London gunmaker John Rigby & Co announced the latest addition to its line of sporting guns: the Shikari double rifle.


The Shikari is a modern interpretation of a classic British double rifle introduced to the Rigby range in the late 1890s, which became a staple for colonial game wardens and Professional Hunters.


At the core of the rifle is a robust and durable Anson & Deeley action that marries proven design with modern functionality. Available in .450/400NE, .450NE, .470NE and .500NE calibers, the action and forend iron are both color case hardened, with blued furniture.


The rifle’s barrels are regulated to 50 yards with the client’s choice of ammunition. Customers can also specify their choice of barrel length upon ordering. The Shikari features a classic Rigby quarter rib, a front sight block and circle-jointed doll’s head top extension. The forend release is the familiar Rigby grip-catch.


Customers can further personalise their Shikari by selecting their preferred Turkish walnut stock blank. Stocks are made to the customer’s bespoke measurements and finished with Rigby’s London Best oil finish.


The Shikari Special Edition shares all the same specifications of the Shikari but offers an upgrade to grade nine Turkish walnut, Rigby pattern boxlock scroll engraving, and is presented in a traditional oak and leather double rifle case, handcrafted by Traditional English Guncases (TEG) London.