The .450 Rigby Big Game rifle is available on a single square bridge action, and offers professional and sporting hunters a more moderately priced alternative to our London Best custom rifles.
The Single Square Bridge style is the professional hunter’s rifle of choice. Available in .416 and .450 Rigby calibres, it is designed for use with express sights only. The action is fitted with the classic three-position flag safety and a 22-inch stepped barrel as standard (24-inch lightweight barrel available in .416 Rigby). Unloaded, the rifle weighs approximately 10 pounds 8 ounces and the length of pull is 14 ½ inches, including a recoil pad.
A century and more ago, Mauser made barreled bolt-actions for us and shipped them to London, where they were assembled, finished and proofed by Rigby craftsmen. Today, in an echo of halcyon days before the Great War, we have resumed this arrangement with Mauser for our new range of Big Game rifles, making beautiful yet affordable rifles for use around the world.
In its plant in Isny, Mauser is again building its much-copied but never bettered original Magnum bolt action, which it originally created in 1899 specifically for John Rigby. Today, just as was done a more than a century ago, barrelled actions are supplied by Mauser, then assembled into superb hand-finished rifles by master craftsmen at the Rigby workshop in London. Like the originals, these rifles carry London proof marks. Many aspects of the original rifle, including the much admired and copied extractor and the three-position flag safety, have been retained.
Features and Specifications:
- Calibre - .450 Rigby
- Barrel Length - 22" Stepped
- Magazine Capacity - 3+1
- Classic Three Position Flag Safety
- Traditional Rigby Pattern Iron Sights (Regulated for 65, 150, 250 Yards)
- Grade 5 Turkish Walnut Stock as Standard
- Single Trigger
- Weight - Approximately 10lbs 8oz (4.75kg)
- Stock Length - 14 ½" (including recoil pad)
NOTE: Please enquire now for more details on available upgrades and pricing.