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    Blaser has Aquired Rigby

    Blaser has bought Rigby from the Americans owners and is bringing the workshop back to London and using Mauser barrels.

    http://huntforever.wordpress.com/201...ogether-again/

    Moose


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    Lots of good news in there for everyone - including that Mauser is going to start making new 98 actions again.

    It would also be nice to see Rigby genuinely get back into business again back in London as it says something about the health of UK gun making. Clearly there is still a demand and that is a good thing both for those working in the business and also for all of us as a healthy gun making trade makes it harder for the communists to "ban shooting" as they are desperate to do.
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    Damn, I want one of their doubles...
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    Oh dear, I can see this presenting all sorts of conundrums to certain members of this Site who love nothing more than a spot of Blaser bashing - clatter-boxes, over-engineered teutonic danger muskets, plastic toys, etc - and wax lyrical about fine walnut, blued barrels, mauser actions and the like.

    http://sportingclassicsdaily.com/iss...omes-available

    Doubtless they will find a reason to carry on regardless

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    I just hope they stick to the original 98 design and no funny business with modernisations or 'improvements'!!!

    very curious what sort of price an 'in the white' new 98 action will have wholesale.
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    OH S**T

    More stuff to start saveing for. A brand new .275 Rigby, now that sound expencive and interesting. HHMMM.
    What excuse can I tell the wife for this one.

    Paul

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    Woohoo, real 98s.

    David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    now that is a think of pure beauty
    a barony original

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    Oh dear, I can see this presenting all sorts of conundrums to certain members of this Site who love nothing more than a spot of Blaser bashing - clatter-boxes, over-engineered teutonic danger muskets, plastic toys, etc - and wax lyrical about fine walnut, blued barrels, mauser actions and the like.

    http://sportingclassicsdaily.com/iss...omes-available

    Doubtless they will find a reason to carry on regardless

    willie_gunn
    Yes, what a dilemma for some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by landkeeper View Post
    now that is a think of pure beauty
    I wouldn't turn it down as a gift, of course: but am I alone in thinking it has just a little too much pistol grip and a good deal too much forend?

    Reading this, from the OP's linked article:

    “The real Rigby rifles from a hundred years ago were not overly fancy,” Knöbel said, “They were first-quality hunting rifles, made to be used. Mauser supplied the barreled actions, and Rigby finished them to their own high standards. We are going back to that method.”

    makes me feel less shy to admit that I find eny engraving more than a tasteful smattering of rose-and-scroll decidedly de trop, though I guess the pictures of the appropriate quarry might help the novice to avoid elementary selection errors both in the gun-room and in the field.

    Actaully, is anyone able to recommend someone to engrave a mouse on my Webley Tempest?
    Last edited by Dalua; 16-04-2013 at 17:23.

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