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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by GAURAV SONDHI » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:55 pm

Thanks Arshad and Ali am trying to get hold of records from Rigbys but they haven't replied yet .Will post history asap.But did have a chat with a knowledgeable gent and he did notice a crown and a roman 5 on the rifle as part of the proof marks and that probably signifies the perod this gun was built in and the royal patent granted by....king George the 5th we thought. Still lets see what rigbys replies and then i will share more on this rifle with everyone.
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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by HydNawab » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:10 pm

I cannot think of any words to describe it.

Im stumped. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by coltpython » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:37 pm

what a beauty.................

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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by GAURAV SONDHI » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:38 pm

Thanks coltpython she is isn't she...there is a lot of adventure and romance attached to these stoppers let me know when u this side, will get together
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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by vamsee1974 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:14 am

GAURAV SONDHI wrote:This is one beauty i love to shoot anytime all the time!!Hope you guys /girls enjoy the snaps
Hi Gourav, this is Vamsee Raju from HYD.
Both ur rifles r great.

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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by GAURAV SONDHI » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:53 pm

Thanks Vamsee,I did try to get the history but Rigby's will only be able to tell me in June-They seem to be setting up a website for all these enquiries.Am looking for a 465 if anyone kows of one up for sale
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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by art_collector » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:50 am

Let me send u the pictures of a 465......i know u would like them.

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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by art_collector » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:32 am

hope u enjoyed seeing the pictures
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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by HydNawab » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:51 am

Im drooling!
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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by GAURAV SONDHI » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:11 pm

I wonder if we all can get together and organise a "CLASSIC DOUBLES" competetion so we can get to warm the barrels of these beauties?

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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by art_collector » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:19 pm

lemmee know the serial no....i cud send some details when it was approximately made

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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by GAURAV SONDHI » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:26 pm

That is a gorgeous double and a great classic .Wow must be fun shooting ...i'm imagining the deep push one gets on these well made and superbly balanced doubles when one pulls the trigger and the resonating boom of the cordite ammo.......heavenly.

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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by Vikram » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:30 pm

GAURAV SONDHI wrote:Thanks Arshad and Ali am trying to get hold of records from Rigbys but they haven't replied yet .Will post history asap.

Which Rigby's have you written to? Is it the London J.Robertson's who own the Rigby name for UK or the Cali outfit? I suggest writing to the former as I heard it's them who who keeps the records.

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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by GAURAV SONDHI » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:28 pm

Hi vikram wrote to both and got a reply from Cali Geoff Miller
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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by Bespoke » Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:48 pm

Writing to Geoff Miller wont help because he doesn't have the records nor does Paul Roberts,When John Rigby &Co. was sold in 1997 the eX -owner Neil Gibson of Texas didn't sell the records and archives to Geoff Miller and the "new John Rigby" with Neil Gibson and Terry Wieland are trying to sort out the records ,Its got almost 40,000 pages and different handwriting etc,It is not an easy job.It might be sometime before they have sorted it out
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