JOHN RIGBY & CO.
A 12-BORE (2IN.) 'THE CHATSWORTH' BOXLOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 18227,
26in. nitro barrels, the rib engraved 'JOHN RIGBY & CO. 43, SACKVILLE STREET. LONDON. W. "THE CHATSWORTH" THE 2" CARTRIDGE', 2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 3/4 choke, right wall at 19-, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, bold acanthus scroll engraving with beaded bordering, the action with 'JOHN RIGBY & CO.' in scrolling banners, retaining traces of original colour-hardening, 14 3/4in. figured stock including 7/8in. rubber recoil pad, weight 5lb. 9oz., together with a vinyl leg of mutton case
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was delivered to a Mr Allan Macbeth on the 6th January 1940.
Further research, supplied by the vendor indicates that Allan Macbeth was running Rigby's at the time this gun was supplied and it is his name that appears on the Royal Warrant, granted to Messrs. John Rigby & Company (Gunmakers) Limited, by King George VI on the 1st January 1936
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act