"The Rigby Big Game model is built on the newly manufactured Magnum Mauser action, which is based on the classic and time-tested Model 98 design. Many aspects of the original rifle, including the much admired and copied extractor and the three-position flag safety, have been retained. Today, just as was done a century ago, barreled actions are supplied by Mauser, then assembled into superb hand-finished rifles by master craftsmen at the Rigby workshop in London. Like the originals, these rifles carry London proof marks.
Available in Single or Double Square Bridge versions, the Big Game offers professional and sporting hunters a more moderately priced alternative to Rigby's London Best custom rifles.
The Single Square Bridge style is the PH’s rifle of choice. Available in .416 and .450 Rigby calibres, this model of the Big Game is designed for use with express sights only. The action is fitted with the classic three-position flag safety and a choice of 22-inch stepped or 24-inch lightweight barrel. Unloaded, the rifle weighs 10 pounds 8 ounces; the length of pull is 14½ inches, including a rubber recoil pad.
The Double Square Bridge model is chambered in .375 H&H or .416 Rigby calibres and, with its lightweight 24-inch barrel, this rifle is ideally suited for a telescopic sight. The horizontal Winchester-style safety catch accommodates a variety of scope-mounting systems on the machined action bridges. The weight of this rifle is 10 pounds, unloaded, and the length of pull, including the red rubber recoil pad, is 14½”.