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    Sale 7449

    Exceptional and Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 24

    A FINE .470 NITRO EXPRESS DOUBLE-BARRELLED BACK-ACTION HAMMER RIFLE BY RIGBY, NO. 17257

    Price Realised  

    A FINE .470 NITRO EXPRESS DOUBLE-BARRELLED BACK-ACTION HAMMER RIFLE BY RIGBY, NO. 17257
    Treble-grip action body, large scroll engraved action and lockplates retaining some original finish, percussion style fences, finely executed serpentine hammers, slide hammer safeties, figured pistolgrip stock with leather covered recoil pad, barrels with doll's head extension, the file cut top rib engraved with Maker's details, open leaf sights for 100, 200 and 300 yards, the barrels engraved "Special .470 bore big game rifle" and "For special Cordite cartridge & bullet 500 grains"

    Weight 10lb. 5¾oz., 14¼in. stock including ¾in. pad, 27¼in. barrels, nitro proof
    In a leather case


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot was originally completed as .450 with 28in. barrels, the chambers and barrels were re-bored and have been recently re-proofed accordingly.