This rifle was sold by auction October 2010, Hammer price: AU$23,000.
Auctioneer: Australian Antique Arms Auctions
Reproduced with permission
JOHN RIGBY - RIGBY BANKS ACTIONED FALLING BLOCK SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE: set for the back shooting position; 451 Cal; 33" heavy target blued barrel; exc bore; front sight block for windage sight with spirit level; rear tangent sight mount to heel of stock; complete sight compliment in a fitted wooden box containing front & rear sights with various apertures & adjustments; rear tangent numbered to the rifle; JOHN RIGBY & CO DUBLIN & LONDON in gothic style engraved to barrel; the same engraved to rhs of action in a flowing banner surrounded by acanthus scroll; screws & cocking lever engraved in the same style; RIGBY & BANKS PATENT NO.13 to lhs of action surrounded by acanthus scroll engraving; exc chequered walnut stock with capped pistol grip & 1" colonial extension; exc wo & cond. In orig canvas covered case, lid detached; with John Rigby trade label, badly mothed with hand written RECEIVED DECEMBER 30TH 1885 ROBERT ROBERTSON BOOKMARK OVERLAND CORNER AUSTRALIA; green felt lined; accessories include cleaning rod with chamber guide & brushes, another cleaning rod, water funnel with extension, case sizer & reamer, wad seater, capper/decapper, anvil & orig butt plate; together with Japanned box with come rust & containing approx 80 brass cases, head stamped J.RIGBY & CO; full length sizing die; a quantity of paper patched projectiles & a cloth bag labelled BEST THICK WHITE FELT WADDING FOR 10 1/2 BREECH LOADING CARTRIDGES TO BE USED OVER THE POWDER. MANUFACTURED BY KYNOCH WITTON BIRMINGHAM; glass bottle contained on the side of box; remnants of leather strap. An undeniable complete & original outfit; exc wo & cond. #15651