Scarce and Very Desirable Rigby 416 Magnum Square Bridge Mauser “Big Game” Bolt Action Rifle

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Scarce and Very Desirable Rigby 416 Magnum Square Bridge Mauser “Big Game” Bolt Action Rifle.


Cal. 416 Rigby
S# 4169 (Rigby) (CA 1913), S# 53484 Mauser

This iconic rifle has 26″ barrel with very heavy breech which tapers with a step to muzzle. Rear is fitted with integral serrated quarter rib holding one standing, two folding leaf express sight with platinum lines marked for 1-2-300 yds. Short front ramp holds gold bead, top of barrel is engraved “John Rigby & Co 43 SACKVILLE St. London. W.”. A sling eye is soldered and let into bottom of barrel. Bottom of barrel where covered with wood is stamped with Mauser S# and London nitro proofs for 416 cartridge. Importers name and address are also on bottom of barrel behind sling eye (G&H). Magnum length square bridge Mauser action, specially made for the 416 Rigby, has Mauser info on side wall, Rigby # is stamped on left side of receiver ring below wood. Receiver ring is engraved with the classic info “.416 Bore” “BIG GAME” ” RIGBY-MAUSER”. A view proof is also present. Bolt with temper blued extractor has classic unaltered handle with pear shaped knob. Bolt shroud is fitted with flag safety, left side silver inlaid “S”. Trigger is single stage. Bottom metal with matching Mauser # on rear is fitted with thick hinged floorplate with release button in trigger guard bow. Bow is stamped with Rigby #. Capped pistol grip stock of lightly figured dense European walnut measures 14 3/4″ over Silver type pad on 1/4″ hard rubber spacer. Stock features classic Rigby styling with relatively short forend without contrasting tip, recoil bolt, and steel trap grip cap (trap holding 2 spare front sights). Point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip and around forend. A sling loop is on toeline.


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