"J. RIGBY BIG BORE DBL RIFLE. SN 18415. Cal. 577 NITRO. Outstanding sidelock dbl rifle with 25-15/16" bbl with pedestal front sight with gold bead and quarter rib with two leaf Express sight; one standing and one folding with gold center lines, ejectors, rib extension third bite, chopper lumped and dbl triggers. This magnificent big bore rifle is engraved by K.C. Hunt and signed on both sideplates and is done in vine and leaf coverage with two spectacular bull elephants in gold on left sideplate and three cape buffalo and crouching male lion in gold on right sideplate. Each plate also carries makers "J. RIGBY & CO." in gold. Trigger guard carries shield with gold "CAL .577 NITRO" and SN inlaid with gold. Fully engraved top tang has "SAFE" inlaid in gold. Right bbl in chamber area has "J. RIGBY & CO." in gold and left bbl carries "LONDON.ENGLAND" in gold. Rib carries "CAL .577 NITRO" inlaid with gold. Bbl bottom rib and buttstock are mounted with sling swivels. Mounted with beautiful dark Circassian walnut checkered pistol grip, raised dropper point, horn grip cap and shadow lined cheekpiece, oval initial shield with "JEG" and fine leather covered recoil pad. Push button release beaver tail forend is covered with wrap around checkering. Bbl flats are marked ".577 3" 14 TONS". Engraving on rib under forend identifies this as a gun imported by Champlin Firearms Inc. Edid, OK. Weight 14lbs 2oz. Accompanied with company's oak and ostrich leather case compartmentalized for rifle and accompanying 2-pc cleaning rod, ebony handled turn screws, silver oil and cleaning solvent bottles, snap caps, snapping block, bushing wrench, sling and powder funnel. Protected by its embossed canvas and leather cover. CONDITION: Extremely fine. As new. May have been fired, but if so, very little. Blue on bbls is very bright and clean. Case colors on receiver, lockplate and forend iron are brilliant and showing no wear. Wood is sound and you have to really look to find a few minor handling marks and retains all of its original finish. Case is in equal condition. 4-59904 BT110 (100,000-150,000)"
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