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#594926 04/03/21 10:56 AM
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Just a very nicely executed Safari rifle built on a standard size commercial mauser action, nothing fancy but lovely none the less. In 100% original condition and needing only a new pad to be ready for Africa once again. Lots of nice details like the integral short rib and sling base, trap grip, drop belly mag.

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Steve,
How do you go about shoe horning a .416 Rigby cartridge into a standard action? Putting a .404 Jeffrey in one seems pretty straightforward, but I just don't see how you can do it with a Rigby without compromising the strength of the action. Mauser used a 97.5mm magazine box with the .416 according to Jon Speed's book, and that's evidently the longest magazine they made.

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The rifle is a .416 Rigby, built by H. Mahillon, a fine gunmaker from Belguim.

Bill,
It is a whole bunch of cartridge for a standard mauser but it has been done sucessfully before by Rigby themselves. Harry Selby's .416 Rigby was built in the 50s on a standard length mauser. I myself have zero interest in making a .416 Rigby feed properly on a standard length mauser, I can only imagine the fun that entails. You are quite correct about the .404 on standard mausers, a beautiful fit but much more of challenge since Duane has sold his bottom metal business.

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In discussing my 1969 .375 H&H Rigby rifle with personnel at Rigby, they told me that magnum length actions had become unavailable at that time and standard length actions were used exclusively. I don't know whether magnum length actions became available later on, and, if available, whether they were used.


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