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#564129 - 01/31/20 08:01 PM Transitional Rigby 98
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Speed talks about these rifles in his book on sporting Mausers. Intermediate length, small rings that were left over from the GEW tests and the only ones Oberndorf ever sold commercially were retailed to Rigby. A client purchased this rifle in the Holt's auction I imported it for him. When it arrived it had a few issues he was not happy with, a couple of minor stock repairs, the front sight had been botched, a few areas of external deep pitting and some soft lettering. I was asked to strike out what I could on the metal and anything that could not be polished out sent to my engraver for micro welding when he picked up the lettering and proof marks. The existing stock finishing was flaking off and the color not correct for a Rigby. The good news is the rifling remains strong and nobody did anything other than the front sight damage that added to my job. Stock finish is traditional alkenet root in boiled linseed oil finished with Daly's Sea Fin and a slow rust blue using Pilkington's. Here are some before and after photos.
























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#564436 - 02/04/20 04:07 PM Re: Transitional Rigby 98 [Re: SKB]
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Comments gladly accepted by PM. I am happy to add to this thread for those wanting to participate.
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#564445 - 02/04/20 05:28 PM Re: Transitional Rigby 98 [Re: SKB]
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Questions from a forum member:

What's it chambered for? What's it weigh? Have you shot it? Test target?

7x57 and set up for the 175 grain load. It shot Federal factory ammo in to an inch or so at 50 yards and can do better. I was just testing for POI so I could get the new front sight insert fit up. I did not weigh it but should have. It was shipped home to the owner yesterday.

Steve
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#564800 - 02/09/20 08:24 AM Re: Transitional Rigby 98 [Re: SKB]
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I had a question from a forum member as to which Daly's product I used in the stock finish on this rifle. This rifle was finished using Daly's SeaFin on top of alkenet root in boiled linseed oil. The driers in the Daly's will harden the BLO giving a very durable and weather resistant finish.
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