Rigby .275 Bolt-Magazine Light Model Sporting Rifle. SN4962, Mauser SN67244, built in 1923, 7 pounds, 24 inch barrel with barrel band sling eye, 14 1/2 in LOP to Silver's pad, Ivory bead front sight,standing 100 yard fixed and 2 folding leaves for 300 and 400 yards. Rigby patent cocking piece peep-sight, figured pistol grip stock with checkered grip and forend. The .275 was Rigby's version of the 7X57 Mauser. Originally rated for 140 grain bullets at 2,750, the rifle shoots MOA with the 3X scope using Winchester 7X57 brass and 145 grain Speer Grand Slam or Nosler 150 grain boat tails. The likely reason for this level of accuracy was that the rifle was re-barreled at the Rigby's London facility in the 1950's after early cordite loads probably eroded the original barrel. Rigby also fitted Griffin & Howe type side mount QD rings at that time allowing the use of modern scopes. Full factory documentation is available. The rifle came from the factory fitted with the patent Rigby lever release mounts and I have fitted up see-through rings utilizing the original bases with a vintage Weaver 3X scope that was refurbished at the factory and remains bright and sharp. Wood and metal finish is original as far as I know and remains at 80-85%. It looks clean and vintage and I haven't had the heart to restore it. If you are looking for a great shooting original Rigby .275, this is it.
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