JOHN RIGBY & CO.
A .375 MAGNUM SINGLE SQUARE-BRIDGE BOLT-MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 3740,
24in. nitro barrel (London proofed 1987, rechambered from .350 express) engraved 'JOHN RIGBY & CO. 43, SACKVILLE ST. LONDON. W.', open sights with two folding leaf sights, white metal inlaid sight lines and marked for 100, 300 and 400 yards, block-mounted bead fore-sight, the receiver (with thumb cutout) mounted with a Pecar Variable 3 - 7 telescopic sight, serial no. A01472, in quickly-detachable mounts, the bolt with adjustable peep sight, (original cocking piece and flag safety supplied), the receiver ring marked 'RIGBY MAUSER .375 MAGNUM', the side wall marked 'WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER-OBERNDORF A/N.', recoil blocks, hinged straddle floorplate with push button release, well-figured pistolgrip stock with steel pistolgrip-cap (with trap), sling eyes, 14 1/4in. pull including 3/4in. rubber recoil pad, weight 8lb. 3oz. (unscoped) and 9lb. 4oz. (with scope)
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed the following information:
Action number 5766
4 September 1911
Mauser Sporting Magnum
14 1/4" stock length
"Trap in grip a-r pad"
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S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act