London gunmaker John Rigby & Co. is offering clients the chance to order bespoke ammunition boards. Made by craftsman Stephen Wood, the boards can be designed to the client’s wishes, with any number and variety of calibres included. The design of the boards is inspired by Georgian tradesmen’s display cases, using American white oak with ‘stop chamfer’ beveling on the frames.
The deactivated cartridges are obtained from the famous Kynoch company and are polished before being hand buffed with three layers of lacquer made of resin and natural oils to achieve a beautiful colour and prevent tarnishing. Each calibre is engraved on a brass disk, and at the centre is a leather disc embossed with the Rigby logo. The cartridges are seated on Melton cloth, a 100 per cent wool twill, dyed in the classic Rigby blue. The case is finished off with museum-grade non-reflective glass which has a UV filter to prevent the cloth from fading. Every board is unique, being made to order, and clients can choose from an offering of designs.
Marc Newton, managing director of Rigby, commented: “We are delighted that we can now offer our customers these very special ammunition boards. Stephen’s work is absolutely stunning and fits in with our ethos at Rigby so well – the boards are elegant and have that feeling of history and tradition about them that Rigby customers expect.”