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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by amit888_2000 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:46 pm

Amazing beauty, Congrats Gaurav Bhai

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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by cottage cheese » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:09 pm

Very nice piece. Glad we still ahve a few treasures left in the country. Take good care of it.

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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by GAURAV SONDHI » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:13 pm

Thanks bespoke cc &amit whenever u this side send me a pm n come over

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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by m24 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:25 pm

That's a beautiful one, Gaurav. Any update on the history?? Do share the pics of your other guns.

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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by vrohan59 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:41 pm

Congrats!you truly have a beauty.May you have years of shooting pleasure. :cheers:
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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by GAURAV SONDHI » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:52 am

Thanks m24 and Vrohan.Unfortunately all attempts to get the details from the manufactuers haven't borne fruit. Hope to get some soon will post again. my other gun is posted under Purdeys double rifle in photo album ....and for the rest come over for an evening and will let u in on the collection!!
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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by pratapvarma31 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:46 pm

congrats gaurav

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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by Bespoke » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:40 pm

GAURAV SONDHI wrote:Unfortunately all attempts to get the details from the manufactuers haven't borne fruit. Hope to get some soon will post again.
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Gaurav,

Thank you for you generous offer,I am sure I would trouble you one of these days :)

Who did you try for the records?
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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by amit888_2000 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:55 pm

GAURAV SONDHI wrote:Thanks bespoke cc &amit whenever u this side send me a pm n come over
aha! woun't miss this offer, will be there soon, with others.
thankx.
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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by GAURAV SONDHI » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:55 pm

Thanks pratap bhai.
Amit & bespoke Welcome nuff beer here!!
Wrote to Paul roberts and the california outfit..... the Cali outfit was updating records and was to get back to me but no response yet
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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by Bespoke » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:40 pm

Gaurav,

Contacting Californian Rigby wont be of any help simple because they do not have the records.

John Rigby and Co. was bought by Paul Roberts in 1984 and then in 1997 he sold the company's records and Intellectual rights to to American investor Neil Gibson and then Neil Gibson in collaboration with Geoff Miller present owner of California Rigby started producing Guns under name of John Rigby & Co.At that point of time Neil Gibson only gave Geoff Miller Intellectual rights of Rigby not the Historic records and Neil Gibson later got into litigation with Geoff Miller because he did not pay anything to Neil Gibson.

In meantime in the company did not renew their registered name John Rigby and Co. in U.K and the company name John Rigby and Co.lapsed in 2002 and the the present owners of "London Rigby" registered the name and established the company.Interestingly Geoff Miller never had Historic Records because Neil Gibson still owns them and Neil Gibson decided to back "London Rigby" and they are one currently digitalizing the records.

Here are the links

http://www.johnrigbylondon.com/archive.html

For more basic search try

http://www.johnrigbylondon.com/archiveform.html


If you still have problems accessing the records drop me a PM I am in touch with the owners and see what I can do.
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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by sa_ali » Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:27 pm

everytime i read something written up by bespoke, I am too tempted to start another thread, the title would be "True Identity of Bespoke" :D
Onething for sure, that age mentioned aint correct :wink:

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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by GAURAV SONDHI » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:43 pm

Thanks bespoke have messaged them now lets hope for an early response.
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-- Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:43 am --

Thanks bespoke have messaged them now lets hope for an early response.
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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by Bespoke » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:18 pm

sa_ali wrote:everytime i read something written up by bespoke, I am too tempted to start another thread, the title would be "True Identity of Bespoke" :D
Onething for sure, that age mentioned aint correct :wink:
I was born in 1984.Although I wish it was 1884! :)
GAURAV SONDHI wrote:Thanks bespoke have messaged them now lets hope for an early response.
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Re: My 470 rigbys

Post by sa_ali » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:43 am

Bespoke wrote:
sa_ali wrote:everytime i read something written up by bespoke, I am too tempted to start another thread, the title would be "True Identity of Bespoke" :D
Onething for sure, that age mentioned aint correct :wink:
I was born in 1984.Although I wish it was 1884! :)
Will believe it for now :wink:

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