Take a look at JIM CORBETT's 450/400 Double Rifle

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Re: Take a look at JIM CORBETT's 450/400 Double Rifle

Postby m24 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:37 pm

amer4545 wrote: When are politicians hear about this, everyone will be climbing trees....and i just hope, they sit there waiting for destiny...lol Amer

ROTFL Good one, Amer.

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Re: Take a look at JIM CORBETT's 450/400 Double Rifle

Postby Nakihunter » Mon May 30, 2011 10:36 am

I am surprised to see this. I thought Corbett buried his guns on this place in Kaladhungi when he left India. I remember reading that the guns were buried next to his dog Robin.
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Re: Take a look at JIM CORBETT's 450/400 Double Rifle

Postby timmy » Mon May 30, 2011 10:46 am

Thanks for posting the pic and thank all of you gentlemen for some nice pieces of history! Very interesting.
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Re: Take a look at JIM CORBETT's 450/400 Double Rifle

Postby Pradyumna » Mon May 30, 2011 11:19 am

Mr. Nakihunter.. can you please elaborate where did you read that the guns of Jim Corbett were buried beside his dog Robin. I donot remember going through anything like this anywhere.
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Re: Take a look at JIM CORBETT's 450/400 Double Rifle

Postby Bespoke » Mon May 30, 2011 4:28 pm

Naki,

There is rumour that Jim buried some of his guns not in Kaladhungi but in Nainital not next to Robin but Magog. He took most of his guns to Nyeri in Kenya and they were auctioned off after his death with some of the famous man eater skins and the proceeds were donated to various charities he supported.
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Re: Take a look at JIM CORBETT's 450/400 Double Rifle

Postby hks2056 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:46 pm

In his hunting stories Corbett mentions mostly 500 NE by Westley Richards.
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Re: Take a look at JIM CORBETT's 450/400 Double Rifle

Postby Bespoke » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:46 am

hks2056 wrote:In his hunting stories Corbett mentions mostly 500 NE by Westley Richards.


It was .500 BPE not NE and not Westley Richards but Manton.His brother Tom had a .500 BPE Westley Richards.
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Re: Take a look at JIM CORBETT's 450/400 Double Rifle

Postby shooter » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:51 pm

In his hunting stories Corbett mentions mostly 500 NE by Westley Richards.


Please mention what stories 'mostly' metion that.
I dont believe that to be factually correct.
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Re: Take a look at JIM CORBETT's 450/400 Double Rifle

Postby anildev03 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:57 am

wonderful pics they are amazing guns
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Re: Take a look at JIM CORBETT's 450/400 Double Rifle

Postby xl_target » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:53 pm

Thanks for sharing that photo. Jim Corbett was the childhood hero of many an Indian boy, me included.
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Re: Take a look at JIM CORBETT's 450/400 Double Rifle

Postby shanu » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:27 pm

Hi All,

below is the Some topics on JAMES "Jim" CORBETT.

because i beongs to Rudraprayag and Jim corbett shoot one Maneater Leapord in Rudraprayag in 1926.
the Exact Adress of the Hunt is the 3 KM before Rudraprayag a small village GULABRAI, there is Feild thats now comes under GOVT. in which annual sports of school and college held.at that time that Leapord was sitted at the next end of the Feild and Jim Corbett was on the Road.he shooted this Leapord by his .275 John Rigbys in MAY 1926 from Road the Distance between them was approx. 200mtr and this Leapord was buried at the same place from where it was shooted the is also a sign board with boundry of steel chains i have seen that several times this board.

Intro of James "JIM" CORBETT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_of_Rudraprayag
http://www.top-biography.com/9196-Jim%20Corbett


small Article about Leapord of Rudraprayag
http://www.mouthshut.com/review/-review-rrsqtouon#
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_of_Rudraprayag
http://ia600505.us.archive.org/19/items ... prayag.pdf
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Re: Take a look at JIM CORBETT's 450/400 Double Rifle

Postby rraju2805 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:57 pm

GREAT PIC..
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Re: Take a look at JIM CORBETT's 450/400 Double Rifle

Postby Pradyumna » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:19 pm

Not at all . . it was shot from the top of a mango tree. Corbett waited there after tethering a goat at the base of the tree adjacent to a pilgrim house. It was shot at dead of night when the leopard charged the goat . The goat servived but not the leopard. Of course it was shot with a .275 Rigby.
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Re: Take a look at JIM CORBETT's 450/400 Double Rifle

Postby rraju2805 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:19 pm

Great pic.

Thanx a lot for this pic..


xl_target wrote:Jim Corbett was the childhood hero of many an Indian boy, me included.

:agree:

He was my childhood hero..
I read his all books & stories... :cheers:

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Re: Take a look at JIM CORBETT's 450/400 Double Rifle

Postby marksman » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:27 pm

Hey Guys,
From what I have been reading from my childhood about Carpetsahib in his books, of which I have read all, seems he was rather fond of his 275 Rigby rifle. In fact he mentions having missed the opportunity of shooting one of the Man eating tigers because he was trying out a brand new Westley Richard's rifle in the same caliber given on trial bases by a gun dealer friend in Calcutta. Jim wasn't used to the double pull feature of this particular rifle and hence lost precious moments causing the tiger to slip away. But yes, he did use 450/400 double quite a few times as well.

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