J & W Rigby Dublin

A good 38 bore percussion travelling pistol by W&J Rigby Dublin
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Sales price: £1,380.00
Sales price without tax: £1,380.00
Manufacturer: Rigby
A good 38 bore percussion travelling pistol by W&J Rigby Dublin, 3,1/2 ins damascus barrel with platinum line inlay engraved Dublin, full-stocked with captive ramrod, scroll engraved back action lock bearing maker's name, engraved brass furniture with pineapple finial, chequered grips with vacant silver escutcheon
John Rigby & Company (or John Rigby & Co. (Gunmakers) Ltd) is the oldest gunmaking firm in continuous operation in the English-speaking world. Rigby has a distinguished history of technological advancement for both sporting and military application. Rigby rifles, guns and pistols have played prominent roles throughout the British Empire and particularly in Asia and Africa. The company was established by the first John Rigby in Dublin, Ireland, apparently in 1775; his grandson, also John, opened a London branch in 1865; and Dublin operations had ceased by February 1897. The Company is now based in Vauxhall, central London, under the supervision of Managing Director, Marc Newton.
In a relationship that extends back at least to 1895, John Rigby & Co. is again affiliated with Mauser GmbH and is building big game and stalking rifles on Mauser barrelled actions. In 2013, the firm resumed production of double rifles based on its Rigby-Bissell 1879 Patent rising-bite action, the first of which was completed in late 2015. Rigby also offers a serial-number research service; refurbishes vintage Rigbys for owners and collectors around the world; and maintains a Rigby collection in its showroom. One of the collection's highlights is the Rigby rifle used by Jim Corbett (1875-1955), the famous hunter of man-eating tigers and leopards in India.


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