Kumaon .350 Rigby Magnum

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Kumaon .350 Rigby Magnum

Postby Gun Barrel Ecologist » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:32 pm

Rigby have just uploaded pics of the newly finished London Best 'Kumaon' rifle chambered in .350 Rigby magnum which was finished just before Christmas. https://www.facebook.com/JohnRigbyandCo/
This rifle was built to the same specifications as the classic .350's we have in our London collection, many of which would have seen action in India. This magnificent example of a Rigby full custom rifle has been themed around game animals of Kumaon, India and was entirely engraved in-house by Rigby's very talented engraver Geoffrey Lignon....
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Anyone know what design the scope mounts are? They look similar to those used by H&H which makes me think they were designed by a third party British company :think:

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Re: Kumaon .350 Rigby Magnum

Postby Oscar » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:34 am

So, clearly not something for the next sambar camp i’m Assuming? Not unless it’s from a high seat, over a crop of turnips, where you pull up in your G wagon a mere 250m away and carry in its leather gunslip...that said, as an exhibition item it’s magnificent!

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Re: Kumaon .350 Rigby Magnum

Postby Gun Barrel Ecologist » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:54 am

I'll have to re-read Corbett, not sure if it is in "Man Eaters of Kumaon" where he discusses the virtues of dressing in a sari as a native girl to confuse the tiger... not sure if that is safer than climbing a tree into a gerry rigged Machan of rope with a woefully underpowered 1920's flashlight...
Either way I dont think his Rigby was anywhere near as embellished as this one

The resurrection of sorts of the .350 is also interesting, both it and the .333 Jeffrey died along with Kynoch but should be highly capable with modern bullets and powders. Hornady is doing a run of .275 stamped brass but not sure if the .350 is back in production :think:

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Re: Kumaon .350 Rigby Magnum

Postby SPEEDY » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:30 am

Thats one nice looking rifle, I particularly like the finish more then the wood or the tiger.
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Re: Kumaon .350 Rigby Magnum

Postby dchamp » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:03 pm

Beautiful rifle. Hmmm .416 & .350 Rigby. That would make a nice pair. I wonder if anybody has brass for the .350 Rigby.
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Re: Kumaon .350 Rigby Magnum

Postby Rifletuner » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:26 pm

dchamp wrote:I wonder if anybody has brass for the .350 Rigby.


Bertram certainly have in the past. I imagine they still offer it. Maybe ask here? https://www.huntingtons.com/store/produ ... ctid=17131

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Re: Kumaon .350 Rigby Magnum

Postby stokesrj » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:29 pm

350 Rigby brass is available from Midway or Graff's in the USA.
https://www.midwayusa.com/350-rigby/br?cid=9076
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Re: Kumaon .350 Rigby Magnum

Postby Gun Barrel Ecologist » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:16 pm

"Quality Cartridge" I see :think: I think Ruger will have to do a run of no1's or M77s in .350 before Hornady do a repeat of their .275s https://www.midwayusa.com/product/45510 ... -box-of-20


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