle.”

John Rigby & Co has won the Best New Rifle award for its Big Game rifle at the 2015 Time Inc. Shooting Industry Awards held at Mercure Brandon Hall, Coventry. Continue reading John Rigby & Co Wins Best New Rifle Award