Dear John Rigby Co. and Maria,


I wanted to write and tell you how thankful I am to own a John Rigby 416 rifle. It arrived last Wednesday!!! Your company and willingness to participate in the African Hunting Gazette drawing with the prize of a 416 is just incredible. What an honor to win this rifle knowing that John Rigby himself created his rifle over 110 years ago.


When I met some of the employees at the John Rigby booth in Dallas at the Safari Show, I was so impressed with their professionalism and experience with guns. It was obvious this was far more than simply a job; it was a passion and now I’m the beneficiary of that passion and pride.


Thank you to everyone who made this possible. I will always treasure it and the hands that made it. Hopefully it finds its way on a hunt in Africa soon.




Steve McGrade