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Cased John Rigby & Co. Double Rifle
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
.45 x 3.25" blackpowder caliber, 26" barrels, S/N 13856. Top of barrel marked John Rigby & Co Dublin & London. Banknote-style finely scroll-engraved frame, locks, hammers, triggerguard, under-lever, finials and top of buttplate. Sling swivels, checkered steel buttplate, safeties on locks.  Checkered forearm with wedge, checkered pistol grip, finely figured walnut stock with pistol grip and forearm.  Cased in canvas and leather style trunk casing.  Has Wm. & John Rigby Dublin Ireland label inside of case lid.

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Barrels have been professionally restored and retain ca 98% of the proper rust blue finish. Markings are very sharp and crisp and still have a proud touch.  Locks and hammer retain 90% of the original case coloring just lightly fading.  Frame still retains 40% of the original case coloring the rest has faded, but very sharp and crisp. Stock and forearm are excellent. Bores are excellent.
Sold: $8,812.50
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