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1265
$5,750.00

*JOHN RIGBY RISING BITE UNDERLEVER HAMMERLESS SIDELOCK GAME GUN.

SN 15780. (ca 1888) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 29-3/4″ Bbls are engraved “J. Rigby & Co 72 St. James’s Street London and Dublin” on wide concave game rib with U-shaped extension for rising bite third fastener. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs and “SLEEVED”. Coin finished action features push forward lever over guard, automatic safety, bushed strikers, and dbl triggers. Action face is stamped with Rigby and Bissell patent use no. “325” and Bisell (?) gun no. “1483”. Action is fitted with bar locks having dipped edge plates, and has Rigby’s classic filed in foliate fences. Action and locks are engraved with approx 80% coverage well cut, shaded scroll. “Jno Rigby & Co” is in Old English script on each lock. Scroll engraved and blued trigger guard has SN on tang. Finely marbled and nicely figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over checkered wood butt, and features typical drop points, point pattern checkering, and vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter forend has forward pivoting lever release engraved “Rigby’s Patent” around pivot. Bore diameter: left -.734, right – .728. Bore restrictions: left – .012 (Lt mod), right – .009 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Good, as refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a satin rust blue probably applied at time of sleeving. Action and locks are cleaned to silver gray. Some engraving considerably washed. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. 50502-2 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 1265

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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