London gunmaker John Rigby & Co. has unveiled a third model in its highly anticipated series of special edition Big Game rifles.
The Big Game Deluxe retains all the benefits of the tried-and-tested original Big Game rifle, but is characterised by premium features and a high grade finish.
The Deluxe edition is available on single or double square bridge actions. The Single Square Bridge model is available in .416” and .450” Rigby calibres, and is designed for use with express sights only. The action is fitted with the classic three-position flag safety and a 22” stepped barrel or a 24” lightweight barrel. Overall weight, unloaded, with 22” barrel is 10lb 8oz, and 10lb with the 24” barrel. Stock length is 14 ½ ” including a leather recoil pad.
The Double Square Bridge model is produced in .375” H&H and .416” Rigby calibres and with a 24” lightweight barrel this rifle is ideally suited for use with a telescopic sight. The Winchester style safety is in the horizontal position to facilitate the fitting of a variety of mounting systems on the machined bridges. The weight of the rifle unloaded is 10lb and stock length is 14½”, including a leather recoil pad.
Built on a barreled action from Rigby’s historic partners, Mauser, the Deluxe Edition Big Game rifle features a grade 7 Turkish walnut stock with Rigby oil finish. As with the best-selling original Big Game rifle, it is ergonomically shaped with a higher comb for better fit and better absorption of recoil. Rigby express sights are dovetailed directly into the quarter rib, with a single fixed V and two folding leaves zeroed at 65, 150 and 250 yards, and a Rigby pattern magazine floor plate. A plasma nitride finish gives the metal surfaces a resilient, rust-resistant, anti-glare coating. Like the original model, the recoil bar and grip cap are colour case hardened, and this new Deluxe edition also features a premium colour case hardened floor plate.
With hand engraved Tudor rose detail on the pins and recoil bar, and a chequered bolt handle, the Big Game Deluxe offers hunters the feel of a best quality rifle, while retaining the affordable Big Game price tag.
Price: From UK £7,732 excl. VAT / US $16,558