JOHN RIGBY & CO.
A RARE SABATTI-ENGRAVED 20-BORE DOUBLE-TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 747,
circa 1985, 28in. nitro reproved chopperlump barrels (in 2022) with solid raised tapered file cut top-rib, the breech end engraved 'John Rigby & Co. LONDON' in gothic script, 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, hold-open toplever, carved fence, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, articulated front trigger, rolled-edge triggerguard, best fine acanthus scroll engraving, action by Abbiatico & Salvinelli, minor repairs at beads, internally the action bar with the A&S trademark initials, externally engraved in gothic script 'John Rigby & Co. LONDON.', the triggerplate signed 'G. SABATTI INC.', bright and blued finish overall, 15 3/8in. highly-figured replacement stock with Prince of Wales semi-pistolgrip and blued and engraved steel pistolgrip-cap, weight 6lb. 8oz.
Provenance: Just five examples of these were produced for John Rigby & Co. in 1985. We are kindly informed that the new stock was fitted by Pascal Collard
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act