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New Zealand Rigby

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:38 pm
by Hendrik470
Here is a photo of the new Rigby taken at the recent Sika show in Taupo.
The local agent for Rigby is Davey Hughes, best known for his Swazi line of outdoor wear

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Re: New Zealand Rigby

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:59 pm
by Gun Barrel Ecologist
Very nice :drool:

Does that rifle have the Rigby peep sight on the bolt?

Re: New Zealand Rigby

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:19 pm
by Hendrik470
This one did not have the peepsight if I recall

Re: New Zealand Rigby

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:21 pm
by Corjack
Very nice? Are you going to buy one?

Re: New Zealand Rigby

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:15 pm
by 9.3x64
Very nice indeed.
Thanks for posting.

Re: New Zealand Rigby

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:41 am
by Hendrik470
Corjack wrote:Very nice? Are you going to buy one?
I was seriously considering it, but now rather looking at another double rifle.

Re: New Zealand Rigby

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:55 am
by deerhunter338mag
Davey is a living legend. A true mountain man and as hard as nails. I had no idea he was a dealer for firearms. You learn something everyday.

Re: New Zealand Rigby

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:50 pm
by Vaughan
deerhunter338mag wrote:Davey is a living legend.
Wouldn't know about that :lol: :lol: but his company makes some damn fine kit. I still like my Swannies but I wear a lot of Swazi fleece as well.

Oops, of topic, sorry...... :doh: :lol:

Re: New Zealand Rigby

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:35 pm
by deerhunter338mag
Vaughan wrote:
deerhunter338mag wrote:Davey is a living legend.
Wouldn't know about that :lol: :lol: but his company makes some damn fine kit. I still like my Swannies but I wear a lot of Swazi fleece as well.

Oops, of topic, sorry...... :doh: :lol:
Well not really as we are talking about the importers other enterprises. Might need a flow chart with processes drafted up :lol: :lol:

Re: New Zealand Rigby

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:35 am
by TheoR8
Very nice. :handgestures-thumbup:

Re: New Zealand Rigby

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:57 pm
by Hendrik470
Here is another kiwi Rigby - but one from the mid 50's
It is listed on trademe if anyone is interested

Re: New Zealand Rigby

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:58 pm
by Hendrik470
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Re: New Zealand Rigby

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:34 pm
by Rod
Hendrik470 wrote:Here is another kiwi Rigby - but one from the mid 50's
It is listed on trademe if anyone is interested
G'day Hendrik, do you know what price it's listed at?

There are a few early Rigby's floating about over here. I had a play with a Rigby takedown in 303 British a couple of months back. Made about 1906 IIRC. She was in mint condition and was apparently made for one of the Viceroy's. Same bloke also has two other Rigby's, but I know that they have had work done on them over the years. Still very nice rifles.

Cheers
Rod

Re: New Zealand Rigby

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:22 am
by Hendrik470
Its not available anymore, but if I recall the guy wanted around $8k for it. Which is not bad

Re: New Zealand Rigby

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:53 am
by Rod
Yep, that was a good price. Probably explains why she's gone.
Thanks mate.
Rod