Bolt Action .275 Rigby (7×57) Mauser Sporting Best Rifle


Bolt Action .275 Rigby  (7×57) “Mauser Sporting Best Rifle” for sale

With a plain Mauser Oberndorf receiver, flag-safety action, Gold “SAFE” inlay.

This Mauser Sporting Best action-body with thumb-recess and charger-guide, magazine-floor plate, nicely figured stock with semi-pistol rounded end grip and steel butt-plate, sling-eyes. With open-sights, sighted for 100, 300 & 400 yards, and ramp-mounted bead-foresight, the breech-end engraved John Rigby & Co, 43 Sacville St. London. WSighted for Rigby’s Special High Velocity .275 Bore Cartridge Pointed Bullet 140 Grs

Serial No: 4149. Weighing 7lb 8oz, 26″ barrel. 14 1/4″ stock length .Remaining in original condition, not having been fitted with mounts. Open sight use only.

As a testament to the condition of this rifle, we have recently commissioned Traditional English Guncases to build a bespoke full length travel case, supplied with a period correct makers label.

The maker has kindly advised us that the gun was completed on August the 1st 1902 as the National Rifle Association shooting prize, with a video clip of the entry in their records available. A very rare opportunity to own a piece of shooting history, mirrored by shooters such as Walter Bell,  Jim Corbett & Lord Kitchener…

For further information, please telephone 01458 270024 or email [email protected]

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Manufacturer: J.Rigby
Model: Mauser Sporting Best Flag safety
Mechanism: Bolt Action
Bore: .275
Barrel Length: 26"
Stock Length: 14 1/4"
Trigger: Single Trigger
Origin: England
Ejection: Yes
Case: Single Canvas Long Case
Stock Number: 78275