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John Rigby Rising Bite Sidelever Sidelock DBR .303 British

John Rigby Rising Bite Sidlever Sidelock Double Rifle .303 British

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Product Code: JRRBSDBR364
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Antique British double rifle chambered for the .303 British cartridge employing Rigby's legendary Rising Bite. The 26” blacked rifled chopper-lump steel barrels with London proofs are fit with a full length file cut rib with express rear sights - 1 standing with a platinum diamond on its face regulated at 100 Yds and 1 platinum lined folding leaf regulated at 200 Yds, tipped blade front sight and swivel for sling. The top rib is marked "John Ribgy & Co 72 St James's Street. London AND AT Dublin." The case color hardened finished sidelock sidelever action is engraved with scrolls and each lockplate is engraved "Jno Rigby & Co" in Old English script, beaded fences and fit with disc set strikers, double triggers protected by an engraved trigger guard extending to a long bottom strap with the gun's serial number and an automatic safety. The engraved top strap has "SAFE" inlaid in gold ahead of the checkered and scored slide safety. The breech face is marked "R & B Patent 1141" (R & B stands for John Rigby and Thomas Bissell) which was patented March 21, 1879 for the barrel locking method which we call the rising bite. It is also marked "609" which means that this is the 609th gun built under the R & B patent. Best quality walnut stock with checkered pistol hand grip fit with a horn grip cap, drop points and swivel for sling. Checkered splinter forend with engraved and checkered lever release that is also engraved "RIGBY'S PATENT". 15” LOP to a steel checkered buttplate, 8 Lbs. 9 Oz.
    • Caliber: .303 British
    • Barrel Length: 26 Inches
    • Rear Sight: Express - 1 standing with a platinum diamond on its face regulated at 100 Yds with 1 platinum lined folding leaf regulated at 200 Yds.
    • Foresight: Tipped blade
    • Stock Length: 15"
    • Weight: 8 Lbs. 9 Oz.