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#577612 - 08/12/20 05:39 PM The last Rigby Falling Block .577 3",
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One of two known Rigby single shot rifles in this caliber and the last falling block appearing in the ledgers. 100 grains of Cordite and a 750 Grain bullet.





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#577624 - 08/12/20 09:14 PM Re: The last Rigby Falling Block .577 3", [Re: SKB]
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Thanks for the pictures Steve. I admit I'm not the biggest fan of the of the Webley lever proportions, but that's my hangup, and not any knock on that great rifle. Just on appearances, that scope might have collected an eyebrow or two.

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#577626 - 08/12/20 09:23 PM Re: The last Rigby Falling Block .577 3", [Re: SKB]
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That scope looks to be a mile high. Is it reasonably functional up there or am I imagining things?
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#577640 - 08/13/20 05:53 AM Re: The last Rigby Falling Block .577 3", [Re: SKB]
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The scope is quite high and the stock low. Not ideal, not to mention the recoil involved. I would not shoot it with the scope myself.
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#577644 - 08/13/20 06:40 AM Re: The last Rigby Falling Block .577 3", [Re: SKB]
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The scope mount appears to be of the "see through" variety. Changing the rings might bring the scope down to an acceptable level. I wouldn't want to shoot it in that configuration, either.

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#577646 - 08/13/20 08:26 AM Re: The last Rigby Falling Block .577 3", [Re: xausa]
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The scope is likely mounted that high so the objective bell doesn't hit the barrel when mounting/dismounting it. When the rear is tipped up, the front swings down( this presumes some type "claw mounts", most likely English version). The "fix" for this would have been to locate the front base forward.
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#577650 - 08/13/20 09:28 AM Re: The last Rigby Falling Block .577 3", [Re: SKB]
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The Brass "objective" at the front of the tube is actually a sun shade with the front lens being located about 3/4" farther to the rear. There is quite a bit about the scope mounting that could be improved upon, but then it would not be original. The next owner can figure that part out.
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#577656 - 08/13/20 10:33 AM Re: The last Rigby Falling Block .577 3", [Re: SKB]
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It may be an illusion, but the scope looks to be mounted with visible downhill rake. Maybe, they they were carefully regulated with all the bits that came in the case.

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#577661 - 08/13/20 10:58 AM Re: The last Rigby Falling Block .577 3", [Re: SKB]
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I'm sure shooting that 1902 would make quite an impression on the shooter and his target. The one I was offered in 600 Nitro would also be in that category. Mine, in 450-400 3 1/4 only had 60 grains of cordite behind a 400 grain bullet but that is enough for me, thank you. Although I'm sure that many a dangerous beast has fallen to the 1902's, after what happened to mine I would be a bit leery of using it on one unless I had backup. Both ends of the pin sheared off the stirrup but fortunately the paper target didn't need a followup shot. Anyone who has a 1902 should carefully check the stirrup.

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#577776 - 08/14/20 12:28 PM Re: The last Rigby Falling Block .577 3", [Re: SKB]
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Interesting stuff in the day book. The rifle originally had a second rear sight and a second scope with the rifle which were regulated for 85 grains of Cordite and a 610 Grain bullet making for a much more manageable rifle.
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