London gunmaker John Rigby & Co. has confirmed their attendance at The Game Fair at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July. This year Rigby has booked their largest ever booth, as well as hosting The International Council for Game & Wildlife Conservation (CIC) UK Trophy Evaluation Board (TEB).
Visitors to their booth on Gunmakers’ Row will be treated to an array of Rigby rifles, including their iconic Rising Bite double rifles, fully bespoke London Bests, the award-winning range of Big Game and Highland Stalker bolt-action rifles, as well as a large selection of accessories for every adventure.
On-hand to answer all your questions, will be 12 members of the Rigby team, including gunmakers, engravers plus representatives from their sales department.
This year, Rigby will also be hosting the CIC UK TEB, the only organisation authorised to offer a service to measure deer antlers and other trophies in accordance with CIC rules. The CIC team, which includes Rigby adventurer Chris Rogers, will be carrying out a measuring service during the three-day event, with certificates being issued over the course of the weekend.
Plus Emberleaf will be donating a knife, engraved with the Rigby logo on one side and the CIC logo on the other as a prize, which will be drawn out of a hat on the Sunday afternoon by a member of the Rigby team. Entries will only be open to owners of heads that achieve a medal at the fair and will be limited to one entry per person.
Andrew Ambrose, head of sales at Rigby, commented:
“We are yet again delighted to attend The Game Fair this summer. The show has continually grown in stature without losing its main focus of being a country sports event. We have witnessed an increasingly broad range of clientele, which fits perfectly with ourselves, given that we are always looking to attract new clients and with hosting the CIC UK TEB, we are looking forward to meeting so many people passionate about hunting.”
If you visit them, be sure to ask about the limited edition of the Highland Stalker, the 'W.D.M Bell Model'. They are only building fifty, in 7x57, the very calibre Bell used to shoot hundreds of elephants, by employing solids to take brain shots, with great success. These rifles are based on the 1928 original, with Rigby 'spoon' bolt-handle and flag safety.
The Mauser 98 action has a custom designed half-moon sight, regulated for 100, 300 and 400 yards, as per Bell's original. The floor plate carries Bell's initials. These rifles will be disappearing into collector's vaults very quickly. If you want one, it will cost you £14,950 plus VAT.
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